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Smarkets announces strengthened executive team

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Smarkets, one of the world’s largest betting exchange and prediction market platforms, has this morning announced a strengthened executive team.

Robin Harrison, a former engineering team lead at the company, has re-joined the company as Chief Technology Officer after a year in the role of Head of Engineering at Asto, a fintech startup backed by global bank Santander.

Meanwhile, Tom Hardman and Céline Crawford have been promoted to Chief Operations Officer and Chief Communications Officer respectively.

Hardman, who formerly held the title of Head of Business Operations, is one of Smarkets’s longest-serving employees having joined in 2010 after graduating from Oxford University. During his time at the company, he has overseen many areas including finance, legal and customer support.

Crawford has been with Smarkets since 2015 after working in the banking and communication sectors for over a decade at companies including finnCap and Commerzbank.

Smarkets have also hired Chris Baldacchino as Chief Compliance Officer. He joins after holding the same position at Hero Gaming, having previously been COO at the Malta-based firm.

The quartet join CEO and Founder Jason Trost on the company’s executive team.

Trost said: “I’m delighted to welcome Robin and Chris to the company, as well as adding two of our most dedicated employees, Céline and Tom, to the executive team.

“Robin, having been a team lead at Smarkets previously, is well-placed to develop and advance our class-leading product further, while Chris’s industry expertise will be invaluable as we look to expand to new territories, such as the emerging US market and other European countries.

“Both Céline and Tom are integral employees who have been with the company for many years and fully deserve their promotions, having played a big part in our recent success.”

The C-suite announcement comes shortly after Smarkets revealed that it had over £150m of trading volume on its exchange during the recent Cheltenham Festival, with all-time records broken for concurrent users on both the company’s web and app platforms. Read more at smrkts.co/chelt19

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Greek Super League Announces Interwetten as its Gold Sponsor

Niji Narayan

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The Greek Super League has announced Malta-headquartered sports betting operator Interwetten as its gold sponsor for the next three years, starting with the 2020-2021 season.

The sponsorship represents an evolution of the partnership formed last year, where Interwetten joined the league as its official sports betting partner for the 2019-2020 season.

“We are very pleased that the Super League’s cooperation with Interwetten is now entering a new era, as it is officially the Gold Sponsor of the Super League,” Leonidas Boutsikaris, president of the Super League, said.

He described Interwetten’s “vote of confidence” in the Super League as a key driver of progress and development of football locally, and indicating that a broader strategy to attract more investment and sponsorship was succeeding.

Dominik Beier, representative for Interwetten’s board of directors, described Greece as a very important market for the operator.

“So we want to continue to invest in sports here and expand our position. The naming rights for the Super League championship is the most important sports deal that exists in Greece. The Super League opens up a wealth of opportunities for us, both for communication and action, across the country and throughout the year,” he said.

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Gaming Realms Signs Licensing and Distribution Agreement with Oryx Gaming

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Gaming Realms plc. has entered into a three-year licensing and distribution agreement with Bragg Gaming Group’s B2B solutions provider, Oryx Gaming.

As per the terms of the agreement, Oryx will have access to Gaming Realms’ entire Slingo Originals portfolio. The ever-growing and popular Slingo games including Slingo Rainbow Riches, Slingo Centurion and Monopoly Slingo will be distributed via the Oryx Hub platform.

As part of the agreement, Oryx will also be able to license the Slingo content to over 100 operators worldwide, through existing partnerships.

“We are very proud to be working with such an esteemed partner platform in our growing online gaming sector. As a result of this exciting new deal we will be able to offer the Slingo Originals portfolio to new audiences enabling us to grow and welcome a new generation of Slingo fans,” Michael Buckley, Executive Chairman of Gaming Realms, said.

“Oryx has a localised approach to games and a fantastic reputation for delivery of top-quality games. We are pleased to add the Slingo portfolio to our platform and further enhance our offering with their market leading products. The Slingo games library offers a unique blend of bingo and slots which brings an exciting and fresh experience to our operator partners and their players,” Matevz Mazij, Managing Director of Oryx Gaming, said.

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Nuvei Announces New Corporate Positioning and Brand Merger with SafeCharge

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Payment technology provider Nuvei has announced the launch of its new corporate positioning, tagline and redesigned website.

The new brand represents the company’s drive to unite payment technology and consulting. Its mission is to provide the payment technology and intelligence businesses need to succeed locally and globally, through one integration.

This also marks the brand merger with SafeCharge, which Nuvei acquired in August 2019. SafeCharge will now operate under the Nuvei name, representing its global brand. The integration of both organisations under one name and a full-stack, native payment technology platform is designed to further remove payment barriers worldwide, empowering merchants with unparalleled global commerce capabilities.

“Businesses are looking for partners, both strategic and technological. We’ve become the payment technology partner that our clients can count on to make our world a local marketplace. We aim to deliver unified commerce solutions and expertise, helping our clients capture every payment opportunity that comes their way – no matter where or how they operate,” Phil Fayer, chairman and CEO of Nuvei, said.

Through a single integration, Nuvei provides a seamless payment journey with connectivity into 200 geographic regions and local acquiring in 30 markets. Businesses can easily accept more than 450 alternative and local payment methods in 150 currencies, delivering a frictionless customer experience wherever transactions happen. Nuvei’s collective intelligence and proven technology offer merchants the ability to increase approval rates, enhance customer retention and loyalty, reduce fraud and simplify business operations.

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