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Gamesys to upgrade London HQ as 2022 recruitment drive beckons 

Gamesys has disclosed to The Evening Standard that it has agreed to take over the London headquarters of collapsed fashion retailer Arcadia Group – in a commitment to expand its UK workforce. The former LSE online gambling group, that has recently completed its £2 billion merger with NYSE gambling giant Bally’s Corporation, will aim to move into Colegrave House on …

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DCMS opens Select Committee hearings on National Lottery funding and conduct performance 

A DCMS Select Committee will host its first hearing as an assessment of the National Lottery’s licence competition on Tuesday 30 November.  The hearing, hosted under the domain of “What Next for the National Lottery?” – will receive oral evidence on the performance of Camelot UK as the steward of the National Lottery raising funds for UK sports and good …

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ANJ warns of underage gambling exposures with Mon Quotidien 

ANJ – France’s unified gambling regulator – has partnered with children’s news journal Mon Quotidien to publish ‘Jeux d’argent et protection des mineurs’ (‘Gambling and the Protection of Minors’).  The special edition of Mon Quotidien sees ANJ launch its first education-specific campaign targeting children aged 10-to-14, whilst further raising awareness of gambling behaviours amongst families and schools of the journal’s …

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Winning Post: Anti gambling lobby makes bold move for Boris full attention

Regulus Partners observes a week of bold anti-gambling lobby plays carried out in Commons, the House of Lords and UK media – undertaken to ensure that PM Boris Johnson maintains his election pledge to drastically reform the UK gambling sector. The heat on gambling was turned up again this week as the Peers for Gambling Reform and the Gambling-related Harm …

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Government backs PSTI safeguards to end use of default passwords

Gambling leadership has been alerted to the government-backed Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill – which aims to safeguard the use of smart devices. Drafted by the DCMS, the legislation will allow the government to ban universal default passwords and force firms to be transparent to customers about what they are doing to fix security flaws in connectable products. …

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Better Collective hires ‘media pro’ Pernille Holbøll to lead global brand development 

Better Collective AS has appointed Pernille Holbøll as Senior Director of Group Media & Branding of the Stockholm-listed global sports betting and igaming publishing group. Holbøll will join Better Collective senior management from 1 March 2022, as she finalises her duties as Editor-in-Chief of Danish tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet. A figurehead in Danish media and journalism, Holbøll has formerly served …

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Angels back Slipper’s PickGuru to crack live sports gaming conundrum  

PickGuru, the new venture of Stats Perform and DAZN Co-Founder Oliver Slipper, has completed its seed funding round securing an enterprise investment of £2.6 million.  The start-up’s angels that include Paddy Power, have backed Slipper to deliver a ‘social gaming disruptor’ that will bridge real money wagering engagements with live sport. Launching his latest venture, Slipper has gathered a heavyweight …

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Codere launches global CSR campaign against gender violence

Grupo Codere has launched its new corporate social responsibility campaign ‘Red Bank’ supporting international charities to end violence against women. The Bolsa Madrid gambling group has adopted the tagline ‘violence is never love’ to launch its new CSR initiative promoting direct initiatives against gender violence, raising awareness to the social problem and promoting a culture of equality and respect for …

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Sarah Gardner: Refreshed UKGC committed to improving all levels of gambling protection

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Sarah Gardner, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has stated that the regulator and industry must share an ‘understanding of the task at hand’ to improve UK gambling for the benefit of society.    Delivering the keynote address at the Annual Convention for BACTA members, Gardner underlined that 2021 has been a year of wholesale changes for the …

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Entain sells Betdaq back to Dermot Desmond

Entain Plc has confirmed the sale of the online betting exchange Betdaq to former owner Dermot Desmond for an undisclosed fee.  The FTSE100 gambling group issued a one-line statement, informing media of its divestment of Betdaq to the Irish billionaire financier and horseracing magnet. Desmond retakes control of Betdaq, a venture the businessman backed in the early 2000s, during the …

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