AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 16th May 2018 | By contenteditor Playtech has said in a trading update that it has made “significant progress” on its strategy this year, with growth across a number of business sectors. Published this morning (Wednesday) ahead of its Annual General Meeting, the update said Playtech has enjoyed both “organic and inorganic” progress so far this year. Other key highlights from the first five months of 2018 include the acquisition of Snaitech, which, once complete, Playtech said will create the first vertically integrated gambling operator in Italy and also provide material earnings accretion. The company has also secured new sports and casino agreements with operators including SAS in Portugal and Totalizator Sportowy in Poland, which it said will “deliver significant long-term growth opportunities”. Playtech’s B2B gaming division has had mixed success this year, with average daily revenue excluding Asia up compared to the same period last year, but daily average revenue in Asia down. The company said this was expected and management is “taking steps to protect its position in the region and drive revenues”. Elsewhere, the B2C gaming division is performing in line with expectations with the Sun Bingo contract continuing to see some revenue improvement, while the TradeTech Group has also enjoyed a strong start to the year. Playtech added: “Management is confident that achievements in 2017 and in 2018 to date have delivered a strong platform for further strategic and operational progress in 2018.”Related article: Playtech agrees €846m Snaitech deal Email Address Playtech targets ‘strategic and operational’ progress Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Playtech has said in a trading update that it has made “significant progress” on its strategy this year, with growth across a number of business sectors
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Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Mobile bet rate rises further There’s been a generally rising trend in the mobile bet rate in recent times, and last month this was up 40% YoY and 8% MoM, with the figure now standing at 67%. In Italy, however, we saw a decrease both MoM (by 5%) and YoY (by 4%). Deposit amounts and conversion rates were up in the casino vertical as sports bettors starved of fixtures turned their attention to casino games instead.With so many people currently self-isolating or quarantined as countries around the world attempt to combat the spread of coronavirus, the online gaming industry is booming.Although most sporting events have been cancelled or postponed, the decline in numbers last month wasn’t as extreme as one might have expected. It’s important to note that until mid-March, many sporting events were still taking place and this is evident in this report.The players who continue to play online right now (both casino and sports) are probably the stronger, more experienced players. Here we analyse online playing activity in different European countries in March.Sporting standstill Although most of the big sporting leagues have shut down, betting on leagues that are more niche is still possible. For example, still playing are the Belarusian Premier League, Tajikistan football, Nicaraguan baseball and a few horse racing events that are taking place without any crowds.However, overall the average number of deposits per player decreased by 6% month-on-month (MoM). Perhaps surprisingly, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis these were up 4%. Optimove iGaming Pulse – March 2020 In Spain, on the other hand, there was a decrease of 18% MoM but a slight increase of 3% YoY. In Germany, the falls were more significant, with a 16% decrease MoM and a 12% decrease YoY. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Perhaps unsurprisingly given the lack of sporting events, new retention rates – players who made their first deposit in February and remained active in March – suffered even larger falls.In Italy, for example, there was a 15% MoM decrease and an 18% YoY decrease in the new retention rate. Regions: Europe The same trend appeared in monthly revenue per player, where there was a decrease of 11% MoM but an increase of 9% YoY. The key takeaway from last month is that with most sport betting events cancelled or postponed and physical casinos closed, more people are turning to online casino games for entertainment. It will be interesting to see if this trend persists in the coming months.About iGaming Pulse: iGaming Pulse is an industry benchmark tool for the gaming sector. iGaming Pulse enables gaming operators to accurately assess their overall performance against industry-wide key performance indicators.Its figures are updated on a monthly basis. It enables gaming operators to gain a clearer understanding of how their KPIs compare against the rest of the industry, broken down by geography and game type. This type of data, which is made publicly available for the first time, provides operators with the ability to conduct comparative analysis and derive insight into how their performance compares with industry averages.iGaming Pulse comprises of data collected from over 200 online casinos and sports betting companies, including industry giants and boutique operators, providing an accurate, statistically significant sample of the industry. Access to this information is vital for operators that are limited to only their own data. Optimove’s iGaming Pulse is now fully accessible, ensuring operators will have a clearer overview of how they compare to the industry. In the UK, the trend was negative across the board, with a decrease of 22% MoM and a decrease of 15% YoY. Email Address In the Netherlands, the increase was particularly strong – we saw an increase of 9% MoM and 11% YoY, taking the average single deposit amount to €51. Casino & games We saw an even more pronounced upward trend in Italy, with conversion rates last month standing at 58%, an increase of 18% both Mom and YoY. With minimal sports to bet on, it’s obvious that players are turning to casino games in Italy. Strong conversion The conversion rate – the number of first-time depositors divided by the number of registered players – also improved last month.The overall conversion rate increased by 8% MoM, with an even greater increase of 24% YoY. This means the conversion rate now stands at 44%, compared with 33% in the same month last year. Bettors turn to casino Since the beginning of March, the number of casino players has been increasing every week. In part this is due to an increase in sports bettors turning to casino games.As of March, the average single deposit amount was €34. That represented a 3% MoM increase but a 6% YoY decrease. 7th April 2020 | By Joanne Christie Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Deposit amounts and conversion rates were up in the casino vertical as sports bettors starved of fixtures turned their attention to casino games instead Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The overall retention rate among sports betting players decreased by 7% MoM and 5% YoY.
