Andrew McCarron

Winning Post – UK remote growth a margin call?

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: remote market – Supernormal margins, not supernormal growth… 2017 has been a year of mixed messages for UK remote gambling. A number of commentators have referred to …

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Winning Post – Shake up in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Sweden: remote POC legislation – drafts or chess? The Swedish government has published a draft law to regulate gambling across channels, with an implementation date of 1 January 2019 (replacing the Lottery …

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Five licence reviews mooted as Gambling Commission clamps down

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The Gambling Commission is considering reviewing the licence of five online casino operators over money laundering and social responsibility controls and has written to a further 12 online casino operators to raise concerns about the sector’s approach to anti-money laundering and social responsibility. In the letter the Commission set out how it expects operators to review all of their processes aimed at …

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Better Collective goes for Goal in Poland

Super affiliate Better Collective is extending its presence in the regulated Polish market by picking up the assets of the popular Goal.pl Group, marking the eighth major acquisition achieved by the company in 2017. Better Collective says that this particular acquisition helps further its long term strategy of expanding its presence within regulated markets. The firm is particularly interested in …

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Young Gamblers Education Trust named as ICE 2018 charity partner

ICE London has appointed its first ever charity partner for this year’s event. The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), an independent registered charity whose stated aims are to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling, has accepted the invitation extended by the world’s largest gaming technology event which takes place across 6 – 8 February, ExCeL London, UK. …

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IGT extends agreement with OPTIMA for award winning platform

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Major gaming distributor IGT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Optima Group for the licensing, support, and development of IGT’s sports betting platform in all international regions outside of Italy, the United States, and Canada. As part of the agreement, signed on 15 December, IGT is licensing its Sports Betting platform to Optima, enabling it to provide …

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BTC pushing for better terms for independent bookmakers

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Independent bookmakers are lobbying for more flexibility from one of their key suppliers for 2018 and beyond. The Bookmakers’ Technology Consortium (BTC) – a co-operative organisation that provides smaller firms with the advantage of collective bargaining – is unhappy with terms offered by SIS, one of the LBO sector’s main providers. The BTC has written a letter to bookmakers across …

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Anger as European Commission drops all gambling infringement proceedings

The gambling industry has been left out in the cold by the European Commission, which has announced today that it will be focusing its time and effort on only the most serious infringements of EU law – meaning that all the currently pending infringement proceedings involving gambling have now been dropped. Challenging EU law has been a very active area …

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