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SBC Leaders latest issue goes live with new dedicated Canada section

The latest issue of SBC Leaders Magazine, number 20, is published this week with a brand new addition to the editorial format. In keeping with the magazine’s remit to pursue news and developments in new markets, it now includes a dedicated Canada section. Kicking off proceedings is an interview with Shelley White who shares her journey into the betting industry …

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Ontario Commission clarifies strict advertising rules on player bonuses & inducements  

The province of Ontario’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission (OAGC) has updated its guidance for marketing standards related to its online gambling regime that launched on 4 April.  The Commission seeks to clarify rules and standards related to the marketing of ‘inducements, bonuses and credits’ by third parties such as affiliates and media partners that promote Ontario licensed operators. Ontario laws …

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Better Collective acquires Canada Sports Betting to tighten North American grip

Better Collective AB has acquired Canada Sports Betting (CSB), completing a strategic transaction that will guarantee its publishing network presence within the province of Ontario’s online gambling marketplace that is set to launch on 4 April  Updating investors, Better Collective revealed that it had acquired all CSB related assets for a maximum purchase price of €21.4 million – of which …

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Kambi guarantees Day-1 presence for Ontario partners 

Kambi Group Plc has communicated to its North American sportsbook partners that it has secured its ‘day-1 presence’ for the launch of Ontario’s online gambling regime on 4 April  The Stockholm-listed sportsbook technology supplier has obtained its trusted supplier accreditation by provincial regulator the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The approval will allow Kambi to supply its sportsbook …

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888 expands North American vision securing Ontario greenlight 

888 Holdings has significantly bolstered its North American growth prospects, confirming this morning that it is amongst the first foreign operators to secure an Ontario province licence.  Updating investors, the FTSE250 online gambling group confirmed that its B2C online gambling platform had been awarded an igaming licence by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Ontario’s online gambling market …

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Kambi clears Q4 peak comparatives to deliver 93% FY profit growth 

Kambi Group Plc has praised its diverse market make-up for  helping the sportsbook systems provider maintain year-on-year growth, irrespective of pandemic circumstances impacting its commercial pipeline.  Publishing its Q4 trading update, Kambi registered corporate revenues of €35 million, down 26% on corresponding 2020 results of €47 million. Q4 trading was matched against record-breaking 2020 comparatives for sportsbook clients. Performance was …

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Entain makes $300m Canada play acquiring Mohawk bookmaker Sports Interaction

Entain Plc has this afternoon confirmed that it has acquired leading Canadian sportsbook brand Sports Interaction by striking a  CAD300 million (£175m) deal to acquire operator Avid Gaming.  The FTSE100 gambling group brokered a deal with Middlebrook Investments Limited, the owner of Avid Gaming, whose Sports Interaction brand is licensed, to exclusively provide online gambling services for the Mohawk Council …

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Sarah Hitchcock: Successful OLG link-up shows the way for Bede

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“The focus is on finding more operators with OLG’s way of thinking, that is those who put digital innovation at the heart of their growth strategy,” said Bede Gaming’s Sarah Hitchcock, as she reflected on four years of working with the government agency to build compelling digital products for the people of Ontario. On a more general level, we discussed …

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CGA expands board with four new appointments

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors during its annual general meeting last week. They comprise Scott Burton, CEO, FansUnite Entertainment Inc; Neil Erlick, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Nuvei; Jeffrey Haas, SVP, International Strategy, DraftKings Inc; and Chuck Keeling, EVP, Stakeholder Relations and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. Burton oversees the overall business vision and framework, global …

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