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William Hill secures all regulatory greenlights for MRG €270m acquisition

The governance of FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc has this morning confirmed that it has secured approval of ‘all necessary authorities across related jurisdictions’, to complete its €270million acquisition of Stockholm-listed MRG Group. The transaction which has been approved by MRG governance was first propositioned on 31 October 2018, with William Hill seeking to boost its European regulated markets profile, …

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Charlotte Emery lands key digital role at William Hill

William Hill has confirmed a new appointment to its digital leadership team, with Charlotte Emery becoming the firm’s Global Brand and Marketing Director. Emery, who has over 20 years’ experience in brand leadership, strategic planning and innovation, will be a key member of the senior leadership team, reporting into Ulrik Bengtsson. She joins William Hill from British American Tobacco (BAT) …

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William Hill appoints Phil Walker as UK digital lead

FTSE250 betting group, William Hill has confirmed the appointment of Phil Walker as its new UK & Ireland Online Managing Director. Walker was formerly Managing Director of Sports Brands at Ladbrokes Coral with responsibility for marketing services across the merged group. He joins William Hill’s senior management team from his current role as Group Chief Operating Officer of the Gibraltar Stock …

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William Hill eyes digital expansion through MRG acquisition

FTSE250  bookmaker William Hill Plc is looking to grow its digital footprint and expand its European profile, putting forward a cash offer to acquire Stockholm-listed MRG Group (legacy Mr Green & Co) for a sum equivalent to €271 million.  This morning,  William Hill governance offered its opening SEK69 in cash per share to MRG investors, representing a total of SEK2,819m (€270.96m). To date, William Hill …

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Betsson’s Dutch entity Corona Ltd issued €300,000 fine

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The Netherlands Gaming Authority, De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a €300,000 fine, to Corona Ltd for offering gaming to customers in the country without the required local licence. Corona, a subsidiary in the Betsson group and operator of the Oranje and Kroon online casino brands, has detailed that it is currently locked in internal deliberations and assessments, as the group …

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Ulrik Bengtsson confirms William Hill’s Malta opening

Ulrik Bengtsson, new Chief Digital Officer of William Hill, has confirmed that the FTSE betting group will open a new satellite office in the EU-jurisdiction of Malta. Speaking to Maltese news sources, Bengtsson who last February was confirmed as William Hill’s new group digital leader, stated that the betting firm would open a ‘small initial organisation’. The Malta office will be …

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New look William Hill leadership confident of delivering successful ‘next chapter’

William Hill’s new leadership team is confident of delivering the FTSE bookmaker’s ‘next chapter’ having closed a group-wide transformative 2017. The bookmaker’s £238 million impairment charge on the value of its Australian business, dominated industry headlines last week, as William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock presented full-year 2017 results. Despite the Australian downturn, Bowcock details to investors that William Hill has undertaken …

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Betsson seeks new CEO as Ulrik Bengtsson departs with immediate effect

Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Betsson AB  has this afternoon confirmed the departure of Ulrik Bengtsson as Group President & CEO. Updating corporate stakeholders, Betsson informed that Bengtsson had chosen to leave the leadership position with immediate effect. Betsson governance informs that moving forward CEO duties will be filled by Chairman of the Board Pontus Lindwall on an interim basis until …

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New European football season sees Betsson launch new mobile betting product

Ahead of the start of a new European football season this August, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has announced the launch of its new mobile betting platform for its brands of Betsson, Betsafe and Nordicbet. In its H1 interim update, Betsson governance had alerted stakeholders that the company would move to relaunch the mobile betting offering of certain brand …

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Ulrik Bengtsson – Betsson fine tuning casino & betting products for UK expansion

Presenting to investors Betsson AB’s H1 2017 interim report, company CEO Ulrik Bengtsson states that his firm has recovered and further progressed its position from a turbulent 2016 in which the operator faced multiple operational challenges. Having emphasised product development and strategic acquisitions, Bengtsson states that Betsson has comeback stronger, ‘increasing its market share in the ultra-competitive Scandinavian online gambling market‘ and …

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