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Growth hungry FDJ acquires Bimedia ‘point-of-sale’ network

A newly privatised Française des Jeux (FDJ) has moved to strengthen its retail services by sanctioning a buyout of French payment solutions provider Bimedia. The newly listed Paris Exchange gambling enterprise confirms that it has ‘entered an agreement’ with European private equity fund Idinvest Partners to acquire its Bimedia asset for ‘less than €50 million’. Updating investors, FDJ governance states …

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George Shamugia, Singular: Leveraging global trends with an omnichannel approach

As the use of online sports betting continues to grow, many within the industry have shifted their focus towards delivering a more digital product. However, Singular explained that the retail sector still plays a crucial role in reaching new audiences.  Singular’s CEO George Shamugia explained to SBC that it is through ‘leveraging global trends’ and the establishment of a dedicated …

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Skrill launches ‘Knect’ next-level rewards programme

Skrill has launched its ‘Knect’ customer loyalty programme including the most comprehensive rewards scheme for modern digital consumers and merchants. The Paysafe Group subsidiary details that its new Knect programme has been developed to reward customer loyalty with Skrill partners by providing players with further value on their payment transactions. The Knect programme allows Skrill customers to earn points for using …

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Playtech leads ‘omni upgrade’ of Wplay Colombia

Playtech Plc has detailed further information on its ‘long-term’ technology agreement with Aquila Global, operator of ‘Wplay Colombia’, which was confirmed this morning in the FTSE250 firm’s latest trading update. Servicing Aquila Global, Playtech will act as ‘strategic technology lead’ integrating its omni-channel systems and further marketing services for the flagship Wplay property. Wplay operates Colombia’s biggest retail betting network …

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Mariam Pashinyan: Digitain – Yerevan ‘DigiTown’ to nurture Armenia’s top talent

This October, industry platform and systems provider Digitain announced that it would establish its ‘DigiTown’ enterprise hub in its hometown of Yerevan Armenia. Digitain market research lead Mariam Pashinyan details to SBC the importance of the start-up directive to help Armenia nurture its fast growth tech and IT sectors. ________________ SBC: Hi Mariam, can you detail to SBC readers the …

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Singular aims to dominate in-play trends by launching new sportsbook

Industry bespoke systems provider Singular will launch and showcase its new ‘4th generation’ proprietary sportsbook platform at next week’s SIGMA Malta conference (27-29 November). A key product launch for 2020, Singular has developed its platform to optimise client performance when engaging with players in in-play environments. In its product notes, Singular details that its revamped sportsbook provisions will allow for …

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Playtech points to ‘strong core’ as TradeTech struggles

Publishing its latest year-to-date trading update, the governance of Playtech Plc has disclosed that full-year adjusted EBITDA will be below market consensus, despite the firm’s ‘core business’ segments continuing to perform strongly. The FTSE250 technology group attributes its earnings slowdown to financial unit ‘TradeTech’, which expects 2019 results to be ‘well below management expectations’. Updating investors, Playtech governance informs that …

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William Hill US expands Vegas profile by acquiring CG Technology sportsbooks

Further to publishing its Q3 trading statement this morning, FTSE bookmaker William Hill confirms that its ‘US division’ will expand its Las Vegas footprint by acquiring the sportsbook assets of CG Technology. CG Technology has operated Nevada-based sportsbooks since 2009, establishing six luxury wagering premises in The Venetian, The Palazzo, The Cosmopolitan, Palms Resort, the Tropicana and Silverton Casino. Furthermore, …

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EPG boosts money transfer options for countries in Africa

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Euro Payment Group (EPG) has integrated a number of new payments solutions for emerging markets across Africa.  This is after EPG secured global partnerships which also enable the repatriation, or settlement of funds processed in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ghana to a European bank account. “Working with leading local partners is fundamental for us to facilitate domestic …

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DGOJ reduces red-tape for Spanish tech incumbents

The DGOJ, Spain’s regulatory authority for gambling, has streamlined its approval procedures for technical and operational changes to reduce administrative burdens placed on regulated market incumbents’ tech and product development. Updating the market, the DGOJ confirms that it has reorganised its ‘approval procedure’ attached to the modifications of games, platforms and data centres, which will no longer require authorisation by …

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