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New Malta hub to power William Hill’s ‘digital multi-market’ vision

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill will move to a new multi-brand operating structure, focusing on delivering long-term international digital growth, led by new asset Mr Green’s Malta hub. Operating an expanded portfolio which has absorbed the brands of Mr Green, RedBet and further acquired igaming domains, William Hill has established a new Malta ‘integrated team’ leading expansions across established European and …

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Philip Bowcock – Pivotal 2018 has laid global growth foundations for William Hill

Closing a ‘pivotal 2018’ for William Hill operations, Group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock states that the firm’s reformed executive team has ‘real clarity and purpose’ on its objectives and guidance for 2019, entering a period which will define the legacy bookmaker’s future business entity. “This business has seen a lot of change over its 85-year history, but arguably, never before …

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Dutch KSA increases illegal online gambling fines as part of policy review

Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has upped its minimum illegal online gambling sanctions from €150,000 up to €200,000 following the decision from the country’s Senate to approve its Remote Gaming Act. The fines, which come into force today, may be subject to change depending on the number of illegal sites and games as well as the number of bonuses and prizes …

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Videoslots joins the Swish Swedish market assault

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Swish has secured its third high-profile gaming client in a little over a month after striking a deal with Videoslots.com for the online casino operator’s Swedish players. The deal, which follows similar agreements with both LeoVegas and Mr Green, will help Malta-based Videoslots to strengthen its position within the re-regulated Swedish market. Following this re-regulation of the Swedish gambling market, …

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Mr Green ups customer reach integrating SWISH pay

MRG Group European online gambling subsidiary Mr Green has stated its intent on accelerating its Swedish market position by integrating the popular SWISH payment service. Launched in 2012 by the Central Bank of Sweden, SWISH is currently the nation’s most popular mobile payment service with a reported 6.7million active users and 180,000 connected businesses. As the merchant has grown in …

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Jesper Kärrbrink and Anthony Werkman talk regulations and public perceptions

Ahead of this year’s Betting on Football (19-22 March), SBC caught up with two of the event’s headline speakers – Jesper Kärrbrink (Mr Green) and Anthony Werkman (Betway). The pair will be taking part in the CEO panel, held as part of the ‘Leadership & Vision’ track on 20 March, which will be looking at the industry’s response to a …

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William Hill expands on digital and international exposure as it announces 900 store closures

FTSE betting group William Hill Plc continues its strategic realignment focusing on international growth and digital transformation, as the bookmaker announces the closure of 900 betting shops across the UK. The operator revealed in its full-year trading statement this week that it had suffered a 15 per cent drop in operating profits. Despite numerous 2018 setbacks, the bookmaker’s digital division …

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William Hill secures all regulatory greenlights for MRG €270m acquisition

The governance of FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc has this morning confirmed that it has secured approval of ‘all necessary authorities across related jurisdictions’, to complete its €270million acquisition of Stockholm-listed MRG Group. The transaction which has been approved by MRG governance was first propositioned on 31 October 2018, with William Hill seeking to boost its European regulated markets profile, …

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GIG Core powers MRG’s future esport venture

MRG Group has confirmed that it has selected Gaming Innovation Group’s GIG Core platform solution to power its upcoming ‘GLHF.GG’ (working title), e-sports entertainment property. During H1 2018 trading, MRG confirmed that it had invested in a joint-venture project with Stockholm-based esports publisher Gamingzone Entertainment, seek to deliver its first esports-centric property. Updating stakeholders, MRG leadership confirmed that its GLHF.GG …

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Mr Green would accelerate William Hill international growth

Mr Green

William Hill has laid out some of the rationale behind its £245m offer to acquire online casino group MRG, the parent company of Mr Green in its offer document to shareholders. The company believes that the acquisition will give William Hill access to an international hub in the shape of Malta from which to drive international growth together with deeper …

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