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GamCare publishes parental guidance on Gaming Safety

GamCare has published new guidance on ‘Gaming Safety’ in response to parental concerns over the ‘blurring lines between gaming and gambling’ within digital environments.  The charity has provided its recommendation to parents, having consulted research undertaken by the Universities of Newcastle and Loughborough, with regards to changing gaming experiences ‘specifically around the purchase of loot box incentives’. GamCare acknowledged that …

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BoyleSports bets big on PDC darts raising its UK profile

BoyleSports has confirmed that it will maintain title sponsorship of the PDC’s ‘Grand Slam of Darts’ tournament set for its November showcase at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall (14-22 November).  The Irish bookmaker will continue to serve as title sponsor of the 32-player event – which this year will feature reigning champion Gerwyn Price who defends his title against a world-class field …

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EveryMatrix relaunches BonusEngine as ‘central hub’ for operator incentives  

EveryMatrix has announced the relaunch of its ‘BonusEngine’ software solution, which will optimise reward and incentive mechanisms for casino and sports betting operators. Upgrading all critical software components, EveryMatrix stated that it has optimised BonusEngine to become the central hub for operators’ management of reward incentives to maximise player acquisition, retention and engagement opportunities. Furthermore, the new BonusEngine will offer …

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AgeChecked: Compliance Spotlight – Dutch KSA not toying on age verification duties

To date, regulatory agencies have treated age verification as a standard yet static compliance discipline for online gambling. However, ID specialist AgeChecked believes that mandatory requirements may soon change as Dutch regulator KSA enforces deeper responsibilities on age verification processes and record-keeping – marked as a key licensing condition for any incumbent joining the Netherlands online gambling marketplace in 2021 …

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Paddy Power halves odds on Boris to say Bye Bye at Christmas

Paddy Power Politics states that PM Boris Johnson may become Christmas 2020’s ‘biggest turkey’, as the UK government continues to stumble from crisis-to-crisis. Deemed bullet-proof at the start of the year, having delivered the Conservative Party a record 80 seat Commons majority following his Snap Election victory – the tables appear to have turned on Bojo’s premiership as autumn arrives. …

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London casinos warn against blanket 10pm curfew

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed that London casinos are prepared to close their bar premises in order to avoid a curfew being imposed on the capital’s entertainment venues. The BGC’s statement comes as the government reviews further lockdown measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the UK enters its autumn months. Latest news reports suggest …

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PrincessBet calls for UX upgrade powered by Pronet  

Leading Tanzania online bookmaker PrincessBet has upgraded its sportsbook platform and player engagement capacities by utilising Pronet Gaming’s end-to-end fully customisable solution.     Operating in Tanzania since 2016, PrincessBet is recognised as one of East African market’s most trusted and best-valued bookmakers, who sanctioned an upgrade of platform UI/UX provisions improving onsite engagement with its customers.  Partnering with Pronet, PrincessBet has …

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Activists move on William Hill’s strong US prospects

New York ‘activist hedge fund’ HG Vora Capital has acquired a 5.1% stake in William Hill Plc for a reported £115 million, reigniting speculation over the FTSE250 betting group’s future options. The investment fund, led by former Goldman Sachs VP Parag Vora, holds a successful track record in gambling having previously held a 5% shareholding in Caesars Entertainment, prior to …

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All change for Spotlight marketing as Louise Agran ends CMO tenure

Spotlight Sports Group has restructured its marketing leadership team by confirming that long-term executive Louise Agran has ended her 12-year tenure as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Updating media partners, Spotlight has confirmed that current Digital Director Gethin Evans will takeover Agran’s executive remit at the end of September. Both Agran and Evans were key stakeholders in the firm’s 2020 corporate …

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Joshi returns with ‘Football Survivor’ the betting app for generation TikTok

Social betting app ‘Football Survivor’ has been launched, bringing the fan favourite ‘killer – last man standing’ game to football pools. The mobile app has been developed by social media entrepreneur Olly Joshi, the former founder of betting community and YouTube football channel ‘WantMyBet’. Football Survivor is a straightforward football pools knockout game that sees players pick one team to …

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