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Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) granted the Gambling Commission its phase-1 sandbox approval to proceed with its Single Customer View (SCV) project.  Despite its GDPR greenlight, Regulus Partners outlines the foreseeable challenges the Commission will face in turning its headline project into reality. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Regulus observes another think-tank ‘echo chamber’ debate on gambling’s regulatory future take …

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Saxony-Anhalt sees no interest for GlüNeuRStv casino and poker licences

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The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has published its ‘whitelist’ of operators that have been approved licences in accordance with the laws of GlüNeuRStv – Germany’s fourth interstate treaty on gambling.  Saxony-Anhalt has been appointed to serve as the Bundesländer that will house German gambling’s new federal regulatory agency – Glücksspielbehörde. The GlüNeuRStv regime was formally launched on 1 July, though Germany’s …

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UKGC Single Customer View project secures positive GDPR determination  

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the phase-1 findings of a ‘Sandbox Review’, providing GDPR compliant feedback on the development of its ‘Single Customer View’ (SCV).  A regulatory objective of the UKGC’s new three-year national strategy has seen the commission seek to establish a SCV solution to provide a “holistic view of a customer’s online gambling behaviour and help …

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Spelinspektionen outlines new strategy against black market

Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate – has updated its strategy for “actions against illegal gambling activities”.  The inspectorate updated the strategic framework that has been in place since December 2019, implementing measures that “contribute to the channelling of gambling to legal alternatives”. Swedish stakeholders are reminded that although Spelinspektionen can launch investigations against unlicensed actors/activities, the regulator holds no law …

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Nuvei US IPO secures $370m underwriting commitment

 Nuvei Corporation has upsized the offer of its US public listing to 3 million subordinate shares, that will be traded on the Global Nasdaq Exchange. On 4 October, the Montreal-based global payments group intended to place 1.5 million subordinated shares as its opening offer on the Nasdaq Exchange, filing its US IPO under the ticker ‘NVEI’.   However, prior to its …

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Coral docu-series ‘Against the Odds’ to be broadcast on ITV

ITV has announced that it will broadcast ‘Against the Odds’ on Tuesday 19 October a new sports documentary series co-developed and funded by Coral.   The ten-part series will showcase unique insights on the individual journeys and experiences of athletes who have risen to the top of their sports.  Each episode of Against the Odds will be presented and narrated …

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Stats Perform dissects sports challenge to tackle online abuse

The prominent topic of ‘the impact of online abuse on professional sports’ is to be examined by a Stats Perform webinar hosted on Thursday 7 October (2pm BST / 9am EST).  This summer, the sportstech company partnered with data-ethics specialist Signify to launch an AI and data learning project aimed to detect and monitor online abuse aimed at sports’ make-up …

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Holland Casino selects ‘KOA ready’ Nuvei as lead digital payments solution

Holland Casino has appointed Nuvei to lead the payment processing and player verification provisions of its fully-licensed online casino property, in line with the laws and standards of the KOA online gambling regime that launched on 1 October. Nuvei will provide the Netherlands’ state-owned casino operator with a payment processing and customer verification solution, fully customised to meet the KOA …

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Benvenuto Freni… New Treasury appointment backs Italian gambling reforms   

A positive political outcome has dawned on Italian gambling as Federico Freni has been appointed the successor of Claudio Durigon as Undersecretary of Italy’s Economic Treasury.  Durigon, who had lobbied for gambling amendments to be reviewed as a measure of Italy’s next Budget Law, was forced to resign last month following controversial statements made in support of the fascist regime …

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Racing duo Bazalgette & Fisher to lead live entertainment disruptor Sweet Nexus

The Jockey Club’s former leadership duo of Simon Bazalgette and Paul Fisher has joined Sweet Nexus, a start-up aiming to disrupt the commercialisation of live rights and IPS for sports, entertainment and music industry stakeholders.    Global Venue Services (GVC), an investment advisory supporting the venture capital phase of Sweet Nexus, disclosed that Fisher had accepted the position of Sweet Nexus …

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