Tag Archives: Sazka Group

BGC backs government’s Levelling Up job creation agenda

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has outlined a commitment to investing £20 million on staff training and development across the UK, in support of the government’s ‘Levelling Up’ job booster programme.  In addition to the investment plans, the betting and gaming industry standards association has also pledged to create 5,000 apprenticeships for young people in the sector between now …

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GoldenRace strengthens Austrian market status via win2day link-up

GoldenRace has entered into an exclusive partnership with the Austrian Lotteries, win2day, strengthening its market position in the country’s betting and gaming space.  The linkup will see GoldenRace supply win2day with its range of virtual sports offerings, with win2day integrating the provider’s football and horse racing products into its own platform, making them available to Austrian bettors.  An international operator, …

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Campaigners call for National Lottery restructuring due to good causes funds

Gambling reform advocates, including MPs, have called for an overhaul of the National Lottery – specifically in relation to the funding of good causes according to The Guardian. The outlet has reported that politicians such as Sir Iain Duncan Smith have called for a fixed percentage of the National Lottery operator’s revenue to be directed towards civic causes.   With the …

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Sazka Entertainment renamed Allwyn in global rebranding

In a global rebranding, Czech gambling group Sazka Entertainment will now conduct business under the corporate identity of Allwyn, the company name it has been using for its UK operations. As the largest lottery operator in Europe, the group operates its flagship Sazka holding in its domestic Czech market in addition to Lotteries Austria, OPAP in Greece and Cyprus and …

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Holland Casino boss van Lambaart to join Casinos Austria

Casinos Austria AG has appointed Erwin Van Lambaart as its new General Director, with the Holland Casino CEO replacing Bettina Glatz-Kremsner. Van Lambaart will join the Board of Directors on 14 March 2022, before taking over Glatz-Kremsner’s position as General Director on 1 April, with his new employer describing the appointment as ‘the conclusion of a transparent search’. The state-owned …

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Camelot attributes Tokyo Games for ‘highest-ever’ first-half lottery sales

Camelot has revealed that its H1 National Lottery ticket sales for the 2021/22 financial year were its ‘highest-ever’, attributing its success to the brand’s connection to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Publishing an update this morning, the National Lottery operator announced ticket sales of £3,961.4 million for the first six months of the year – covering 1 April …

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Camelot receives cross-party MP criticism for app-based game shift

A group of MPs, from both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, have criticised National Lottery operator Camelot for shifting towards app-based games rather than traditional paper-slip draws. According to The Guardian, the parliamentarians have argued that app-based games such as instant win titles pose a higher risk of problem gambling to customers, whilst simultaneously reducing the amount of …

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Sisal files for Milan Borsa IPO seven years after first attempt

Sisal SPA, the operating company of Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery and Matchpoint betting shops, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to list its business on the Milan Borsa Exchange.  Reuters reports that the CVC Capital owned gambling group has agreed to sell its shares to an unnamed private equity firm.   Although most of the firm’s revenues come from its …

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Pavel Turek joins KKCG Group to oversee marketing and CSR operations

KKCG Group has confirmed the appointment of Pavel Turek as its Chief Officer of CSR and Brand, with primary responsibility for coordinating marketing and CSR operations. Turek will work for both KKCG and its Sazka Group lottery brand, with the firm highlighting his knowledge of sports marketing as well as in ‘the monetisation of new areas of sport’. The new …

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SBC Leaders: Why technology is an ‘enabler’ for player entertainment

“Technology is all about what it can do to the player experience, how it generates excitement and even the social elements that it creates,” Jette Nygaard-Andersen, CEO of Entain, told SBC Leaders as she highlighted the ways technology can enable new consumer behaviours. In an exclusive interview with SBC Leaders, Nygaard-Andersen shone a light on the first six months as …

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