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Gibraltar gambling industry will continue to ‘grow and thrive’ post-Brexit

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) on 31 December, 2020, the issue of the country’s overseas territory Gibraltar has been repeatedly raised in gambling industry circles. Gibraltar, which is the home to many gaming and sports betting operators, was the subject of an 11th hour deal between British and Spanish political authorities with regard to its post-Brexit …

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GeoComply deepens social responsibility commitments with Conscious Gaming donation

Geolocation and compliance technology provider GeoComply has made a $200,000 donation to nonprofit group Conscious Gaming. The donation will be used by Conscious Gaming to further develop its PlayPause national self exclusion tool, which has already been adopted by Entain, BetMGM and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. “The interest and momentum for PlayPause from operators and regulators since the launch has …

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Trippier betting ban to end in February after unsuccessful FA appeal

The Football Association’s (FA) appeal to extend Kieran Tripper’s match suspension for betting violations has been unsuccessful. As a result the Atlético Madrid and England national team defender can resume playing in La Liga fixtures from 28 February, it has been confirmed. Trippier was handed a 10 week match ban by the FA after it came to light he had encouraged …

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Gambling Integrity strengthens team with Hawkswood appointment

Gambling Integrity has strengthened its board via the recent addition of highly experienced Clive Hawkswood to its team. Hawkswood’s career has seen him work extensively in the development of industry best practice across a range of regulatory and social responsibility issues. This included regular dialogue with the British Gambling Commission and UK government..  “It is always better to seek out …

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FuboTV advances sportsbook plans with Vigtory takeover

US streaming service FuboTV has acquired sports betting and gaming firm Vigtory as part of an ambitious plan to enter the burgeoning American gambling market. The financial terms of the deal have not been fully revealed, but it has been confirmed that the streaming service will incorporate Vigtory’s sportsbook and digital gaming operations. It has also been confirmed that Vigotry …

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Highlight Games expands into Romanian market

Virtual video sports producer Highlight Games has expanded its international operations by securing a Romanian gaming licence. The Romanian Gambling Authority has awarded the firm a Class II gambling licence enabling it to launch its flagship Soccerbet and NBA Last 60 products, among other offerings. SOCCERBET and NBA Last 60 will be available in English, Turkish and Italian variants, and …

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Kaizen Gaming appoints Claus Jansson to oversee global expansion

Greek online gaming and sports betting operator Kaizen Gaming has strengthened its board by appointing Claus Jansson as its new Head of Affiliate Marketing and Media Buying. Jansson’s primary responsibility will be overseeing the firm’s strategic local and international expansion plans for its flagship Betano and Stoiximan brands, and will report directly to company CMO Panos Konstantopoulos. ‘It’s a great …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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OneFootball appoints Denise Parkinson as Global Entertainment Director

Highly experienced executive Denise Parkinson will join digital sports media company OneFootball in the newly established position of Global Entertainment Director. Parkinson has had a distinguished 25 year career in media and will bring great expertise to the company, having held positions as Head of Entertainment at TI Media from September 2019 to December 2020, Entertainment Director at The Telegraph …

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Letter to MPs calls for Gambling Commission to rethink betting review

A template letter to MPs, the author of which is not yet known, has called on lawmakers to pressure the Gambling Commission to rethink its current betting review due to the financial impact on horse racing. The sport is set to be dealt a heavy blow by potential gambling reforms, in the form of a possible £60 million loss, at …

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