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888 acquires ‘hugely exciting’ £2.2bn William Hill International

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888 Holdings CEO Itai Pazner has confirmed the ‘hugely exciting acquisition of William Hill’s non-US business from Caesars Entertainment for £2.2bn.  The deal, news of which broke earlier this week, is expected to deliver ‘significant operating efficiencies’, including pre-tax cost synergies of at least £100 million per year, which 888 says will lead to improved profit margins. On a pro …

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Flutter joins EGBA as organisation strengthens sustainability pledge

Flutter Entertainment has become the latest operator to join the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). By joining the Brussels-based trade group, Flutter has reiterated its commitment to industry responsibility and safer gambling across the European betting and gaming sector, with the organisation representing EU licenced and regulated operators. The Dublin-based FTSE 100 company joins a range of prominent betting …

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Growth hungry Genius Sports upgrades 2021 forecasts 

Genius Sports has upgraded its full-year 2021 financial forecasts, having disclosed peak Q2 trading which saw the sportstech group double its revenues to $59 million (Q2 2020: $27m).  Publishing its first H1 Interim results as an NYSE enterprise, Genius revealed double and triple-digit Q2 revenue outcomes across its core business units. A breakdown of Q2 performance saw Genius’ flagship Betting Technology …

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IGT creates Digital and Betting division in corporate restructure

IGT has announced a commercial re-organisation, creating a Digital and Betting business segment out of the igaming and sports betting divisions formerly part of its Global Gaming department. The third quarter of 2021 will see the group operate the business segments of the firm, which include the newly created Digital & Betting, the aforementioned Global Gaming and Global Lottery, with …

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Sportradar aims to raise $504m with IPO

Sportradar has confirmed its Initial Public Offering (IPO), with the aim of raising $504 million through floating of shares in addition to a further $159 million via concurrent private placements. The Swiss-based sports data and technology company will offer 19 million shares at a price range of $25 to $28, with the concurrent private placements taking place with Eldridge, entities …

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BetCris announces European arrival via Poland  

BetCris has marked its first foray into the European online gambling marketplace by launching its online sportsbook within Poland. The South American operator becomes the 20th business (retail and online) to be granted a gambling licence by Poland’s Ministry of Finance. An expansion into Europe had long been touted by the South American operator, which was founded in Costa Rica …

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888 wins transformative buyout of William Hill heritage assets

888 Holdings is reportedly the winning party of the hotly contested auction for William Hill’s combined UK and European business assets – put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment.  As reported by The Times, Caesars has accepted a +£2 billion buyout offer put forward by 888, out-bidding US private equity fund Apollo Global as the auction’s last remaining suitor.    Coordinated …

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Football dominates Portugal’s 2021 betting upturn

Football dominates Portugal’s 2021 betting upturn

Online sports betting in Portugal outperformed its casino counterpart in the first six months of 2021 as bettors basked in the uninterrupted live sports calendar. As revealed in Portugal Betting Focus, the latest industry report from BtoBet (available to download here), 39.9% of players placed their bets exclusively on sports betting, while 26.2% opted to bet solely on online casinos. …

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Stats Perform named FA WSL official data provider

Stats Perform has bolstered its stable of major sports organisation partners, striking a deal with the FA to become the data provider of the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL). Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Stats Perform will generate Opta Analytics insights, covering metrics such as expected goals and assist as well as defensive coverage, from every FA …

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BGC announces support for 5,000 new apprenticeships

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has detailed its role in the UK’s post-COVID economic recovery plan, with plans to invest in apprenticeships and training opportunities for young people. Under its plans, the BGC and its members have pledged to launch 5,000 apprenticeships for young people looking to work in the British betting and gaming industry between now and 2025.  …

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