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Flutter NYSE listing sets a new benchmark for gambling PLC valuations

SBC News Flutter NYSE listing sets a new benchmark for gambling PLC valuations

The City expects Flutter’s NYSE listing to have an impact on the corporate valuation disciplines of gambling PLCs… But nothing can stop the industry’s M&A momentum. The frantic movements of gambling PLCs have dominated industry headlines in the early proceedings of 2024. On the European front, despite no regulatory resolutions being settled in the past year, gambling PLCs continue their …

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DS Virtual Gaming: bringing speed and simplicity to retail betting shops

Exiting a maze

DS Virtual Gaming has embarked on a mission: to create a smoother and more pleasant experience for players who want to bet on virtual games in retail betting shops.  And, like many sectors globally, while the rise of online gaming has posed a significant threat to retail operations, DS Virtual Gaming has utilised digital technology to solve a brick-and-mortar problem.  …

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Roundtable: successes, failures, major trends & keeping players active

SBC News Roundtable: successes, failures, major trends & keeping players active

As one year ends and another begins, a series of reflections and predictions are to be expected. However, despite the optimism that encompasses many as January commences, numerous challenges remain and emerging trends continue to provide various opportunities. In a two-part SBC News special, a selection of these, including player retention, emerging tech, markets of promise and much more, will …

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Oddschecker becomes Fair Play Sports Media to reflect global network

SBC News Oddschecker becomes Fair Play Sports Media to reflect global network

Oddschecker Global Media has announced a rebranded identity, becoming FairPlay Sports Media (FPSM) as the group looks to tell a broader story about the entities and capabilities it holds in the market. In a move to enhance its international reputation as a partner for sports media outlets and betting operators, the company – owned by Bruin Capital – will retain …

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Will Whitehead: How to truly stand out in the dynamic igaming landscape

SBC News Will Whitehead: How to truly stand out in the dynamic igaming landscape

Ahead of ICE London next month, Will Whitehead, Commercial Director at mkodo, underlines the importance of collaborating with front end experts when it comes to elevating the user experience.   SBC: Let’s talk about the role that operators play in shaping the future of app user experience and how working with front end and UX experts, like mkodo, can help operators …

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SportsDataIO: operators must widen commercial opportunities to maximise potential

SBC News SportsDataIO: operators must widen commercial opportunities to maximise potential

Continuous enhancements are critical in order to stay ahead of the game across most facets of business on a global scale, but this is especially important across the dynamic, fast-paced landscape of sports content supporting media, broadcast, fantasy sports and sports betting. In addition to offering a selection of reflections and predictions, as is customary at this time of year, …

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FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

SBC News FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

The news that the board of Unibet’s parent company Kindred Group has approved a €2.6bn cash offer from La Française des Jeux (FDJ) comes at a crucial time for the online gambling industry in France, and further rocks the competitive landscape of European gambling across all verticals… For FDJ the announcement follows its acquisitions of Premier Lotteries Ireland and ZEturf …

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LSports: unveiling next-gen solutions empowering operators to disrupt homogeneity

SBC News LSports: unveiling next-gen solutions empowering operators to disrupt homogeneity

Standing out amid a sea of similarity is an issue that is tackled across each corner of the industry on a daily basis, as a constant jockeying for success delivers a range of innovations in a bid to climb above the competition. One such example is LSports, which aims to respond to “many concerns” expressed by numerous partners regarding the …

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FDJ moves on €2.6bn all cash acquisition of Kindred

SBC News FDJ moves on €2.6bn all cash acquisition of Kindred

 Groupe FDJ has outlined its ambitions to create a “new European gaming champion” by launching a €2.6bn all cash tender offer to acquire Kindred Group Plc outright.  The Paris Euronext exchange was informed this morning of FDJ’s opening offer to acquire Stockholm-listed Kindred Group, putting forward a SEK 130 (€11.40) per share offer to the firm’s board.  As detailed by …

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International operators fear fallout from UK financial risk checks, research finds

Challenges in Compliance Survey

More than half of compliance professionals from the international betting and gaming industry believe the implementation of financial risk checks in the UK will have a negative impact, the SBC Media Challenges in Compliance Survey, commissioned by IDnow, has found. The study surveyed 100 senior compliance representatives from operators in Europe, North America and Latin America about existing issues and …

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