Monday, October 26, 2020

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Betradar extends Italian offering with German Bundesliga

Betradar German Bundesliga
In league with its first Italian partner, Sisal, the sports betting brand will now be offering its live streaming services on German football   Betradar, a brand of Sportradar, has just announced the further extension of its live streaming coverage for online, mobile and retail sports betting offers for the Italian market. Standing out in the enlarged offering are the now...

SBTech gets Italian clearance for its world-class sportsbook

Betting Business SBTech
In partnership with Italian operator NetBet, the sports betting solutions firm has breached another market, marking a significant milestone in its global expansion.   SBTech, the leading global provider of online Sports Betting solutions, management services and iGaming platforms, has successfully completed the compliance process to provide its best-in-class sportsbook in the Italian regulated market, cementing the group's strategy of being...

NYX cements international reputation with Romanian PokerStars launch

Betting Business NYX Gaming Group Romania
Digital content supplier NYX has joined several other gaming companies in the rush to expand into Romania with a new deal with PokerStars for its award-winning Open Gaming System.   NYX Gaming Group, one of the leading content and technology supplier to lotteries, casinos and gaming operators across the globe, has announced the Romanian launch of their award-winning Open Gaming System...

Coral credits high-value online customers for strong Q3

Betting Business Coral Middlesbrough
Targeted advertising initiatives saw Coral’s online customer base soar in Q3, with executives estimating that new customer value was almost double that achieved at the 2014 World Cup.   UK-based betting giant Coral has seen a surge in revenues in the third quarter of 2016 after a successful online marketing drive and a strong gaming machine performance in retail outlets. For the...

Czech online gambling set to soar despite restrictive new law

Betting Business, Czech Republic, online gaming, regulation
Czech President Milos Zeman has signed into law new regulation for the country’s online gambling sector which is expected to raise CZK2bn (E74m) in revenue a year.   The new law, set to come into force on January 1 2017, will see a 23 percent tax imposed on gross gaming revenue for online sports betting and lotteries, with casinos paying a...

Teething problems linger as Portugal grants first licences

Betting Business, Portugal, sportsbetting, igaming
July saw the Portuguese government granting the first of its long-awaited online sportsbetting and iGaming licences, but take-up remains slow amid ongoing controversy over the country’s punitive tax system. Imogen Goodman reports.   Bet.pt, Betclic Everest and casino operator Estoril Sol have become the first online gaming businesses to secure licences in Portugal, but attracting operators to the country could be...

Playtech buoyant after Best Gaming Technology (BGT) buy-out

Betting Business, Playtech BGT merger Best Gaming
Playtech will further strengthen its position in the sports-betting market with the acquisition a 90 percent stake in Austrian software provider Best Gaming Technology.   Gambling software group Playtech have acquired Austrian sports betting software provider Best Gaming Technology (BGT). The move is the latest in a series of consolidations that has swept through the industry and the buyout sees Playtech poised...

GVC partner with Play’n Go for multi-brand games deal

GVC Holdings Play'n Go
Swedish supplier Play'n Go has signed an agreement with GVC Holdings that will see their full suite of games rolled out across the group's brands.   The multi-brand deal will allow players to access the company's games for the first time through GVC's brands, including bwin, partycasino, CasinoClub, Gioco Digitale and Betboo. Players in regulated markets worldwide will have access to titles...

OpenBet to provide PMU with SiteBuilder tool

Openbet
The deal will allow the French operator to create dedicated sportsbook microsites in addition to improving SEO and personalisation.   Software provider OpenBet has signed a deal to provide its SiteBuilder tool to Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU)  which will allow the French operator greater flexibility over its sportsbook front-end. SiteBuilder is a collaboration tool that allows operators to offer quick-to-market front-end solutions...

Tempobet secure advertising deal with Real Madrid and Barcelona

Tempobet Real Madrid Barcelona
The online sportsbook is to feature during away matches involving Spain's big two following advertising deal.   A new advertising deal with see online sportsbook Tempobet  and its sister casino, Tempocasino.com, feature on the European TV feed broadcast outside Spain and throughout western and eastern Europe, including Russia. Their branding will be displayed in-game for 12 minutes during each away fixture the...

