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Playtech 2019 revenue growth outdone by costs & duties 


FTSE250-listed Playtech Plc will continue to review its corporate divisions and underlining strategy after full-year results for 2019 showed core unit growth subdued by further Asian market impacts and severe declines across its TradeTech financial services unit. Playtech recorded a 22% increase in corporate revenues to €1.5 billion (FY2018: €1.25bn), as the technology group’s ‘Core ...

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UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’


Publishing its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31 2019, Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has lauded strong growth across its UK division despite international betting revenue falling by 8.3% for the year.  Stars Group revealed that its new UK and Australian divisions delivered growth in the year, which was ‘largely ...

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Flutter backs strategy to navigate 2019 complexities 


Publishing its full-year 2019 results, the governance of FTSE100 Flutter Entertainment Plc has detailed confidence in the firm’s future growth prospects after closing a year of regulatory adjustments and sustainability challenges.   Citing strong international expansions, Flutter achieved record revenues of £2.14 billion, up 14% against corresponding FY2018’s £1.81 billion – a tough comparative period featuring ...

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Bengtsson accelerates international spread for William Hill


William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson told investors to expect a “relentless focus on customer and product” from the bookmaker under his guidance, as he sets about accelerating the firm’s international diversification to counter regulatory pressure. William Hill’s adjusted operating profit fell 37% to £147m in 2019, ahead of the management guidance of £143m. However, the ...

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Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention


William Hill-owned online gaming brand Mr Green has been told to pay £3m to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms by the Gambling Commission after it found failures in the operator’s procedures for preventing harm and money laundering. The settlement agreement consists of a £3m payment in lieu of a financial penalty and Commission costs of £10,349.77. The Gambling Commission found ...

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Vereeni VC backs Megalotto for next stage of critical growth


Malta-based venture capital fund Vereeni Investments confirms that it has undertaken a six-figure investment backing new online lottery brand Megalotto, an enterprise seeking to ‘redefine the online lottery experience‘. Megalotto recently revealed that it had secured a Malta MGA licence, as online lotteries newest incumbent begins its expansion plans across European markets. Built on the ...

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Four-time jockey champion announced as Racing Post Ambassador


Racing Post has expanded its media team after four-time champion jockey Richard Johnson became the company’s newest ambassador. Johnson will delegate his time to writing regular features for the paper and website every Saturday, whilst also promoting jockey welfare for the company. Louise Agran, Chief Marketing Officer at Racing Post, commented: “Richard is one of ...

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Gala gets sassy launching ‘Bingo like a Boss’ campaign


GVC Holdings’ flagship online bingo property Gala Bingo has debuted its new UK-wide digital advertising campaign ‘Bingo like a Boss’.  The digital campaign is fronted by reality TV star Paisley Billings from E4’s ‘Tattoo Fixers’ show, with the aim of showcasing the ‘sassy side of the online bingo community’.  ‘Bingo like a Boss’ is Gala ...

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Masse pushes for third Canadian Single Sports Betting Bill


MP Brian Masse, the representative for Windsor West Ontario, has put forward his third attempt to legalise ‘single sports wagering’ federally across Canada. Despite securing cross-party support, in 2016 Masse’s Bill C-221 ‘The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’ was rejected in its final Ottawa House hearing, as PM Justin Trudeau’s newly installed Liberal Party refused ...

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Leading data trio secure 16-league European extension


The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (European Leagues) and its data partners Genius Sports, Sportradar and Stats Perform are pleased to announce a second multi-league agreement for an additional three seasons ending in 2022, continuing the initial cooperation that began in 2017. The multi-league agreement will see the firms continue to work with European ...

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

24 - 26 March 2020, Intercontinental Malta

The conference and exhibition will bring together 1,500 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers and regulators as well as a carefully selected range of sector visionaries to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the online casino sector. CasinoBeats Malta brings vital industry insight, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities directly to one of online gaming’s spiritual homelands.

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Betting on Sports America 2020

28 - 30 April 2020, Meadowlands Expo Ctr, New Jersey

The Betting on Sports America conference presents 200 leading industry speakers across 40 sessions, with a 61,000 sq ft large exhibition that brings you 50 exhibitors, world-class hospitality, and the very best networking and business opportunities. Each evening there will be networking events at some of the most exclusive venues in New York and New Jersey.

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Betting on Sports Europe 2020

2-4 June 2020, Stamford Bridge London

Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference focusing on the European sports betting industry, where senior operator executives come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities the facing the industry. Betting on Sports Europe will provide a sharp focus on matters in all the individual sports betting markets across the continent, bringing together each region’s key players under one roof to discuss best practice in tackling the main challenges facing the industry.

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SBC Summit

8-11 September 2020, Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona

The SBC Summit is where the world’s leading operators, suppliers, regulators and other industry stakeholders come together to share the latest developments in sports betting and igaming. It is a unique opportunity to reach and network with a global audience of decision-makers, stay updated on the latest developments and be a part of the current discussions in and around the world-wide industry.

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