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Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman

RPM Gaming, a supplier of bespoke gambling hardware and API solutions, has confirmed the appointment of Ian Hogg as new company Chairman. Bringing with him over 20 years’ betting and gaming experience, Hogg has served as a Director of Arena Leisure and Managing Director for horse racing network At The Races. He has also served as the COO of Sportech, …

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Penta Investments leads Betting on Football panel on investment opportunities within the betting industry

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Following a year of mass industry consolidation, high-level panelists at Betting on Football 2017 will be discussing whether sports betting is still an attractive proposition for investors. The ‘Managing Risk’ panel at Stamford Bridge on 3 May will feature Valhalla Investments Chairman Mark Blandford, GVC Holdings COO Shay Segev and Dreamworx Online Founder & Investor Christian Edler, alongside Marek Šmrha, …

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Burlywood Capital moves to acquire The Football Pools for £97 million

Updating the market this morning, the board of Sportech Plc has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell The Football Pools to Burlywood Capital (Burlywood) for a total cash consideration of £97.25 million on a debt free/cash free basis. Sportech’s board will forward Burlywood proposal to investors, stating that the offer represented ‘an attractive opportunity to realise the …

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Scott Longley – The Football Pools: Swimming Against the Tide!

Seeing its active player numbers dwindle to around the quarter of a million mark, Scott Longley examines whether ‘The Football Pools’ can be updated for modern consumers. One of the UK oldest betting brands and the subject of multiple acquisition rumours, what role does ‘The Pools’ have in today’s industry.  We are a long way away now from the days when football …

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Former Sportech director hopes to buy The Football Pools

A former director of Walton-based Sportech is hoping to buy the firm’s football pools arm in a deal that could be worth around £100m. As reported in the Liverpool Echo, Sportech’s former chief operating officer Ian Hogg is one of several potential bidders for the group’s subsidiary, known as The Football Pools. He was at Sportech for four years until he …

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Five start-ups selected to pitch at GiGse Launchpad

The five finalists have been unveiled for the highly anticipated GiGse Totally Gaming Start-Up LaunchPad competition, in partnership with GamCrowd. Leetcoin, Betzapp, Tapcentive, numberFire and L2W will take to the stage to pitch their concepts to GiGse attendees and an expert panel of judges who will test the candidates with a series of searching questions after their presentations. Leetcoin is …

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GamCrowd appoints Hogg as Chairman

Ian Hogg has today become chairman of GamCrowd.com, having recently left the board of global pools betting operator and supplier, Sportech Plc. Serial entrepreneur Hogg brings a wealth of expertise across online, TV, egaming, retail betting, poker,  and racing to London-based GamCrowd, the equity crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform that specialises in the gambling industry. Chris North, GamCrowd’s chief executive officer, said: “I …

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