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SIS appoints Ian Baynes as Commercial Director

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Leading multi-channel supplier SIS (Sports Information Services) has appointed Ian Baynes as its new Commercial Director to further drive the company’s international expansion strategy.

Baynes has held several key senior international roles and has a wealth of experience in managing and developing large international sales teams in multiple vertical markets.

He previously worked in the betting and gaming industry, formerly holding the position of Regional Vice President EMEA at IGT and joins the 24/7 Live Channels supplier from digital marketing agency Fluid Ads where he was Global Commercial Director.

In his new role, Baynes will be responsible for SIS’s Sales function, tasked with increasing the company’s international penetration and commercial revenues, as well as maximising opportunities with existing customers.

Richard Ames, CEO of SIS, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ian to the team and look forward to working with him.

“The business has made great progress in the last 18 months, in expanding into new territories and online, and Ian’s international sales experience will only help us enhance our efforts in new markets over the next few years.”

Ian Baynes, SIS Commercial Director, said: “I’m thrilled to have joined SIS. It’s an exciting period for the business as new products such as the 24/7 Live Channels and Competitive Gaming gain traction with operators across the globe.

“I’m looking forward to helping the company achieve its ambitious plans in extending its presence across the world, as well as supporting our existing operator partners to continue to drive their betting revenues.”

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FDJ Revenues Rise in 2019

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Française des Jeux (FDJ), the national lottery operator in France, witnessed a 9 per cent year-on-year increase in revenues, as its proceeds reached €1.96 billion in 2019, according to its full financial statement. Total wagers increased 9 per cent to €17.2 billion and EBITDA hiked 9 per cent to €346 million. However, the Net profit saw a 22 per cent decreased compared to last year.

FDJ Chairwoman and CEO Stéphane Pallez, said: “2019 will be remembered as a landmark year for Française des Jeux with the great success of its initial public offering to numerous institutional investors, individual shareholders, and Group employees. 2019 was also characterised by very strong growth in all our businesses, across all sales channels, both physical and digital, and the Group’s excellent operating and financial performances.

The financial statement has its projections for 2020: the French operator forecasts a revenue rise of 5 per cent and 5 per cent increase in stakes. EBITDA margin is expected to be maintained above the 20 per cent mark. These increases are projected due to a busy 2020 with the UEFA Euro 2020 and a new Euromillions format.

 

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Portugal iGaming Companies Post Highest Ever Revenue in Q4 2019

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The regulated iGaming operators in Portugal posted their biggest ever quarterly revenue in the quarter spanning the last three months of 2019. They have amassed a quarterly revenue of €65.4m in the quarter, fueled by a 55 per cent hike in sports betting year-on-year.

The overall turnover reached €1037.5bn, a new record in the history of the country’s gambling and betting industry.

The final quarter performance from dot.pt operators boosted the annual total for 2019 to €215.2m, a 41 per cent increase year on year.

Online casinos contributed about €35m (55 per cent) of the €63.1m added during the year, with sports betting brought the remaining €28.2m (45 per cent).

Slots continued their dominance of casino activity in the final quarter of 2019, accounting for 69 per cent of turnover, ahead of roulette with 13.6 per cent, blackjack with 8.1 per cent, poker right games with 6.5 per cent and tournament poker with 2.8 per cent.

Football accounted for 75 per cent of betting turnover, well ahead of basketball with 13.3 per cent.

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SoftGamings partners with Genii

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Global trailblazer in the development of gaming platforms, SoftGamings, has struck a partnership with Genii to integrate content into their casino platform.

The diverse suite of Genii games available at SoftGamings includes more than 135 casino games developed with a specific focus on player interaction and engagement. The games have been developed through extensive research covering market trends, player demographics and operator analysis.

The genre of games made available to SoftGamings includes fruit slots, horror, fantasy, adventure, sci-fi and comedy. Genii’s innovation in game development sets them apart from their competitors with unique features such as the mood-enhancing technology (best experienced when playing the Robin of Sherwood slot game), hot-and-cold features which provoke more player engagement, and game teasers to keep the player’s entertained.  

Dinesh Choudree (Director @ Genii) had the following to say, “This partnership with SoftGamings is an exciting opportunity for Genii to showcase our games through an industry leader. SoftGamings is among the best in the business, with over 100 clients using their content, and over 10 years in the business.”

The Genii games cater for over 60 currencies, including numerous crypto solutions. Their cross-platform games are also offered in over 12 languages.  

 

About Genii:

Genii is committed to delivering creative and innovative casino games for the iGaming industry. Combining cutting edge real-time technology with out-of-the-box thinking, Genii are adding a new dimension to player engagement and entertainment. Licensed in multiple markets including the UK and Malta, their content portfolio caters for a vast array of languages and currencies, ensuring Genii can cater to any operator’s requirements.

 

About SoftGamings:

SoftGamings is a B2B casino platform provider and gaming system aggregator. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, SoftGamings provides solutions demanded in the market and develops its own creative solutions: White Label, Turnkey, Self-Service, Bitcoin platform solutions, Bonus System Standalone feature, Sportsbook solution, Slots Bundle, Live Bundle, and Casino Games Integration. SoftGamings’ strong IT team can also provide gamification possibilities — one of the major industry trends. Their product portfolio includes more than 100 gaming suppliers with over 3000 games.

 

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