Tag Archives: Keith O’Loughlin

Gopher withdraws from Playtech bidding war

Gopher Investments has withdrawn from its pursuit to acquire Playtech Plc, confirming that it will propose no counteroffer to investors of the FTSE250 gambling technology group. The Hong Kong investment vehicle that maintains a 5% shareholding in Playtech, had previously stated its intent to table a counteroffer against the £2.7 billion deal put forward by ASX games manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure. …

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Playtech confirms JKO approach as bidding war looms against Aristocrat takeover

The board of Playtech Plc has moved to confirm media speculation that it has been approached by a third suitor seeking to acquire the FTSE250 gambling technology group. This morning, Playtech governance confirmed that on 5 November, a ‘preliminary approach’ was made by JKO Play Limited, a consortium led by former F-1 team owner Eddie Jordan and Scientific Games executive …

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Scientific Games to redefine the sports betting experience with SportCast

Scientific Games has acquired sports betting innovation studio SportCast to strengthen SG Digital’s sportsbook technology unit. Operating since 2013, SportCast is recognised as a leading developer of customised betting components and market solutions for sportsbook operators.  The London-based studio is credited as the original developer of the BetBuilder product – a transformative innovation that allowed online sportsbook players to build …

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Scientific Games’ OpenSports finds more success at Grand National

Scientific Games has broken its records again in 2021, this time at the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, building on the success of its OpenSports platform at the Cheltenham Festival. The Nasdaq registered firm reported over 50 million bets placed through OpenSports, utilised by a range of online and retail operators, with over 19 million bets placed on …

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Scientific Games reports ‘record breaking’ volume of Cheltenham bets

Scientific Games processed a ‘record volume of bets’ throughout last week’s Cheltenham Festival, reporting a ‘huge uplift’ of 53% on its OpenSports platform. The OpenSports solution is used by a number of leading sports betting operators including William Hill, Entain’s Ladbrokes and Coral brands and Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power and Betfair companies. In addition to the 53% increase in betting …

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AretoNet joins Scientific Games’ OpenArena

AretoNet joins Scientific Games’ OpenArena

AretoNet has become the latest company to make its service available via Scientific Games’ OpenArena, formerly OpenMarket. Through this new partnership, SG’s partners will gain access to AretoNet’s full suite of real-time data analytics, business intelligence, segmentation and marketing automation features. “AretoNet’s easy to use, advanced toolset combined with its cost-effective pricing, were all key elements in bringing them into …

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Scientific Games appoints Glen Saville as global trading lead

Scientific Games has appointed Glen Saville as its new Senior Director, Global Trading, taking over from Benjie Cherniak. Based in Las Vegas, he will be responsible for growing Scientific Games’ global trading business overseeing Don Best Sports and SG’s European operations to offer a seamless, industry-leading service. With a wealth of operator experience within the global sports betting industry, Saville’s arrival adds strength to the …

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OtherLevels enters the OpenArena with Scientific Games

Scientific Games has expanded the capacity of its sports betting aggregation platform OpenArena (formerly OpenMarket) by providing its partners with access to OtherLevels’ customer engagement solution. Launched in 2020, OpenArena is a ‘one-stop marketplace’ providing access to products from Scientific Games and its portfolio of partners, including those focused on sports betting intelligence, as well as data feeds and trading …

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SG offers Highlight Games content via OpenArena

SG offers Highlight Games content via OpenArena

Scientific Games (SG) has agreed to distribute video virtual sports and instant win products from Highlight Games via its OpenArena platform. Through the agreement, games including NBA Last 60, NBA Winning Hoops, IIHF World Championships Ice Hockey as well as English, Italian variants of Highlight Games’ Soccerbet product will be made available to SG’s network of clients. “Scientific Games prides …

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Genius secures official data and trading coverage on OpenSports platform

Scientific Games (SG) and Genius Sports have significantly expanded their existing sportsbook services agreement, allowing Betgenius’ live data and trading solutions to be made fully available across SG’s ‘OpenSports’ platform.  The new partnership arrangement will see all OpenSports customers directly serviced with Genius’ in-game content and officially sourced sports data (excluding US pro-leagues), allowing SG clients to secure and optimise …

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