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RakeTech executes M&A growth strategy acquiring BetXpert & Turtle Gaming

Industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition specialist RakeTech Group (RakeTech) has confirmed that its undertaken two corporate acquisitions, purchasing sports betting platform provider BetXpert and affiliate network Turtle Gaming. Confirming its ‘undisclosed sum’ purchases, RakeTech management detailed that it had acquired BetXpert for its ‘high-quality’ sports content, online betting competencies and live score/data capabilities. The acquisition of Turtle Gaming, sees …

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Industry First…Playtech launches cross-border Veikkaus-win2day poker network

Declaring an ‘igaming industry first’, FTSE-listed gambling technology and platform supplier Playtech Plc has confirmed the launch of a ‘cross-border’ poker network in partnership with state-owned operators Veikkaus (Finland) and win2day (Austria). Launching the co-shared network which is powered by iPoker software, Playtech details that this is first time ‘two regulated entities have joined forces to share cross-border poker liquidity …

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Ninja Casino enters Scandinavian market with full multi-media campaign

iGaming group Global Gaming has announced that it will launch a new multi-media campaign for flagship brand Ninja Casino (www.ninjacasino.com), with coverage to be displayed on TV, radio, display and digital video verticals. The new casino brand will initially target the highly saturated markets of Sweden and Finland, promoting Ninja Casino’s vast array of slot games and ease of play …

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Unified Veikkaus ready for €3.5 billion Finnish gambling market

The governance of Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus OY has stated that it has completed its unification of gambling enterprises under the Veikkaus brand, which will seek to bring a greater market proposition to Finland’s betting/gaming consumers. Last June the Finnish Finance Ministry announced that the state-owned gambling enterprises of Ray (slots & games) Fintoto (racing) and Veikkaus (betting) would be …

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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 …

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Playtech launches cross-border network with RAY and win2day

RAY - Copyright: freestocker / 123RF Stock Photo

Finnish company RAY and Austria-based win2day have agreed an ‘industry-first’ deal to share cross-border poker liquidity on the Playtech network. The two companies will launch a joint network which pools their Finnish and Austrian player bases, with customers of each brand able to access Playtech’s omni-channel poker products. Playtech said the deal, which was made possible by the recent approval …

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Cherry eyes Nordic takeover with full buyout of ComeOn shares

The governance of Cherry Gaming AB has confirmed that it has executed its right to acquire the remaining 51% of shares in European igaming operator ComeOn Malta (ComeOn). Last July, Cherry had acquired 49% of equity in ComeOn for a shares + cash combination valued at €80 million. Moving to buy ComeOn outright, Cherry governance detailed this morning that it …

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Olli Sarekoski takes leadership of merged Veikkaus enterprise

Finland’s Economic Committee has announced the appointment of Olli Sarekoski as new Chief Executive of state-owned gambling enterprise Veikkaus. This month the committee had informed that state-owned gambling assets RAY, Fintoto and Veikkaus would operate under the principal brand of ‘Veikkaus’, following 2015s decision to merge all enterprises under a single entity. Promoted to CEO of Veikkaus, Sarekoski has held numerous executive positions …

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Finland unifies gambling assets under Veikkaus brand

Finland’s state-owned gambling operators; RAY, Fintoto and Veikkaus are set to operate under the unifying brand of ‘Veikkaus’ (English translation: betting). The decision taken by Finland’s Committee on Economic Policy follows 2015’s decision to merge the Country’s gambling assets forming a single entity. Seeking  to create a more effective national enterprise with better consumer services, which will help reduce social harms …

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Colossus Bets prepares for winner of £10,000,000 Euro 2016 Pool

Colossus Bets has announced that the predictable results of Euro 2016 have resulted in the winning of two ‘Millionaire’ correct score Pick 6 pools. The company has also confirmed that they could have a first ever winner of the ‘The Colossus’ by tonight, the headline pool worth £10,000,000. Poland’s 1-0 defeat of Northern Ireland on Sunday night was the final …

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