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Smarkets appoints Crawford and Thiercelin as People & Product leaders 

Smarkets has reorganised its executive leadership team following a series of internal promotions and new hires, bolstering the day-to-day management of its organisation.  Former Communications Officer Celine Crawford has been promoted to the c-level leadership role of Chief People Officer (CPO). Recognised as a ‘proven talent’, Crawford has served as Smarkets communications lead since 2015, joining the company from the …

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Playtech examines all options for transformative 2022

The board of Playtech Plc has stated confidence in achieving the group’s full-year 2022 commercial and corporate objectives following ‘an excellent start to year trading’.  Issuing a snapshot trading update, the FTSE250 gaming technology group revealed that positive Q1 trading had generated unaudited EBITDA results of more than €100 million, with the ‘run rate continuing through to April’.  Strong EBITDA …

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NetBet France expands payments offerings with Apple Pay addition

NetBet France has bolstered the available payment options for its customers, incorporating Apple Pay into its wider offering.  The online sports betting and casino operator aims to enhance its visibility via the new partnership with Apple Pay, by allowing its customers to make simple, safe and secure payments.  Features included with new offering include Face ID and Trust ID recognition, …

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Nicky Abela: Fast Track – AI and machine learning explained…

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are often referenced in discussions about the future of the igaming industry. We spoke to Nicky Abela, Producer at Fast Track, to get a better understanding of the applications for this technology in player engagement and how the company is helping operators prepare for a future of machine learning-powered CRM. SBC: Can you …

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Kambi clears Q1 hurdles as 2022 opening is dragged by DraftKings & Dutch dramas   

Kambi Group Plc maintains confidence in achieving its 2022 commercial and operating objectives, despite a tough start to year trading.  Publishing its Q1 trading results (period ending 31 March), the Stockholm-listed sports betting technology supplier registered a 15% decline in corporate revenues to €37 million (Q1 2021: €43m). This fall in headline revenues was attributed to Kambi’s adjustment of former …

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Yggdrasil founder Elmqvist passes CEO helm to Björn Krantz

Yggdrasil Gaming has transitioned to a new leadership era, as company founder Fredrik Elmqvist has called time on his decade long tenure as Chief Executive of the games publisher and online casino solutions provider. Effective today, Elmqvist has been succeeded by Björn Krantz as CEO, who has been promoted from his former position as Chief Officer of Global Market Operations. …

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DAZN to launch next-gen sportsbook platform with Pragmatic Play 

Global sports OTT platform DAZN Group has this afternoon confirmed that it will partner with Pragmatic Play to launch its much-anticipated sportsbook offering.  Having re-capitalised its business at the start of the year, DAZN announced to investors that it would launch a sportsbook platform, to expand its business beyond its OTT sports programming vertical. Early 2022 developments have seen DAZN …

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OpenBet names Stewart Groumoutis VP to lead Canada commercial drive 

OpenBet has announced the appointment of Stewart Groumoutis as Commercial VP for Canada, expanding the sportsbook technology supplier business’ development resources within North America’s most nascent marketplace.  An expert in Canadian gambling, Groumoutis joins OpenBet’s North American senior management team after formerly serving as Director of eGaming for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). During his tenure with BCLC, Groumoutis …

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Richard McGuire to serve as Chairman of new look Sportech 

Sportech Plc has announced that Giles Vardey has decided to end his tenure as Non-Executive Chairman of the London AIM-listed wagering and racing systems supplier.  Last week, Vardey notified Sportech’s board of directors that he would not seek re-election as chairman of the company, a position that he had served since July 2019. Former Sportech Chief Executive Richard McGuire (2019-to-2021) …

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Flutter calls on Betfair Cluj recruitment drive to support global IT expansion

Flutter Entertainment has disclosed to Romanian media that it seeks to recruit 500 new software developers and IT engineers to join its Betfair Cluj Napoca tech hub. The FTSE100 betting group has operated its Cluj tech hub since 2015, established by its Betfair business ahead of the subsidiary’s £4 billion merger with Paddy Power – a transformative deal that laid …

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