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Aristocrat confirms £2.7bn proposed Playtech buyout

Sports betting software and online gaming supplier Playtech is set to be purchased by Australian-listed gaming manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure, which has announced a cash offer of £2.7 billion for the FTSE250 technology group.  Aristocrat aims to leverage the company to boost its revenues, ‘operate and innovate’ in the European market through the acquisition’s Snaitech division, reach a broader range of …

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BGC initiates ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign to replace ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has replaced its long-running ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign with a new safer gambling slogan, ‘Take Time to Think’. A series of TV advertisements depicting customers paying mid-play before considering the use of safer gambling tools will kickstart the campaign, the messaging of which will be adopted across operator’s online and retail channels. …

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Optimove raises $75m investment led by Summit Partners

Summit Partners

CRM marketing specialist Optimove has announced a $75 million investment led by global growth investor Summit Partners. The financing will support continued investment in strategic hiring and M&A, as well as an expansion of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Marketing platform. The company has also announced the addition of Summit Partners Head of Europe, Han Sikkens, and Managing Director Steffan …

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Playtech sees 4% revenue fall but maintains confidence in B2B success

Playtech Plc has highlighted a ‘very strong performance’ for its B2B verticals throughout the first half of 2021, achieving objectives across three continents, despite experiencing a 4% decline in revenue.  Informing stakeholders in its interim trading report and following on from its July update, the FTSE 250 gaming technology group detailed that total revenue had fallen to €457.4 million (H1 …

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BtoBet appoints Guy Gani to lead technological development

BtoBet has appointed Guy Gani as its new Chief Technology Officer in preparation for its ‘next phase of growth’, of which product technological engineering development will play a key role. Gani, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Management, will take on the position from 1 September 2021, with a focus on developing the company’s betting technology …

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GamCare awards Playtech the inaugural B2B Safer Gambling Standard

Gaming technology provider Playtech has received GamCare’s B2B Safer Gambling Standard, becoming the first gambling industry incumbent to receive the newly created certification. Playtech’s casino product and platforms licenced in Great Britain were the primary reason for the firm’s accreditation, in addition to its ‘Sustainable Success’ business strategy and its implementation of an external Stakeholder Advisory Board. These operations and …

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Playtech records strong B2B growth riding on calmer global tides

Playtech Plc has maintained confidence in delivering on its full-year financial targets and corporate objectives, as the FTSE250 technology group secures a series of positive outcomes during the first-half of 2021 trading.  Updating investors, Playtech outlined that group performance was in-line with expectations since the last trading update published on 26 May 2021, as the group cites ‘very strong online …

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Playtech completes Fortuna’s all-brand platform migration 

Playtech Plc has completed a headline project for Czech gambling group Fortuna Entertainment, confirming the successful migration of its PSK Croatia brand onto Fortuna’s centralised platform.  The FTSE technology group had undertaken the project back in 2017, following Fortuna’s acquisition of Prva Sportska Kladionica (PSK), a deal that saw Fortuna become Croatia’s biggest gambling firm.   The three-year project, saw Playtech …

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Gal Ehrlich joins BETER as new CEO

Gal Ehrlich has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer for BETER where he will take over from Alex Barkar. Having previously served as the Chief Technology & Product Officer at Fortuna Entertainment Group as well as the VP of Shared Services at Playtech, Ehrlich will bring with him more than 20 years of experience as an operations and …

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Playtech joins All-in Diversity Project to strengthen its ‘Sustainable Success’ charter

The All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) has welcomed Playtech Plc as its latest member, as the FTSE250 technology group commits to participating in the non-profit’s workforce diversity and employment equality and inclusion directives.   The membership follows Playtech launching its ‘Sustainable Success’ – corporate responsibility programme, establishing the tech firm’s CSR l goals in a new decade of complex socio and environmental …

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