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Buenos Aires approves Vidal gambling decree with altered tax framework

The executive of Buenos Aires has signed into law the mandate of the ‘2019 Budget Law’, which revamps BA’s gambling framework, introducing Argentina’s first online gambling legislative code, operating within the province of Buenos Aires. Last December, BA districts approved Decree 181 of the 2019 Budget Law, allowing for seven BA online gambling licenses to be granted, servicing sports betting, …

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RGSB begins new era as ‘Advisory Board for Safer Gambling – ABSG’

The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), the policy and standards advisory unit for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has rebranded as the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling – ABSG to reflect its deeper focus on safer gambling initiatives and protections. The independent advisory undertakes its rebrand as Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE begins her tenure as new chair, replacing long-term …

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GVC B2B updates and expands CBCX live data partnership

FTSE100 betting group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it has extended its B2B partnership with CBCX a developer and distributor of betting hardware and software provisions. Updating the market, CBCX live betting inventory will continue to be powered by the ‘GVC Feed’ – the betting group’s B2B sports trading feed. GVC has acted as CBCX lead sports trading data provider …

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Winning Post: Is horseracing + slots a cold turkey?

Have global racing stakeholders, hidden the sport’s structural shortcomings through a dependence on gaming machines to generate revenues. Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners investigates this complex dependence partnership… ____________________ Horseracing and gaming machines have a curiously intertwined history on both sides of the pond. In the UK, the reduction in LBO gaming machine stakes from this week is already causing a …

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Neil McArthur: UKGC expects highest standards post FOBTs

From today (Monday 1 April), UK gambling will enforce its £2 stake limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs – B2 Machines). Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership, reminding all stakeholders of their responsibilities in ensuring consumers are protected. The UKGC Chief Executive, warns leadership that safer gambling enforcement will be …

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BNDES issues fourth postponement of LOTEX Brazil sale

BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank has sanctioned its fourth postponement of the sale of state-owned instant win (scratch card) operator LOTEX. Last week, an under pressure BNDES issued a corporate communication informing the media and stakeholders that its scheduled Tuesday 26 March auction of LOTEX enterprise had been cancelled. In its update, BNDES governance informs that the LOTEX auction …

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Spain’s DGOJ launches new civic campaign on protection & integrity

Spanish gambling regulatory authority – la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has released its new civic awareness campaign, warning national stakeholders of preventing under-age-gambling and potential sports corruption. The DGOJ campaign has been launched in partnership with Spain’s federal police force and ‘Central Citizen Unit’. Titled ‘Con el Deporte no se juega’ – ‘We don’t play with sports’, …

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iovation report warns of prioritising SCA on inbound PSD2 directives

iovation, the TransUnion owned fraud prevention and authentication solutions provider has published a critical report developed in partnership with consumer research advisory Aite Group titled “PSD2: Advent of the new payments market in Europe.” The report incorporates original research and analyses on the consequences for the global online payments and its wider stakeholders on the revised provisions of the European Union Payment Services Directive (PSD2). …

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Mercurius launches Tradr delivering ‘one-touch’ trading strategies on Betfair

New betting software development studio Mercurius seeks to empower the next generation of Betfair traders with sophisticated artificial intelligence tools. This week, Mercurius announced the launch of its ‘Tradr’ application on the ‘Betfair App Directory’, which will offer exchange customers access to automated trading strategies at the press of one click. Based in Milan, Mercurius is founded by the enterprise team of Fabrizio …

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Optimizer Invest appoints Grant Williams to lead Megalotto property

New Optimizer Invest property Megalotto will be led by former William Hill Digital Managing Director Grant Williams. The Malta-based industry venture capital fund has appointed Williams to launch and guide its new global lottery online syndicate – launched at the start of 2019. A seasoned executive in online gambling enterprise strategies, operations and marketing, Williams is a former William Hill …

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