Tag Archives: france

BetConstruct integrates Live Horse Racing through PMU deal

BetConstruct has secured an international agreement with PMU – the leading horse race betting organisation in France. PMU maintains and modernises hundreds of racetracks, as well as organising thousands of annual races eligible for betting. The agreement gives BetConstruct the opportunity to stream and provide betting markets for French horse racing. Philippe Thebault, PMU Area Manager, commented: “PMU is very happy …

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“You might as well shout at the moon” – Hammond set to issue RGD hike

Next Week (Monday 29 October) will see all the debate come to an end as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers the UK Budget 2018, with industry expectations firmly set to see a significant remote gaming duty (RGD) increase. Representing the third online gambling tax constraint imposed by the government since 2014, following point-of-consumption (POC-2014) and Industry Free-Play taxes (2016), 20 and …

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Betclic secures tough Polish sports betting licence

French online gambling group Betclic Everest has been granted the right to service the Polish online sports betting market by the nation’s Ministry of Finance. On 26 September, the Polish government updated its list of approved sports betting concessions, which are allowed to operate within its regulated market. Betclic Everest has secured a Polish sports betting licence, under the domain …

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PMU appoints ‘transformation expert’ Emmanuelle Malecaze-Doublet as new CFO

French racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) continues its ongoing executive management restructure confirming the appointment of Emmanuelle Malecaze-Doublet as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Malecaze-Doublet joins PMU leadership from US management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, where she served as Associate Partner for French apparel and consumer goods industries. Working alongside new PMU Chief Executive Cyril Linette, Malecaze-Doublet will lead the PMU’s new …

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All-in Translations: One Flew Over the Football’s Nest

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They are known for localizing online casino content. Now they’re pleading football mania. All-in Translations CEO Roy Pedersen sums up 1,000 days at the football and betting crossroads to highlight the lessons learned. When I launched All-in Translations in Malta back in 2008, the company’s mission was to solve a very obvious problem: many of the people doing language localization …

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French Court charges PMU of anti-competitive practices during 2010 separation

The Paris High Court of Appeals has upheld an original verdict against state-owned racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) with regards to ‘abusing its position of influence by enacting anti-competitive business practices’. PMU governance had challenged a February 2018 ruling by France’s Commercial Tribunal against the betting firm, which had deemed its horseracing operations between 2010-2015 as restrictive to licensed …

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PMU appoints Antoine Levan to lead rebrand

French state-owned racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has announced the appointment of Antoine Levan as new Marketing Director. Levan joins PMU leadership, from French household appliances manufacturer Conforama where he held the position of Director of Marketing & Communications (2016-2018). Furthermore, Levan serves on the Board of Directors for French media/advertising trade body ‘Le Club des Annonceurs’.   Confirming the appointment …

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Winning Post – Deals continue to be secured in the US market

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: post PASPA positioning – first mover advantage? It has been a very busy week of deal-making, launches and planning in the US, as well as the Q2 reporting season. The biggest …

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Russia 2018 breaks Italian wagering records despite no Azzurri representation

Italy’s Agency of Customs & Monopolies, the regulatory body for commercial industries’ has detailed that Italian consumers wagered approximately €466 million during World Cup Russia 2018. The wagering figure represents a new Italian sector record for a sporting event, despite Italy having no Azzurri representation at the tournament. The agency’s data goes against the pessimistic forecasts of a number of …

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Winning Post – The changing face of sports broadcasting

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Global: sports rights – hi ho silva lining? MP & Silva has reportedly missed key payments to various rights holders (including EPL) and is in financial difficulties. MP & Silva (only fourteen years old) was once seen as one of the most successful sports rights management agencies and its potential fall signals something much bigger than corporate mismanagement. Significantly, one …

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