Number Crunching - Everton, Paddy Power and Microgame

Number Crunching - Everton, Paddy Power and Microgame

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Posted by Joseph Streeter
Breaking down all the weeks news into a set of easy to manage figures

€16 million - The completed fundraising plan for the subsidiary future growth strategy of the operating company of industry legacy affiliate portal Gambling.com. The group revealed that 46 investors participated in the funding round, which will be primarily used for acquisition purposes. The agreed bond has a final maturity date of July 2020, with an attached fixed rate coupon of 100%.

£1,000 - The donation made by Betway to the Bradley Lowery Foundation after Jermain Defoe was left off the nominations shortlist for the BBC Sports personality of the year. Many football fans and pundits anticipated that the Bournemouth striker would be a frontrunner for this year’s award after he formed a heartwarming friendship with Bradley Lowery, a young Sunderland fan who was bravely battling neuroblastoma and sadly passed away in July of this year.

130 - The amount of brands that the network of Microgame spans over, Microgame recently expanded its offering by agreeing a deal with the Prima Networks. Through the deal, Microgame and its partners gain access to the largest game portfolio in Italy, with over 250 slots and table games from Microgaming, including Immortal Romance, Mermaids Millions, Thunderstruck and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™. Microgaming content is available to Italian operators through the Quickfire platform.

6 - The number of former Everton players that bookies have priced up to rejoin David Moyes at West Ham, with Jack Rodwell being the 5/2 favourite to join. Victor Anichebe is a 3/1 shot to sign for the Hammers, while Phil Jagielka and Marouane Fellaini are 7/2 and 4/1 respectively. Elsewhere, deals aren't being ruled out for Stephen Pienaar (5/1) and Tim Cahill (6/1) while 250/1 says Moyes turns to Tony Hibbert in a bid to shut up shop at the back.

2- The number of complaints that were received by The ASA about Paddy Power’s casino advertisement, the complaints led to the operator being ordered to stop using the advert, after the ASA ruled that the advert it implied that it was okay to gamble at work. Following the ruling, The ASA ordered that Paddy Power cease broadcasting the advert in question and ensure that future ads don’t feature gambling in a working environment.

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