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Kenny Alexander 8/1 to make shock return to Entain

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BetMGM CEO 2/1 favourite with company subject to takeover bid

Former GVC CEO Kenny Alexander is 8/1 to return to the helm of the rebranded company following the shock resignation of Shay Segev earlier this week.

Alexander left the industry in 2020 following a 13-year tenure as CEO of the formerly AIM listed company, helping it grow into the FTSE100 global betting conglomerate today.

With Entain currently subject of an £8bn takeover from American casino giant MGM, BetMGM’s CEO Adam Greenblatt heads the market at 2/1, with MGM Resorts International CEO William Hornbuckle also a short-priced 8/1.

Richard Flint, the former SkyBet CEO, is 12/1 to return to the online gaming world following his departure from the UK sports betting behemoth in 2019.

Other high-profile names on the shortlist include former Stars Group Chief Exec Rafi Ashkenazi at 20/1, or William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson (25/1).

Star Sports’ Luke Tarr, Head of PR, said: “The resignation of Shay Segev during a titanic takeover attempt has certainly caused shockwaves in the industry, with some very big names linked to the job.

“It’s no surprise to see two senior MGM executives leading the betting, with an £8bn bid tabled for Entain from the leading American brand, while former GVC chief Kenny Alexander is just 8/1 to make a shock return and steady the ship.

“At bigger prices are equally huge industry titans, with all the biggest names in the industry linked to one of the most high-profile jobs either side of the Atlantic.”

 

Next CEO of Entain:

Adam Greenblatt 2/1
Kenneth Alexander 8/1
William Hornbuckle 8/1
Andreas Meinrad 10/1
Nick Rust 12/1
Paul Jackson 12/1
Richard Flint 12/1
BAR 16/1

 

Star Sports Specials: https://starsports.bet/event/671463/next-ceo-of-entain

 

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SoftSwiss updates Pay N Play by Trustly for online casino projects

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SoftSwiss has recently introduced new technical updates for the Pay N Play payment method by payments service provider Trustly. 

The new developments will enable SoftSwiss online casino clients to activate all currently available markets seamlessly and hassle-free at once.

SoftSwiss Online Casino Platform future and prospective clients can now activate all available payment markets. The new add-ons will boost the productivity of the Platform as well as increase its player retention and conversion rates. The Pay N Play by Trustly is being offered to the operators running brands on the SoftSwiss Online Casino Platform since the beginning of 2020. Since then, it has proved itself to be a major time-saving tool, eliminating time-consuming player verification procedures.

Pay N Play is a technology developed by the payments service provider Trustly that allows players to deposit almost immediately after arriving at your online casino. In short, everything the player has to do is log in to the casino by securely using their own bank ID. The game starts instantly and effortlessly.

Vadim Drozd, PSP Team Lead at SoftSwiss noted: “SoftSwiss’s motto is to always strive to provide our clients with up-to-date technological solutions that will help them to have a positive impact on their business development. The new Pay N Play update will help our clients to save precious time as well as build and increase player loyalty”.

 

About SoftSwiss

SoftSwiss is an international tech brand supplying widely acclaimed, certified software solutions for managing iGaming operations. SoftSwiss holds a number of gaming licenses, providing a “one-stop-shop” white label solution by taking care of all technical, legal, and financial processes on behalf of its customers. The company has a vast product portfolio, which includes an Online Casino Platform, Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, an affiliate platform, and a recently launched sportsbook platform. In 2013 SoftSwiss was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimized online casino solution. The company has thus been regarded as the leading technical expert when it comes to the use of cryptocurrencies in online gaming.

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Gambling Venues in Denmark to Remain Closed Until April 5

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The Danish Government has announced that casinos and gaming halls across the country will remain closed until April 5 at the earliest, in line with extended novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.

Venues temporarily shut in December last year after the government extended national Covid-19 measures until February 28, with the aim of opening early in 2021.

However, as Covid-19 case rates remained higher, venues have been kept closed in an effort to prevent further spread while Denmark commenced its vaccination programme.

In its latest update, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority announced that despite some relaxation of measures, casinos, gaming halls and restaurants will remain shut until at least 5 April.

A selection of other venues such as some non-essential shops and outdoor visitor attractions will be able to reopen in some regions, while certain year groups will also be allowed back into schools in select areas. All other measures, including travel restrictions, will remain in place until early April.

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Five Groups Qualify to Enter Next Phase of Nagasaki IR Process

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All the five groups that entered Nagasaki prefecture’s request-for-proposal (RFP) process with the aim of participating in its bid for an integrated resort (IR) licence have qualified for the next phase of the process.

The five groups are: a consortium led by Oshidori International Holdings Ltd; Casinos Austria International Japan; Current Group; the Niki Chau Fwu (Parkview) Group; and One Kyushu, a consortium between Tokyo-listed Pixel Companyz Inc and French gaming operator Groupe Partouche SA.

The prefecture will complete a “first round” of evaluation of would-be partners this month to reduce the list of bidders to three. After that, a second round will include a “competitive dialogue” with would-be partners. The groups will then have to present their projects in August for the prefecture to make a final decision.

Japan plans to initially approve three integrated resorts in the country. Proposals must include a casino, tourism attractions, hotels and meeting spaces.

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