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Xtremepush secures $33m cash injection to drive expansion plans

Xtremepush

Xtremepush, the Irish-owned multi-channel customer engagement platform, will press on with its expansion plans in overseas markets after raising $33 million in growth capital. Xtremepush enables its global client base to drive revenue and enhance customer experiences through personalised, data-driven communications across all digital channels. The Dublin-headquartered SaaS company will double its workforce to 140 people in Ireland and overseas …

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FSB revamps BetXS Ireland SSBT experience

FSB Tech has signed an agreement to revamp the self-service betting terminal (SSBT) capacity of BetXS – one of Ireland’s remaining independent bookmakers operating betting shops in County Dublin and Meath. The agreement will see FSB deploy its SSBT systems to modernise BetXS in-store environment to optimise engagement with modern sports customers. FSB upgrades will provide BetXS with a customised …

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Gambling.com recruits Johannes Bergh as strategic lead

Gambling.com Group has strengthened its executive leadership team by appointing Johannes Bergh as new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to maintain growth momentum across multiple international markets.  A seasoned digital growth strategist, Bergh has joined the affiliate marketing publisher’s leadership team from industry rival Catena Media Plc, where he served as Chief Operations Officer (2017-2020).  During his executive tenure at Catena, …

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DraftKings opens Dublin hub seeking closer wagering controls

Leading US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has moved to expand its operational capacity, opening a Dublin-based hub that will house a reported 30 software engineers. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Travis Dunn confirmed to the Irish Times that the Dublin Office would support DraftKings wagering expansion, working closer with its European vendors and helping the US outfit recruit top …

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UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin. Governing …

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BetBright orders ‘best behaviour’ from ConversionBet

BetBright has announced that it will boost its online casino personalisation and behavioural learning capabilities by integrating ConversionBet software within its proprietary platform. Partnering with Middlesbrough-based ConversionBet, BetBright seeks to better understand its customer journeys, selections and engagements taking place across its casino inventory. Customised for online gambling incumbents, ConversionBet software is developed on the ethos that ‘every click represents …

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Irish Dáil to review IBA backed betting tax proposals

The Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) is set to review a proposal to replace the Treasury approved ‘doubling of betting turnover duty’ – inbound for January 2019. Independent Kerry province TD Michael Healy-Rae has proposed a number of alternative amendments to the Finance Bill which are set to be debated later this week. The amendments, which are backed by the Irish …

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IGT restructures debt capacity with new $750 million secured note

New York-listed industry technology group International Game Technology (IGT Group) has moved to restructure its corporate debt structure, confirming that it has successfully placed a $750 million senior secured debt note due for 2027. The transaction sees IGT governance upsize its original debt note of $500 million, previously announced at the start of the week. Updating investors, IGT governance will …

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SportCaller appoints ‘tech & engagement pro’ Andy Clerkson as first Chairman

SportCaller developer of betting-centric games and audience engagement functions has confirmed the appointment of Andy Clerkson as its first ever corporate Chairman. An industry veteran in technology development and product strategy, Clerkson is the former founder of Grande Parade, a gambling-specific technology studio acquired by William Hill in 2018 for £14 million. With a career spanning over 30-years in technology, …

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