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Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

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GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021. The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing …

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Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale

Andrea Vota, new Director-General of Jdigital has stated that Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, charged with overseeing federal gambling legislations, “knows full well that he is leading Spain towards a proliferation of illegal gambling websites, targeting vulnerable players”. Vota who in July took leadership of Jdigital replacing Mikel Lopez de Torre has taken the responsibility of the online …

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Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions

Mateusz Juroszek, owner and Chief Executive of STS, Poland’s biggest bookmaker tells SBC that his company is coming out of lockdown stronger having completed key management objectives in expanding the firm’s proprietary technology capacity acquiring long-term Czech IT partner Betsy.   Accelerating STS European expansion projects and initiatives, Juroszek states that his firm will be the one-to-watch for the remainder …

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Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky

Ukraine’s regulated gambling marketplace developments remain on track for 2020 after President Volodymyr Zelensky formally signed the ascension of Bill-2285D, following July’s legislative approval by the Verkhovna Rada. Bill-2285D maintains the Rada-approved legislative framework and guidelines forming the ‘Ukraine Gambling Law’, a mandate which will overturn Ukraine’s 11-year prohibition of all forms of gambling except for lotteries The formation of …

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GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has stated that it has delivered on ‘several strategic directives’ as the firm sets out on its new ambition to become the industry’s ‘leading global tier-1 B2B supplier’.  Publishing its Q2 2020 trading statement, GiG pointed to ‘continued quarterly growth’, recording a 47% increase in group revenues to €16.7 million (Q2 2019 -€11.3m).  Following the divestment …

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Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk 

Will Mace, former Director of Innovation for Kindred Group Plc, has launched EQ Connect – a tailored behavioural analytics platform which will help operators and industry stakeholders to identify ‘at-risk vulnerable customers’ and strengthen all components related to safer gambling.  Mace debuts EQ Connect, as the online gambling industry is pressured by the UKGC and further government agencies to foster …

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Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments

Sarbjit Bakhshi, Smarkets Head of Politics has joined forces with GVC Holdings counterpart Matt Shaddick to launch ‘Art of the Possible’ (@PossiblePod) – a podcast analysing political betting markets, predictions and further events. Ahead of the US 2020 Election on 3 November, @PossiblePod forms part of the ‘Old Bull’ audio series by the American Civics Exchange, providing its listeners expert …

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Winamax nets RC Strasbourg shirt sponsorship ahead of Ligue 1 kick-off

French online sportsbook and poker room Winamax has moved to expand its profile within Ligue 1, confirming that it has become the ‘principal shirt sponsor’ of Racing Club Strasbourg Alsace. Recognised as one of French football’s oldest teams (founded in 1906), for the next three Ligue 1 seasons’ Winamax confirms that ‘Le Racing will be wearing our red W, on …

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Rivalry secures ‘best crypto prices’ by integrating CoinCorner payment options

New esports wagering platform Rivalry has expanded its crypto payment capacities by integrating Bitcoin exchange CoinCorner as a new payment gateway. The unique partnership will allow Rivalry customers to directly transfer funds and winnings into Bitcoin and further cryptocurrencies at a guaranteed ‘best market price’, thereby utilising CoinCorner’s exchange provisions. Isle of Man-based Rivalry, which launched its esports platform in 2020, stated that its partnership with …

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GVC hails SportsAid programme developing next generation of British athletes

GVC Holdings looks forward to a further year of working with SportsAid, following the success of its first year partnering with the charity in supporting and developing ‘Britain’s next generation of top athletes’. In 2019, SportsAid was announced as one of the beneficiary charities of the FTSE100 firm’s newly formed ‘GVC Foundation’, providing a £2 million ‘community fund’ for its …

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