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Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert has been selected as the new Chief People Officer for Scientific Games’ Digital team, joining the company from WPP where she served as VP Talent. Confirming her appointment, SG praised Probert’s wealth of experience in delivering ‘successful’ People and Culture strategies. As the new CPO, she is expected to place an increased focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion …

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OpenSports processes record Melbourne Cup betting numbers

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SG Digital processed a record-breaking number of bets for its OpenSports customers during yesterday’s Melbourne Cup, despite Australia’s most famous annual thoroughbred horse race taking place behind closed doors. OpenSports is the full package sportsbook solution for SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games, with wagers processed through the OpenBet betting engine. Compared with the 2019 event, there were …

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Scientific Games expands Hrvatska Lutrija instant-win agreement

Scientific Games Corporation has secured a new two-year contract to provide lottery instant scratch games to Hrvatska Lutrija, the National Lottery of Croatia. The deal sees the continuation of a two-year collaboration between the two organisations that has grown retail sales for the products 60% since 2018. SG provides Hrvatska Lutrija with instant game portfolio management and has developed a variety …

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Flutter renews legacy partnership with Scientific Games to lead critical enlargement  

Scientific Games has secured a further tier-1 operator commercial agreement after FTSE100 betting group Flutter Entertainment Plc renewed its technology partnership for a further five years.  Ahead of undertaking key merger integration projects, including Sky Bet and PokerStars, Flutter confirmed that it will maintain all Scientific Games ‘OpenSports’ technology provisions. The five-year renewal comes on the back of Flutter’s US …

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Betsson bolsters US vision with Scientific Games’ OpenTrade systems

Betsson AB has announced a major product upgrade after integrating Scientific Games’ ‘OpenTrade’ systems across its sportsbook platforms. The new integration will allow Betsson to significantly advance its US sports trading capabilities as it plans to launch its first US sportsbook property in partnership with Colorado’s Dostal Alley Casino during the first-half of 2021 trading (partnership pending regulatory approval).  Moving …

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Yiannis Stathis, SG Digital: The costly pursuit of one-to-one relationships

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SG Digital’s Yiannis Stathis believes that OpenMarket can spell an end to the complex working environment for sports betting operators and suppliers, adding that both sides are losing too much time – and “leaving too much money on the table” – by trying to manage one-to-one relationships. Stathis was delivering a presentation at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, where …

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SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity

Free-to-play (FTP) sports-game studio SportCaller has broadened its global distributional scope after partnering with Scientific Games (SG). This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. As part of the agreement, SportCaller’s FTP product portfolio will be made available to a new network of operators via SG’s new ‘OpenMarket’ platform. Cillian Barry, …

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Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition

Scientific Games has signed a new partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) to add its new ‘Legends Racing Series’ from Quantum Leap Solutions (QLS) to its OpenMarket sports content offering. Legends Racing will bring together a number of racing veterans from the last 50 years into a single database of 9,000 horses, plus jockeys such as Lester Piggott, Willie Carson …

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Caixa chairman seeks to offload Brazil lottery assets by 2021

Pedro Guimarães, the Chairman of Brazil’s federal bank – Caixa Economica Federal (Caixa), has stated that the government maintains its objective of ‘privatising five Caixa subsidiaries by 2021’. Guimarães made his statement to Brazilian business journal Metropoles, revealing that his office had identified Caixa ‘Loterias’ (lotteries), ‘Seguradora’ (insurance) and ‘Central’ (credit agency) as three divisions that will be privatised or …

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Scientific Games records $198m loss as COVID swamps casino and lottery performance

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has published its Q2 trading statement, underlining that COVID-19 has impacted all core business channels, as the company recorded a net operating loss of $198 million. As previously communicated to markets, the Nasdaq technology group stated that pandemic disruptions have ‘affected comparability to previous trading periods’, as group Q2 revenues dropped from $845 million in Q2 …

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