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Peru seeks new president for Directorate of Gambling ahead of 2024 shake-up

SBC News Peru seeks new president for Directorate of Gambling ahead of 2024 shake-up

The government of Peru seeks a new President to lead the General Directorate of Casino Games and Slot Machines (DGJCMT). The development comes following the removal of incumbent Eduardo Sevilla Echevarría, whose tenure was terminated yesterday by MINCETUR, Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism. MINCETUR issued an update signed by Minister of Trade Juan Carlos Mathews Salazar detailing that …

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Sky Bet expands FTP suite with Incentive Games

SBC News Sky Bet expands FTP suite with Incentive Games

Sky Bet has linked with Incentive Games, as the operator looks to tap into the igaming industry and free to play games to elevate player engagement. As a result of the collaboration, the operator will launch Match 5 as the firm looks to elevate the crossover from igaming to sportsbook. John Gordon, CEO and Co-Founder of Incentive Games, said: “We’re incredibly …

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Brazil: Manssur resignation rocks final steps of Bets launch  

SBC News Brazil: Manssur resignation rocks final steps of Bets launch  

The Ministry of Finance of Brazil has confirmed that José Francisco Manssur has resigned from his post and will no longer participate in the final procedures of the forthcoming launch of Brazil’s federal sports betting marketplace. Manssur served as a principal adviser to the government in drafting Bill No. 3,626/2023, which forms the legislative framework for Brazil to launch its …

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HWB appoints new members to complete equine welfare strategy

SBC News HWB appoints new members to complete equine welfare strategy

Three new members have been appointed to the Horse Welfare Board (HWB) to continue British horseracing’s commitment to the highest standards of animal welfare, safety, and aftercare. The HWB serves as the independent body on equine care and welfare standards reporting to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The board continues to prioritise the principal objectives of its “A Life Well …

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Rank takes on full customer compliance platfrom of DoTrust

John O’Reilly: Rank is a clear winner of White Paper changes

Rank Group Plc has expanded its principal supplier partnership with the Department of Trust (DoTrust) to cover all compliance and customer risk assessment duties of the LSE-listed gambling group. As announced this morning, Rank Interactive unit will integrate “DoTrust Complete”, the “first dedicated platform offering end-to-end frictionless and enhanced financial risk checks to support all stages of the player journey.” …

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Kazakh Tax Authority stands by accountability of consumer confidentiality on gambling reports

SBC News Kazakh Tax Authority stands by accountability of consumer confidentiality on gambling reports

The government of Kazakhstan has authorised amendments to the Tax Code that will require all licensed gambling operators to report on the wagering activities and profiles of Kazakh citizens.   A mandate that was approved by the Mazhilis (Parliament) in November has been imposed as of 12 February 2024, and will require Kazakh gambling operators to submit direct customer reports to …

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FDJ clears Swedish financial audit to proceed with Kindred €2.6bn buyout

SBC News FDJ clears Swedish financial audit to proceed with Kindred €2.6bn buyout

Groupe Française des Jeux (Groupe FDJ) has announced that it has received regulatory approval by Finansinspektionen, Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority, to proceed with its offer to acquire Kindred Group Plc. The Paris Euronext gambling group secures its Swedish market’s financial authorisation to formally launch its SEK 130 (€11.40) per share offer to acquire Stockholm-listed Kindred Group, a deal announced on …

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Betfair shortens odds on Labour majority as Tories stick with Sunak 

SBC News Betfair shortens odds on Labour majority as Tories stick with Sunak 

The Labour Party’s odds of winning a forthcoming General Election have shortened to 1/4 following by-election wins in the constituencies of Kingswood and Wellingborough. Yesterday’s double victory sees Betfair Politics improve Labour’s odds of winning the next UK election from 1/3 to 1/4 (80%). Of significance, observers noted the significant swings of 11,000 votes in Kingswood and 18,500 in Wellingborough …

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DSWV: Interstate deficiencies will be exposed in critical summer for German sports 

DSWV President, Mathias Dahms,

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV), Germany’s Sports Betting Trade Association, has called on Bundesländer (state authorities) to back its call for a “realignment of regulations in 2024”. The trade body has urged Germany’s 16 federal states to face the deficiencies of the Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv), the framework that has re-regulated the country’s online gambling marketplace since July 2021. 2023 was …

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