Erin-Marie Gallagher

Paddy Power teams up with ex-Soccer Saturday pundits in new campaign

Paddy Power has released the first episode of its new ‘pundits’ sitcom series as part of a new advertising campaign. The series, which features axed Soccer Saturday stars Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier, gives a comedic approach on the pundits’ lives on a Saturday afternoons now they are no longer on the show. A spokesperson for Paddy …

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Gordon Moody Association: Reducing gambling harm through collaboration

In a two-part series, Paul Dent – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – takes an in-depth look at the concept of harm, analysing what constitutes harmful behaviours and how working alongside gambling operators can help on an academic, community and customer level. Defining gambling-related harm Back in April 2019, the UKGC launched its National Strategy which had …

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Parimatch secures Leicester City partnership

Parimatch has strengthened its portfolio of football sponsorships after being named as the official first team training wear partner for Leicester City. Parimatch will see their branding appear on the training and warm-up wear of Leicester City’s First Team squad during all domestic and UEFA Europa League fixtures for the upcoming season. Commenting on the agreement, Sergey Portnov, CEO at …

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Costello: ‘Swedish limits aren’t for player protection, they’re just pure politics’

Recognised as one of igaming’s most lucrative marketplaces, conditions in Sweden have been drastically altered following the government enforcing a series of wagering and deposit restrictions. The safer gambling measures were instantly criticised by licensed operators as well as the country’s regulator. The panel discussing ‘the fallout from Sweden’ at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital weighed in on developments. …

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Jon Duffy: Evidence-based decisions are needed to fix the ‘broken’ system

Growing concerns on ‘consumer rights’ have been thrust into the political and media spotlight in recent years, a new reality facing all business leaders entering a new decade of disruption reshaping all-levels of consumerism. Across the political spectrum, calls have widened for the creation of an independent gambling ombudsman. Jon Duffy, SVP for Corporate Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Genting …

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BGC praises ‘whistle to whistle’ impact as football season resumes

As the English football season gets underway tonight, TV betting adverts will not be shown during live sport before the 9pm watershed. The resumption of the Premier League and English Football League will see hundreds of matches shown live on Sky TV and BT Sport. But due to the ‘whistle to whistle ban’, introduced by the Betting and Gaming Council …

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EPIC achieves Investors in People gold standard

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has received a Gold Level accreditation from Investors in People in recognition of their ‘commitment to high performance through strong people management and development’. EPIC was commended for its ‘culture of development’, with Investors in People recognising ‘how there was clearly documented evidence of people policies and development meetings’. Commenting on the accolade, …

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Ilya Machavariani: Best international practices a priority for CIS region

Best international practices are high on the agenda for the CIS countries looking to legalise sports betting, according to Ilya Machavariani, head of Russian and CIS gambling and gaming practice at Dentons. Speaking as part of the ‘CIS & the Balkans – The next big thing?’ panel on day two of the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, Machavariani gave an …

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YGAM and Betknowmore team up to launch Safer Gambling Training

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with Betknowmore to launch Safer Gambling Training.  The programme, which was launched at this week’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, will provide gambling industry employees with specialist online training to strengthen play protection standards and effectively safeguard consumers from gambling-related harm. Lee Willows, Chief Executive of YGAM said: “Our journey …

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