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Matt Stephenson – The ‘fresh’ Betgenius approach to streaming brings round-the clock engagement

Last month, sports betting data and trading specialist Betgenius launched its first-ever streaming service designed to help sportsbooks plug crucial gaps in their in-play betting schedules. The company’s Global Partnerships Director Matt Stephenson told SBC how Betgenius plans to offer its partners fresh and engaging content around the clock. _______________________ SBC: Hi Matt, thanks for this interview. Can you detail …

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Gibraltar underlines that Tax Treaty will have no impact on employees status

The Gibraltar government has communicated to its business community that changes to laws agreed under its ‘Tax Treaty’ mandate with Spain should not impact employee rights. Last March, Gibraltar and Spain’s tax authority agreed to terms established under a ‘Tax Treaty’ related to the tax status of individuals working in Gibraltar and residing in Spain. From the start 2020, in …

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News UK recruits Simon Collins to lead its revamped betting & gaming division

News UK has confirmed the appointment of Simon Collins as new Managing Director, charged with leading the media publisher’s revamped Betting & Gaming division. A 25-year industry executive, Collins has led and developed a number of the UK’s leading igaming brands, across multiple verticals. Collins is the former managing director and enterprise co-founder of Cashcade, recognised as one of the …

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Licensing fees weigh heavy on Ukraine’s gambling reforms

Ukraine’s First Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has sanctioned the release of the Servant of the People (SoP) party’s ‘draft law on legislating gambling services’, which aims to retire Ukraine’s 10-year ‘Prohibition of Gambling law’ mandate. Published three-weeks later than originally anticipated, SoP ministers blamed the delay on vested parties trying to influence the development of legislation. SoP’s draft frameworks will seek to …

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SIS appoints Angel Calderon as Spanish markets sales lead

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has moved to boost its Spanish and Latin American commercial development, confirming the appointment of Angel Calderon as a Digital Sales Manager. Calderon joins SIS’ commercial team, following a successful 11-year stint at Bolsa Madrid gaming firm Grupo Codere, where he was a key figure in the firm’s B2B business …

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HMRC stats reflect changing regulatory dynamics of UK Gambling

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published its national statistics update on duties generated by the industry’s seven different tax verticals – Bingo Duty, Gaming Duty, General Betting Duty (GBD), Lottery Duty, Machine Games Duty (MGD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD) and Remote Gaming Duty (RGD). Reporting betting & gaming tax statistics for the six month period of April-to-September 2019, HMRC reports …

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Sportium declares its ‘Panama intent’ for 2020

Spanish bookmaker Sportium has confirmed that it will enter Panama’s sports betting marketplace in 2020, and plans to launch 20 new betting points across the nation. Accompanied by Panama’s most famous sporting son, boxing legend Roberto ‘Hands of Stone’ Duran, last week Sportium leadership held a conference in Panama City’s Majestic Casino – a property which will serve as one of …

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Camelot plans ‘Big November’ for National Lottery’s 25th Birthday

Camelot UK has informed its retail partners of its ‘November bonanza’ celebrating the National Lottery’s ‘25th Birthday’. The UK National Lottery operator confirms that the Friday 8 November EuroMillions draw, will be boosted with a ’25 UK millionaires’ special event, with POS tickets available in stores. Celebrating the National Lottery’s first-ever draw on 19 November 1994, Camelot confirms that it …

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GVC expected to confirm Barry Gibson as new Chairman

This weekend, UK business news sources have reported that GVC Holdings will confirm the appointment of Barry Gibson as new Group Chairman of the FTSE gambling firm. Sky News, The Times and The Daily Telegraph report that Gibson is regarded by GVC’s board as the man to soothe investor relations, following the firm’s governance dispute in relation to outgoing Chairman …

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UKGC reminds betting of its new LCCP responsibilities

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of new rules related to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) measures, customer interactions and funding requirements as part of its updated licence conditions & codes of practice (LCCP). The Commission’s latest LCCP changes have been mandated following an open consultation seeking to improve industry standards and operator transparency. Updating stakeholders, the Commission reminds …

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