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Game Changer! The Stars Group agrees to acquire Sky Bet for $4.7 billion

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, continues its M&A drive, confirming this morning that it has reached an agreement with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and Sky Plc to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) outright. Seeking to create the world’s ‘most valuable, listed online gambling enterprise’, the Stars Group governance has put forward a ‘cash and stock transaction …

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Betsson hires Peter Zäll as Chief Strategy Officer with Swedish focus

Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB continues its executive management team restructure confirming the appointment of Peter Zäll as new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Zäll joins Betsson’s executive team from Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel, where he served as Group VP of Product & Marketing (2012-2017). Updating the media, Betsson governance confirmed that Zäll’s appointment would initially prioritise the …

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BetVictor enhances #PriceItUp market with two fresh features

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BetVictor has announced the delivery of two exciting new features within the operator’s popular #PriceItUp market. #PriceItUp Builder gives customers the opportunity to browse and combine thousands of possible outcomes as they build their own #PriceItUp bet whilst the introduction of an ‘Edit’ feature will allow customers to tweak and build upon existing #PriceItUp outcomes to create a personalised bet. …

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Defender hit with six year ban after breaching betting rules

The Football Association has banned former Lincoln footballer Bradley Wood for six years and fined the defender £3,725, after he was found guilty of 25 betting related breaches. The two most damning charges which Wood denied, related to events that occurred during Lincoln’s memorable 2016‑17 FA Cup run, when the player was ruled to have purposely picked up two yellow …

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Luton Town enriches fan experience with Sportego partnership

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Luton Town FC and Sportego have agreed a fresh partnership which will see the data-driven sports analytics agency, help the Hatters forge better relationships with fans, improve fan engagement and increase sponsorship revenue. Sportego has proven its ability to deliver impressive results for its clients by uncovering actionable insights by breaking down sales and membership data. The group’s client, Derbyshire …

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Betgenius appoints Alonso Jibaja as LATAM commercial lead

Industry technology and platform provider Betgenius (Genius Sports subsidiary) has confirmed the appointment of Alonso Jibaja as its strategic Head of Business Development for the Latin America (LATAM) region. Jibaja joins Betgenius’ commercial management team from BetConstruct, where he most recently served as Regional Director for South America. Matt Stephenson, Managing Director at Betgenius, commented on the appointment of Jibaja …

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High Ambitions! LeoVegas sets its 2020 enterprise vision

The governance of Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB, has presented the firm’s 2020 enterprise vision of generating at least €600 million in group revenues, combined with a corporate EBITDA of €100 million. Updating investors and stakeholders, the operator sets its target following a transformative year, in which LeoVegas has significantly grown its ‘flagship organic brand’, whilst completing the acquisitions …

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Lotteriinspektionen secures extra budget ahead of Swedish licensing window opening

Sweden’s national gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has confirmed that it has secured an additional SEK 19 million (€1.8 million) in operating budget to expand its resources ahead of Sweden opening its newly licensed market on 1 January 2019. The update sees Lotteriinspektionen total year budget increased 37% to SEK 70 million (€6.7 million). This April the Swedish government, published its revamped …

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Paddy Power prices up Sean Hannity’s FOXhole

Paddy Power Politics has priced ‘4/1 that Sean Hannity will leave his post as a Fox News political commentator in 2018’. The bookmaker opens its new ‘Trump betting’ market, following this week’s New York court disclosure that Hannity was a client of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer who is currently under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. The Host of ‘Hannity’, …

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Golden Race meets the online betting challenge in LatAm

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Golden Race will target the increasing number of smartphone users in LatAm by focusing on “better interaction with online products”, and by appeasing the customer demand for more “dynamic access” to the consumption of data. This comes after Golden Race, a provider of fixed odds virtual betting games solutions, used the recent (FADJA) in Bogotá to promote some new game …

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