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Chetu strengthens UK presence with Birmingham office

US-based software solutions provider Chetu has strengthened its European presence after opening its newest office in Birmingham, England. The new office will act as the headquarters for the supplier’s European and Middle Eastern markets, supporting Chetu’s European marketing team as well as the company’s expanded sales team of UK-based national account managers. Serving as Chetu’s second office in Europe – …

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Highlight Games’ Soccerbet goes live in Italy with Snaitech

Four months after signing a new partnership, London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited has confirmed that its SOCCERBET product is now live with leading Italian gaming operator Snaitech. Under the terms of the agreement, Snaitech will launch Highlight Games’ flagship product across its entire gambling portfolio. It will be available to Snaitech customers in both league and single …

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Scientific Games agrees to supply VLTs through Norsk Tipping deal

Via its Global Draw Ltd subsidiary, industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has secured a ‘landmark’ partnership with Norsk Tipping. The new agreement will see SGC supply 3,000-4,500 Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) across approximately 1,000 locations across Norway, which will include convenience stores, bingo venues and other arenas. Thorbjørn A Unneberg, EVP Market Operations Norsk Tipping, commented: “Having worked …

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Diversity in Racing Steering Group releases 2020 strategy

British racing’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has revealed that it will be collating and evaluating cross-industry diversity data during 2020, as the group moves towards raising awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion across racing. As confirmed in its 2019 annual update, the group has outlined its overall strategy and priorities for the upcoming 12-18 months. Sulekha …

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GLMS and SBC announce strategic partnership deal for 2020

SBC’s plans to expand into new markets have taken a major step forward with the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with one of the most respected organisations in the gaming industry, the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). The relationship will see an increased focus on the state lotteries sector at SBC’s portfolio of market-leading events in 2020, including a …

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Bolivian Interim government names new Gaming Control general

Further South American gambling regulatory developments see Bolivia’s interim government confirm the appointment of Juan Carlos Antonio Abrego as the new Director General of Bolivia’s Gaming Control Authority (AJ Bolivia). Abrego’s appointment was confirmed by acting Bolivian Economic Minister Jose Luis Parada, hosting an official inauguration at AJ Bolivia offices in La Paz. Minister Parada underlined that Abrego’s appointment would …

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Five new US members for Sports Betting Hall of Fame

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will see five new US-based members inducted next year at the Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey, organised by SBC. The Sports Betting Hall of Fame recognises industry legends who have made an outstanding contribution to the betting and gaming industry over their careers.  The five new inductees into the Hall of …

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New BA governor Kicillof appoints Omar Galdurralde as IPLyC lead

Argentine business news sources report that newly elected Governor of Buenos Aires Province Axel Kicillof is set to appoint close associate Omar Galdurralde as the new Director-General of the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC). Kicillof, Argentina’s former Economic Minister, takes charge of Buenos Aires executive having won BA Province’s 27 October governorship election against former incumbent Maria …

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EC investigates Bundesland casino tax regimes

The European Commission has confirmed this week that it will investigate German state regulatory frameworks attached to land-based casino taxation policy to assess whether certain tax grants favour state-owned operators. Confirming its investigation, the EC details that it has received several complaints branding Bundesland (German state) tax grants and guarantees offered to ‘public casinos’ as forms of state aid, breaching …

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AGTech extends lottery hardware business through Alibaba

AGTech & Alibaba

AGTech Holdings subsidiary Beijing GOT Technology has entered into an agreement with its parent company Alibaba Group to supply equipment including point-of-sale (POS) terminals and facial recognition payment equipment. According to the agreement, AGTech may provide equipment and maintenance services to Alibaba through open bidding and commercial negotiations.  Such equipment include, but not limited to, POS terminals and face recognition …

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