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Playtech strengthens eKYC capacity with Affordability UK

Playtech strengthens eKYC capacity with Affordability UK for critical 2021

Playtech will continue to support operators in meeting regulatory requirements after integrating Affordability UK into its Information Management Systems (IMS) platform.  Affordability UK is provided by eKYC and fraud detection specialists TruNarrative, extending the company’s partnership with Playtech to deliver a range of player onboarding and verification services. Ian Ince, Chief Compliance Officer at Playtech, commented: “As regulatory requirements around …

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Live dealer proving key cross-sell value – Andreas Koeberl on his first month at BetGames.TV

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It is a disruptive time to join any company, particularly as CEO, but Andreas Koeberl (pictured above) is bullish about the future for BetGames.TV as he passes one month in the hot seat.   A former Playtech executive who most recently served as CEO of Trinity Bet Group, Koeberl spoke to SBC News about what’s stood out for him so far, …

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BoyleSports renews Playtech as lead igaming systems supplier

Playtech Plc has secured a ‘five-year extension’ to its existing lead igaming technology and systems supplier contract with BoyleSports, Ireland’s second-biggest betting firm. Updating the market, FTSE250 Playtech confirms that it will continue to serve as lead igaming platform and software supplier for BoyleSports’ regulated UK and Ireland markets presence.   BoyleSports will continue to be serviced by Playtech’s ‘full igaming …

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SBC Magazine Issue 11: Ralph Topping, SPACs and the best way to spend £100m

Kicking off Issue 11 of SBC Magazine, we have an exclusive interview with former William Hill CEO Ralph Topping, who reflected on his journey from a part-time cashier in one of Glasgow’s independent betting shops to the boardroom of William Hill. He looked back on the ways that UK betting shops have evolved in recent years and how bookmakers have …

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Betfred enters High Court dispute over £1.7m payout infringement

Betfred has entered a UK High Court dispute over refusing a £1.7 million jackpot pay-out to a customer on the grounds that its casino game had suffered a ‘software malfunction’.  The lawsuit was filed by Andy Green from Lincolnshire who hit the jackpot in 2018, wagering on the Playtech-licensed ‘Frankie Dettori Magic Seven Blackjack’ game.  Betfred is reported to have …

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Playtech expands Bucharest studio to accommodate global demand

Supporting ‘increased demand across all active markets’, Playtech Plc has moved to expand its Romania live casino operations. The FTSE250 technology group has operated its custom-built Bucharest-based studio since 2017, launching the facility to accommodate increased live casino demand across western European markets. Playtech’s dedicated studio space is currently home to a range of blackjack, roulette and baccarat Live tables, …

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Playtech’s ‘interrupted Snaitech’ bears brunt of COVID-19 disruptions

Playtech Plc will trade with caution for the remainder of 2020, as its business units emerge from a ‘disrupted period’, with its corporate outlook dependent on further COVID-19 outcomes.    Publishing its 2020 interim results (period ending 30 June), Playtech recorded a 23% drop in corporate revenues to €564 million, (H1 2019: €728m) as the FTSE250 technology group absorbed a series …

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Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling

Jason Ader has stated that his company SpringOwl, an ‘independent sponsor and buyout firm’, is tracking all developments of a disrupted global gambling landscape as ‘the pandemic has opened the market’. Speaking to SBC, Ader stated that he is neither undeterred by talk of ‘doom-and-gloom’ nor swayed by easy rhetoric related to ‘business accelerations’. Instead, Ader recognises that global gambling …

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Playtech goes live in the US with bet365

Playtech has entered the US market after agreeing to make its entire casino content suite available with long-term strategic partner bet365 in New Jersey. bet365 first entered the New Jersey market in 2019, making its sportsbook and online casino services to customers in the Garden State. A bet365 spokesperson, said: “We’re excited to partner with Playtech in order to expand …

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Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech

Playtech has praised its company’s resilience in navigating COVID-19 realities, despite its B2B and B2C gambling divisions taking a ‘severe’ hit. Issuing an update on its first-half performance and current trading, Playtech noted that adjusted EBITDA amounted to ‘more than €160 million’, which was largely driven by the company’s online division and TradeTech performance. Mor Weizer, CEO, commented: “Thanks to …

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