Tag Archives: Entain

Jette Nygaard-Andersen leads pack to become Entain CEO 

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

The board of Entain Plc are reported to be in ‘advanced discussions’ to appoint Danish executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen as new chief executive of the FTSE100 betting group.   Sky News reports that Nygaard-Andersen, the former EMEA Chief Executive of Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group, leads the pack to replace Shay Segev who announced his resignation last week, joining global OTT …

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GeoComply deepens social responsibility commitments with Conscious Gaming donation

SBC News GeoComply deepens social responsibility commitments with Conscious Gaming donation

Geolocation and compliance technology provider GeoComply has made a $200,000 donation to nonprofit group Conscious Gaming. The donation will be used by Conscious Gaming to further develop its PlayPause national self exclusion tool, which has already been adopted by Entain, BetMGM and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. “The interest and momentum for PlayPause from operators and regulators since the launch has …

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Entain seeks new CEO as Segev departs to DAZN

SBC News Entain seeks new CEO as Segev departs to DAZN

Entain CEO Shay Segev has resigned as Group CEO of the FTSE100 online gambling group to join DAZN as ‘joint-chief executive’ of the global sports OTT platform. “Shay has a notice period of six months and will remain in his current role for that period or until a successor is in place,” read Entain’s statement. “The Board, having considered succession issues …

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Martin Lycka: The Empire State asks ‘How About Sports Betting?’

SBC News Martin Lycka: The Empire State asks ‘How About Sports Betting?’

Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka checks his playbook as New York State drives for the mobile betting end zone.  “How about sports betting?”; could these four simple words uttered by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a December press conference be an auspicious sign of things to come as regards regulation of mobile sports betting in the Empire State?  Some would argue …

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Entain says £8bn MGM Resorts offer ‘significantly undervalues’ company but asks for more information

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Responding to press speculation, the Board of Entain has confirmed that it has received proposals from its US partner MGM Resorts International (MGMRI) concerning a possible offer for the company, but has quickly poured cold water on any deal being agreed in the short-term. Reports emerged in the Wall Street Journal yesterday that MGM had made a fresh approach for …

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MGM Resorts makes moves to acquire Entain Group

BetMGM - MGM and Entain joint venture

US casino giant MGM Resorts is attempting to acquire the Entain Group, the new name for the recently rebranded GVC Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Entain operates several global gaming brands, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Bwin, PartyPoker , SportingBet, Gala Bingo, Eurobet and Betboo, but is already a partner with MGM in the burgeoning US sports betting and gaming …

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November to December 2020 in Review: Frantic conclusion sees betting prepared for another year under the spotlight

SBC News November to December 2020 in Review: Frantic conclusion sees betting prepared for another year under the spotlight

Betting leadership was provided no time to reflect on the events of an unpredictable year, as November and December developments placed the industry’s future on the line… SBC – Betting shakes off its seasonal slumber as UK government triggers long-awaited gambling review…   Betting faces an uncertain end of year close, as country-by-country European governments reviewed their national lockdown policies seeking …

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Entain joins up with Verizon Media for VR integration

VR

Entain, formerly known as GVC Holdings, has signed a ‘global innovation alliance’ with Verizon Media which will deliver new virtual reality (VR) experiences for live sports viewing. The gambling operator will work alongside Verizon Media to ‘combine live sports viewing with interactive layers of sports data and gaming’, allowing bettors to ‘participate in sports events, check data, socialise with friends, …

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Ladbrokes and Coral up in-store digital engagement with Racing Post BSDs

Racing Post BSD

Ladbrokes and Coral have agreed to install the new interactive Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display (BSD) in eight of their stores across the UK and Ireland. The decision, which Ladbrokes and Coral hope will help create ‘the betting shop of the future’, comes after the operators shift away from print newspapers in store, replacing form sheets with digital displays. …

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