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Strong commercial pipeline sees Kambi ride out tough 2016 closing

Continuing sector trends, Nordic Nasdaq-listed sports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group is the latest industry stakeholder to have been impacted by unfavourable sporting results this December. A tough closing to its full-year 2016 performance, saw Kambi record an operating EBIT of €1.8 million down from Q4 2015’s corresponding €3.3 million. The industry supplier detailed that adverse sports results ... Read More »

Betfair – Labour faces gruelling battle for its ‘safe seats’

Next week marks a crucial chapter for the Labour Party leadership of Jeremy Corbyn as both Stoke-on-Trent Central (Staffordshire) and Copeland (Cumbria) constituencies head to the by-election polls (Thursday 23 February). A divided party following the departure of senior cabinet members, Labour battles to keep two of its supposed ‘safe seats’. Should labour lose the constituencies of Stoke and Copeland ... Read More »

Enlarged Kindred Group hits all metric highs for full-year 2016

Releasing its unaudited year-end report, Stockholm-listed European sports betting operator Kindred Group Plc (formerly Unibet Group Plc) is likely break it all-time revenue and earnings performance for full-year 2016. The enlarged operator was able to post a further consecutive all-time revenue generating quarter of £152 million for Q4 2016 (Q4 2015: £111 million). Kindred would record a period underlying EBITDA of ... Read More »

Degree 53 seeks new recruits for ‘Gaming Specific’ division

Manchester-based digital design agency Degree 53 has launched a dedicated ‘Gaming’ division focused on creating bespoke web and project development services for igaming/betting customers. Stating its intent to grow its services within the gambling sector, Degree 53 management has confirmed that it will support the division with 20+ new dedicated roles. Managing Director of Degree 53, Andrew Daniels, commented on ... Read More »

Survey shows fans choose football over Valentine’s Day romance

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Romance will be in the air for some on Valentine’s Day, but most football fans aren’t willing to skip tonight’s action to spend a romantic evening with their partner. A survey commissioned by The Football Pools found that only 21% want to spend the night with their partner and 45% would prefer to watch the football on TV. 10% of ... Read More »

GamCare closes National Gambling HelpLine 0845 number

National problem gambling support charity GamCare, who operate the National Gambling HelpLine for anyone seeking information, advice and support regarding problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales, are switching off their previous 0845 number in March 2017. The HelpLine has been operating a Freephone number (0808 8020 133) since 2012 and gradually transitioning to reduce the number of calls received ... Read More »

Parvus pushes for William Hill 2017 sale

The Sunday Times has this weekend reported that London hedge fund Parvus Asset Management (Parvus) is lobbying for a 2017 sale of William Hill. Headed up by Danish financier Mads Eg Gensmann, Parvus is currently William Hill’s biggest investor with a 14% shareholding. The Sunday Times reports that Gensmann has been pushing William Hill governance for number months on the ... Read More »

GVC selects Home as Foxy relaunch lead agency

GVC Holdings has awarded Leeds-based integrated marketing agency Home its £5 million media buying and planning account for the UK relaunch of online bingo subsidiary Foxy (foxybingo.com).  Confirming Home as its lead agency, GVC marketing seeks to relaunch and revamp Foxy, one of the oldest UK online bingo brands. Home will be tasked with delivering Foxy’s TV and video-on-demand campaign ... Read More »

ABB tells Arcade owners to ‘catch up’ with regards to consumer protections & risk gambling

Industry body, The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has called for amusement arcade operators to ‘catch up’ with other betting stakeholders in relation to consumer protection standards and problem gambling awareness. The ABB has made its comment, following new evidence by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which revealed that consumers are at greater risk of losing more money and playing ... Read More »

Paf to launch DFS product with Scout Gaming Group

Updating the market Finnish state-owned gambling operator Paf is set to launch a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) product powered by Malta-based Scout Gaming Group (Scout Gaming). The Åland Islands licensed operator will move to incorporate the Scout Gaming DFS platform within its online betting services, boosting its current product inventory which includes; online casino, poker and bingo. The Scout Gaming ... Read More »