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Jordan Levin: OpenBet DNA strengthened by IMG ARENA refresh

SBC News Jordan Levin: OpenBet DNA strengthened by IMG ARENA refresh

Jordan Levin is confident that the Integration of IMG ARENA under OpenBet will create global gambling’s most sophisticated technology business, delivering end-to-end sports data, technology and content ecosystem for betting operators and rightsholders. Levin told SBCNews following the disclosure by NYSE sports and entertainment firm Endeavor Co that it had taken the decision to merge IMG ARENA’s business with OpenBet. …

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A legacy as ‘one of the good guys’ – OpenBet’s Jordan Levin reflects on leadership

A legacy as ‘one of the good guys’ - OpenBet’s Jordan Levin reflects on leadership

M&A and structural changes are a huge part of the betting business and are developments with which Jordan Levin, CEO of OpenBet, has had extensive first-hand experience. Having been ‘found’ by the betting and gaming sector in 2006 after a career in the higher echelons of finance, Levin has seen OpenBet – which he took the helm of as CEO …

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Scientific Games appoints Mona Garland to lead global HR transition

SBC News Scientific Games appoints Mona Garland to lead global HR transition

Scientific Games has announced the appointment of Mona Garland as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the lottery technology and systems supplier. Garland will steer the new global HR strategy of Scientific Games, following the firm’s sell-off from Light & Wonder which saw the lottery tech group become an asset of Canadian private equity fund Brookfield Partners. The board of …

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Delasport: sports betting through the ages – part II

SBC News Delasport: sports betting through the ages – part II

Welcome to the second part of Delasport’s deep dive into sports betting through the ages. In part 1, the sports betting and igaming software solutions provider covered the early days from the first bookie to the engagement years of the 2000s. Let’s pick up the story. Customer centricity While the early incarnation of sports betting sites served their purpose, the …

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Crème de la crème of the sports betting and gaming industry celebrate success at SBC Awards North America 2022

SBC News Crème de la crème of the sports betting and gaming industry celebrate success at SBC Awards North America 2022

DraftKings, Entain, BetMGM, Catena North America, Caesars Sportsbook, Better Collective, Sportradar and White Hat Gaming were among the companies to celebrate victories at last night’s SBC Awards North America 2022 ceremony at Pier Sixty, Manhattan. The prestigious ceremony was hosted by YES Network Yankees Clubhouse reporter Meredith Maravokitz. The winners of the 27 operator, affiliate, supplier and payment and compliance …

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Steve Beason returns to Scientific Games as Digital lead 

Victor Blanco to join Scientific Games as new CTO

Light & Wonder has confirmed the appointment of Steve Beason as President of Digital and Sports Betting for Scientific Games’ lottery unit.  The appointment sees Beason return to Scientific Games, where he previously served Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the firm’s Lottery System division between 2005 and 2016. Following his executive tenure at Scientific Games, Beason would serve as a …

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Light & Wonder outlines hard targets for new 2025 vision  

SBC News Light & Wonder outlines hard targets for new 2025 vision  

Light & Wonder Inc, the new corporate identity of a transformed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has outlined to investors its objective of achieving a $1.4 billion EBITDA target by 2025. The 2025 earnings target declared to investors will require Light & Wonder to match a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15%. The Nasdaq technology group, which during Q1 trading …

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Playtech reschedules JKO offer confirmation date as shareholder meetings adjourned

SBC News Playtech reschedules JKO offer confirmation date as shareholder meetings adjourned

Playtech Plc has announced that the make or break deadline by which JKO should confirm its intentions with regards to a takeover of the gaming content and technology developer. Under the initial terms, JKO would have until 5:00pm on 5 January 2022 to make a firm offer to buy Playtech, but the revised conditions will see the company have until …

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DraftKings and BetMGM triumph at inaugural SBC Awards North America

SBC News 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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