Sportsman secures women’s volleyball rights

Sportsman Media Group Broadcast Sportradar
Recently merged Sportsman Media Group have continued to expand their audiovisual portfolio securing the broadcast rights to a leading Italian women’s volleyball league.   The Sportsman Media Group (SMG), which was acquired by Sportradar earlier this year, has made a deal for the international audiovisual rights for the next four seasons of the Lega Pallavolo Serie A Femminile across  broadcast media...

EiG Early Bird ticket offer to end at beginning of August

Clarion Early Bird EiG
There is just one week left for delegates to take advantage of EiG’s Early Bird entry rate offering a £100 discount on conference passes.   Delegates to this year's EiG, taking place at Arena Berlin on 21-23 October, are being encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird entry rate before it closes on 5 August. The EiG Early Bird offers attendees...

Social Media Marketing Specialist appointed at iGaming Education Forum

Joshua O'Cock iGaming Academy
Joshua O’Cock, CMO of Los Angeles mobile gaming company, Steampunk Wizards Inc. and Managing Director of Malta based digital marketing agency, Growth Gurus, has been unveiled as Content Specialist responsible for the Social Media Marketing workshop at November's iGaming Education Forum, which is taking place as part of the SiGMA Conference (16 – 18 November). The announcement underscores the commitment of...

XIN Gaming expands its horizons with European acquisitions

XIN Gaming
Asia facing games and system developer XIN Gaming, has acquired two Swedish companies, software and solutions provider Tain, and Betting Promotion, a sportsbook supplier. “This acquisition is a milestone for XIN Gaming,” said Mathias Larsson, XIN Gaming’s managing director. “Tain is one of the most established brands in the online market and this heritage is important as we believe it...

Belgium to introduce VAT on online gaming

Belgium VAT online Gaming
A Belgian government plan to enforce a 21 percent rate of VAT on online gambling has been postponed until 1 August 2016, to give the gambling sector time to prepare for the change.   At the beginning of the month Belgium's House of Representatives passed legislation to remove the broad-based value-added tax exemption on the country’s gambling industry. “Some legal issues might...

Interwetten enjoys stellar Euro Championships 2016

Interwetten, Werner Becher
In its H1 2016 interim results, German sports betting operator Interwetten has revealed company record corporate revenues of €32.8m (£27.4m), up 29 percent on H1 2015, after a strong performance at this year’s UEFA European Championship. The firm saw increased user activity during the period, as well as high engagement on its mobile product, which generated 63 percent of all...

Intralot wins Responsible Gambling innovation award

Intralot innovation Award EBEN Responsible
International software supplier Intralot has won accolades for its latest social responsibility tool at the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) official award ceremony. The company received the platinum award for innovation and excellence in ethics for its Responsible Gaming Designer Tool (iRGD), a product that evaluates gaming algorithms and provides data-driven reports and recommendations for improvements. The product was developed using...

Cogemat shareholders approve SNAI merger

Cogemat SNAI merger
Shareholder meetings of the three companies forming Italy’s Cogemat betting group have given their unanimous ascent to a proposed merger agreement with Italian competitor SNAI. According to Reuters, investors in Cogetech, Cogetech Gaming and Azzuro Gaming have now all given the nod to an agreement - proposed in May last year - to join with SNAI, in a bid to...

Solverde to expand online operations in partnership with NYX

Solverde Hotel Casino Chaves Portugal
NYX, a leading gaming content supplier, has signed a deal with Portugese casino operator Solverde for the integration of digital gaming content and player account management via NYX’s Open Platform System (OPS). Solverde is one of two major landbased casino operators in Portugal, with five physical casinos across the country. The signed agreement with NYX outlines their intention to expand...

Prima Networks obtains Romanian licences

Prima Network Romania
Prima Networks, powered by Microgaming, has received Class II licences from Romania’s gambling regulator, Oficiul National pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN). The licences cover the manufacture and distribution of specialised gaming software and game platform management and hosting facilities and can also be used to supply poker and fully hosted casino solutions. A number of domestic and .com operators are now...

