Tag Archives: Stars Group

GambleAware lauds ‘Big Four’ donations but decries ‘inconsistent approach’

GambleAware has published its list of corporate donors for the 12 months ending 31 March 2022, revealing that the ‘Big Four’ group of UK operators generated 89% of all contributions. The responsible and safer gambling organisation updated that Entain, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill all made donations in the millions, with total industry contributions to GambleAware reaching £34.7 million. The continued …

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888 backs Christopher Coyne led AFRICA joint venture

888 Holdings has backed plans to launch 888AFRICA as a joint venture business, expanding the FTSE250 firm’s presence within ‘select regulated African markets.’ This morning, 888 confirmed that it had “invested in a minority stake in 888AFRICA, with the option to increase its control, and ultimately own up to 100% of the venture in the future”. The business will be …

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Eric Frank: Odds On Compliance – Operators must accept patchwork of US laws 

Beginning a new feature series for SBC, Brand Ambassador Ilya Machavariani Senior Partner and CEO at 4H Agency examines the technical challenges and conflicts that operators face in 2022 and beyond.  Feature-1 sees Machavariani interview US markets compliance expert,  Frank, the CEO of Odds on Compliance and former VP of Legal Affairs for The Stars Group.  Providing his firsthand knowledge …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services 

GVC Holdings has confirmed that its UK flagship properties Ladbrokes, Coral and BETDAQ will no longer utilise Oddschecker affiliate marketing services. Issuing a short statement, GVC explained that the decision to call time on its Oddschecker partnership has been undertaken for ‘commercial reasons’ – adding that it has terminated all marketing inventory as of 9 July 2020.  GVC statement read: …

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Flutter begins ‘new era’ by completing merger with Stars Group

A new FTSE100 gambling giant was formed this morning, as Flutter Entertainment Plc confirmed the outright completion of its $11 billion merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG).   Flutter has completed its six-month merger pursuit of TSG ‘on schedule’, securing all regulatory (Australia, UK and US) and shareholder approvals during the first half of 2020 trading.  Updating its timetable, the …

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Flutter shareholders greenlight Stars Group merger

Closing Tuesday trading, Flutter Entertainment governance confirms that company shareholders have approved the FTSE100 firm’s merger bid with Toronto TSX rival The Stars Group Inc (TSG). This afternoon, Flutter governance confirmed that following the conclusion of its extraordinary general meeting, group investors backed the Flutter-TSG combination by 99%. The merger which seeks to create a new $11 billion global gambling …

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Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020

Attendees of CasinoBeats Malta 2020 will benefit from the expertise of both affiliates and operator affiliate managers as more leading companies and senior executives have been confirmed for the March event. The agenda for the premier online casino conference and exhibition, which takes place at the InterContinental Malta on 24-26 March, makes CasinoBeats Malta 2020 one of the key dates in this year’s …

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Stars Group sanctions full buyout of BetEasy Australia

The Stars Group governance has enforced its majority rights to acquire the remaining 20% shareholding in Australian market subsidiary BetEasy. Issuing a corporate filing, Stars Group confirms that it has agreed with minority investors to purchase BetEasy’s remaining shareholding for AUS $151 million (€93m) – with governance further agreeing to settle AUS $100 million (€60m) in previous performance incentives related …

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Andrew Higginson frontrunner to chair Flutter-Stars enterprise

UK media reports further boardroom changes for FTSE betting groups, as Flutter Entertainment eyes its next Chairman appointment to replace incumbent Gary McGann in 2020. This weekend, The Sunday Times reported that Flutter’s new Non-Executive Director Andrew Higginson was the frontrunner to replace Gary McGann (69), who is set to retire next year. Higginson, who serves as the current Group …

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