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Scientific Games backs tough measures eyeing fast COVID-19 comeback

Scientific Games (SGC) has booked a net loss of $155 million as part of its Q1 2020 trading update, citing that COVID-19 disruptions have impacted all business channels.  Operating in unprecedented times, SGC has witnessed its land-based casino customers temporarily close their venues across all jurisdictions. Meanwhile, further COVID-19 disruptions have impacted the Nasdaq technology group’s commercial pipeline for SGC …

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Kiron goes global with AGTech deal

Virtual games provider Kiron has agreed to integrate its virtual games offering into the AGTech platform after the duo secured a new ‘global collaboration agreement’. Under the partnership, the two have agreed to distribute the parties’ respective products internationally. Kiron’s content will be made available to AGTech’s client base across Asia, Latin America and Africa, with plans to implement the …

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Intralot adds esports to Peru sportsbook offering

Athens-listed Intralot SPA has supported its South American partner ‘Intralot de Peru’ through the launch of its comprehensive esports betting inventory, enhancing its subsidiary’s capacity to engage with new audiences.  Launched in partnership with Sportradar as lead API provider, Intralot de Peru will offer popular esports coverage on Counter-Strike, League of Legends, Dota2, StarCraft II, Call of Duty and Overwatch, …

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Hellas index recognises SG Digital as top tech employer 

The annual ‘Hellas – Great Place to Work’ index has ranked SG Digital among Greece’s top technology and digital sector employers.  Ranking seventh in the overall company index, SG Digital was recognised for developing ‘excellent workplace learning environments’ and supporting all levels of its workforce with ‘effective talent management’ programmes and resources.   Scientific Games’ digital unit was joined in the …

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Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile

Leading CIS markets bookmaker Fortuna Entertainment has completed the full migration of its Polish sportsbook property onto the Playtech ‘IMS platform’. Optimising its group omni-channel capacities, Fortuna has sanctioned Playtech to deploy new systems integrations across its active market portfolio, which sees Poland join Fortuna’s home markets Slovakia and the Czech Republic in upgrading to IMS.  Completing its Polish deployment, …

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UKGC warns of white label conduct following FSB failings 

White-label services have come under further regulatory scrutiny as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ordered FSB to pay £600,000 after the regulator identified responsibility failings attached to the management of its ‘subsidiary licensed’ partners.  Conducting an investigation, the UKGC found that FSB white label partners had breached industry standards on customer interactions, AML deficiencies, inappropriate advertising, self-exclusion protocols and …

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James Frendo / Simo Dragicevic: Playtech leads product disciplines in the age of sustainability

Playtech executives James Frendo (Director of Casino) and Simo Dragicevic (CEO of BetBuddy) talk to SBC about how a ‘sustainability-first approach’ to product development has changed the FTSE tech group’s thinking and culture with regards to tackling the industry’s current demands and complexities.  ______________ SBC: Hi Team, can you detail to SBC audiences Playtech’s commitment towards sustainable development. When was this programme …

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GiG strengthens sportsbook profile as recovery blossoms

Following four consecutive quarters of decline, a reformed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has welcomed a return to performance growth. As part of its Q1 2020 trading update, the Stockholm-listed online gambling technology supplier explained that it is benefiting from a group transformation and cost savings programme implemented during 2019, as corporate revenues return to €31m (Q1 2019: €32m). Operational highlights …

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New look Intralot focuses on core business recovery

Intralot SPA has revitalised its strategic mandate to concentrate on the recovery of core business segments having stripped all non-essential assets from its business structure. The Athens-listed technology group detailed that it has completed a ‘year of transformations’ under the guidance of company founder Sokratis Kokkalis, publishing its full-year 2019 results. Tough 2019 trading saw Intralot’s headline ‘licensed operations’ unit record …

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Carousel orders recruitment drive by promoting Littin to Digital lead

Carousel Group has confirmed the promotion of Josh Littin to the position of Director of Digital. He will be tasked with overseeing the firm’s online growth and product development strategies.   Littin has served as Carousel’s Head of Product since 2018, becoming a key stakeholder in the launch and strategic development of the firm’s Sportsbetting.com and Racebook.com properties.  Carousel confirmed that …

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