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Brand focused Camelot appoints Keith Moor as new marketing lead

UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group has confirmed the inbound appointment of Keith Moor as new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Moor is the current CMO of Santander UK and is expected to join Camelot’s executive leadership team from September 2019. The executive will be tasked with leading marketing strategy and media planning for the National Lottery, including the responsibility of …

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Fred Done backs Moneta’s new project – GamingUSA.com

Manchester-based industry affiliate marketing publisher Moneta Communications has confirmed that it will launch its first North American property – GamingUSA.com GamingUSA.com will seek to establish itself as the US market’s most informative and interactive gambling portal, covering news, reviews and developments on all licensed verticals across the fifty US states. In its update, Moneta states confidence on engaging with US …

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Rank Group confirms departure of Ian Burke as Chairman

Further to publishing its Q3 2018/19 trading update, the governance of London-listed Rank Group Plc has this morning disclosed that Ian Burke will not stand for re-election as Corporate Chairman. Updating investors, Rank informs that Burke has submitted a personal notice informing governance of his decision to end his 8-year tenure as Rank Group Chairman. Rank governance informs that Senior …

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Grosvenor improvements see Rank delivering on Transformation agenda

Publishing its Q3 2018/19 trading update (quarter period ending 31 March), the governance of London-listed gambling group Rank Group Plc details that its transformation programme is delivering on ‘expected cost savings’. Reflecting previous trading updates, Rank details that it has recorded improved digital revenues (+2%), whilst its venue like-for-like revenues remain flat. Nevertheless, the UK gambling group reports an improvement …

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Scientific Games hires Steven Stamstad as global marketing lead

Issuing a market update, Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Steven Stamstad as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Updating investors, SGC governance details that it has hired a ‘25-year global marketing expert’, tasked with elevating the SGC brand proposition, messaging and engagement with corporate stakeholders. A seasoned marketing executive with a proven track record …

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Lottstift demands that Kindred exit Norway

Norway’s Gaming Authority Lottstift has demanded that ‘Trannel International’ – a subsidiary of Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc – cease its market operations immediately. The regulatory body states that the Trannel syndicated properties of Unibet, Maria Casino, Storspiller and BingoLottstift have ‘actively targeted’ Norwegian consumers, breaching the nation’s gambling code. In its update, Lottstift has charged Trannel/Kindred properties of ‘knowingly targeting’ Norwegian consumers …

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Global Gaming confirms exit of CEO Joacim Möller

Stockholm-listed Global Gaming has confirmed that Joacim Möller has resigned as Chief Executive of the company with immediate effect. Issuing a market update, Global Gaming confirms that company director Tobias Fagerlund has been appointed ‘acting CEO’, replacing Möller on a temporary basis. Fagerlund has been a member of the Global Gaming board since 2016. In its update, the operator confirmed …

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Stian Hornsletten: EveryMatrix will revive mybet as a German player

Speaking to SBC, EveryMatrix Co-founder and Executive Director Stian Hornsletten has detailed further insight into his firm’s technology agreement with Rhinoceros Group, as it moves to relaunch and revive the prospects of German legacy online betting brand mybet. Announced last week, EveryMatrix will act as lead software services provider for mybet, the German sportsbook property issued a lifeline by igaming investment …

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AGCOM lays out stark reality of Italian advertising ban

Italy’s media and advertising regulatory body has published its long-awaited guidance on Italian gambling advertising, bringing transparency to the approved ‘Dignity Decree’ mandate installed by the Lega-5Star coalition government. Italian betting stakeholders have waited a year for AGCOM to publish its regulatory guidance on the Dignity Decree, which from 14 July 2019 will implement an outright blanket ban on gambling/betting …

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Indian DFS scene faces GST tax conundrum

Indian business news sources have reported that the nation’s tax authorities are revising how to charge a ‘goods and services tax (GST)’ on the burgeoning Indian daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry. State level tax authorities are said to be reviewing whether to charge DFS operators on GST applicable to net commission earned from DFS games and prize pools, or whether …

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