Majority of Lotto24 shareholders accept Zeal offer


ore than 91% of Lotto24 shareholders have endorsed a takeover offer by London-listed lottery brokerage Zeal Network within the regular acceptance period. Following the conclusion of the initial deadline, remaining shareholders have now been given an additional two-week acceptance period. An all-share offer of one Zeal share for 1.604 Lotto24 shares is on the table. Plans for the acquisition, which are set to see Zeal retake control of the subsidiary that was  November 2018. Shareholders of Zeal voted in

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favour of necessary preconditions for the transaction in January before the offer was published at the end of the month. In February, the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior in Germany granted Lotto24 a supplement to its existing brokerage permit, allowing for lottery tickets to be brokered via the and domains. However, the acquisition has been criticised by Zeal shareholder Lottoland, which has claimed  shareholders, cannibalising value for most investors. The lottery betting initially attempted to have the pivotal Extraordinary General

Meeting in January delayed, which would have forced Zeal to withdraw its offer, then lodged a €76m bid for Zeal’s Tipp24 business. This offer was rejected by Zeal, which said the  business, and would strip the business of its most valuable asset.

Betway extends All-Weather Championships deal


veryMatrix has announced the signing of a new agreement between leading integration platform CasinoEngine and CT Interactive. Under the agreement, CT Interactive will provide a blockbuster game content of over 100+ HTML5 titles through the company`s Remote Game Server ELEPHANT to CasinoEngine’s large network of operators, and thus expanding the scope of its market reach. Lachezar Petrov, Head of CT Interactive, said: “We have been very impressed by EveryMatrix and its team of visionary people, working with high-profile iGaming partners, and we are delighted to have them as a valuable partner. As CT Interactive`s slot titles will be live with EveryMatrix`s desktop and mobile users across all operator’s channels, we are thrilled to offer players a portfolio of popular games, including our latest releases such as 40 Mega Slot, Ramses the Great, Fluftails”.

Mr Petrov said that the deal marked another peak for the company, that is looking to partner with the industry’s leading players.

etway is committing to a further three seasons as sponsors

of the All-Weather

Championships, penning the  a current three-year deal. The leading online

bookmaker will continue to sponsor the Middle Distance, Marathon and Sprint categories of the UK’s all-weather Flat season and maintain its access to

extensive on-course branding. Betway’s Alan Alger said: “After a highly successful three seasons sponsoring the All-Weather Championships, we’re really happy to be extending our involvement for another three.”

ARC’s Group Director of Partnerships, David Leyden

Bede Gaming strikes Authentic Gaming deal


ede Gaming, the award-winning supplier of software to the online gaming industry, has further enhanced its platform capabilities with the integration of Authentic Gaming’s live casino portfolio. Authentic Gaming products, including Authentic Roulette, Casino Floor Roulette product and its unique Live ARENA games via the Live ARENA studio based in Malta will undoubtedly create value to Bede Gaming’s operator partners under the terms of the deal. The agreement boosts the range of live casino options available to Bede platform partners, adding Authentic Gaming’s portfolio to an offering which already includes content from Evolution Gaming, NetEnt Live and Ezugi. Ross Haselhurst, Commercial Director, Bede Gaming, said: “This agreement underlines Bede 

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targeting expansion in multiple regulated markets, and Authentic’s games are sure to be a hit with our customers.”

As with all integrations to the Bede platform, Authentic Gaming is now available to all Bede’s operators. Bede offers a wide range of proactive marketing tools alongside a portfolio of more than 3,000 games, from over 100 providers, including two major sportsbooks with Kambi and SBTech live on the platform.

Dunbar said: “Betway have been fantastic supporters of the All-Weather

Championships and we’re delighted to extend the relationship over the coming seasons. We’ve enjoyed working with the Betway team to develop the

Championships over the last three years and we’re looking forward to building on this success over the coming years.”

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