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SportCast: Bringing game-changing concepts to evolve sports betting

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SportCast, a pioneer of the BetBuilder concept, is eyeing the ‘next phase’ of its vision to redefine the sports betting experience with the backing of Scientific Games. SBC News caught up with SportCast Managing Director Ryan Coombs and Operations Director Matthew Turk to find out how the recent acquisition will help drive future innovations from SportCast. This includes its ambitious plans …

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Scientific Games reviews ASX options to trim debt 

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) is reportedly reviewing strategic options to list its business on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).  The Australian Financial Review (AFR) has reported that SGC has recruited Sydney-based investment bank Jarden Australia to draft the company’s pathway towards listing on the ASX. An ASX-listing is detailed as one option to address SGC’s long-term debt reduction, which currently …

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Scientific Games ranks as Greece’s top tech workplace

Scientific Games has been recognised as Greece’s best technology workplace, having ranked fifth on the ‘Hellas – Great Place to Work’ corporate employment index.  The Nasdaq technology group jumped-up two spots on the Hellas 2021 employment index, registering as Greek tech’s highest-ranking incumbent. The ‘Great Place to Work’ index is published annually by the Hellas business institute, recognising the companies …

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CasinoBeats Slots Festival to showcase hottest new games releases of spring 2021

CasinoBeats Slots Festival May 2021

The second CasinoBeats Slots Festival of 2021 will once again provide a valuable showcase for games developers to present their latest titles to an audience of igaming operators and affiliates. The online festival on 11 May will see the hottest new slots, including a range of as yet unreleased games, presented in a dedicated interactive environment that allows the industry’s …

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Victor Blanco to join Scientific Games as new CTO

Victor Blanco to join Scientific Games as new CTO

The board of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that Victor Blanco will join the Nasdaq technology group as Chief Technology Officer in 2022. In his forthcoming role, Blanco will take responsibility for Scientific Games’ technology strategy across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and igaming, as well as support the development and execution of its range of games.  “Scientific Games has …

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Smarkets builds on Cheltenham success at Aintree

Rachael Blackmore was not the only one who set records at the Aintree Grand National this weekend, as Smarkets recorded a 21% increase in betting volume from 2019. A total of £92.8 million was traded on the platform in comparison to the 2019 figure of £76.5 million, and the 2018 earnings of £57.4 million, whilst from Thursday to Saturday over …

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GeoComply secures Blackstone and Atairos as as debut investors

Geolocation and compliance developer GeoComply has secured Blackstone Growth and Atairos as its first minority institutional investments to support its continued expansion. The new partnerships will focus on accumulating institutional capital into GeoComply, to support the company in maintaining growth in its core markets as well as develop its expansion in new verticals and sectors. Although the terms of the …

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Scientific Games reports ‘record breaking’ volume of Cheltenham bets

Scientific Games processed a ‘record volume of bets’ throughout last week’s Cheltenham Festival, reporting a ‘huge uplift’ of 53% on its OpenSports platform. The OpenSports solution is used by a number of leading sports betting operators including William Hill, Entain’s Ladbrokes and Coral brands and Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power and Betfair companies. In addition to the 53% increase in betting …

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Content and speed key to sports betting growth in 2021

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Nikos Konstakis (pictured), VP Sportsbook at SG Digital, explains why the sports betting industry is well positioned for growth in the months ahead and how content will drive the user experience to new heights. As we enter a huge year for the betting industry with major sporting events providing real growth opportunities for operators, there is finally cause for optimism …

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Simon Johnson to lead Scientific Games’ EMEA growth

Simon Johnson to lead Scientific Games’ EMEA growth

Simon Johnson will oversee the gaming teams for Scientific Games in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after being promoted to Senior Vice President and Managing Director EMEA. In his new role, Johnson will now assume responsibility for the company’s ‘course of strategic direction’ across the EMEA as the company seeks new growth opportunities in the region. Johnson initially joined …

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