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Wayne Stevenson ends his five-year tenure at Low6

Wayne Stevenson, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Regulated Activities at Low6, has announced that he is vacating his position.  Confirming the end of his five-year tenure at the sports gamification and fantasy platform provider on Linkedin, Stevenson noted that some ‘will already be aware that I have left Low6’. Stevenson co-founded the company in 2017 alongside Jamie Mitchell, with …

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Betway expands Trustly partnership to UK market

Betway has moved to bolster the payment options available to its UK customers, expanding the scope of its partnership with global account-to-account (A2A) transactions provider Trustly. The enhanced deal will see the Super Group online sports betting and gaming brand leverage Trustly’s open banking product, as the fintech service increases in popularity in the UK.  For Trustly, the agreement marks …

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SIS bolsters US regulatory and commercial oversight with two new appointments

SIS (Sports Information Services) has strengthened its senior team in the North American betting and gaming market, hiring Brenda Strickland and Sean Beirne. Strickland and Beirne will join SIS’ stateside-facing subsidiary SIS Content Services as Regulatory and Business Affairs Manager and US Commercial Manager respectively.  The 24/7 betting services provider – based in Milton Keynes, UK – has earmarked the …

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BGC: Banning free bets will hit horse racing and punters

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned legislators and gambling campaigners on potential risks of banning free bet promotions.  Issuing a statement, the UK’s betting industry trade association and standards body argued that such a move could have negative consequences for both customers and the sport of horse racing.  Citing YouGov research, the BGC asserted that 69% of bettors …

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Camelot National Lottery sales fall £283m as UK consumers look to cut costs

As the cost of living crisis continues to affect millions across the UK consumers are continuing to tighten their belts – including buying less National Lottery products, according to Camelot. Although the outgoing operator recorded sales of over £8bn for just the second time in the National Lottery’s history, the figure of £8.090.7m for the 2021/22 financial year marked a …

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Matchbook expands commercial scope with Brokerage launch

Sports betting exchange operator Matchbook has announced the debut of its Matchbook Brokerage platform. The Brokerage offering will be available as an exclusive service for customers to match large or bespoke trades that may not be accessible on the firm’s existing Matchbook Exchange markets.  Matchbook maintains that operators may be able to leverage the product for marketing promotion or customer …

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Belgian Council of State upholds Gaming Commission advertising rules

The Council of State, Belgian’s supreme administrative court, has provided an overview of rulings relating to Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) stances on advertising and affordability.  Issuing a summarising update on the terms of a 2019 Royal Decree, the Council supported the Gaming Commission’s statement that advertising messaging must meet the conditions that apply to games of chance if related to …

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New Zealand announces $76m gambling harm prevention strategy

The New Zealand government has injected NZD $76m into a new gambling harm minimisation and prevention strategy, covering five key areas.  Notably, the investment will be used to support training pathways to boost the skills and diversity of a workforce, including peer and cultural support workers, as well as expansion of digital services.  Educational initiatives of the Strategy to Prevent …

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Kiron launches iGOAL instant win football title

Kiron Interactive has announced the release of its latest virtual sports betting game iGOAL, which will be distributed across all global markets where the firm has a presence. The developer predicts that the new product will take virtual sports wagering ‘to the next level’, whilst also ‘setting new industry standards’. Designed using 3D animation, betting algorithms and with a focus …

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KSA: Govt intervention ‘the obvious choice’ if industry fails to self-regulate

Public debate on the prevalence of gambling advertising in the Netherlands following last year’s re-regulation continues, as the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulator issued another update. Releasing a statement, Rene Jansen, Chairman of KSA – the Dutch Gambling Authority (DGA) – asserted that some operators in the country ‘look for the edges of the law’ with regards to marketing their products.  Firms …

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