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Ben Clissitt Appointed Racing Post Group Sports Director

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Ben Clissitt has been named Group Sports Director of the Racing Pos in a newly created role. Ben was previously Head of Sport at both the Guardian and the Telegraph (where he also had stints as Digital Director and Executive Editor). He joins Racing Post from the i newspaper where he has been Managing Editor.

Announcing the new appointment, Alan Byrne, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief, said: “Ben is an exceptional journalist and we are delighted he has agreed to join us to lead our superb sports team.

“In addition to having ultimate oversight of the provision of the sports coverage required by the Racing Post, Ben will be devoting his energies to boosting our increasingly important business-to-business sports output and also to coordinating the creation of compelling sports content across the wider Group, which now includes Independent Content Services (ICS) in Leeds and Apsley. We are also enhancing our coverage of sport in the United States and Ben will play a significant part in that project too.”

Ben Clissitt is the latest in a series of recent major hires for Racing Post. In January, Cian Nugent joined as Digital Director from Matchbook where he was Chief Operations Officer. His focus is on building the Group’s affiliate businesses. In September 2018, Gethin Evans joined as Digital Marketing Director from Gamesys. Gethin is currently developing the content marketing function to provide best-in-class video and social content for the Group. In December 2018, Tom Kerr became Group Racing Director and Editor of the Racing Post. There are now separate leaders for the sport and racing editorial teams with Ben taking on overall responsibility for all sports content.

Racing Post has been providing its unique racing content to bookmakers and other publishers in the UK and internationally through its B2B division for many years. Now one of the company’s core aims is to become as significant a player in B2B services for sport, including in-play, as it is for racing. To support this aim, a sports betting intelligence brand has been developed called Intellr, which has just launched an innovative in-play football product providing customers with high-quality analysis throughout the 90 minutes. Intellr In-Play bridges the gap between real-time action and content by using advanced algorithms that combine live bookmaker’s odds with on-field events to produce expert predictions. As a major part of his remit, Ben will be overseeing all Intellr initiatives.

Established in 1986, Racing Post is a media company which provides content for horse racing, greyhounds, football and sports betting. It publishes a daily national newspaper and runs award-winning digital products, including the Racing Post mobile app and racingpost.com.

Racing Post employs approximately 450 permanent staff and since 2016 has been owned by Exponent, the private equity firm. Racing Post has recently expanded by acquiring a majority stake in the leading sports betting website and app business, Apsley, as well as buying Leeds-based ICS Media Group, a leading content provider and digital marketing agency.

 

 


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Malta’s FIAU Publishes “Intelligence Factsheet” of STRs

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The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) of Malta has published its “intelligence factsheet” which provides an overview of “suspicious transaction reports” (STRs) submitted by Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licensees in 2019.

FIAU reported a total of 1445 STRs from 210 MGA licenced operators during 2019, continuing its 100% rise in suspicious transactions registered by its “CASPAR monitoring system” year-on-year trend.

A breakdown of results saw 32% (457 cases) of the total STRs submitted by three companies and a further 35% (498 cases) registered by another five licenced operators, with 72 organisations submitting the remaining 33% (approximately 486) of the STRs.

FIAU reported 741 STR cases related to online gambling for 2020, under which the enforcement unit continues to broaden its CASPAR system’s monitoring capability.

In its factsheet statement the FIAU detailed: “In most of the cases, the FIAU considers it more appropriate to send a spontaneous intelligence report to foreign FIUs rather than to trigger an investigation in Malta on the basis of STRs received from the remote gaming entities.

“Although the FIAU does not open its own in-depth analysis in these cases, the majority result in further dissemination to its foreign counterparts. As a result, information received through these submissions accounted for 35 percent of the total spontaneous intelligence reports shared with foreign FIUs in 2019.”


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Scientific Games Integrates BlueRibbon’s Jackpot Solution into its OpenGaming Platform

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Scientific Games Corporation has integrated BlueRibbon’s customisable jackpot solution into its OpenGaming platform.

This new partnership strengthens Scientific Games’ OpenGaming, providing partners across regulated markets with the ability to create bespoke jackpots within games via BlueRibbon’s software.

Kaizen Gaming brand Stoiximan has become the first OpenGaming customer of Scientific Games to utilise the marketing tool following this new agreement, with the software to be rolled out with all the Company’s customers in the coming months.

“The unprecedented global reach that Scientific Games possesses with its OGS platform ensures that this new partnership is hugely significant to us. Integrating our software will open the door to many new opportunities. We’re excited to bring our highly effective solution to even more operators across the globe,” Amir Askarov, Co-Founder & CEO of BlueRibbon, said.

“Providing an innovative and wide product range has been our priority, and we wanted to include the customizable jackpot software that BlueRibbon provides into our offering. Following a seamless integration through Scientific Games’ OpenGaming, we’ve been in a position to produce a campaign that matches our needs and brand identity. The initial results demonstrate that we are heading to the right direction, with players appreciating the way in which we’ve delivered an improved user experience,” Dimokratis Papadimos, RNG Casino Manager at Kaizen Gaming, said.

“We’re excited to bring BlueRibbon’s innovative marketing and jackpot products to the OGS. Players are constantly looking for something new from their gaming sessions, and by bringing together our gamification technology with BlueRibbon’s software, it’s the perfect match to deliver an exciting new experience. Our philosophy is all about bringing cutting-edge innovation to our leading global network, and this new partnership delivers on that promise,” Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming, Digital at Scientific Games, said.


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Challengermode hires key leaders and promotes internal talent to level up leadership team

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  • Challengermode makes dual appointments with Philip Hübner promoted to CBDO and Dan-Alp Lindberg joining as CFO 

Leading esports platform Challengermode today announced the appointment of Dan-Alp Lindberg as Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Philip Hübner to Chief Business Development Officer. The hires follow a substantial period of growth and a $12 million investment round led by eWTP Innovation Fund, the global investment arm of the Alibaba Group, Telia Ventures and Swedish soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Joining Challengermode in 2017 as Head of Business Development, Hübner has previously been responsible for onboarding the very first partners at the company, as well as devising the company’s partnerships and business strategy. With a wealth of esports specific experience – his first involvement in the space as a competitive DOTA player – Philip has worked in a variety of positions, from marketing and communications to product management to business development and strategy – highlighting the value of a broad knowledge base to grow the business side of the industry. In his new role Hübner will draw on this experience to translate increased accessibility in esports into greater value for stakeholders.

Lindberg joins as Chief Financial Officer, where he will be responsible for the company’s revenue growth and profitability while managing risks and compliance in order to facilitate Challengermode’s continued high-growth journey. He has over 15 years of management experience at both large companies and scale-ups , including roles at IKEA as well as creative agency and entertainment company B-Reel. Linberg’s deep knowledge of finance, operations, risk and analytics makes him a valuable asset to Challengermode given its position in the constantly evolving world of esports.

“I’ve always been keen to help grow esports as an industry, even back when I was a competitor – so I am excited to be bringing that accumulated experience to my new role as CBDO” comments Philip Hübner Chief Business Development Officer at Challengermode. “For all its recent success, the esports industry is still relatively young, and is still in a process of change. While sponsorships and big event tournaments will continue to be important, our mission is to create new partnerships and new opportunities that will drive growth in the grassroots level of esports in the years to come.”

Dan-Alp Lindberg, Chief Financial Officer at Challengermode, said: “I am super excited to step into the role of CFO at Challengermode and look forward to continuing to roll out our esports platform internationally. I truly believe the team and this platform has incredible potential to accelerate the growth of esports, harness the space’s commercial potential, facilitate new business models and establish new revenue streams along the way.”


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