Category Archives: Betting

Fortuna confirms Per Widerström leadership departure

The board of Fortuna Entertainment has confirmed that Per Widerström has chosen to end his seven-year tenure as Chief Executive of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) betting group. David Vaněk, General Manager of Fortuna Entertainment’s Czech unit, has been named as the formal successor of Widerström, who will take charge of group leadership on …

Svenska Spel places DEI duties at the forefront of SVFF renewal 

Svensk Fotboll (SVFF) Sweden’s Football Association, has renewed Svenska Spel as the principal sponsor of Swedish national football teams for a further seven years.  The new partnership, which expires in 2028, will see Sweden’s state-owned gambling and national lottery operator support SVFF civic projects promoting diversity, equality and inclusion of Swedish football. Svenska Spel has …

Gamban partners with PayPal for multinational payments block

Gamban and PayPal have entered into a new partnership, with the payments provider enabling its customers in selected territories to block gambling transactions.  The duo have identified PayPal as a common method of payment for gamblers via both online and offline verticals, covering sports betting, horse and greyhound racing, person-to-person wagering and on gaming machines.  …

BoyleSports to operate in Dutch market via Aspire Global’s solution

In entering the Netherlands, BoyleSports has formed an agreement with Aspire Global to utilise its full turnkey platform solution including managed services.  Aspire Global has stated that it will provide the Irish bookmaker with its full proprietary offering comprising the platform (PAM), casino games and sports betting through its BtoBet sportsbook.  Mark Kemp, BoyleSports CEO, …

Griezmann fronts PMU advertising comeback

Antoine Griezmann has been appointed as the new Brand Ambassador of Le Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) – France’s state-funded betting operator for horseracing.  This January saw PMU launch its new nationwide advertising campaign ‘Question du Jour’ fronted by the French football international. The campaign sees the PMU brand return to French TV screens following a …

GiG Comply partner network expanded with Matching Visions addition

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will provide its GiG Comply B2B marketing compliance software to Matching Visions, further expanding its partner network.  The agreement with the Malta-based affiliate network – which was recently acquired by Acroud AB – will see the latter leverage GiG’s compliance solution to scan web pages for content, links and igaming code …

UK racing calls for stakeholder participation to measure environmental footprint 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has urged all stakeholders to participate in its online questionnaire to help map the environmental activity of UK racing. The questionnaire forms part of UK racing’s CSR commitment, in which the governing bodies of the BHA, The Horsemen’s Group, Racing Foundation and Racecourse Association (RCA) have pledged to progress the …

GiG considering further listing with SEK 425m bond issuing

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed that it is ‘contemplating’ a bond issue later this year, detailing that the matter will be discussed at a fixed income investor call on 27 May. Depending on the decision of stakeholders in the spring, the gambling technology group may embark on a three-year senior secured floating bond issue …

Oddin.gg to power BetU Play-To-Earn esports debut

Oddin.gg has been selected as the esports betting provider for BetU Play-To-Earn, a play-to-earn sports betting game which will be making its first foray into the esports world. Upon confirming the partnership, BetU Play-To-Earn highlighted Oddin.gg’s “robust and reliable uptime” as a key factor in the agreement, alongside the esports provider’s “seamless integration, and long-term …

Michael Dugher: “Gambling reform cannot be hijacked by extremists’ agendas” 

As the long-awaited publishing of the government’s white paper on gambling reforms looms on the horizon, Michael Dugher Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned MPs to ‘ignore extremists’ trying to influence outcomes. Writing an opinion piece on parliamentary news source PoliticsHome, Dugher reiterated the need for industry reforms to be …