Tag Archives: Mark Blandford

Nomination deadline draws near for expanded SBC Awards

Nomination - SBC Awards

Nominations have been flying in for this year’s SBC Awards, sponsored by OPTIMA, which takes place on Tuesday 5 December at the stunning Artillery Garden in central London. The fourth edition of this event, designed to recognise excellence across the sports betting industry, will be centred around the presentation of 11 Operator/Affiliate awards and 17 Supplier awards. The process of …

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

Penta Investments

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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Betting on Football 2017 covers the globe with football betting market updates

Betting on Football

Betting on Football 2017 will underline its international credentials by delivering an extensive update on football betting markets across the globe, from an increasingly digitalised Africa, to a newly regulated Italy and the potential for legalised sports betting in Donald Trump’s North America. With less than three months to go until the fourth incarnation of the event at Stamford Bridge …

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SBC launches Hall of Fame to recognise individual achievements

Sports Betting Community is proud to announce the launch of the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, a new initiative created to recognise outstanding individual achievements within the sports betting industry. At next week’s SBC Awards 2016 on 7 December, SBC will recognise three members of the sports betting community who have made a real difference to the sector over the …

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No Deal! Sportech calls off sale of The Football Pools to Burlywood Capital

Updating the market this morning, Sportech Plc has informed that its ‘The Football Pools’ division will not be sold to industry private equity firm Burlywood Capital. Last September, a sale of the Football Pools was announced with Burlywood governance agreeing to pay Sportech a total cash consideration of £97 million for its asset. Issuing a corporate update, Sportech’s CEO Ian …

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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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Storm Gaming gains funding round from Intrinsic Equity

Independent digital retail gaming content supplier Storm Gaming Technology (Storm Gaming), has confirmed that it has received venture financing from Birmingham-based investment firm Intrinsic Equity. Storm Gaming management declared that the funding would be used to develop the firm’s current gaming portfolio. To date Telford-based Storm Gaming services circa 5,000 games installed in pubs, bars, clubs and arcades within the …

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Blast Off! EIG 2015 announces Start-Up LaunchPad

The starting gun has been fired on the race to become the 2015 EiG Start-Up LaunchPad winner after Clarion Events, in partnership with GamCrowd, announced that submissions are now being accepted for this year’s competition in Berlin, Germany. Organisers are expecting the hugely popular LaunchPad, which last year attracted a record number of more than 30 entries, to generate plenty …

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Fresh 8 wins strongest ever EIG Start-Up EIG LaunchPad

Digital advertising company Fresh 8 was crowned the winner of the EiG 2014 Start-Up LaunchPad at Arena Berlin today (Thursday) after what the judges called the “strongest set of presentations” in the history of the competition. Fresh 8 secured 36% of the audience vote, followed by Discount IF (28%), Lucky VR (18%), Asylum Labs (10%) and Betify (8%). DLA Piper …

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