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From 1994 to 2021: Reflecting on Fonbet’s major milestones

Fonbet

Since it was founded in 1994, Fonbet has grown from a company of three people to one of the largest players in the Russian betting market; gone are the days when it was using handwritten odds faxed in from Las Vegas as the main source of pre-match markets. Nearly 27 years on, Fonbet director general Alexander Paramonov helped us to …

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SBC launches Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show with Feldman interview

SBC has launched a new video podcast featuring Entain Plc’s Senior Vice President for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka as he looks closely at the way the industry is approaching player protection and social responsibility.  Martin Lycka’s ‘Safe Bet Show‘ will see leading figures from the gambling industry placed in the hot seat as Lycka quizzes them …

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European gambling companies looking for opportunities in the US

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It is fair to say that the move which saw US states begin to legalise gambling within their boundaries is the biggest move the industry has seen for many years, writes Bettor Media‘s Jack Holmes. Everyone is looking to take a slice of the pie, and when you think how many people live in the US, how many sports fans …

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Wiraya and A GAME ABOVE: Partnering to produce full lifecycle potential

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Just yesterday, customer activation software provider Wiraya announced a long-term partnership with customer experience marketing agency A GAME ABOVE.  Writing exclusively for SBC News, the CEOs of both businesses discuss the journey to making customers believe in their offering across all stages of the lifecycle, and how they plan to promote the value benefits for consumers, client brands and product …

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Scientific Games leadership commits to salary cut to navigate COVID-19 headwinds

Barry Cottle, President and Group CEO of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has this morning issued a personal statement on the firm’s contingency planning and workforce actions to counter global COVID-19 impacts. Cottle has confirmed that SGC will implement a series of cost-savings measures seeking to secure long-term company jobs as it reduces workforce hours.  Drastic actions have seen the firm’s …

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BetConstruct offers support to land-based casinos amid COVID-19 pandemic

BetConstruct

BetConstruct has stepped in to support land-based casinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic by live streaming casino games played in-venue on a dedicated online platform. This is part of the igaming software provider’s offer to help land-based casinos utilise physical resources by extending to the digital medium. The solution, said BetConstruct, provides answers to some of the problems facing land-based casinos …

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MGM seeks new Chairman as Jim Murren ends leadership tenure

MGM Resorts International has revealed its transition plan following the news of chairman and CEO Jim Murren’s decision to step down before his contract expiration.  The search process is set to be run by a committee of independent directors formed by the board alongside a ‘nationally recognised’ executive search firm. In a statement issued, Murren expressed his gratitude to MGM …

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William Hill US expands Vegas profile by acquiring CG Technology sportsbooks

Further to publishing its Q3 trading statement this morning, FTSE bookmaker William Hill confirms that its ‘US division’ will expand its Las Vegas footprint by acquiring the sportsbook assets of CG Technology. CG Technology has operated Nevada-based sportsbooks since 2009, establishing six luxury wagering premises in The Venetian, The Palazzo, The Cosmopolitan, Palms Resort, the Tropicana and Silverton Casino. Furthermore, …

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Morten Andersen, Better Collective: Why iGaming businesses must do their homework to succeed in the US

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Morten Andersen, the all-time leader for number of games played in the National Football League (NFL), will be joining the Better Collective team in his role of Brand Ambassador at next week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. For the latest in the popular Better Collective Spotlight series, Andersen outlined his contribution to the company’s US mission, as well …

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US ‘gambling modernisation’ sees AGA restructure leadership team

Leading US gambling trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has confirmed the promotion of three members of its senior staff, as AGA governance seeks to reflect an ‘enhanced focus on industry modernization, communications and advocacy’. The AGA confirms the promotion of Dan Bretl as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations, leading AGA’s strategic partnerships and business development disciplines. …

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