Andrew McCarron

Speed Media snaps up CoinPoint’s crypto casino websites

Speed Media, an iGaming digital marketing company owned by JKR Investment Group, has acquired premium blockchain agency CoinPoint Group’s network, including its flagship site BestBitcoinCasino.com. Founded in 2013 as as the first consultation and marketing agency focused on blockchain technology and crypto solutions, CoinPoint Group has created a wide network of websites, including iGaming websites BestBitcoinCasino.com and BestBitcoinSlots.com as well …

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‘Go big or go home’: Nikola Teofilovic and Tetiana Vozniuk on Speed Media’s growth plans

SBC spoke to Speed Media CEO Nikola Teofilovic and Tetiana Vozniuk, Senior Investment Manager at JKR, about the expansion plans in the crypto affiliate market.  Last time you spoke to SBC Nikola, you were the Senior Investment Manager at JKR – but now you’re also the CEO of Speed Media. Can you tell us about this soft switch in roles? …

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Coroner to share inquest findings of ‘woeful’ treatment provision

The coroner investigating the suicide of a 24-year-old problem gambler Jack Ritchie has said that he will be writing to a number of government departments with warnings about how future deaths can be prevented, with a particular focus on the need for more training for GPs about gambling disorders. Sheffield coroner David Urpeth said Ritchie’s death in Vietnam in November …

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New ICE 2022 dates confirmed for 12-14 April

This year’s delayed ICE 2022 show will be held on 12-14 April, as usual at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. Associated event iGB Affiliate London will be taking place on Wednesday 13-14 April and ICE VOX, incorporating the World Regulatory Briefing and the International Casino Conference will be held 11-12 April. Stuart Hunter, Managing Director, Clarion Gaming said: “Following consultation with our customers …

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GambleAware commissions research into women’s gambling harms

Industry-funded body GambleAware has awarded a £250,000 grant for new research into women’s lived experience of gambling harms to a team of experts who will investigate the journeys of both gamblers and/or as ‘affected others’. The grant was awarded through a competitive process to a team led by Kelsey Beninger, Director at IFF Social Research Agency in collaboration with Maria …

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888 acquires ‘hugely exciting’ £2.2bn William Hill International

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888 Holdings CEO Itai Pazner has confirmed the ‘hugely exciting acquisition of William Hill’s non-US business from Caesars Entertainment for £2.2bn.  The deal, news of which broke earlier this week, is expected to deliver ‘significant operating efficiencies’, including pre-tax cost synergies of at least £100 million per year, which 888 says will lead to improved profit margins. On a pro …

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Rank aiming to appeal UKGC’s £5.85m fine for Daub failures

The Gambling Commission is playing hardball with the Rank Group as it imposes a £5.85m fine for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at subsidiary Daub Alderney. The regulator is adamant  that gambling operators will face the full consequences of regulatory failures, even if breaches occurred prior to ownership, however Rank believes that there are both equity and public policy …

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Entain invests in enhanced protections for interactive entertainment audience

Entain Plc is planning on improving safety and support structures of its interactive entertainment projects as the company aims to implement lessons learned in other sectors to safeguard the growth of its wider customer base. Through its not-for-profit Entain Foundation, the Group plans to build on work initiated with partners in the US to help video gaming and esports players …

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David Clifton: What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?

Licensing expert David Clifton, Director at ‎Clifton Davies Consultancy, tries to read the runes (or the many strategy documents) to discern what the new Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO has to deal with during his 18 month tenure. The last month has seen the arrival of a new, albeit ‘interim’, Chief Executive at the Gambling Commission. With an employment background of …

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