Topics: Casino & games Esports Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Video gaming 11th June 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Alternative media business Media Central Corporation has entered a number of affiliate marketing partnerships with esports gambling websites as part of an effort to further monetise its new ECentralSports digital media platform.The arrangements will see ECentralSports add gambling to its content offering, with a dedicated gambling stream to link to several operators including Loot.Bet, ArchaneBet, and BeWinner.The stream will focus on Counter Stike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), League of Legends and Dota 2, which ECentralSports noted account for 85% of esports betting activity.Launched earlier this month, ECentralSports provides users with access to news, gaming coverage, analysis, events and lifestyle features, all focused on the esports sector.“We are working on creating content to help our readers find the online betting platform that works best for them,” ECentralSports editor John Lucas said. “This adds to our overall content offering and positions ECentralSports as a go-to hub for all things esports.”Media Central chief executive Brian Kalish added: “The fact that we have just launched ECentralSports mere weeks ago and have already introduced affiliate marketing to monetize the site proves how committed we are to creating a profitable and modern media company that delivers value to shareholders.“Affiliate marketing has already proven to drive revenue and ROI across our other platforms, and we look forward to similar results with ECentralSports.” ESportsCentral expands into gambling affiliate partnerships Alternative media business Media Central Corporation has entered a number of affiliate marketing partnerships with esports gambling websites as part of an effort to further monetise its new ECentralSports digital media platform. Email Address Tags: Video Gaming
All of JRA’s OTB sites were forced to temporarily close in February due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but the organisation began to reopen the facilities from July. Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Before starting work, JRA staff will have their temperature taken, record their physical condition and disinfect their hands, as well as wear masks, gloves and face shields while working. 16th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy High-touch surfaces inside the shops will be cleaned and disinfected frequently, while plexiglass barriers and vinyl curtains will be installed at certain points to help prevent airborne exposure. In addition, JRA will refuse entry to anyone that has come into close contact with someone that has tested positive Covid-19, or people who have travelled to a region or country that has been placed under government restriction. Regions: Asia Japan The Japanese Racing Association (JRA) has announced it will reopen its J-Place Kasamatsu, Ena and Tosu off-track betting (OTB) facilities from 19 September. Horse racing Customers’ will also have their temperature upon entry, while anyone showing any symptoms of Covid-19 should not attempt to enter the shops. The JRA also said it will continue to restrict the number of people allowed inside at one time. Email Address The latest batch of reopenings comes after the JRA last week also announced that it was to resume operations at its Park Wins, Wins and J-Place OTB facilities. Teller betting windows will remain closed, shops will not offer complimentary beverages, while media halls, seating sections and smoking areas will be out of use. However, despite the partial reopening of its OTB network, the JRA last month said horse racing in the country will continue to take place behind closed doors until at least 4 October. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter J-Place OTB locations in Kasamatsu, Ena and Tosu will all operate with a limited service offering, including not providing live race footage or odds information to customers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Visitors will be required to wear a face mask when inside the facility, as well as maintain distance from other people and sanitise their hands before entering the facility. The Japanese Racing Association (JRA) has announced it will reopen its J-Place Kasamatsu, Ena and Tosu off-track betting (OTB) facilities from 19 September. Further JRA off-track betting facilities set to reopen
In related news, Btobet, the sportsbook technology provider acquired by Aspire Global in October last year, has signed a Colombian-facing partnership with William Hill. “We are delighted to announce our acquisition of a majority share in Alfabet and with it, our first entry into a regulated Latin American state,” William Hill chief executive Ulrik Bengtsson said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: William Hill Aspire Global Mr Green Alfabet Email Address This will see Btobet provide its player account management platform and sportsbook software to William Hill in the market. William Hill makes LatAm move with Alfabet deal 4th January 2021 | By Robin Harrison “The Colombian regulated market is a role model for the Latin American gambling sector, and we are excited by this opportunity to deliver a very competitive product and safe player experience under the William Hill brand in the country.” Neither the size of its stake, nor the price