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OpenBet names Stewart Groumoutis VP to lead Canada commercial drive 

OpenBet has announced the appointment of Stewart Groumoutis as Commercial VP for Canada, expanding the sportsbook technology supplier business’ development resources within North America’s most nascent marketplace.  An expert in Canadian gambling, Groumoutis joins OpenBet’s North American senior management team after formerly serving as Director of eGaming for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). During his tenure with BCLC, Groumoutis …

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OpenBet’s CTO Florian Diederichsen shares his vision for the future of sports betting entertainment

OpenBet’s CTO Florian Diederichsen shares his vision for the future of sports betting entertainment

The global sports betting industry is entering a period of transition, moving towards a more sports entertainment-focused approach that will encompass a 360-degree view of fan engagement, according to Florian Diederichsen, Chief Technical Officer of OpenBet.  Speaking in an interview with SBC, Diederichsen outlined the ways in which entertainment is rapidly becoming the focal point of the user experience, with …

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Light & Wonder offloads SGC lottery unit to Brookfield Partners for $5.8bn

Newly established, Light & Wonder the new business entity of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has accomplished a major corporate objective by completing the sale of its global lottery unit to private investment fund Brookfield Business Partners for $5.8 billion. Terms on a deal have been finalised, following negotiations between Light & Wonder and Brookfield Partners that began in October 2021. …

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OpenBet processes half a billion sports bets at Cheltenham

Sports content and technology company OpenBet has revealed that it processed half a billion sports betting transactions during last week’s Cheltenham Festival.  The four-day race event, one of the biggest meetings in the National Hunt racing calendar in the UK, saw the firm process a total of 3.5 million bets for the Gold Cup alone. Furthermore, across the week-long meeting, …

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Scientific Games rebrands to ‘Light & Wonder’ following 2021 transformation

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that it will rebrand its business identity to ‘Light & Wonder’ – to reflect its transformation into a ‘cross-platform’ games supplier for the global gambling sector.  The rebrand was announced as the headline of Scientific Games declaring its full-year 2021 results, in which the Nasdaq gambling technology group achieved a 27% increase in consolidated …

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Freddie Longe: IMG ARENA paves the way for new revenue streams

Having recently broadened its Sports Media product portfolio with the launch DP World Tour ShotTracker, it’s busy times for IMG ARENA. Executive VP and Managing Director Freddie Longe took time out to talk about all things IMG ARENA and what lies in store for 2022. Last month saw IMG ARENA launch ShotTracker, a highly-sophisticated new media data product that provides …

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OpenBet hires new CTO and Compliance VP ahead of Endeavor makeover

OpenBet has moved to strengthen its executive leadership ranks ahead of major imminent changes for the leading tier-1 sports betting technology and platform supplier.  Tech figurehead Florian Diederichsen has joined OpenBet as new CTO, charged with evolving OpenBet’s modular sports betting platform and accelerating the firm’s next cycle of betting innovations. Diederichsen is the former CTO of DAZN, who oversaw …

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Flutter to continue leveraging OpenBet for Sportsbet brand

Flutter Entertainment has signed a four-year contract renewal with OpenBet, continuing to leverage the company’s services for its Australian Sportsbet subsidiary.  Under the terms of the agreement, Sportsbet will utilise OpenBet’s technology and services with the aim of delivering ‘best-in-class sports betting entertainment’ to new and existing customers until 2025. Sportsbet has reported ‘record volumes’ in the Australian sports betting …

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DraftKings and BetMGM triumph at inaugural SBC Awards North America

The SBC Awards North America 2021 saw a number of operators recognised for their contributions to the industry, including BetMGM, DraftKings, IGT PlaySports and Scientific Games. An audience of over 400 executives from the U.S. and Canadian sports betting and igaming scene attended the inaugural edition of the awards at The Edison Ballroom for a celebration of the sector’s achievements …

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Jeff Cleminson leaves SG Digital to join Optimove

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Jeff Cleminson, a long-term senior director at SG Digital, has been confirmed as the new Director of Client Management at Optimove. The hire, said Optimove, is “indicative of its strategic investment in existing clients as a key growth engine for the business”. In his new role, Cleminson will oversee all commercial relationships with Optimove’s gaming customers in Europe, Latin America …

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