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Investment firms reportedly circling Scientific Games’ lottery unit

Two international investment firms are reportedly interested in acquiring Scientific Games Corporation’s (SGC) lottery divisions, according to Bloomberg. Citing ‘people familiar with the matter’, the outlet reported that Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s private equity arm and Apollo Global Management Inc are interested in purchasing the Nasdaq-registered igaming provider’s lottery unit. SGC disclosed that it would pursue a ‘strategic divestment’ of …

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Ashley Bloor named RGS Matrix Business Owner to ‘strengthen market position’

EveryMatrix has appointed Ashley Bloor as Business Owner of its RGS Matrix ‘out-of-the-box’ remote gaming server solution. As Business Owner of the division, Bloor’s primary tasks are to ‘strengthen the division’s market position’ and ‘actively contribute to its market success’, whilst working closely with the EveryMatrix and Spearhead studio teams. Bloor started her position on 1 October and will remain …

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William Hill seeks new International MD as Patrick Jonker exits transformed business

William Hill has confirmed that Patrick Jonker has departed the company, having chosen to end his tenure as International Managing Director of the heritage betting group. Jonker departs on mutual terms as William Hill’s UK and European units are due to be merged with 888 Holdings – completing the £2.2 billion divestment agreed by Caesars Entertainment and 888 last month. …

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Bolton Wanderers severe betting ties as industry reacts to sponsor ban

Following reports that the DCMS is moving to ban sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and Premier League football clubs, Bolton Wanderers has moved to sever its ties to the industry. In place of its links with the betting and gaming industry, Bolton will instead seek to form partnerships with charities and organisations specialising in betting addiction treatment. Although making its …

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Stanislav Mykhailov joins Betbazar to oversee sales campaigns

Gaming industry sales body Betbazar has appointed Stanislav Mykhailov as its Sales Director, with the responsibility of leading the firm’s global sales campaign. Beginning with this week’s SBC Summit Barcelona, Mykhailov will operate as an ‘integral asset’ for the company’s B2B expansion, as it looks to strengthen its revenue streams across multiple supply verticals and build on the success of …

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William Hill receives EBM Award for flexible working strategy

William Hill has received an Employee Business Magazine (EBM) Award for ‘Best Employee Experience’, in recognition of the flexible working policy it enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s employment policy focuses on three areas – Belonging – the promotion of diversity, Building – concerning talent development; and Balance – the implementation of a ‘hybrid working environment. To inform the …

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Danish Spilreklamenævnet rules against Mr Green on Christmas complaint

Denmark’s Gaming Advertising Board, Spilreklamenævnet, has made a decision regarding a complaint concerning a Mr Green advertisement shown in December 2020 before a family TV show. The complaint in question revolved around a commercial for the William Hill-owned online casino operator shown before the family entertainment Juleønsket Christmas programme on the TV2 network.  A majority decision by Spilreklamenævnet ruled against …

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How have the top bookmakers handled the pandemic?

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There have been clear trends prevalent in the UK’s gambling industry over the course of the last few years, including the way in which online gambling continues to grow at the expense of offline betting and wagering, writes Mischa Port from Greypoint Gaming Group. In many ways, such trends were accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic through 2020, as global sporting …

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Interest in William Hill retail divisions remains after 888 acquisition

As this morning 888 Holdings is declared the winning bidder of Caesar Entertainment’s auction of William Hill’s non-US assets – uncertainty remains as to the future of the heritage bookmaker’s retail unit and how it will reshape betting’s presence on the high-street.   The deal will enable 888 to quadruple its market share, becoming the third-largest group operator in the UK …

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888 acquires ‘hugely exciting’ £2.2bn William Hill International

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888 Holdings CEO Itai Pazner has confirmed the ‘hugely exciting acquisition of William Hill’s non-US business from Caesars Entertainment for £2.2bn.  The deal, news of which broke earlier this week, is expected to deliver ‘significant operating efficiencies’, including pre-tax cost synergies of at least £100 million per year, which 888 says will lead to improved profit margins. On a pro …

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