paid, have been disclosed. Topics: Strategy M&A Alfabet has been active in the market since 2018, under a licence issued by the country’s gambling regulator Coljuegos and via the BetAlfa brand. Colombia becomes the ninth regulated market in which William Hill is now active. Regions: LATAM Colombia “The deal is proof of our ability to attract tier 1 operators and that we are in the position to compete for any deal, anywhere,” Maimon explained. “Aspire Global is a true powerhouse for igaming operators and the deal is another step in our aim to become the world’s leading igaming supplier.” William Hill’s international expansion has also seen it launch the Mr Green brand in the Latvian market. This becomes its second brand in the country, after 11.lv, with the operator to use the operational know-how gained through operating that site. Aspire Global CEO Tsachi Maimon added that the deal demonstrates the strength of Btobet’s offering and services. “Combining the local competence from our Latvian team, a strong product and brand, allows us to confidently look forward at doubling our presence in the Latvian market,” Patrick Jonker, managing director of William Hill International and CEO of Mr Green, commented. “Of course, we are also excited to be using the Green Gaming framework to further solidify our group’s leadership in the responsible gaming area of our business.” The deal, for €20m, was agreed in September 2020, and was quickly followed by a similar agreement with Flutter Entertainment’s Betfair brand, also covering the Colombian market. M&A “We are thrilled by this partnership and the opportunity to provide players in Colombia with a superior gaming experience,” Bengtsson said of the deal. “We always look for the best localised solutions and BtoBet are well placed in the Colombian betting market.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill has moved to further diversify its international operations, acquiring a majority holding in licensed Colombian operator Alfabet, while signing up Aspire Global’s Btobet to power its offering in the country.
Email Address Major League Rugby, the leading rugby league in the US, has today announced Genius Sports Group (GSG) as its official sports betting data partner. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This exclusive deal will grant GSG the rights to manage the league’s official data with sportsbooks and distribute it across North America and worldwide. 9th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Read the full story on iGB North America. Major League Rugby commissioner George Killebrew said: “We know there is interest in regulated betting on our matches and we have to take proactive measures to safeguard the integrity and transparency of our events. Regions: US Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Sportsbook Sports betting Major League Rugby and Genius Sports Group announce partnership Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Genius Sports Group Major League Rugby
Email Address ICE365 Content Series Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting ICE365 Content Series Legal Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter IMGL Regulatory Round-up: Slovenia 31st March 2021 | By contenteditor In this video, Repansek offers insights into navigating the country’s legal framework, and how the betting market has evolved as a result of online wagering. Regions: Southern Europe Slovenia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
The former’s €44m addition of Atemi Group to its business at the start of the quarter brought an immediate boost and saw it eclipse Catena Media to become market leader during the fourth quarter. By the final quarter of last year the affiliate sector seemed to have put the pandemic firmly in its rearview mirror. With the exception of Acroud, revenue and EBITDA improved on a year-on-year basis for all of the operators covered in the Affiliate Monitor. Affiliate Monitor: April 2021 Topics: Marketing & affiliates Affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The latter’s Lead Republik acquisition of early last year was evidently paying off by the end of the year, while its buyout of American Gambler in November may take longer to filter through to its results. Email Address 1st April 2021 | By contenteditor Marketing & affiliates At the other end of the leaderboard, long-time laggard Acroud is hoping to turn things around via M&A. The company has been on something of an acquisition spree since the beginning of this year and has indicated there is more to come. And after a two-year lull in any significant consolidation activity, Catena Media looks set to throw its hat back into the ring, stating during its fourth quarter conference call that M&A is back on the table. Whether or not it can regain its market-leading position using the strategy that helped get it there in the first place remains to be seen. However, much of this growth had been bought, with the two top-performing affiliates in terms of revenue growth – Better Collective and Raketech – having made significant acquisitions last year. Stephen CarterEditorial director, iGB Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The listed affiliate sectorhas come through the worst ofa traumatic 12 months in better shape than many might haveimagined, with the renewed M&A drive vaulting a new company to the top of the tree
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