Category Archives: Betting News

Hedge funds take advantage of William Hill delayed Caesars takeover

Hedge funds have begun buying shares in William Hill, as the final judgement on the takeover of the British bookmaker by Caesars continues to be delayed. Caesars Entertainment’s $2.9 billion takeover bid was first disclosed on 30 September 2020 and recommended by William Hill’s board to shareholders. This initial offer represented a bid of £2.72 …

Deirdre Bigley appointed to Sportradar’s global Board of Directors

Deirdre Bigley, the Chief Marketing Officer of Bloomberg, has been appointed to the Sportradar Holding AG Board of Directors. Her appointment to the board, says Sportradar, will help deliver ‘long-term growth and value’ for the company’s stakeholders as the CMO brings with her a wealth of experience in building global marketing strategies. “Deirdre brings strong …

KSA begins its close inspection of 28 Dutch KOA applicants

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has disclosed that it has so far received 28 individual operator applications to join Dutch gambling’s new regulated online gambling marketplace, due to officially commence from 1 October 2021. The KSA made its announcement providing an update on its licensing window, which was launched on 1 April, bringing the Kamer’s formally approved ‘Remote …

EveryMatrix appoints Cnattingius to lead LatAm strategy

EveryMatrix has appointed Staffan Cnattingius as its new Director of Business Development for Latin American (LatAm) markets, overseeing the firm’s strategy for commercial expansion in the region. Cnattingius has two decades of experience in the betting and gaming industry, having served in managerial roles at Play’n GO, Copacabana Gaming and QTech. Additionally, he holds a …

Betsson invests in JDP Tech to cater for LatAm venture requirements

Betsson AB has agreed to invest €8.8 million in JDP Tech Ltd, a specialist payment processing firm for South American market transactions. The deal, undertaken through Betsson’s venture investment subsidiary Perch AB, will see the Stockholm-listed online gambling group acquire a 50% stake in JDP Tech. “This allows Betsson to secure customer payment flows for …

Fast growth Oddin joins ESIC anti-corruption ranks

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has certified Czech betting software provider Oddin (Oddin.gg) as an ‘anti-corruption supporter’, safeguarding pro-esports interests against the threats of match-fixing and manipulation. Founded in 2018, Prague-based Oddin is a specialist in customised B2B pro-esports betting solutions for regulated/licensed bookmakers. Oddin’s specialised software provisions cater for bookmaker esports data feeds, tournament/match …

Entain launches shared ownership initiative

Entain has launched its ShareSave shared ownership plan, enabling over 22,500 to participate and acquire shares in the company as it expands globally. The group operates over 2,885 Ladbrokes and Coral high street bookmakers across the UK and Ireland, and over 14,000 people employed at these venues can apply to join the shared ownership scheme. …

SBC appoints Bob McFarland as SVP Sales & Commercial – Americas

SBC has made a major investment into both the North American and Latin American sports betting and gaming markets with the recruitment of Bob McFarland for the role of Senior Vice President Sales & Commercial – Americas.  McFarland brings to SBC over 20 years of international events sales experience and most recently was Event Vice …

Winning Post: Bishop’s crusade invites an unwarranted examination

Despite UK gambling being dragged through the political storms of a torrid March fall-out. Regulus Partners states the House of Lords should save itself from an unwarranted debate on which government department takes reign of gambling’s regulatory oversight.   This week, members of the House of Lords will attempt to revive the idea that gambling …

Sportium takes ownership of Marca Apuestas

Sportium the sports betting unit of Grupo Cirsa has reached an agreement with Spanish news publisher Unidad Editorial SA to take control of the Marca Apuestas (MarcaApuestas.es) sportsbook brand. Marca Apuestas serves as the sports betting subsidiary of Marca (Marca.com), Spain’s highest-selling daily sports newspaper and highest coverage online news portal. Spanish business news source, …