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Vermantia scores four nominations for 2019 SBC Awards

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Leading provider secures key shortlist categories

Vermantia, a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators, has secured four nominations for this year’s SBC Awards.

The annual SBC Awards, one of the most prestigious in the industry, recognises the companies that have demonstrated strong commercial success and business-changing innovations over the past year.

Vermantia’s four nominations reflect its pioneering work in content and data driven solutions for the industry – with nominations spanning Best Sports Data Product, Best Virtual Sports Product, Best Live Streaming Product and Best Land-Based Betting Product.

In total, Vermantia now broadcasts more than 90,000 premium live horse and greyhound racing and 35,000 live sporting events annually via its live betting channels, as well as an ever-widening range of virtual and next generation games all orchestrated by its proprietary CONNECT platform.

Ensuring fast delivery and omni-channel support, its ultra-low latency streaming also enables worldwide delivery with less than one second latency – an industry record.

Alongside, the past year has seen Vermantia expand its data hub, offering more than 110,000 international live races annually, available through Vermantia’s unified and adaptive data service, while its award-winning FLAVOR suite of self-service betting terminals enriched with new models tuned to the future needs of retail.

Commenting on Vermantia’s success, Yiannis Gangas, CPO at Vermantia said: “Our multiple nominations come as a testament to the value of our offering and the dedication shared by every member of the Vermantia team towards our goals and vision.

“The holy trinity for customer engagement is premium content, quality data and content-driven technologies combined towards bespoke solutions – and we strive to provide all three to meet the varying requirements of each individual operator.”

Winners are set to be announced at a highly anticipated ceremony at Battersea Evolution on December 3rd in an evening packed full of entertainment.

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WorldMatch Renovates its Website

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Online gaming company WorldMatch has renovated its website to emphasise its 160 slot machines with 70 game engines, 30 table games and all types of video poker, in HTML5 for both desktop and mobile devices. The new site includes a section dedicated to the individual games and the explanation of their technical characteristics.

The new smart search tool allows filtering the slot machines catalogue, according to the required features and as usual, players can play all the games for free to better appreciate the gaming experience. Real-time updates about the release of new titles, partnerships and participation in events are available in the News page.

The graphic restyling is aimed at pointing out WorldMatch’s mission: to offer a wide range of games that will meet every player’s taste.

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France’s Française des Jeux Secures New Jackpot Insurance

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Française des Jeux (FDJ), the operator of France’s national lottery games, has announced the implementation of a comprehensive insurance policy to cover its counterparty risk from January 1, 2020.

One of the changes involved in the tax and regulatory reform carried out as part of the privatisation of FDJ was the discontinuation of the “counterparty fund” system.

This reform is part of a broader process of clarifying the relations between the state and the company, which is now responsible for covering counterparty risk through an insurance policy, at its own expense.

FDJ has taken out a comprehensive insurance policy with a number of top-tier French and international insurers and reinsurers to cover its counterparty risk, which will take effect from January 1, 2020.

This contract, drawn up with insurance broker Marsh, provides a guarantee for the gains falling within its scope on an aggregate basis. It provides annual coverage of up to €150 million. All costs related to this insurance policy are in line with expectations and are covered by the planned budget.

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GVC Opens New Office in Rome to Unify Operational Teams

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Online gambling company GVC Holdings has opened a new office in Rome. The company has migrated all its Italian divisions to the new office, which will house around 360 staff of its Eurobet, bwin and Gioco Digitale Italia properties.

Located in the Lungotevere district near Rome’s city centre, the new six-floor (approx. 4200 sqm) office will house all the operational teams, servicing a key European market territory for the FTSE enterprise.

GVC details that its Rome office relocation forms part of its final post-Ladbrokes Coral merger plans, driving operational and co-synergy efficiencies across an enlarged group.

Establishing its new Rome office, GVC management states that its enlarged Italian division will be better maintained within the Lungotevere district, securing access to a better transport network in an “area which is one of the best served in greater Rome.”

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