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LeoVegas returns to bond market securing long-term growth options

LeoVegas AB has announced its intention to issue a new senior unsecured bond, carrying a minimum value of SEK 500 million (€50m) and maximum liquidity of SEK 1.2 billion (€117m). Returning to market, LeoVegas’ board confirmed that it has appointed SEB and Swedbank to serve as joint bookrunners facilitating the transaction for institutional investors, who will be able to access …

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EDC commitment sees GamingMalta secure breakthrough 2021 for Malta esports 

GamingMalta has announced a significant milestone for Malta’s burgeoning esports community, after pro-esports organisations Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo committed to hosting the ‘European Development Championship’ (EDC) series in Malta from 2021 onwards.     A new fixture on the European esports calendar, the EDC Series will host five tournaments across Malta with the aim of promoting grassroots esports development. Players will compete …

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GamCare forms research collaboration on gambling vulnerabilities

GamCare has formed a new collaboration with City University and research agencies LAB and Ignition House to better understand online gambling behaviours and vulnerabilities. Launching its project, GamCare stated that deeper research is required in order to identify potential indicators of vulnerability and harms of people engaging in online gambling. The project has been split into two phases, with GamCare …

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Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Seattle-based esports wagering platform Unikrn will overhaul its global payment options and further maximise its currency range after partnering with Nuvei.  Active in 24 markets, ‘including 41 US states’, Unikrn has selected Nuvei to overhaul its group payment services, maximising payment processing and withdrawal options for its global player base. Unikrn confirmed that it will utilise Nuvei technologies as its …

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Alberto Garzón: Royal Decree laws stand fair for all broadcasters and advertisers

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Minister who has been tasked with overseeing the federal reform of Spanish gambling laws, said there will be no backtrack from the government on the recently enforced Royal Decree on Advertising. Garzón made his statement after being questioned on Spanish football’s imminent funding crisis by sports radio broadcaster Onda Cero. Last week, La Liga President …

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New Zealand Cricket appoints Stats Perform to revitalise data capacity

Stats Perform has continued its strong commercial momentum by confirming that it has become lead data distributor and AI innovations partner for New Zealand Cricket (NZC). Under the agreement, Stats Perform’s analytics unit Opta will lead NZC data collection and insights, revitalising syndicated NZC match data for commercial and integrity purposes, and providing a greater depth of match insights and …

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Svenska Spel trials ‘coupon free’ paperless purchase as next retail innovation 

Svenska Spel trials ‘coupon free’ paperless purchase as next retail innovation 

Svenska Spel has partnered with Swedish convenience store operator Pressbyrån to launch its new pilot project testing the capacity of ‘coupon free’ national lottery ticket purchasing for Swedish retailers.  Across four Pressbyrån stores located in Stockholm, Jönköping, Östersund and Kalmar, Svenska Spel will test out its new ‘coupon free’ in-store functionalities allowing a paper-free customer to instantly select their national …

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OPAP Q3 bounce back hurt by continued lottery declines

OPAP Q3 bounce back hurt by continued lottery declines

OPAP SA has recorded a stable Q3 2020 trading period, as the Athens-listed gambling group continues to side with caution in steering all operating units ‘towards business normality’.   Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update for the three-month period ending 30 September, OPAP recorded a marginal 0.7% decrease in group revenues to €391 million, driven by the strong comeback of its …

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GLMS expands Dutch integrity network with Nederlandse Loterij

GLMS expands Dutch integrity network with Nederlandse Loterij

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) recently took part in an Integrisport project to share ideas with Dutch law enforcement and judiciary on how it can use support from GLMS and the Dutch National Lottery, Nederlandse Loterij, to better combat sports manipulation in sports betting. GLMS Legal and Project Manager Cassandra Matilde Fernandes and Canadian Hub Analysis Coordinator Chris Yaakoubian took part in its partner project Integrisport by CSCF – …

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Canada ‘Single Sports Betting Act’ enters final Commons passage

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is monitoring Commons developments closely as ‘Bill C-218 – The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’ enters its final passage to become a federal legislation.   Updating industry stakeholders, the CGA confirmed that Ottawa’s House of Commons will undertake its final review of Bill C-218, which aims to amend Canada’s criminal code to allow for single …

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