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XLMedia streamlines executive team in strategy overhaul

Affiliate marketing publisher XLMedia has moved to restructure its executive leadership team in support of the company’s ongoing transformation programme. XLMedia has identified a number of functions and roles which it believes ‘could be streamlined’. It comes as the company looks to ‘leverage both automation and outsourcing, whilst also gravitating towards increased editorial’. Sarah Clark, who joined XLMedia as the …

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Sportradar seeks interactive content edge with Arkadium visualisations

Leading sports data, insights and content supplier Sportradar has teamed-up with New York-based visualisation studio Arkadium, seeking to develop new immersive and interactive capacities for its sports output. Entering 2019, Sportradar will work with Arkadium on developing new viewer/audience experiences and engagements, focusing on driving interaction with its content from multiple sanctioned sources. In its update, Sportradar details that it …

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CashBet appoints new president to spearhead development of crypto offering

Igaming platform provider CashBet has moved to bolster its senior team by installing advisory board member Ed Brennan as company president. Brennan will lead CashBet in the next period of its development, following one of the world’s largest casino gaming ICOs, with the goal of establishing it as the leading blockchain-powered platform. He brings a wealth of experience to the …

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Intralot recruits Michael Kogeler as Group COO

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Greek lottery and gaming systems provider Intralot has announced the appointment of Michael Kogeler as Group Chief Operating Officer, following an extensive international search process. Taking up his post next month, on May 2, Kogeler is set to be responsible for “business orchestration of its operations around the world,” more specifically dealing with the firm’s relationships with partners and customers, as …

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Comtrade Gaming & Microsoft push industry innovation for EDIT Summer School program

Continuing its corporate focus on developing new talent, Comtrade Gaming welcomed students to its ‘21st generation of Comtrade Group’s summer school – EDIT program’. The program ‘EDIT – Education for Innovative Thinkers’ which has been active since 1996, focuses on developing young talent in creating software solutions and in further gaining vital business/commercial experience. Comtrade Group’s EDIT program has developed …

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Sportito delivers mobile payments boost with Boku integration

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Daily fantasy sports provider Sportito has made it easier for its customers to deposit via mobile by announcing a new partnership with payments platform Boku. The carrier billing solution from Boku, where customers can use their personal phone number to make deposits, will be an alternative payment method for the users who do not want to use their bank card …

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RakeTech Group strengthens M&A drive with new board chairman

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iGaming affiliate RakeTech Group has strengthened its 2017 M&A drive by confirming Christian Lundberg as the new chairman of the company’s board. A former Nordic Regional Director for Microsoft, Lundberg currently works as a strategic advisor to several corporate leaders in both publicly listed and private companies through his own business A Force 4U. His experience with international organisations such …

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NetBet becomes first UK licensed operator to accept Bitcoin

NetBet has announced that they will accept Bitcoin for bets on their sportsbook and casino products. The UK bookmaker and online casino operator has become the first licensed operator in the UK to embrace the virtual currency. NetBet customers will now have the option to use Bitcoin to load their accounts via the Neteller and PaySafe payment methods. Alexandre Mangaud, …

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Gear of War 4 will have a $1 million competitive gaming prize pool

Microsoft and The Coalition have announced a new esports gaming tournament in collaboration with both MLG and Gfinity for the upcoming new addition to the popular Gears of War franchise. Once Gears of War 4 is released in October, professional and amateur gamers alike will have the chance to amass ‘Gears Pro Points’. There’ll be live events hosted every one to two months in …

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Playtech targets casual games market with Funtactix purchase

Playtech has unveiled a strategic plan to significantly increase its market share of the IP-based casual games market. This initiative follows the acquisition of Funtactix, an award-winning publisher of film and television-based games. Funtactix has built a reputation in Hollywood and with gamers for delivering casual game experiences based on the most popular entertainment franchises including The Hunger Games, Mission: …

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