Tag Archives: 888 Holdings

888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover

888 Holdings will deepen its sportsbook in-play and pre-match trading capacity by fully integrating Betgenius content, data and wagering solutions.  Marked as a key directive, 888 will deploy Betgenius data and pricing solutions which will optimise the pre-match and in-play betting markets of flagship sportsbook property 888Sport.    The partnership will cover all 888Sport active territories, in which Betgenius will lead …

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888 focuses on bolstering safer gambling measures amid COVID-19 crisis

Online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has predicted that COVID-19 related disruptions will have a ‘single $ digit million impact’ on the firm’s 2020 EBITDA performance. Yesterday, 888 was forced to delay publishing its 2019 results, abiding with an FCA order which sanctioned a two-week moratorium on the publication of results by listed companies.  Updating investors this morning, 888 stated …

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888 seeks new financial lead as Aviad Kobrine ends CFO tenure

Issuing a corporate filing, 888 Holdings has confirmed that Aviad Kobrine has chosen to end his 15-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the LSE-listed online gambling group. Updating investors, 888 governance informs that Kobrine will continue to act as CFO until a replacement is found, helping company leadership through its transition period. Commenting on his upcoming departure, Kobrine said: …

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888 debuts ‘Too Much is Too Much’ social responsibility campaign

LSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has emphasised player moderation and the awareness of excessive gambling behaviours through the launch of its new social responsibility campaign – ‘Too Much is Too Much’. 888’s campaign will be initially launched within the UK running from 5-18 January 2020 across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and further digital channels. In its campaign notes, 888 details …

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UK recovery sees 888 confident of delivering on 2019 expectations

London-listed enterprise 888 Holdings is confident of delivering on its full-year 2019 earnings expectations after closing the year with revenues at an “all time high” for December trading. 888’s strong H2 performance was ‘underpinned by the continued success of the Group’s Orbit casino platform’ which was launched across a number of regulated markets. It also sustained improved revenues across its sport betting …

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888 defends Mattingley reappointment despite investor concerns

Online gambling group 888 Holdings has defended its decision to put non-executive chairman Brian Mattingley up for re election, citing Mattingley’s wealth of experience within the gambling industry as a key factor.  The decision follows on from a meeting with investors in which 21% voted against re-election of Mattingley at the company’s annual meeting in May. Mattingley’s re-election faced opposition …

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888 recovers UK traction following costly H1 2019 trading

London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc detailed strong ‘strategic progress’ on its corporate strategy and tech initiatives, as the company adjusts to new regulatory demands across multiple operating markets. Publishing its interim 2019 results (period ending 30 June), 888 recorded a group revenue increase of 2% to $277 million (H1 2018: US $273m) as the company underlined a ‘continued recovery of its …

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888 confirms Mark Summerfield as Audit Chair

London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has strengthened its governance advisory by confirming the appointment of Mark Summerfield as a new Non-Executive Director. An expert in the auditing and financial planning of large-scale enterprises, Summerfield is the former Partner and Global Head of Gaming for ‘big-4’ accountancy KPMG (2003-2017). During his executive tenure at KPMG, Summerfield further served as …

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SBC announces new inductees for Sports Betting Hall of Fame

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The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will add six new industry pioneers to its roster next month at the Betting on Sports conference. Former Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, Bet365 CEO Denise Coates, Boylesports Founder & CEO John Boyle, former 888 CEO John Anderson, and Playtech PBS CEO Armin Sageder will all be inducted into the Hall of …

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888 Holdings’ Guy Cohen on purchases, PASPA and poker

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Guy Cohen, SVP, Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, discuss his company’s BetBright deal, operating in the newly regulated US sports betting market, and making plans to restore poker to its former glory. SBC: You have been on an acquisition spree lately. Can you explain the philosophy behind this, particularly regarding your BetBright purchase? GC: Sport was the missing link …

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