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223,000 customers activate Monzo gambling block

Digital bank Monzo has revealed that 223,000 of its customers have activated its gambling block feature, with the number of users having more than doubled in the past year. Reported on AltFi, the digital bank confirmed that approximately 5% of its total customer base had activated the gambling block feature which allows users to stop transactions to bookmakers, both in-person …

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Growth hungry PandaScore nets back-to-back client wins 

Esports data, odds and statistics supplier PandaScore has announced that it has secured back-to-back bookmaker partnerships with Betcris and Pixel.bet. Seeking to revamp its wagering markets, leading LATAM sportsbook BetCris has installed PandaScore’s real-time esports odds and data API. Branded as a major product directive, BetCris has moved to deepen its sportsbook offering with further esports markets mitigating a disrupted …

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Playtech offloads casual games subsidiaries 

Playtech Plc has offloaded its casual games subsidiaries FTX Games and Plamee Studios to US games publisher Tilting Point, following an undisclosed agreement. Games news sources report that Tilting Point has agreed to take over all major IPs and key employees of FTX Games and Plamee. In 2014, Playtech launched its Plamee casual games studio, a subsidiary division formed by …

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Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games

MacAndrews & Forbes, the investment fund of American billionaire Ronald Perelman, has filed an SEC note informing that it is exploring a full divestment of its shareholding in Scientific Games Corporation (SGC).  The wholly-owned fund of finance tycoon Perelman has placed its 39% shareholding in SGC under review, but underlined that it has yet to determine a future outcome for …

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Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO  

Sportradar has this morning confirmed the appointment of Alex Gersh as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective immediately.  A sports betting figurehead, Gersh is recognised as a leading financial strategist for mass-market digital enterprises, having formerly served as Group CFO of Paddy Power Betfair Plc. Of distinction, alongside former CEO Breon Corcoran Gersh led the corporate turnaround of Betfair …

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GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has strengthened its systems testing and security oversight of technology applications after signing a comprehensive agreement with Checkmarx. Under the agreement, Checkmarx will provide GiG with stat application security testing (SAST) provisions, allowing the Stockholm-listed technology group to meet its client scale and build-quality demands. Checkmarx is recognised as one of the leading digital security testing …

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William Hill matches finance sector screening capacity with Accuity 

William Hill Plc has strengthened all components related to compliance and customer KYC operations by forming a comprehensive agreement with digital control risk solutions provider Accuity. Facing changing compliance and regulatory demands across all core markets, the FTSE betting group has appointed Accuity to ‘transform its customer screening approach with AI techniques’. The partnership sees William Hill install Accuity’s proprietary …

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Virtual Live Racing builds US presence with Joey D Michaels appointment

Virtual Live Racing (VLR) has strengthened its senior leadership team after naming online betting and racing industry executive Joey D Michaels as new VP of Business Development. Michaels, who has 35 years of experience in senior management roles within the racing industry, will take charge of establishing new relationships with track owners across the US. In addition, he will also …

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Fonbet builds betting experience through ‘Alice’ voice assistant

voice assistant - MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 19, 2018: Konstantin Kruglov, Experimental Products Director at Yandex, speaks during an event to unveil partner devices based on Yandex IO platform. Yandex IO is a development kit that allows integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) with voice capabilities into consumer electronics, cars and vending machines. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS

More than 5,000 users every month are now asking ‘Alice’ about current promotions on Fonbet, whose virtual voice assistant has a declared accuracy of about 90%. Alice, the Yandex-developed equivalent of Apple’s Siri, was first launched in 2017 but the Fonbet “skill” was only added in late 2019. It has the answers to thousands of common template questions that help …

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Propus launches Bookies Matrix tracking all licensed bookmakers activities

Bookies Matrix (bookiesmatrix.com) has launched seeking to become the global directory for all licensed bookmakers. The business portal is founded by sports betting consultancy Propus Partners, with the aim of collecting all information and data on licensed sports betting incumbents operating across all regulated marketplaces. Online directories have been a common feature of the betting sector. Yet, Propus underlined that …

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