Ted Menmuir

WLA recognises mkodo as a lottery innovation stakeholder

London based mobile development and innovation studio mkodo has announced a significant coup for its gambling services and profile, confirming that it has been accredited with membership to the World Lottery Association (WLA). Recognised as the ‘leading authority’ for global lottery stakeholders, the WLA is a membership organisation, which seeks to act in the interests of ‘state-authorised’ lottery operators. In …

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Richard McGuire – ‘Transforming Sportech’ confident on US prospects and progress  

Speaking at Sportech Plc’s annual general meeting (AGM), company Executive Chairman Richard McGuire has updated investors on the firm’s ongoing corporate transformation strategy seeking to deliver ‘longer-term profitability’. McGuire currently leads Sportech, following the departure of former Chief Executive Andrew Gaughan last November, as the LSE listed racing systems supplier detailed that it would miss 2018 corporate expectations due to …

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Strong Q1 opening sees Gambling.com push US agenda

Industry affiliate marketing publisher Gambling.com Group Plc has detailed a strong start to 2019 trading, as the firm moves to accelerate its US market agenda. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), Gambling.com details growth across all core business metrics, as revenues total €5.2 million (Q1 2018: €3.4m). Detailing strong ‘organic growth’, Gambling.com reports a period increase …

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Victoria makes first move on AUS National Framework

Victoria has become the first Australian state to implement the mandate of the federally approved ‘National Consumer Protection Framework’, adding several new policies and requirements to its online gambling laws. Commonly referred to as the ‘National Framework’, the mandate was first established in December 2018, with the governments of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia agreeing to collaborate …

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Jdigital – Spanish Ombudsman holds a ‘misinformed agenda’ on gambling

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade body, Jdigital has issued a response to ‘Civic Ombudsman’, Francisco Fernández Marugán, who this week urged the new Spanish government to implement ‘a complete ban on gambling advertising’. Issuing a personal statement, López de Torre details that Fernández Marugán is deeply misinformed in his knowledge of existing Spanish gambling laws …

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Stars Group relaunches affiliate profile with Income Access

Income Access (Paysafe Group) announces a ‘major coup’, confirming that it will power the relaunch of The Stars Group Inc’s affiliate marketing programme – ‘Stars Affiliate Club’.   Relaunching its affiliate marketing services, the ‘Stars Affiliate Club’ will house affiliate marketing inventory for the flagship Stars Group properties of PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, Full Tilt and BetStars. Income Access forms a …

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EGBA backs Independent Regulator as key Irish directive

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has backed a proposal from Irish Minister David Stanton to establish an independent regulator by 2020 to govern a reformed Irish gambling sector. Stanton seeks to establish an independent regulator as part of Ireland revamping its national gambling regulatory framework, introducing the mandate of the amended ‘Gaming & Lotteries Bill 2019’. “EGBA welcomes …

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PlayOJO launches £10m ‘Thumbs Up OJO’ UK campaign

Fair play’ online casino PlayOJO has launched its new UK £10 million advertising campaign ‘Thumbs Up OJO’ across TV, radio and digital platforms. The campaign sees PlayOJO continue to promote its commitment towards ‘fair play’ and ‘fair treatment’ of players, operating as an online casino ‘with no wagering requirements whatsoever, no minimum or maximum withdrawals and where players receive money …

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Bill Moyes – NHS must be clear on its role tackling problem gambling

Speaking on the Health Service Journal‘s ‘The Bedpan’ interview series, Bill Moyes, Chair of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned NHS leadership of side-lining problem gambling as UK public health issue. Having chaired the UKGC since 2016, Moyes is the former founding Executive Chairman of ‘Monitor’ the independent regulator for NHS’ trusts. In the interview, Moyes breaks down gambling …

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Bettor collaboration… GVC backs Safer Online Gambling Group

FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings Plc has strengthened its ongoing ‘Changing for the Bettor’ corporate campaign by partnering with new industry non-profit organisation Safer Online Gambling Group (SOGG). Founded this year, SOGG is a public health non-profit formed by father and son team, David and Adam Bradford, to raise awareness and collaboration across all UK health networks on tackling problem …

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