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World Series of Poker makes North Europe debut under Olybet partnership

SBC News World Series of Poker makes North Europe debut under Olybet partnership

OlyBet has been named the official partner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for WSOP Tallinn. The Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) sports betting brand links with the competition as it makes its Northern European debut – with poker players getting set to compete at the Olympic Park Casino and Hilton Hotel from 14-23 September. Olympic Entertainment Group CEO, Corey …

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Howard Mittman to lead 888’s stateside operations

SBC News Howard Mittman to lead 888’s stateside operations

As the firm continues to increase its focus on the expanding North American betting and gaming market, 888 has announced Howard Mittman as President of its US operations.  In his new role at 888, Mittman will be responsible for coordinating the Gibraltar company’s strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group (ABG), in addition to the rollout of the group’s SI Sportsbook …

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888 Holdings’ Guy Cohen on purchases, PASPA and poker


Guy Cohen, SVP, Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, discuss his company’s BetBright deal, operating in the newly regulated US sports betting market, and making plans to restore poker to its former glory. SBC: You have been on an acquisition spree lately. Can you explain the philosophy behind this, particularly regarding your BetBright purchase? GC: Sport was the missing link …

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WSOP pushes for deeper Asian coverage with Tencent China

SBC News WSOP pushes for deeper Asian coverage with Tencent China

Seeking to expand its tournament coverage and presence within the Asian market, Caesars Interactive’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) has secured a content partnership with Chinese media and digital giant Tencent. The deal will see Tencent utilise its digital media channels to push WSOP content, the world’s biggest poker tournament to Asian viewers. WSOP and Tencent management detailed that the …

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WSOP extends ‘exclusive provider’ partnership with 888poker

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has extended its contract with 888poker, which will see the online brand become the exclusive provider of online qualifier satellites and promotions for the poker series. WSOP works with 888poker to provide players with entry opportunities to its tournaments, and made the announcement alongside confirmation of its 2017 schedule. Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, is …

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Ivey to Appeal Crockfords £7.8m Decision

SBC News Ivey to Appeal Crockfords £7.8m Decision

Phil Ivey, a professional US poker player, has been granted permission to appeal the 2014 High Court ruling, in favour of Genting Casinos, for payment of £7.8m won playing Baccarat in Crockfords. The casino had refused to pay out after claiming that Ivey, one of the most heralded poker players in the world, ‘read the backs of the cards’ to …

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