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EveryMatrix appoints Cnattingius to lead LatAm strategy

EveryMatrix has appointed Staffan Cnattingius as its new Director of Business Development for Latin American (LatAm) markets, overseeing the firm’s strategy for commercial expansion in the region. Cnattingius has two decades of experience in the betting and gaming industry, having served in managerial roles at Play’n GO, Copacabana Gaming and QTech. Additionally, he holds a considerable understanding of the LatAm …

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Betsson invests in JDP Tech to cater for LatAm venture requirements

Betsson AB has agreed to invest €8.8 million in JDP Tech Ltd, a specialist payment processing firm for South American market transactions. The deal, undertaken through Betsson’s venture investment subsidiary Perch AB, will see the Stockholm-listed online gambling group acquire a 50% stake in JDP Tech. “This allows Betsson to secure customer payment flows for the continued expansion in Latin …

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SBC appoints Bob McFarland as SVP Sales & Commercial – Americas

Bob McFarland

SBC has made a major investment into both the North American and Latin American sports betting and gaming markets with the recruitment of Bob McFarland for the role of Senior Vice President Sales & Commercial – Americas.  McFarland brings to SBC over 20 years of international events sales experience and most recently was Event Vice President and Sales Director at …

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Betsson gains a Big Bola kick-start to its Mexico ambitions

Betsson AB continues its South American expansion agreeing to form a strategic joint-venture with Mexico’s Big Bola Casinos. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group has announced that Big Bola, one of Mexico’s fourteen federally approved SEGOB gambling operators, will carry its new ‘Betsson Mexico’ sports betting and igaming brand. Big Bola is recognised as one of Mexico’s leading gambling groups, operating …

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Internet Vikings: Simplifying the complexity around hosting service options

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“If you are in manufacturing, it’s the factory. If you are running a shop, the hosting is your store. And you must treat it that way.” This was an analogy used by Rickard Vikström, Founder at Internet Vikings, to frame the importance of hosting services to an online business as part of a recent webinar. He said: “I’ve seen so …

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Betsson backs Chile’s La Roja 2022 World Cup campaign

Betsson has become the first official betting partner of ‘La Roja’ – the Chilean football’s national team aiming to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Securing an agreement with the Federacion de Futbol de Chile (FFC) until December 2022, the Betsson brand joins Nike, Coca Cola, Banco Santander and Claro supermarkets as a principal partner of La Roja.  …

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SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

“We need to be able to look ourselves in the eye and say we did everything we could,” explained William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson, as he contemplated the importance of social responsibility and player protection across the betting and gaming industry. This exclusive interview with Bengtsson opens the second edition of SBC Leaders for 2021, where he shares his views …

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Incentive Games strikes virtual sports partnership with BtoBet

BtoBet has forged a new partnership with Incentive Games, which will see the latter provide the Aspire Global-owned operator with its suite of paid-to-play virtual sports games. The agreement will primarily focus on the Latin America, Europe and African markets, and will make popular titles such as Virtual-League: Penalties, and Virtual-League: Racing available to BtoBet’s regional partners. Sabrina Soldà, Chief …

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FIFA enhances safeguarding strategy via Global Integrity Programme

FIFA has enhanced its global football safeguarding policy via the launch of the Global Integrity Programme, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The programme places a strong emphasis on education, aiming to enhance integrity within all 211 member organisations via resource and knowledge sharing among various Integrity Officers, with the aim of preventing match …

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BtoBet announces Euro and Copa América promotions

Sports betting platform provider BtoBet has strengthened its international marketing capabilities via the launch of promotions covering the UEFA Euro 2020 and the upcoming Copa América tournament. Both promotions are free to play, and are being marketed to operators as a means of widening their customer basis whilst retaining existing users. The offer functions as a basic correct score prediction …

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