The proposed tie up between ARJEL and AAMS is a step closer after the agreement was authorized in France. eGaming Review report that ARJEL president Jean-Francois Villotte received approval to sign the agreement from the Franch regulatory authority. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see the two sides discuss common issues present on both sides. No plans have yet been outlined for the provision of revenue sharing. Now just the consummating of those vows guys!
888.com has become the latest company to appoint a prominent former-soccer player as a brand ambassador. His peroxide blond hair characterized Santiago Canizares across a playing career that spanned exactly 500 club games. Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President of 888.com, stated: “The partnership agreement with Santiago Canizares will bolster the 888 brand presence in Spain and beyond, and we are delighted to have a sportsman of his caliber on board. We are fully confident that our exclusive partnership agreement with Canizares will be beneficial to our brands; 888casino, 888 poker and 888sport.”
Canizares appeared for the Spanish national side on 45 occasions and in that time went to three World Cups. He has also won almost every club honor going including the UEFA Champions League. The contract with 888.com lasts for 12 months and is already underway.
Lastly, online betting exchange Betfair has confirmed the appointment of a new director of information systems. Michael Bischoff was initially announced earlier this month but the newest member of staff wasn’t confirmed until today. He commented, “I am very pleased to be joining Betfair at this exciting time for the company and I look forward to bringing my experience in the media, telecoms and most recently, financial services sectors, to bear in this new role.”
The new role will see Bischoff head up a team of 120 technologists and coordinate the company’s information systems across Europe and the USA.