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Commercial restructure sees Playtech BGT promote John Pettit to CCO

Playtech BGT Sports, the sportsbook software and technology development division of FTSE100 Playtech Plc, has moved to restructure its commercial leadership, confirming the promotion of John Pettit to the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Pettit has formerly served as Managing Director of Playtech BGT for UK, Ireland and Australia since 2015, securing the division a number of new client wins …

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Paddy Power upgrades 2019 terminal provisions with Playtech BGT

Updating the market, FTSE250 technology group Playtech Plc informs that its sports betting division Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has extended its retail services agreement with Paddy Power expanding the bookmaker’s self-service terminal capabilities. New provisions for Paddy Power will include PBS new Tap2Bet functionality, which will allow customers to place bets directly onto the terminals with their debit cards. PBS …

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PBS boosts in-store engagement through Build-A-Bet component

Playtech’s sports betting technology subsidiary Playtech BGT Sports has enhanced its in-store player engagement capacities by launching a new Build-A-Bet component within its BetTracker app. Launched in 2017, the BetTracker app allows client retail customers to place bets on SSBTs, whilst tracking their progress on mobile devices away from the shop. An industry first, the BetTracker app would bring new cash-out betting …

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Better Care… Playtech BGT appoints Gamestec as lead UK maintenance partner

Playtech Plc sports betting subsidiary Playtech BGT Sports has confirmed that Gamestec Playnation Group (Novomatic UK) will act as lead maintenance contractor for its UK betting terminal provisions. Updating stakeholders, Playtech BGT  confirms that Gamestec will now serve its entire UK 14,500 betting terminals portfolio, becoming its primary maintenance partner. The partnership will see Playtech BGT partners secure further operational support …

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Playtech BGT Sports revels in record-breaking World Cup

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has a announced a record breaking World Cup, with its self service betting terminals (SSBTs) continuing to drive growth and increase revenues across the retail space. Introducing a variety of new products and features, including enhanced goals scorer options and cash-out tool and a more streamlined in-play user experience, a greater share of overall in-shop turnover …

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Betfred calls for Playtech BGT terminal expansion

Betfred is set to expand its in-store engagement capacity, commissioning Playtech BGT Sports to install a further 250 widescreen terminals across its UK estates. The expanded agreement sees Playtech BGT service more than 3,000 terminals across Betfred’s 1,700 retail betting shops. In its market update, Betfred retail management stated that further Playtech BGT terminal provisions were needed to satisfy the …

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Playtech BGT launches ‘bet-request’ for retail environments with new MatchAcca product

Playtech BGT has unveiled its new MatchAcca product, which will be available for clients across its self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) during World Cup Russia 2018. The MatchAcca product, gives bookmakers the option to back related markets by combining several bet-selections into a single match betslip. Playtech BGT details that MatchAcca is ‘the first-of-a-kind product’ for the retail sector. ‘An example …

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Scott Longley: Beyond the review, optimism for UK betting shops

Is the betting sector being too pessimistic about the long-term future prospects of retail betting? Should stakeholders welcome the disruption as a chance to reinvent retail betting’s overall proposition? Scott Longley gets the lowdown for SBC. The perils for land-based gambling enterprises in the UK were all too evident in the profit warning issued by bingo-to-casino operator Rank in early …

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Variety of cash-out improvements disclosed by PBS

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has unveiled a multitude of retail cash-out improvements, designed to heighten a punters retail wagering experience, while bringing the high street in-line with its online counterparts. Detailed the improvements, PBS states that its cash-out option is to stay open for longer on matches with strong favourites, therefore heightening the tools availability in multiples bets. Players would …

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John Pettit – PBS – Configuration on a minute-by-minute, terminal by terminal level

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Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) was showcasing its latest product range at the recent ICE London exhibition. We dropped by the busy stand to speak to John Pettit, PBS Managing Director in UK, Ireland, Asia and Australia, about improvements made to the company’s SSBT offering, new displays for its ‘OTC’ coupons and further planned developments ahead of this summer’s World Cup. …

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