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The Football Pools tasks FSB with delivering new digital portfolio

UK legacy gambling brand The Football Pools has confirmed that it will launch a sportsbook and gaming platform powered by FSB Tech, supporting the firm’s ongoing product and services revamp. Updating the market, FSB has been tasked with deploying a full-service sportsbook solution, which will operate alongside the Football Pools’ ‘classic games’ inventory. ‘FSB’s flexible solution will seamlessly integrate the …

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CEO’s to exchange ‘controversial’ World Cup views at Betting on Football

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Gambling bosses preparing to appear at next week’s Betting on Football show have promised ‘controversy’ when they take to the stage for the headline CEO panel.   Taking place at 4pm on Thursday 22 March, Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink, mybet CEO Markus Peuler, BetBright CEO Marcus Brennan and The Football Pools managing director Conleth Byrne, will discuss the topic …

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Sportech approves £53 million capital redistribution for shareholders

Updating the market, London-listed betting systems provider Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has completed its ‘capital reduction plan’ attached to the sale of it’s the Football Pools division, completed in June 2017 for £83 million. In accordance with previous transaction objectives, Sportech governance has declared a 29p-per-share distribution for its shareholders, which will see the company complete a cash …

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Sportech – £83 million sale of The Football Pools to be completed this June

Updating investors, London-listed betting systems provider Sportech Plc has informed that it is on course to complete its sale of The Football Pools to London private equity firm OpCapita for £83 million. Sportech governance states that its will conclude the sale by the Football Pools by 8 June, with OpCapita special vehicle ‘FP Acquisitions Limited’ having been approved a betting …

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Solid start to 2017 sees Sportech expand corporate footprint in Asia & USA

The governance of London-listed racing technology and betting systems provider Sportech Plc has declared a solid start to 2017 (Q1: January – March) in-line with corporate expectations. Updating investors ahead of its annual AGM, Sportech discontinues accounting the performance of its Football Pools division having agreed to sell the asset to London private equity firm OpCapita for £83 million last …

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Sportech agrees to sell Football Pools for ‘£83 million cash’ to OpCapita PE

Updating the market, Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has entered a ‘conditional agreement’ to sell its Football Pools division for £83 million to ‘FP Acquisitions Limited’ a newly created company controlled by the funds of London private equity firm OpCapita. Seeking deal clearance, Sportech governance will now present the cash offer to its investors for approval. The Sportech board …

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Survey shows fans choose football over Valentine’s Day romance

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Romance will be in the air for some on Valentine’s Day, but most football fans aren’t willing to skip tonight’s action to spend a romantic evening with their partner. A survey commissioned by The Football Pools found that only 21% want to spend the night with their partner and 45% would prefer to watch the football on TV. 10% of …

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Burlywood Capital moves to acquire The Football Pools for £97 million

Updating the market this morning, the board of Sportech Plc has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell The Football Pools to Burlywood Capital (Burlywood) for a total cash consideration of £97.25 million on a debt free/cash free basis. Sportech’s board will forward Burlywood proposal to investors, stating that the offer represented ‘an attractive opportunity to realise the …

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The Football Pools goes live with Commologic’s BetUP

Sportech Plc subsidiary The Football Pools has confirmed that it will integrate a second screen live betting experience by BetUP produced by igaming UX specialists Commologic. Adding BetUP mechanisms, The Football Pools games will bring a in-play betting to customers for the first time and further add new game functions to its increasing product portfolio at footballpools.com. BetUp will be rolled …

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The Football Pools goes live with Colossus Bets’ Cash Out Pools

Colossus Bets has announced that its pools products, branded as ‘Cash Out Pools’, have gone live on both web and mobile with The Football Pools. Bernard Marantelli, Founder and CEO of Colossus Bets, said: “The Football Pools is an iconic brand with a long pedigree in offering life-changing jackpot prizes on football. It’s a significant milestone for us that they …

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