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Amaya gets extension to Cryptologic takeover; Paddy Power using Callcredit; Betfred gets new Totepool head

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Amaya Paddy Power BetfredAmaya Gaming Group has been granted an extension in their quest for full takeover of Irish firm Cryptologic. The firm has international aspirations and already owns a 7.5% stake in the firm. Its first deadline was on January 12 at 5pm and they’ve now been allowed to confirm their intentions by 2 February at 5pm. If they haven’t decided what they want to do by then there’s the chance for another extension to a deal that is expected to come to $34.5million for the full takeover. They might want to start thinking of a name for this saga…

Paddy Power is the latest firm to sign a deal allowing Callcredit to handle its verification services. The deal, similar to one signed by Betfred, will see identification and age verification handled by the firm and give a pass/fail decision on customers depending on the information they bring up. Andy Ryan, Customer Security Manager with Paddy Power, commented: “When choosing a verification supplier to work with, we looked at four key areas: match rates, intelligence, support and cost. I’m pleased to say that Callcredit performed well in all four areas. We have improved our UK and international match rates. We received excellent support throughout the integration process and continue to receive professional support through our client manager. The pricing model suits our needs and the service shows great value for money.”

Bookmaker Betfred has appointed a new Totepool head of management with Phil Siers taking over the role vacated by Jason Brautigam. Siers moves over from Satellite Information Services (SIS) where he was managing director for the licenced betting office division. His position at Betfred starts on April 1.

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