Technology

Sportech completes acquisition of LOT.TO

London Stock Exchange (LSE) listed Sportech PLC has completed its outright acquisition of iLottery systems and games provider  LOT.TO. The acquisition is set to provide Sportech with a new digital gaming vertical for iLottery, as well as enhancing its internal capacities incorporating LOT.TO’s product proven technology development teams. It intends to cement the racing and wagering systems provider’s global gaming …

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Luckbox appoints Metodi Zaburtov as sportsbook operations lead

Preparing for its full product launch this 2019, esports betting platform Luckbox (Luckbox.com) has confirmed the appointment of Metodi Zaburtov as Head of Sportsbook Risk Management & Operations. Confirming the senior appointment, Luckbox management details that it has recruited a unique executive in Zaburtov, who holds intricate knowledge of both sportsbook and esports disciplines. Zaburtov is the former Head of Live …

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IMG Arena launches ‘Greenhouse programme’ targeting next-gen disruptions

More than a year in development, new industry data, insights and content provider IMG Arena announces the launch of its ‘Greenhouse’ innovation programme. Seeking to disrupt all standard components of the global betting sector, IMG Arena launches its Greenhouse directive, ‘funding and mentoring innovative entrepreneurs and companies reimagining the betting and media industries’. For its launch, IMG Arena announces ‘Sportsflare’, …

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OtherLevels launches personalised real-time solution

Digital marketing and messaging platform, OtherLevels Holdings Limited, has launched its new real-time module which enables igaming operators to carry out in-play engagements. OtherLevels In-Play 2.0 will offer an automated, real-time solution that combines event feeds, live odds, condition evaluation, dynamic message content and smart segmentation which will be developed using historical betting data. Brendan O’Kane, Managing Director for OtherLevels, …

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Efbet enters Spanish market with OptimaMGS platform

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Sportsbook and casino operator, Efbet, will expand its current European operations by entering the Spanish regulated market through a new site powered by the OPTIMAMGS™ platform. The betting group, which already utilises OPTIMAMGS™ as the lead platform for its Eastern European properties, will continue to use OPTIMA turnkey solutions to provide Spanish customers with access to its games portfolio and gaming …

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DraftKings are hip to be square with Genius Tech Group for Super Bowl LIII

Seeking to enhance this Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl LIII viewing experience and audience participation, DraftKings has teamed up with sports data specialist Genius Tech Group (GTG) to deliver ‘the world’s largest-ever Squares game’. A ‘squares game’ is a familiar concept to American football fans, who play in groups/parties and with its playing format requiring no prior betting knowledge. Contestants pick …

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Italian Senate undertakes first moves at classifying & clarifying Blockchain

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Seeking to expand its regulatory frameworks for new technology disciplines, the Italian Senate Committee for Corporate Affairs has approved the nation’s first blockchain focused legislative directives. The draft mandate aims to deliver an initial legislative framework for technologies and IT systems, which operate financial transactions/engagements/exchanges through decentralised registries, ledgers or crypto-based protocols. Developing its first legislative proposals, the Italian Senate …

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Sportium moves for ‘omni drive’ with UNO app launch

Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa, Spanish market sports betting joint-venture Sportium have announced the launch of its ‘UNO’ app accounts, seeking to unify engagements across its digital and land-based properties. Launching its new product, Sportium states that it has delivered Spain’s first omni-channel discipline for sports betting consumers, with UNO accounts allowing customers to cash-out winnings across all 3,000 Sportium Spanish …

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BetLion forms alliance with Incentive Games targeting new African appeal

Betting innovation studio Incentive Games (formerly Premier Punt Group) has confirmed two major announcements strengthening its industry position as the firm targets significant growth this 2019. Updating the market, Incentive Games becomes the lead development partner for leading East African bookmaker BetLion. The partnership will see Incentive Games develop a tailored ‘free-to-play’ proposition for BetLion, a brand that seeks to …

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Pragmatic Play builds up omni-channel capacity acquiring VSoftCo

Fast growth industry games developer Pragmatic Play has moved to strengthen its Virtual Sports capabilities and content by confirming the outright acquisition of VSoftCo Group.   The undisclosed sum deal sees Pragmatic Play announces its second corporate acquisition, having taken control of live casino provider ‘Extreme Live Gaming’ in 2018 from Novomatic Group. Updating the market, Pragmatic Play executive Yossi Barzely, …

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