search.noResults

search.searching

saml.title
dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
Wire EMEA


Novomatic Reorganises Global Operations


SWITZERLAND – Greentube has teamed up with Casino Lugano to launch its games portfolio with the operator’s online casino. The partnership cements Greentube’s footprint in Switzerland’s fast- growing online sector with the company having signed with a succession of tier one operators since the market opened for business in 2019.


Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO of Greentube, said: “Switzerland has quickly turned into one of our most successful markets to date and we are pleased to be furthering our reach with another well-respected brand in the country’s sector. Our market-leading games have proven to be a valuable addition to our partners’ platforms, and this collaboration will no doubt see Casino Lugano continue to gain traction in the online space.”


“We knew from the very start of launching swiss4win.ch that we wanted to offer Greentube’s online casino games, since titles from the Book of Ra and Super Cherry series are already favourites in our land-based venues,” said Gianmaria Frapolli, CEO and Board Member of Casinò Lugano SA.


FRANCE – The municipality of Cabourg, in the Normandy region of France, has decided, after a failed tender for the operation of the town's casino, to relaunch a new bid. The city now has 18 months to find an operator for its casino. However, the specifications of the future concession have been modified. "We will be back in July with new directions," promised Tristan Duval, the mayor of the seaside resort.


UK – Partis is launching a new compliance practice, led by gaming industry veteran James Harrison. The practice will provide specialist services to gaming businesses, including compliance health checks and audits in addition to more general regulatory compliance advice.


UK – TrueLayer has announced it is hosting a webinar addressing how technology can support sustainable gambling strategies. Entitled 'Safer, sustainable gambling – how can open banking help?', the webinar will be held on June 8 at 3-4pm BST. Guests can register at: info.truelayer.com.


The webinar will address how real-time bank data can power player insights; why open banking delivers faster, more accurate affordability checks; how open banking enables instant, verified payments; and what iGaming leaders think about open banking.


Confirmed speakers include Gabriele Griesbacher, Global Director Payments and Compliance at Entain, Jason Chess, Partner at Wiggin LLP, Max Emilson, Chief Revenue Officer at TrueLayer, and Matt Parish, Product Manager at TrueLayer.


P16 WIRE / PULSE / INSIGHT / REPORTS


Following the restructuring of Global Sales and Production & Logistics, Novomatic is continuing its programme of transformation with the


implementation of a new structure to strengthen its Global Operations business.


Novomatic has confirmed that all departments and divisions involved in running the 1,900 gaming facilities worldwide as well as those renting equipment have been bundled into the new Global Operations business segment under the leadership of long-time Novomatic manager, Tomas Komnacky, who has been promoted to the new position of VP Global Operations, reporting directly to Novomatic Executive Board Member, Ryszard Presch.


“Te primary focus of this new structure is to create a combined, cross-divisional unit that will support and manage the international operating subsidiaries as well as coordinate between them and the headquarters,” stated Mr. Presch. “Tomas Komnacky is an experienced Novomatic manager who has been tasked with leading this central division not only because he is very familiar with the Group, but because he already worked closely with the country organisations in the past."


OPAP sees revenues halve due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions


Greece


With a quarter full of COVID disruption, OPAP’s revenues fell by 46.9 per cent year-on- year to €174.2m, due to retail betting venues being shut for most of the quarter but online contributed significantly in Q1’21 coming in at €122.4m also aided by Kaizen Gaming full consolidation.


All OPAP shops in Greece have been fully open since April 12 under social distancing measures, while VLT activity is expected to resume operations on May 24. Gross profit from operations in Q1 2021 stood at €75.6m compared to €122.4m in Q1 2020 lower by 38.2 per cent following revenues’ decline. Numbers were also burdened by Hellenic Lotteries’ disproportional GGR contribution so as to meet the annual contractual threshold of €50m.


Mr. Komnacky, who was previously responsible for market analysis, strategy development and business development, joined the Novomatic Group in 2014. Mr. Komnacky also serves as managing director of two subsidiaries and has played a key role in numerous market entries, company acquisitions and international concession projects.


Te focus of Mr. Komnacky’s new role is the strengthening of headquarter support for Novomatic, improving the country coverage by central contact persons and expanding their functions at the headquarters, and promoting a structured exchange of information in order to take advantage of potential synergies. “My goal is to make a significant contribution to improving the company’s overall performance by creating even stronger networks between the subsidiaries as well as by providing targeted guidance and support from the headquarters,” Mr. Komnacky explained.


EBITDA in Q1 2021 stood at €61.3m versus €86.4m in Q1 2020 lower by 29 per cent assisted by the recognition of €45.5m income related to the extension of the concession agreement along with Kaizen Gaming contribution following its full consolidation. On a l-f-l basis and excluding one-off income in Q1 2021, EBITDA dropped by 43.8 per cent year- on-year. Net profit in Q1 2021 stood at €10.3m versus €35.5m in Q1 2020 down by 71.1 per cent.


OPAP’s CEO Jan Karas said: “In Q1 online demonstrated a record quarter achieving remarkable growth, while on the retail front, revenues were expectedly affected by the lockdown and stores’ closure across our networks. We are excited with both the OPAP stores re-opening on April 12 as well as the imminent VLTs activity restart. Performance wise the early signs are particularly encouraging for retail while at the same time our online business remains strong.”


Latvia


FeedConstruct has signed a deal with Optibet Virsliga to provide Live Scouting Data and exclusive Live Video Streaming right from the venue at Latvian football matches. Te Latvian Higher League, being a professional football league and the top tier of association football in Latvia, promises to be filled with action with the participation of top- seeded players. Maskims Krivunecs, Chairman of the Latvian Football Virsliga, said: “Tis cooperation brings Virsliga closer to reaching its primary mission: to become the most advanced and technologically- supported sports league in the Baltics States. With the help of FeedConstruct, we are keen on providing international partners with qualitative data feeds and all-season Virsliga streams."


FeedConstruct's George Arabatlian added: “With Virsliga as our new partner, we hope to create a remarkable synergy and fruitful cooperation worth extending for upcoming seasons.”


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132  |  Page 133  |  Page 134  |  Page 135  |  Page 136  |  Page 137  |  Page 138  |  Page 139  |  Page 140  |  Page 141  |  Page 142  |  Page 143  |  Page 144  |  Page 145  |  Page 146  |  Page 147  |  Page 148  |  Page 149  |  Page 150  |  Page 151  |  Page 152  |  Page 153  |  Page 154  |  Page 155  |  Page 156  |  Page 157  |  Page 158  |  Page 159  |  Page 160  |  Page 161  |  Page 162  |  Page 163  |  Page 164  |  Page 165  |  Page 166  |  Page 167  |  Page 168  |  Page 169  |  Page 170  |  Page 171  |  Page 172  |  Page 173  |  Page 174  |  Page 175  |  Page 176  |  Page 177  |  Page 178  |  Page 179  |  Page 180