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City views tough Q2 trading outlook for FTSE bookmakers

Industry market analysts are weary of FTSE listed operator stock performance, taking the position that ‘punter friendly’ sporting results, rising costs and a tough 2016 comparable period, will have hindered all-round Q2 trading. As FTSE-listed bookmakers prepare to announce their full H1 trading results this coming July and August. City analysts have placed a gloomy forecast for industry H2 performance, ... Read More »

Major Shake-up! Sky changes sports subscriptions & content strategy

Ahead of the start of the 2017/18 English Premier League season (12 August), main broadcaster Sky will move to scrap its individual sports channels, with a view of streamlining its content and viewer paid subscription packages. Seeking to boost its subscriptions, the broadcaster will retire its Sky Sports Channels (1,2.3, 4 & 5) creating new ‘sports-themed’ package options for customers. Sky’s ... Read More »

U.S Court considers New Jersey bid to legalise sports betting

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The U.S Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of New Jersey to legalise sports betting within its borders. The decision means that the case will be heard in the country’s highest court, with New Jersey having to convince five of the court’s nine justices to side with it against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ... Read More »

Amaya investors approve ‘The Stars Group’ name change

Following this month’s Annual General Meeting, Amaya Inc shareholders have approved the corporate name change of the company to ‘The Stars Group’. The name change proposition was put forward by Amaya governance last May following the firm’s Q1 2017 trading update. Following a shareholder vote, Amaya governance details that The Stars Group name change has gained outright stakeholder backing. The ... Read More »

LeoVegas continues football brand expansion netting Norwich City ‘Principal Partnership’

Nordic Nasdaq-listed European online gambling group LeoVegas AB has continued its brand expansion within the UK market, by announcing that it has secured a three-year ‘Principal Partnership’ deal with Norwich City FC. Seeking to promote its online casino and sports betting products, LeoVegas brands will be displayed on Norwich City’s match day shirts, as well as on the football club’s ... Read More »

Sportradar enters exclusive China distribution partnership with Beitai Digital

International sport data and intelligence supplier Sportradar has entered a strategic partnership with Asian counterpart Beitai Digital to bring ‘best-in-class’ data solutions for Chinese sports stakeholders. The partnership will see Beitai become the lead distributor of Sportradar data provisions for the Chinese market. Sportradar will be able to utilise Beitai established media partner network which includes Chinese broadcasters such as ... Read More »

William Hill closes down Tel Aviv tech office

FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill is reported to be closing down its Tel Aviv (Israel) office, which will see the company make approximately 200 staff members redundant. Israeli news sources have reported that William Hill has warned Tel Aviv staff of the impending office closure, with the company beginning to cull staff numbers. The company aims to make 200 of its ... Read More »

Crystal Palace secures biggest ever Shirt Sponsorship with ManBetX

South London Premier League football club, Crystal Palace FC has announced its biggest sponsorship to date, welcoming Asian focused bookmaker ManBetX as its official season 2017/18 shirt sponsor. Club insiders have detailed that they believe the shirt sponsorship to be the ‘8th biggest deal by value’ currently held in the Premier League. New Asian focused bookmaker ManBetX will be displayed ... Read More »

Oskar Mühlbach – Garbo – Taking a niche product into a crowded industry

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Mr Green chief venture officer (CVO) Oskar Mühlbach has been tasked with relaunching Garbo.com, the company’s female player focused online casino brand. We caught up with Mühlbach to discuss his plans for the Swedish target market, providing a customer-centric experience and standing out within a crowded industry. SBC: With the relaunch of this product, what have you done differently and ... Read More »

UKGC fines Lottoland £150,000 for unclear communication of services

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Gibraltar-based online lottery operator Lottoland has been fined £150,000 for advertising failings of unclear communication of its services and promotions. The UKGC details that Lottoland advertising ‘did not make it clear to consumers that they were betting on the outcome of a lottery draw and not actually taking part ... Read More »