Tag Archives: Sisal

National Lottery contest set to narrow as Sugal & Damani reportedly withdraws

Sugal & Damani, the Indian lottery operator which has been participating in the fourth UK National Lottery licence competition, will reportedly withdraw from the bidding contest, according to The Telegraph. If the firm does withdraw its bid, four participants will remain in the competition – incumbent operator Camelot, former adult magazine publisher Richard Desmond, Italy’s Sisal and Allwyn, the UK …

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Komarek eyes Sazka IPO as National Lottery judgement looms

KKCG Group owner Karel Komarek is interested in launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Sazka Group gambling asset, with London touted as a potential listing location, According to Bloomberg. KKCG, the holding group behind Sazka, is allegedly working with advisers on an IPO of the international lottery operator, which could take place in the second half of 2021 …

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David Craven joins Allwyn to digitise National Lottery approach

David Craven is set to take the reins at Allwyn, the UK brand of European lottery provider Sazka Group, ahead of the National Lottery bidding contest.  Craven’s experience at digitising gambling-related businesses was a key factor behind his success as a candidate, having previously served as Managing Director of The Tote and CEO of World Gaming, as well as being …

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Sisal boosts racing content with XB Net

Italian lottery operator Sisal has finalised an agreement with horse racing content provider XB Net for its US racing content. The deal will see XB Net deploy its live pictures, data and betting services from a network of over 60 North American tracks (over 75% of US horse racing) to Sisal, allowing the lottery to have the flexibility to fill …

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Italian eyes on ADM’s judgement call on future concessions and licensing 

Italy’s Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has confirmed that sports betting concessions will be extended until 31 October.  The decision was authorised following an ‘in-depth assessment’ taken by the Ministry of the Economy to ‘apply a reprieve’ on betting licences that were due to expire at the end of June. Last year, at the peak of Italy’s COVID-19 outbreak, the …

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Sisal backs Turin innovation lab to nurture its tech workforce talent  

Sisal, the operating firm of Italy’s SuperEnlatto lottery draw, has launched its founding ‘Innovation Lab’ hosted at Turin’s prestigious ‘Agnelli Foundation’ academic centre.  The Lab forms part of Sisal’s wider ‘economic and investment charter’, in which the company seeks to train Italy’s emerging workforce in the future technology fields of artificial intelligence, digital transformation and the engineering of advanced technology …

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Treatment expert Dr Mark Griffiths backs Allwyn as next steward of the National Lottery

Renowned academic, Dr Mark Griffiths an expert in addictive behaviours and treatment of problem gambling disorders, has joined the advisory board of Allwyn – the UK enterprise of Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group seeking to become the next steward of the National Lottery. Griffiths who leads the Behavioural Addiction unit at Nottingham Trent University, will serve as lead advisor to …

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BT endorses Sisal next-generation bid to lead the National Lottery 

 Italian lottery operator Sisal has secured a major endorsement in its bid to win the UK National Lottery’s operating contract, as BT becomes its strategic telecoms partner. Maintaining the UK’s biggest customer base for home broadband and household telecom services, BT will serve as the ‘network partner’ of Sisal’s bid, working on ‘how to combine the best fixed and mobile …

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Marco Caccavale: Sisal is the proven steward to revitalise the National Lottery

Italian giant Sisal SPA surprised the industry with its ‘late bid’ to compete in the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition, which opened for tenders last summer. Speaking to SBC,  Marco Caccavale, Sisal International Managing Director outlines the Italian suitor’s bid against high-profile competitors.  Having won back-to-back tenders to operate Turkey and Morroco’s national lotteries, Caccavale underlines Sisal’s credentials as the …

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Highlight Games strengthens Turkish position with Sisal Sans rollout

Virtual sports producer Highlight Games has further strengthened its status in the Turkish market via a multi-year partnership with Sisal Sans – a joint venture between Italy’s Sisal and Turkey’s Demirören Holding. Under the terms of the agreement, Highlight will supply Sisal Sans retail venues with games featuring real and exclusive archive football footage. The group’s Soccerbet product will include …

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