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Shay Segev – GVC Holdings – The Multi-Channel Race

Having recently been appointed GVC Holdings’ Chief Operating Officer, Shay Segev will be in charge of integrating and driving strategy for the merged enterprise of GVC assets and bwin.party Entertainment, one of the  industry’s largest projects. A leading industry figurehead on multi-channel strategies and new device integration, Shay Segev spoke to  SBC at ICE 2016, shedding insight on betting operator and supplier ongoing focuses on …

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Playtech signs deal with Austrian poker network win2day

Omni-channel gaming software and services supplier, Playtech, has agreed terms with win2day to take over supply of Austria’s regulated online poker network.   The initial three-year deal will see Playtech work closely with the Austrian Lotteries and Casinos Austria-owned win2day brand to replace existing suppliers and deliver a bespoke desktop and mobile-enabled poker platform for the country’s only regulated network.  Playtech …

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UK CMA says NO to ‘Playtech influence’ investigation in Ladbrokes-Coral merger

Publishing an official statement regarding the merger of Ladbrokes-Coral, the UK Competition & Markets Authority (UK CMA) has declared that it will not investigate the position of industry technology provider Playtech Plc and any influence it may have on the deal. The UK CMA who are undertaking a Phase 2 review of Ladbrokes-Coral, were addressing concerns raised by a third …

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ICE 2016 – Virtual Reality vs Perception

Virtual/augmented reality and its potential was a key theme with two of the speakers at one of the first panel discussions of the day at ICE on Tuesday. Amitabh Ghatak Head of Product Development at William Hill, Founder of Winistry Gerard Cunningham and Playtech’s VP of Product Strategy Liron Snir spoke on the topic of device innovation, and new devices that’ll transform …

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ICE 2016 – Mor Weizer: Playtech growth to be led by omni-channel & deeper intelligence focus

Addressing industry news sources yesterday morning at ICE 2016, Playtech CEO Mor Weizer detailed that omni-channel competencies combined with dynamic data/intelligence gathering would lead his firm’s future growth strategy. Noting a higher scope for increasing player values and better user retention rates by clients, Weizer stated that Playtech future development and innovation would be led with the aim of  creating ‘best-in-class’ industry …

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Law firm Wiggin announces the appointment of new Partners

Wiggin, a media and technology UK based law firm, has announced the appointment of Stephen Ketteley and David McLeish as Partners in its Betting & Gaming practice. Ketteley, an expert in remote gambling law, has worked in the field of betting and gaming for close to a decade and joins from DLA Piper a company at which he was Head …

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NetBet customer wins $4m jackpot

A NetBet Casino player won just over $4m (£2.6m) on the Gold Rally slot game on December 13th. The win on Gold Rally, a game created by Playtech, was NetBet’s biggest pay-out of in its history and the largest since 2013. NetBet Marketing Manager Alexandre Mangaud said of the news: “We are extremely proud to have paid out this bumper jackpot to one …

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Retail & leisure guru John Jackson joins Playtech as Non-Executive Director

FTSE listed online gambling technology provider Playtech has confirmed the appointment of John Jackson as its new Non-Executive Director. Jackson will advise Playtech from 1 January, replacing Deputy Chairman & Non- Executive Director Hilary Stewart Jones (2014-2015), who has officially resigned from the board. As Non-Executive Director, Jackson will sit on Playtech’s Board of Remuneration and Audit Committee. Jackson will additionally …

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Playtech officially withdraws Ava Trade acquisition bid

FTSE listed gambling technology provider Playtech has confirmed that it has withdrawn its application to buy forex financial trading platform Ava Trade. As expected, the technology provider terminates its acquisition deal which had met regulatory opposition from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). Playtech confirmed that its CBI appeal had been allowed by the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal on …

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UBS – Cash rich Playtech may trigger more industry consolidation

UK newspaper The Evening Standard reports that FTSE 250 gambling software provider Playtech’s cash pile could  see more consolidation in the gambling industry’s services provision, even suggesting that it could make a £500 million acquisition bid for competitors OpenBet and Inspired Gaming. The newspaper cites UBS Equity Research Director Tal Grant, who states that Playtech governance will be eager to …

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