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Colossus Bets confirms Bernard Marantelli CEO departure

Colossus Bets has confirmed via a Linkedin update that company founder and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Marantelli has ended his tenure of leading the ‘super pools’ betting technology provider. David O’Reilly, Colossus Bets’ founding Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Marantelli as company chief executive. He will be supported by the promotion of commercial lead Eva Karagianni-Goel (Chief Commercial Officer), who …

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Betsson upgrades group racing content with SIS 24/7 betting channels

Betsson AB has significantly expanded its live racing content by integrating Sports Information Services’ (SIS) 24/7 live betting channels across its European sportsbook portfolio. The agreement marks Betsson’s ‘first-ever group-wide content deal‘, which will see SIS racing channels streamed across its sportsbook subsidiaries of RaceBets, Betsson, Betsafe and NordicBet.  Betsson has highlighted its SIS channel integration as a key sportsbook …

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Inspired set for Turkish debut with Sisal Sans

Inspired Entertainment will debut its virtual sports portfolio in Turkey after securing a lead supplier agreement with ‘Sisal Sans’, the Turkish joint venture between Sisal SPA and Şans Digital AS. Under the agreement, Inspired will provide its V-Play Plug & Play solution, a complete end-to-end online virtual sportsbook product, with its content to be made available on desktop and mobile …

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Kindred places technology as the core theme of 2020 Sustainable Gambling Conference

Kindred Group Plc has disclosed that its fifth annual ‘Sustainable Gambling Conference’ will encourage its executive delegates to explore the question of ‘how technology can support a more sustainable industry?’  Due to take place on 21 October, Kindred’s sustainability conference will take place as an online event to accommodate COVID-19 measures. Each year Kindred invites executive guests from health services, …

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IMG ARENA inks Misli streaming partnership

Sports betting service and content hub IMG ARENA has agreed to provide its streaming services to Turkish operator Misli.com after the duo inked a new partnership. Misli is one of a limited number of regulated online sports betting operators in Turkey, having been licensed by the state’s Spor Toto Teşkilat Başkanlığı. Under the terms of the new partnership, Misli’s customers …

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Betfair warns ADM of Italian exit should turnover taxes continue unadjusted 

Marcello Minenna, the new Director-General of Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency, has been urged to exclude horseracing and licensed betting exchanges from Italy’s new blanket 0.5% turnover tax increase which will be enforced across all wagering verticals – retail, digital and virtual sports.   Italian betting’s latest tax increase was authorised this summer after the Parliament approved a set of …

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Aspire completes ‘full service’ objectives as it finalises BtoBet acquisition   

Aspire Global has completed its acquisition of BtoBet in a transaction that sees Stockholm-listed technology group significantly amplify its igaming services and global commercial footprint.  Officially disclosed on 17 September, Aspire secured a formal agreement to acquire BtoBet’s sportsbook technologies and operating systems outright for a deal valued at €20 million. Deal terms have seen Aspire pay an upfront €15 million …

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GVC safeguards German profile by securing four Länder approved ‘transitional licences’

GVC Holdings has this morning confirmed that it has been approved four separate sports betting licences for Germany, adhering to market conditions set by the Länder approved ‘transitional framework’. Updating investors, the FTSE100 betting group confirmed that transitional licences have been authorised for its SportingBet, Ladbrokes, bwin and Gamebookers brands. Announced at the start of October, Germany’s 16 federal Länder …

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DCMS shuns Rick Parry’s support of radical reforms to ‘football’s pyramid’

DCMS has criticised English Football League Chairman Rick Parry for his open support of radical changes to English football’s competition and reward structures revealed in this Sunday’s publication of ‘Project Big Picture’. Publishing its ‘worldwide exclusive’, The Daily Telegraph reported that the US owners of Manchester United and Liverpool FC had drafted radical proposals pursuing ‘English football’s biggest shake-up in a …

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Kindred upgrades consensus ahead of Q3 results

Issuing a market update, Kindred Group Plc has disclosed that ‘continued strong momentum’ recorded during Q3 trading has resulted in the company achieving ‘all-time highs’ in active customers and gross win revenues. Recording a ‘strong trading quarter’, Kindred anticipates that group Q3 2020 gross win revenues will be delivered at circa £280 million, up 24% on Q3 2019’s £226 million. …

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