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IGT extends agreement with OPTIMA for award winning platform

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Major gaming distributor IGT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Optima Group for the licensing, support, and development of IGT’s sports betting platform in all international regions outside of Italy, the United States, and Canada. As part of the agreement, signed on 15 December, IGT is licensing its Sports Betting platform to Optima, enabling it to provide …

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Isle of Man appoints Tony Ure as e-Gaming lead

Updating the market, the Isle of Man Government has confirmed the appointment of Tony Ure as its new Head of e-Gaming. A former IGT Group & GTech executive, Ure takes on the leadership of the Isle of Man’s digital gaming division, promoting the self-governing jurisdiction’s commercial and operational services for industry stakeholders. A seasoned gambling operations veteran, Ure has consulted …

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Scientific Games appoints Leigh Nissim as B2B interactive lead

Nasdaq-listed industry technology provider Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Leigh Nissim as its new Managing Director of its B2B Interactive division. Nissim joins SGC, having most recently served as CEO of London AIM-listed mobile games and platform provider Nektan Plc. An industry veteran, Nissim has extensive B2B commercial development background having served in leadership positions for …

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OPTIMA system helps independents compete on high street

Independent bookmakers in the UK have been praising the Spanish company OPTIMA for giving them the tools to compete with high street corporate bookmakers and backing up the product with high end customer service. OPTIMA has built a strong UK and international presence by supplying and maintaining one of the most advanced and independent electronic point of sale (EPOS) products on the …

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IGT confident on 2016 targets following ‘solid’ Q2 corporate performance

Growth in its North American and Italian gambling divisions have helped New York-listed gambling and lottery technology provider IGT post a 48% increase in operating revenues of $171 million for Q2 2016 (Q2 2015: $116 million). IGT governance were pleased to close another ‘solid’ quarter, reporting that the company had sustained its global revenues at $1.28 billion for the period. …

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Michael Probert joins iSoftBet as business development lead

Bolstering its commercial development arm, igaming and mobile games content developer iSoftBet has confirmed the appointment of Michael Probert as its new Head of Business Development. A sixteen-year online gambling veteran Probert joins iSoftBet, leading the developer’s commercial propositions and new market strategies. Probert has prior international commerce and project management experience having worked in senior management roles for gambling …

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Atul Bali helps start-up GameRail’s growth strategy as Chairman of the Board

Start-up GameRail a free to play social instant games specialist has strengthened its governance and leadership advisory by announcing Atul Bali as Chairman of the Board. Founded by Kansas games developer and marketing studio Shoutz Inc, GameRail appoints Bali an industry veteran with over twenty years in governance and leadership positions to advise the company on its initial growth stage …

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Jacob Curciel – Optima – Giving the bookmaker full control #bofcon

Jacob Curciel is the CEO of OPTIMA, Platinum Sponsors of Betting on Football Conference (BOFCON). Here he explains what sets his firm apart from other suppliers in the space: SBC: You scored a goal in 2014 when you secured the rights to the MarginMaker product from GTECH. How important has that been to your business? JC: It was simply a …

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MARCA re-launches sports betting product ‘MARCAapuestas.es’ with Playtech

MARCA, Spain’s most popular sports media brand has announced the re-launch of betting portal ‘MARCAapuestas.es’ in partnership with Playtech. The multi-year partnership sees Playtech services manage MARCA’s sports betting and igaming provisions on all digital platforms (desktop and mobile), with the Spanish media owner migrating its existing player base from the GTECH platform to Playtech solutions. Furthermore, Playtech management informed …

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IGT Group optimistic of 2016 outlook following year of synergy creations

New York-listed gambling and lottery technology supplier, IGT Group closed its full-year 2015 results (period ending 31 December) reporting adjusted revenues of $5.5 billion down 4% on 2014’s (pro-forma) revenues of $5.7 billion.   Declaring its first full-year performance as IGT Group (the combined enterprise of GTECH and IGT), the company would declare adjusted EBITDA earnings of $1.8 billion, down …

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