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FairPlay Sports Media acquires Quarter4 to drive BetTech transformation

SBC News FairPlay Sports Media acquires Quarter4 to drive BetTech transformation

FairPlay Sports Media (FPSM) has announced the acquisition of Toronto-based Quarter4 (Q4). Described as a deep-learning neural network specialising in predicting sporting outcomes and providing unique data and content opportunities, ​​this is the first acquisition to be made by FPSM. A Bruin Capital business, the move aligns with FairPlay’s mission to transform the BetTech capabilities of its media network for …

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Stuart Simms, FairPlay: Oddschecker rebrand showcases our full capabilities

SBC News Stuart Simms, FairPlay: Oddschecker rebrand showcases our full capabilities

In line with last week’s announcement that FairPlay Sports Media (FPSM) has become the new identity of Oddschecker, Stuart Simms, CEO of the freshly rebranded group, spoke to SBC News about representing a global network and expanded services beyond affiliate marketing. Nothing new for Oddschecker or FairPlay…. Why embark on this course of action? Oddschecker is a heritage brand recognised …

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Oddschecker becomes Fair Play Sports Media to reflect global network

SBC News Oddschecker becomes Fair Play Sports Media to reflect global network

Oddschecker Global Media has announced a rebranded identity, becoming FairPlay Sports Media (FPSM) as the group looks to tell a broader story about the entities and capabilities it holds in the market. In a move to enhance its international reputation as a partner for sports media outlets and betting operators, the company – owned by Bruin Capital – will retain …

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Low6 and WhoScored.com partner on fantasy sports game

SBC News Low6 and WhoScored.com partner on fantasy sports game

Low6 has announced a partnership with football statistics website, WhoScored.com, on fantasy sports game UltimateFan. The deal will see the Oddschecker-owned site leverage the supplier’s game mechanic as an engaging way to add value to its existing user base, while delivering an additional commercial opportunity through the games’ in-app purchases. Jamie Mitchell, CEO of Low6, commented: “We are excited to …

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Oddschecker reveals itself as buyer of SuperScommesse

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Oddschecker Global Media has disclosed that it has acquired the Italian sports media property, SuperScommesse, from Catena Media. This morning, publishing its Q3 trading update, Catena Media informed that it had sold all of its Italian media properties to two undisclosed buyers for €19.8m. Oddschecker, known as the UK and Australia’s largest sports betting publisher, would later announce that it …

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Bruin Capital appoints Stuart Simms as new CEO of Oddschecker

SBC News Bruin Capital appoints Stuart Simms as new CEO of Oddschecker

Oddschecker Global Media has announced the appointment of Stuart Simms as new CEO, effective 1 November. The announcement sees Oddschecker complete its eight-month search to find a new leader to replace Toby Bentall, who stood down as CEO in March. Simms is the former Chief Executive of rival online gambling publisher XLMedia Plc (2019-2022), who departed the London AIM business …

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XLMedia recruits ‘transformation pro’ David King as CEO 

SBC News XLMedia recruits ‘transformation pro’ David King as CEO 

The board of XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of David King as inbound Chief Executive of the London AIM-listed global igaming media publisher.  Effective from 1 July 2022, the appointment will see King succeed Stuart Simms, who announced his resignation as CEO of XLMedia in April. A UK media figurehead, King is the former Chief Executive of JPIMedia Group, …

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XLMedia confirms CEO departure of Stuart Simms

SBC News XLMedia confirms CEO departure of Stuart Simms

The board of XLMedia has confirmed that Stuart Simms has chosen to resign as Chief Executive of the London AIM-listed igaming media publisher. Updating investors, XLMedia stated that Simms had chosen to “pursue other interests”, but will support the company in its leadership transition as the board begins an executive search to find its successor. CEO of XLMedia since 2019, …

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XLMedia seeks new Chair to build on 2021 acquisitions strategy

SBC News XLMedia seeks new Chair to build on 2021 acquisitions strategy

XLMedia will initiate a recruitment process for a new Non-Executive Chairman, as Christopher Bell withdraws from the position to join ‘Nueva Codere‘, the business identity of Grupo Codere SA. During his nearly eight years as Chair of XLMedia, Bell oversaw the group’s IPO on the London AIM in 2014 as well as ‘a number of successful strategic acquisitions’ – the firm …

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XL Media highlights European ambitions in H1 results as BlueClaw acquisition completed

SBC News XL Media highlights European ambitions in H1 results as BlueClaw acquisition completed

XLMedia (XLM) has detailed confidence in its 2021 growth strategy, as the firm reports a ‘solid performance’ across all verticals, and looks to further enhance its profile via its acquisition of BlueClawMedia to provide a base for EU expansion. Publishing its H1 training results, the company reported revenues of $32.2 million (H1 2020: $27.7 million), with a gross profit of …

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