Tag Archives: Flutter Entertainment

888 selects Vaughan Lewis as new Chief Strategy Officer

888 Holdings has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Vaughan Lewis will assume the newly-created position of Chief Strategy Officer. Due to join the company in early 2021, Lewis will leave his role at Flutter Entertainment where he held the position of transformation lead for the international business following its acquisition of The Stars Group in May 2020. …

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Peter Jackson: Gambling Act review should focus on forthcoming technology disruptions

The UK government’s upcoming review of the ‘2005 Gambling Act’ will be fundamental to ensuring that industry legislation keeps pace with technological advances according to Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter Entertainment. Jackson stated that a review was urgently needed to bring UK gambling into a ‘digital era’, in which reforms should focus on the wider use and impact of technology …

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OpenSports processes record Melbourne Cup betting numbers

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SG Digital processed a record-breaking number of bets for its OpenSports customers during yesterday’s Melbourne Cup, despite Australia’s most famous annual thoroughbred horse race taking place behind closed doors. OpenSports is the full package sportsbook solution for SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games, with wagers processed through the OpenBet betting engine. Compared with the 2019 event, there were …

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Kindred withdraws 32Red from Italian market

Kindred Group Plc has moved to consolidate its Italian market presence under its flagship Unibet sportsbook brand. The decision sees the Stockholm-listed operator retire its 32Red (32Red.it) subsidiary from the Italian market. 32Red had maintained an Italian sportsbook presence since 2012, prior to the firm’s £175 takeover by Kindred Plc in 2017, a strategic acquisition primarily undertaken to significantly boost …

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adjarabet strikes strategic deal to become betting partner of SBC Digital Summit CIS

Georgia’s largest betting operator adjarabet has signed a strategic partnership agreement with event organiser SBC that sees the Flutter Entertainment-owned business become the exclusive betting partner of the forthcoming SBC Digital Summit CIS.  The senior executive team of adjarabet will also play a key role in the virtual conference and expo on 4 – 5 November, with three of them …

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Listen: ‘FSB Meets…’ How Mark Blandford built up Sportingbet

Earlier this month, omnichannel sports betting platform provider FSB launched its brand new podcast series ‘FSB Meets…’ with sports betting veteran Mark Blandford as the inaugural guest. The new series will see FSB’s Head of Marketing Chris Graham speak to some of the industry’s most engaging people. As you can hear below, the series got off to a flyer with …

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Aspire completes ‘full service’ objectives as it finalises BtoBet acquisition   

Aspire Global has completed its acquisition of BtoBet in a transaction that sees Stockholm-listed technology group significantly amplify its igaming services and global commercial footprint.  Officially disclosed on 17 September, Aspire secured a formal agreement to acquire BtoBet’s sportsbook technologies and operating systems outright for a deal valued at €20 million. Deal terms have seen Aspire pay an upfront €15 million …

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Flutter renews legacy partnership with Scientific Games to lead critical enlargement  

Scientific Games has secured a further tier-1 operator commercial agreement after FTSE100 betting group Flutter Entertainment Plc renewed its technology partnership for a further five years.  Ahead of undertaking key merger integration projects, including Sky Bet and PokerStars, Flutter confirmed that it will maintain all Scientific Games ‘OpenSports’ technology provisions. The five-year renewal comes on the back of Flutter’s US …

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Tom Watson joins Flutter as CSR advisor

Flutter Entertainment has confirmed the appointment of former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson as its new corporate advisor on safer gambling and further corporate social responsibility directives. Watson, who resigned from the Labour Party last November ahead of the UK’s Snap Election following a public fallout with former party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is recognised as a leading reformist of …

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Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect

Tabcorp Holdings will write down its wagering and media business by at least AUD $1 billion (€605m) as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns and ‘the possible acceleration of retail contraction’. The company made its statement in a filing to the ASX Exchange, in which it revealed that it had undertaken a ‘review of assets’ in which it expects to incur …

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