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William Hill initiates LatAm expansion with Colombia launch

William Hill has made the first steps into expanding into the burgeoning South American gambling landscape, building on its acquisition of Alfabet SAS to launch in Colombia. The acquisition of Alfabet was initially conducted in December 2020, in a deal which saw the then Gibraltar and UK-based operator acquire a majority stake in the company which has operated the BetAlfa.co …

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Entain monitors sale of William Hill’s European assets

The leadership of Entain Plc is closely monitoring the planned sell-off of William Hill’s UK and European assets by new owner Caesars Entertainment.  Group CEO, Jette-Nygaard Andersen, disclosed to Bloomberg that the FTSE100 firm was looking at the possibility of acquiring William Hill’s UK/European divisions, which are set to be divested by Caesars Entertainment as new owner of the heritage …

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LeoVegas poised to launch in New Jersey following Caesars deal

LeoVegas has set its sights on the New Jersey betting market, having developed plans to launch its online casino brand in the state, following an agreement with leading US gambling conglomerate Caesars Entertainment. Marking its first expansion into the burgeoning US gambling industry, LeoVegas expects to be able to accept its first American customers during the first half of 2022, …

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Raketech lowers Swedish dependency as growth diversifies to Japan and US

Raketech has reported strong growth across all core metrics for Q1 2021, recording an annual growth rate of 27% with market success in the US and Japan identified as key driving factors. Overall group revenues reached €8.3 million (Q1 2020: €6.5 million), whilst earnings derived from sports increased to 17% of group trading – representing an annual increase of 27%. …

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Aspire Global highlights BtoBet acquisition for successful Q1

Aspire Global has reported a successful first quarter for 2021 having achieved key objectives across multiple verticals and recorded a total revenue increase of 42.6%, driven by the global market presence of BtoBet. Publishing its Q1 2021 trading report, the group revealed that revenue had increased to €48.1 million (€33.7 million Q1 2020), attributed largely to the acquisition of BtoBet, …

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Caesars initiates bidding contest for William Hill’s UK and European assets

Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will begin the bidding contest for the European and UK home assets of WIlliam Hill, formally completing its takeover of the heritage bookmaker last month.  Reported in The Telegraph, the sale will include all of William Hill’s high street shops – which number around 1,400 in the UK and Ireland – as well as …

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1account: Building trust is key for digital ID roll-out

1account: Building trust is key for digital ID roll-out

Digital ID can allow bettors to have more control over their information, creating a sense of ‘trust’ between operators and the players. That’s according to Caroline Steele, Senior Client Director – Gaming at 1account. Discussion on ‘The opportunity for Digital ID in a physical world’ panel at this week’s SBC Digital Payments conference quickly turned towards the challenges associated with …

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Tennis and esports lead IBIA Q1 betting alerts report

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its report for Q1 2021, revealing that tennis, esports and football accounted for the bulk of alerts. Overall, 18 alerts were generated by tennis, 17 by esports and 12 by football, making up 75% of the 64 total alerts reported, although it has been emphasised that this figure is ‘broadly similar’ to …

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Caesars announces closure of £2.9bn William Hill takeover

Caesars Entertainment has announced the final closure of its £2.9 billion takeover of Gibraltar-registered online and retail betting operator William Hill. Under the terms of the transaction, Caesars will acquire all of William Hill’s online and offline assets, intending to sell all non-US business divisions, including the UK and international online verticals, as well as the operator’s extensive suite of …

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Betbazar: Playing a ‘matchmaker’ role for global sportsbooks

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Betbazar is fast becoming an ‘industry matchmaker’ finding the right bookmakers for the carefully chosen components of its portfolio.  We spoke to the company’s CEO Alex Iaroshenko (pictured) to learn more about its growing role in the market, key contributing suppliers, scouting new opportunities for its global ‘sales house’ and getting involved in the newly regulated Ukrainian market. SBC: Hey …

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