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The FSA launches ‘safer gambling hubs’ in support of BeGambleAware

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has strengthened its commitment to GambleAware’s leading ‘BeGambleAware’ campaign after confirming that it will launch ‘safer gambling hubs’ to create safe educational environments for football fans across the UK. Promoting safer gambling engagements, the FSA hubs will maintain a number of free materials for football fans and club stakeholders to download. The hubs form part …

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LeoVegas hunts for new chairman as Mårten Forste takes COO role

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has confirmed that Mårten Forste, current Chairman of the Board, will take the position of Group COO to oversee ‘overarching responsibilities’ of the firm’s Maltese operations. The appointment will see Forste maintain his Chairman role until LeoVegas’ next AGM planned for May 2020, where the firm’s Nominations Committee will announce a new corporate governance leader. Forste has …

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Stoiximan dominates first-ever Betarades Greek Bookmaker Awards

TCB Holdings‘ flagship sportsbook property Stoiximan took home an unprecedented seven awards at the inaugural ‘Betarades – 2020 Greek Bookmaker Awards’. Stoiximan was crowned ‘Best Greek Sportsbook’ by Betarades judges, and also claimed the marquee title of ‘Players Choice’ for best Greek market bookmaker. In 2019, Stockholm-listed industry publisher Better Collective announced that it would be hosting a gala event for …

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SECAP resignation casts doubts on Brazilian betting progress

The progress of Brazil’s planned federal sports betting framework has been cast into doubt following the resignation of Alexander Manoel, Secretary of SECAP – Brazil’s public policy and planning agency for Energy & Lotteries. This week, Brazilian industry news source Games Magazine reported that Manoel had chosen to resign as leader of SECAP, the department tasked with developing the legislative …

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‘Get real’ on in-play restrictions and surveillance urges DSWV

DSWV, the ‘German Sports Betting Trade Association‘, has welcomed the new consensus reached for the online gambling components of the ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’, which would allow for federal provisions on online casino and poker. This week, the Bundesrat press agency confirmed that all 16 Länder (states) had agreed ‘in principle’ to allow for concessions on online casino, poker and …

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Genius Sports Media & OtherLevels strike omni-channel marketing partnership

Genius Sports Media, the publishing and advertising arm of Genius Sports has partnered with marketing optimisation platform OtherLevels to develop a unified, omni-channel and personalised marketing solution for betting incumbents. The partnership will see Genius Sports Media become the exclusive distributor for direct sales of OtherLevels in-play messaging components for the betting sector. In addition, Genius Sports Media will bolster …

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New academic study details new insights on player deposit limits

The academic journal on ‘Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking’ has published insights and learnings from a study reviewing ‘the effects of voluntary deposit limit-setting on long-term online gambling expenditure’. The study undertaken by the research team of Michael Auer, Niklas Hopfgartner and Mark D. Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University) evaluates the efficiency of responsible gambling tools in which customers set predetermined …

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Neil McArthur – Industry cannot disconnect from its consumer responsibilities

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has challenged UK betting leadership to improve all-round consumer protections in 2020 or face further regulatory consequences. McArthur addressed an audience of industry leaders and wider stakeholders at yesterday’s ‘CMS Gambling Conference’ in London, in which he underlined the UKGC’s obligation of protecting consumers first and foremost. A stern McArthur opened …

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German Länder find consensus on regulating online casino

German news sources have this morning reported that the executives of the 16 autonomous Länder (states) have ‘agreed in principle’ to allow for federal online casino and poker provisions. The Bundesrat press agency has reportedly confirmed that Länder legislators will allow for concessions on online casino and poker licensing, amending existing conditions of the ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’. Since …

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Sportium upgrades entire security infrastructure with Dell EMC

Sportium, the flagship bookmaker property of Spanish gambling conglomerate Grupo CIRSA, has completed a network securities upgrade led by multinational IT infrastructure and engineering group Dell EMC. The project saw Sportium revamp its entire IT securities infrastructure operating across its network of 3,000 retail betting points servicing +8,000 wagering terminals. Sportium’s systems upgrade was led by Dell EMC’s technology security …

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