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Paul Fisher confirms departure as Jockey Club Racecourses CEO

The governance of the Jockey Club has confirmed that Chief Executive Paul Fisher will end his tenure as Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses next month, closing a 19-year executive relationship with the UK’s largest racetrack operator. The announcement sees further executive changes within the top ranks of UK racing, as the Jockey Club disclosed its executive management departure just hours …

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BHA seeks new CEO as Rust confirms 2020 leadership departure

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has begun its search for a new leader, after Nick Rust confirmed that he will end his Chief Executive tenure at the end of the year. A former Ladbrokes executive, Rust was appointed BHA CEO in November 2014, becoming British horseracing’s first leadership appointment from the betting sector. Upon taking charge of the BHA, Rust was …

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888 seeks new financial lead as Aviad Kobrine ends CFO tenure

Issuing a corporate filing, 888 Holdings has confirmed that Aviad Kobrine has chosen to end his 15-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the LSE-listed online gambling group. Updating investors, 888 governance informs that Kobrine will continue to act as CFO until a replacement is found, helping company leadership through its transition period. Commenting on his upcoming departure, Kobrine said: …

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All-in Diversity: Inclusivity is a core dynamic in gambling’s new decade

Industry non-profit All-In Diversity Group (AIDP) will celebrate its third year in operations at ICE 2020. Founders Christina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn told SBC how workplace diversity and inclusivity has risen in significance amongst industry governance ranks, whilst All-In research has disclosed vital findings on corporate culture and industry peculiarities.  ___________________ SBC: One of the industry’s younger organisations AIDP was …

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UKGC confirms credit card ban inbound for 14 April 2020

Issuing its first regulatory enforcement of 2020, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed that it has sanctioned its widely anticipated ban on credit card transactions carried across all UK gambling verticals. The Commission plans to implement its credit card ban from 14 April 2020, giving licensed incumbents three months to undertake all necessary adjustments. Citing that UK …

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Luckbox adds crypto payment capacity

Esports betting platform Luckbox has moved to expand its crypto payment capacity, allowing for its players to deposit and withdraw Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and Litecoin currencies. Luckbox which officially launched its esports platform in 2019  confirms Cryptopay as lead provider of its new cryptocurrency payment system, offering safe and secure transactions. The esports bookmaker’s crypto expansion follows a period in …

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Tabcorp donates funds and volunteer support to Australia’s bushfire crisis

Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it will donate AUS $1.5 million to Australian emergency services battling the bushfire crisis which has engulfed the entire Gold Coast of Sydney. The ASX listed operator has confirmed that all lottery proceeds taken from its Saturday Lotto draw scheduled for 25 January will be donated to Australia’s ‘Bushfire Relief’. Seeking to generate as much …

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Spanish operators commit to ‘code-of-conduct’ regardless of coalition judgement

The DGOJ’s joint committee on gambling standards has reminded online incumbents of their duties and commitments to obey the requirements established by Spain’s new ‘code-of-conduct’ on gambling advertising, which is set to be enforced from 15 January. Despite facing wholesale inbound changes to Spain’s federal gambling laws, online gambling firms will commit to operating under a new code-of-conduct on marketing/advertising …

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Genius Sports wins DK Injunction against FirstPlay for staff poaching & IP encroachment

Genius Sports has won a Danish injunction order against rival data supplier FirstPlay A/S related to the duplication of its business model, poaching of staff and theft of business-sensitive information. The Copenhagen filed injunction accused FirstPlay of unethical business practices, poaching Genius Sports talent to acquire IP secrets and further business-sensitive data in order to establish a new sports data …

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Ukraine Rada begins ‘draft assessments’ but can it separate good from the bad and the ugly

Following the Christmas break, Ukraine MPs return to the Rada (parliament), in which the first readings of Ukraine’s newly planned gambling regulatory framework are scheduled to take place this week. The closing months of 2019 saw seven draft regulatory proposals put to the Rada, detailing little cross-party consensus on how Ukraine should end its 10-year gambling hiatus established under the …

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