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Jake Pollard – Crisis can’t hide industry’s VIP deficiencies

COVID-19 disruptions dominate all global businesses agenda. Nevertheless, industry communications expert Jake Pollard details that betting leadership should expect higher scrutiny on VIP player engagements and interactions  during a time of global crisis.  _____________________ As the Coronavirus pandemic bulldozes into every facet of our lives, the £11.6m fine meted out to online sportsbook Betway by the Gambling Commission this month …

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Puntt sets about filling the ‘glaring void’ in esports wagering

New esports wagering incumbent Puntt.gg (Puntt) has announced the launch of its esports betting platform, which seeks to deliver new betting dynamics to esports markets. Merging pool betting dynamics with unique esports match play and tournament characteristics, the Puntt platform believes it can become the leading destination for the burgeoning esports wagering scene. Driving its launch, Puntt detailed that it will …

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Racing Post suspends print publishing

The Racing Post has confirmed that it has temporarily suspended the print publication of its daily racing newspaper as of this Thursday (26 March). Racing Post management explained that it is adjusting its business to racing and sports disruptions caused by the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. “Unfortunately, with racing in Britain and Ireland halted, betting shops closed, and our governments …

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WhichBingo survey highlights bingo’s shift towards customer safety 

WhichBingo.com has revealed a strong take-up of safer gambling tools and protections as part of its fifth ‘Online Bingo Market Report’. Publishing an in-depth 64-page report of the online bingo marketplace, WhichBingo underlined that operator focus has shifted to consumer needs on safety.  Key research segments of the report include an online bingo player survey, accompanied by both an overall …

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Malta revamps rescue package to focus on workforce protections

The Malta Labour Party has sanctioned wholesale upgrades to its economic rescue package to support vital industries disrupted by the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis. Yesterday, Prime Minister Robert Abela unveiled a raft of new economic measures to protect Malta’s business community and workforce. Malta’s Treasury has pledged to commit €61 million per month to support the employer payroll for its …

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IGT appoints emerging markets expert Beatrice Bassey as a corporate advisor

New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and general counsel by confirming the appointment of Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent advisor. The strategic appointment of Bassey will see the executive counsel IGT governance on group legal oversight and support the firm’s executive leadership team on ongoing compliance directives related to …

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AskGamblers’ casino dispute service returns $8.8m to players

Online gambling community AskGamblers has revealed that during 2019, its ‘Casino Complaint Service’ recovered players more than $8.80 million in unpaid, delayed or unfairly confiscated money. AskGamblers reveals the figure closing its 2019 accounts, detailing another ‘record-breaking year’ for its online casino customer dispute and arbitration system. The legacy online gambling portal details that its compliant systems team reviewed 9,800 …

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888 focuses on bolstering safer gambling measures amid COVID-19 crisis

Online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has predicted that COVID-19 related disruptions will have a ‘single $ digit million impact’ on the firm’s 2020 EBITDA performance. Yesterday, 888 was forced to delay publishing its 2019 results, abiding with an FCA order which sanctioned a two-week moratorium on the publication of results by listed companies.  Updating investors this morning, 888 stated …

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Paul Buck, EPIC: US stakeholders require a vital catch-up on gambling risks

This March, gambling harm prevention agency EPIC Risk Management announced its most ambitious initiative to date by partnering with GVC Holdings to launch gambling harm educations programmes. Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC Risk Management, is leading the directive supported by GVC’s ‘US Foundation’. SBC spoke to him about transferring gambling harm learnings to the US’ fragmented health and civic networks. …

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UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement

UEFA, the governing body of European football, has confirmed that all club finals have been ‘postponed indefinitely’ as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Last night, UEFA issued a short statement confirming its decision to postpone its roster of May finals for the Champions League and Europa League tournaments for both men and women’s football. In its update, UEFA …

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