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William Hill culls digital product management team as Crispin Nieboer leads division’s restructure

FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill has culled a number of senior management roles within the firm’s digital division, as the company seeks to restructure and re-strategize its online gambling assets. The restructure has seen William Hill depart with three senior staff members of its digital product operations; Stuart Weston as Sportsbook Director, James Curwen Chief Product Lead and Juergen Reutter Chief Experience ... Read More »

Ladbrokes seeks to extend key SPFL sponsorship

FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral has informed that it will extend Ladbrokes title sponsorship of all Scottish professional football divisions, by agreeing on further terms with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). Ladbrokes has acted as SPFL lead sponsor since 2015. The bookmaker detailed that it wanted to extend its existing £2 million a year sponsorship agreement with SPFL for the upcoming 2017/18 ... Read More »

William Hill – Joshua v Klitschko can Knockout £100 million betting mark

William Hill, the official sponsor of Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, is predicting the global betting industry turnover could reach £100 million (£20 million in the UK alone) for Saturday’s eagerly awaited world heavyweight showdown. Watford’s Anthony Joshua is at present the 4/9 favourite to win the fight, and in the process add the vacant WBA and IBO titles to his collection. ... Read More »

BetConstruct releases source code for its front-end as open source

European industry platform and technology provider BetConstruct has announced that it has released its front-end source codes as an open source function, in a move to give its customer base more flexibility and agility over their products. BetConstruct’s management and development teams believe that the decision to open front-end source codes will allow for the supplier and its partners to ... Read More »

Tough Opening…Currency impacts & increased tax duties hit Betsson AB’s Q1 2017 performance

Publishing its Q1 2017 interim results (unaudited period ending 31 March), Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Betsson AB has reported that its period earnings and profit results have been impacted by negative currency fluctuations, increased market taxes and player friendly results recorded by its sports betting division. Updating investors, Betsson would report a 10% increase in group revenues to SEK ... Read More »

Henrik Tjärnström – Kindred has UK sights following 32 Red acquisition

Presenting Q1 2017 results, Kindred Group CEO Henrik Tjärnström has stated his firm will move to become a UK market player following the acquisition of 32 Red Plc for £175 million (deal announced February 2017). Kindred’s leader was pleased to have secured his firm’s thirteenth online gambling brand, adding a further renowned asset to Kindred’s regulated market portfolio. Tjärnström told ... Read More »

BtoBet enters Paraguay with Enfield Group ‘Apostamina.bet’ partnership

Malta-based industry platform provider BtoBet has expanded its profile within the South American online betting market by entering into a partnership with Paraguay-licensed gaming operator Enfield Group. The agreement sees BtoBet become lead supplier of platform and software provisions for Paraguayan betting brand Apostamina.bet Enfield Group is one of the few regulated gambling operators for Paraguay’s market. The operator has ... Read More »

Tough Opening… Kambi profits & margins impacted by player friendly football results

Nordic Nasdaq-listed industry sports betting platform and software supplier  Kambi Group Plc (Kambi) has declared a difficult start to 2017, as the company’s operating profits and margin were hit by player friendly football results recorded during the final weeks of Q1 2017 (period ending 31 March).  The company had previously sent a communication to investors detail period impacts. Despite posting ... Read More »

Kindred posts strong 2017 opening momentum as group prepares for 32 Red enlargement

Stockholm-listed operator, Kindred Group Plc has declared a strong start to 2017 as the company benefits from an enlarged European sports betting and igaming portfolio of brands and assets. Publishing its ‘unaudited Q1 2017’ interim results Kindred would declare a consecutive ‘all-time’ high in group revenues of £153 million up 25% on corresponding 2015’s £122 million. Kindred governance detailed that ... Read More »

Strengthened NYX Group seeks to establish its position as leading industry player in 2017

Publishing NYX Gaming Group’s full-year 2016 fiscal results, CEO Matt Davey has stated that his firm is prepared to lead industry omni-channel solutions and technology having significantly grown its operations through strategic M&A during a transformative year for the Toronto TSX-listed business. Presenting FY 2016 results, an enlarged NYX group would report corporate revenues of CAD $164 million (£93 million), ... Read More »