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Kindred Group promotes Fredrik Kjell to Chief Product Officer

Stockholm-listed online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Fredrik Kjell to Chief Product Officer (CPO). Kjell takes leadership of group product development, management and delivery from former incumbent Daniel Eskola, who this month departed Kindred’s executive team, joining industry software supplier Relax Gaming as new Chief Executive. A Kindred senior executive since 2016, Kjell has previously …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – William Hill this week…Who will it be next week?

The Gambling Commission has found “systemic” failings within the AML and social responsibility processes of WHG (International) Limited (that trades as William Hill Online). Those failings resulted in it repeatedly, over a 21 month period between 2014 and 2016, breaching (a) its licence condition requiring compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and (b) LCCP social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 (customer interaction) in its dealings …

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Diversified Playtech posts 2017 growth despite facing end of year turbulence

Publishing its full-year 2017 results (period ending 30 December) FTSE250 gambling technology supplier Playtech Plc has delivered metric growth in-line with corporate expectations, despite facing headwinds in both its regulated and unregulated operations. The industry technology provider reports full-year 2017 group revenues of €807 million, up 14% on corresponding FY 2016’s €708 million. Closing its 2017 accounts, Playtech governance declares …

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Level Up… Ball Street Network launches XO

Social media content and fan engagement specialist, The Ball Street Network has announced its latest YouTube venture, the ‘XO’ channel. Launching XO this week, Ball Street combines the talents of UK leading social media figureheads, The True Geordie, WillNE and Stephen Tries who combined have a YouTube following of +2 million subscribers. The XO channel seeks to bring a fresh …

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Ladbrokes – Three Billboards slight favourite to win Oscars 2018 Best Picture category

Following its weekend triumph at the 2018 Baftas, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as the market even-money favourite to win the Best Picture category at the 90th Academy Awards (4 March). Entering the final weeks of ‘Oscars campaigning’, Ladbrokes details that the Best Picture category will be closely contested by‘Three Billboards’ and Guillermo del …

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Olympic Entertainment books major Neon upgrade with Playtech IGS

FTSE-listed gambling technology supplier Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has expanded its lead systems supplier partnership with Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), Eastern Europe’s largest gambling operator. Securing a long-term partnership, OEG governance has selected Playtech’s Neon casino management system to deliver on ‘connecting more than 100 casinos in five countries, covering approximately 3,500 electronic gaming machines combined with 150 …

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Raise the Bar… IGT backs All-in Diversity Project

New York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group becomes the latest industry incumbent to join the ‘All-in Diversity Project’ as a founding member and participant the diversity initiative’s inaugural year. The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver a new benchmark combined with better practices and standards for diversity within the global betting and gaming sectors. Entering 2018, IGT …

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Tight Timetable – Lotteriinspektionen moves to open Swedish licensing window on 1 July

Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has detailed that it will move to open its licensing application window on 1 July, as the government finalises its new online gambling framework. In late 2017, the Swedish government released a draft copy of regulatory provisions for its revamped national gambling policy. As yet Lotteriinspektionen has not presented its final tax plan for online gambling …

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Joseph Cuschieri to depart as Malta MGA Chairman

The Times of Malta has reported that Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri will be leaving the gambling regulator to become the first Chief Executive of Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The appointment of Cuschieri as MFSA CEO is reported to have been personally requested by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, with the authority restructuring its operations to …

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Pro support… Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner backs Luckbox venture

New industry esports betting incumbent Luckbox (Luckbox.com) has secured the support of influential esports figurehead Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner. Chaloner is among the esports community’s best-known personalities, working as a tournament host, presenter and match commentator. Chaloner will advise the Luckbox team on esports engagement initiatives as a corporate advisor and brand ambassador. Founded by former PokerStars executives, Lars Lien (CEO) …

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