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Slotegrator: How to get a UK online gambling licence

Slotegrator, the igaming software and business solution provider for online casino and sportsbook operators, has produced a comprehensive guide for companies seeking a UK online gambling licence. Titled How to get a gambling licence in the UK 2022, it covers in detail the scope and cost of all five types of online gambling licences available (casino, virtual events, real events, pool …

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PickGuru announces UK launch with £1m competition 

PickGuru, the new venture of Stats Perform and DAZN co-founder Oliver Slipper, has launched in the UK, promoting its £1 million ‘UltimateGuru’ game.     The start-up has launched its app on Apple and Google stores, which host UltimateGuru, a multi-sport predictor contest where players forecast the outcome of 12 major sporting events in the 2022 calendar. UltimateGuru participants must predict the …

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GAMSTOP & YGAM highlight concerns on gambling habits formed during University

A new survey commissioned by safer gambling charities GAMSTOP and YGAM has revealed insights into university students gambling habits and spending. Taking feedback from 2,000 Students across UK campuses, the survey undertaken by research agency CensusWide revealed that 80% of participants had gambled. Of those students, 41% admitted that gambling had a “negative impact on their university experience, including missing …

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Aspire accepts NeoGames €410m takeover offer

The board of Aspire Global Plc has this morning ‘unanimously recommended’ an SEK 111 (€11) per share bid to shareholders, made on the behalf of NeoGames SA.  The public tender offer values Aspire Global at a deal equivalent of SEK 4.3 billion (€410m), representing a 41% premium on the firm’s 17 January closing trading price on the Nordic Nasdaq Exchange …

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Novibet onboards Giannis Papastamou as Head of Customer Compliance

Novibet has announced the appointment of Giannis Papastamou as new Head of Customer Compliance, responsible for providing strategic guidance on compliance throughout the organization, with a dedicated focus on anti-money laundering (ΑΜL) & upholding responsible gambling standards. With in-depth knowledge of the gambling industry’s strict regulations – previously at Bet365 Customer Due Diligence Department- Papastamou brings  many years of experience …

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DAZN appoints Segev as Group CEO to turbocharge 2022 growth drive

DAZN has completed a group leadership restructure, to help support its global growth ambitions to become the dominant OTT entertainment platform for sports fans.    Updating media, DAZN informed that Shay Segev would take on the sole duties of Group CEO having formally served as a joint-CEO alongside company Co-Founder James Rushton. The former CEO of Entain Plc was branded as …

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Bacta: Gambling Review must carry interest of a recovering arcade sector

Greg Wood, President of Bacta, has declared that the interests of British arcade operators will be heard by the government ahead of the critical outcome of the generational review 2005 Gambling Act.  For a third year running, British arcade operators will have to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on their businesses, as patrons stay at home and entertainment venue restrictions are imposed …

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Winning Post: Appeasement on advertising helps nobody

Regulus Partners warns that early 2022 regulatory developments have set a dangerous precedent on the future of gambling advertising. Despite visible flaws across multiple jurisdictions, operators should defend their right to advertise rather than face the dire consequences of caving into regulatory appeasement… The New Year has opened with a number of threatened or delivered changes to gambling advertising. Gambling …

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Danske Spil recruits Malene Mølgaard to lead Lotteri unit

Danske Spil has confirmed the inbound appointment of Malene Mølgaard as the new managing director of the Lotteri Spil (lottery) unit. The appointment sees the board of Danske Spil end its executive search to find a successor to Pernille Mehl, who ended her 7-year tenure as Chief Executive of Lotteri Spil last November. A fresh appointment to the gambling sector, Mølgaard …

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Kyrgyzstan state lottery contract won by Serbian consortium of Elbet and Axel Capital  

Kyrgyzstan’s Centre of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) has declared the Serbian consortium of Elbet doo and Axel Capital as winners of the contract to operate ‘national lottery activities’ under the domain of the State Lottery Company.    Last October, the State Lottery Company was instructed to launch a tender to find a private partner charged with reviving its offering. Elbet and Axel …

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