Number Crunching - Preston North End, Highlight Games and Fastrak

Number Crunching - Preston North End, Highlight Games and Fastrak

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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Breaking down all the weeks news into a set of easy to manage figures

€1 million - Preston North End defender Kevin O'Connor was given a fantastic Christmas present after he won €1 million on a National Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle jackpot in Ireland, after the full-back received the gift from his uncle as a Christmas gift.

2,000 - With Fastrak having already built 1,000 modular scratch card dispensers, which started rolling out in Kazakhstan in September 2017, the group has already planned a further 2,000 installations for early 2018.

John Barrett, Managing Director of Fastrak, said: “The new operators of the lottery in Kazakhstan recognised that they needed an effective solution for the display and sale of their games and identified that a new and vibrant point of sale unit could significantly enhance how they reach and engage their consumer – so we were asked to bring a fresh approach to their instore image.”

62% - This week Australian gaming and entertainment group, Crown resorts, agreed to sell its stake in CrownBet as part of the company’s ongoing debt reduction strategy. The group is to recoup AU$150m for its 62% interest in CrownBet, together with loans advanced by it to CrownBet.

38% - Highlight Games, the games developer who are 38% owned by Swedish gambling firm Cherry AB, have announced that it has come to an agreement to integrate its flagship SOCCERBET product onto Eurobet.

Tim Green, Highlight Games Chief Executive Officer, commented: “SOCCERBET represents an exciting evolution of the virtual sports formula, and we are delighted to extend its reach with an operator as large and respected as Eurobet.

“Italy is a nation of football lovers, and we are certain that our unique and exciting game featuring the biggest stars and best action from Serie A will strike a chord with Eurobet players across the country.”

14 - The last time the Welsh Grand National was postponed to the following Saturday in 2015, it became the 14th biggest race of that year. The race looks set to go ahead after it was delayed because of torrential rain at Chepstow over the Christmas period. Currently, conditions are looking like the race will take place this Saturday.

Earlier in the week, Clerk of the course Keith Ottesen said: "The course is looking all right today. The forecast for the next couple of days isn't bad at all. There is some rain around on Thursday and potentially Friday. As long as it isn't anywhere near what we had last week you would have to be very hopeful.”

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