Technology

IGT & Scientific Games consortium secures Brazil’s LOTEX tender

Following seven failed attempts to sanction an effective tender process, BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank – has confirmed the sale of state-owned instant win games (scratchcard) operator LOTEX to ‘Consórcio Estrela Instantânea’ – a 50/50 joint venture consortium formed by IGT and Scientific Games Corporation (SGC). The IGT-SGC vehicle secures a 15-year concession, having been the only entity to bid …

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Malta MGA sets new benchmark classifying start-ups

Updating the market, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has amended several provisions of its ‘Gaming Licence Fee Regulations (2018)’ updating conditions and criteria related to its MGA legislative frameworks. Publishing its 2019 amendments, the MGA focuses on the definition of start-up businesses working within its jurisdiction, in which the regulator has expanded the criteria and requirements for incumbents to be …

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IWG lands three-year instant win deal for Loterie Nationale

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Instant Win Gaming (IWG) will drive the next phase of online lottery growth in Belgium through an extension of its partnership with International Game Technology (IGT). Loterie Nationale, the country’s National Lottery, has handed IWG a three-year contract to deliver its instant win content following a competitive procurement process. The supplier will, therefore, be integrating its own Progressive Play Remote …

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Joe Asher: William Hill US – Live streaming can unlock US market’s true capacity

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Joe Asher, CEO at William Hill US, told SBC Magazine that he is a “big believer” in the power of live streaming. He also explained how US success is key for the popularity of sports outside of the ‘big four’, before confirming that the company’s core Nevada business will continue to fund its investment in other states. SBC: What is …

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Digitain launches peak customisable engine – ‘Bet Generator’

Industry multi-channel platform and systems supplier Digitain has bolstered its sportsbook capacity by launching new betting engine ‘Bet Generator’ – a fully customisable vertical tailored for player preferences. Announced as a major product initiative, Bet Generator has come to market with a host of unique features and innovations, such as allowing players to set desired wagers and potential returns on their …

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onload media launches seeking to lead compliant advertising disciplines

New ad-network ‘onload media ’ has launched its services seeking to become a leading player in online gambling advertising for regulated market incumbents. The onload network is founded by acquisition marketing expert Justin Chamberlain, a former executive of Sky Betting and Gaming games studio Core Gaming and mobile ‘reverse auction’ platform BidNation. In its mission statement, onload details that it seeks …

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AGTech adds fantasy football to Paytm First Captains platform

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AGTech has added new football games to daily fantasy sports (DFS) site First Captains, which sits on the popular Paytm First Games platform. Paytm First Games is a joint venture between AGTech, a leading technology and content provider for both the lottery and mobile games/entertainment markets in China, and Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments company. Charlie Zhang, Vice President of …

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UKGC requires e-wallet evidence on the next phase of its Credit Card review

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to industry stakeholders that its call for evidence on its ‘gambling with credit cards consultation’ will close on 6 November. The UKGC officially launched its credit card consultation on 14 August, having completed its initial responses on 24 July, establishing wagering with borrowed money as a risk factor, as consumers can …

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Magellan Robotech launches MBK division by debuting K1 terminals

Expanding its services and inventory, Magellan Robotech – the B2B technology division of Stanleybet Group – has announced the launch of its new ‘K1 – standalone betting terminal’, which will be serviced and operated by new division ‘Magellan Betting Kiosk’ (MBK).  Unveiled at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports 2019’ conference, Magellan Robotech declares a major product initiative which sees Stanleybet’s division move beyond …

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Norsk Tipping confirms integrated platform deal with Optima and Sportradar

Norwegian state gaming operator Norsk Tipping has confirmed that sports betting omni-channel platform supplier Optima has won the tender to supply the firm with a new sportsbook integral solution for potentially the next 12 years. The successful offer also included integrated sports data feed and trading services from Sportradar, the major sports betting services supplier which last week agreed a …

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