StakeLogic awarded Maltese gaming licence

StakeLogic Malta licence
StakeLogic Malta Ltd, a subsidiary of StakeLogic BV, has been awarded a Class 4 Gaming licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and will now handle all licensing of games to its business partners. StakeLogic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greentubeand part of Austrian gaming giant Novomatic Interactive, specialises in the development and sublicensing of high-end 3D HTML5 casino games....

An appetite for innovation fuels eGaming’s ascent on the Isle of Man

Isle of Man Mark Robson
Over the course of a decade, the Isle of Man has come to be known as one of the most well-respected eGaming markets in the world. Mark Robson, head of eGaming in the Department for Economic Development, gives the government’s view of the sector on the Island.   With the world of online gaming opening up in all corners of Europe,...

‘Brexit’ punters cause unprecedented traffic for the bookies

Brexit punters
On 23 June, a wave of punters rushed to compare odds - and eventually place their bets - on what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest political shake-ups in British history. Oddschecker’s resident political pundit Guy Harding examines the biggest winners and losers.   In terms of page views Thursday 23 June was huge for Oddschecker - commanding more than...

Dutch parliament urged to push ahead with remote gaming bill

Dutch Amsterdam Parliament
With Holland Casino on the cusp of privatisation, the company’s CEO Erwin van Lambaart has urged the Dutch parliament to push ahead with the country’s remote gambling bill in order to create a fully liberalised and regulated gaming market.   The wind of change is blowing through the Dutch gaming industry, as critics of the government continue to push for movement...

Bitcoin sportsbook drives Euros traffic with strong incentive programme

Sportsbet
Sportsbet.io, a new bitcoin-only sportsbook operator, has reported an extremely high take-up since its launch – a feat it attributes in part to its focus on reward schemes.   Bitcoin sportsbook operator Sportsbet.io has enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2016 following its launch at the beginning of June. The month-long tournament is the biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup...

Gibraltar gaming sector takes a beating from Brexit

Brexit Gibraltar
The Rock of Gibraltar believes its future as a remote gaming hub is set in stone, in spite of the uncertainty of the Brexit vote. But although several operators in Gibraltar have re-affirmed their commitment to the region, some commentators are concerned about the potential fall-out.   Britain’s controversial vote to leave the European Union has sparked fears that the remote gambling...

William Hill enlists KPMG for digital strategy overhaul

KPMG William Hill
Following a spate of disappointing online results, UK bookmaking giant William Hill has called in KPMG consultancy to compile a strategic review of the company’s digital and technology-based operations. The move follows a disheartening financial update in May, which saw online revenues decline by 11 percent overall, with sportsbook and gaming takings dropping by 17 percent and four percent respectively.

Betclic Everest reduces stake in bet-at-home

Betclic Frankfurt
Betclic Everest Group has announced plans to reduce its majority shareholding in Frankfurt-listed European online betting operator, bet-at-home by approximately ten percent. Currently the owner of 67 percent of bet-at-home equity, the Malta-based online betting operator will look to place 350,000 of its share capital for sale, in a move Betclic governance said was in support of bet-at-home.com management's strategy. However,...

UK betting shop numbers fall but remote gaming continues to rise

Election Gambling Commission Westminster
New figures released by the UK Gambling Commission paint a mixed picture of the industry in Britain, with retail premises showing a marked decline while online GGY continues to balloon month-on-month. It remains to be seen whether Brexit will exact a high price on Britain’s industry - or offer freedom from the much-touted ‘red tape’ of Brussels.   Remote casino, betting...

Spreadex strives to put spread betting on the map

London Spreadex Jonathan Hubbard
UK-based spread betting firm Spreadex has found a dedicated following on its home turf, but CEO Jonathan Hufford is now looking to Germany, where he believes there could be an untapped market of financial traders who understand the complexity of this niche style of betting.   As Spreadex nears the end of the fiscal year, CEO Jonathan Hufford is already making...

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