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RSPH brands YGAM’s ‘ParentHub’ as an essential education resource  

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has praised YGAM for developing its ‘ParentHub’ website, labelling the service as a ‘vital resource’ for parents educating children on the risks and harms of problem gambling. The RSPH stated that the education of adults and younger audiences has played a fundamental role in establishing the core objectives of its subsidiary Gambling Health …

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Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms

Further to publishing its 2020 interim statement this morning, Kambi Group has disclosed that it has reached a ‘mutual agreement’ regarding the phased conclusion of its US wagering partnership with DraftKings Inc. In 2018, Kambi secured its highest-profile US partnership win, becoming lead wagering systems provider for leading fantasy sports operator DraftKings, beginning its new venture in the nascent US …

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GVC promotes Tiku to Group COO as Segev restructures leadership ranks   

GVC Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Sandeep Tiku to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately as new Group Chief Executive Shay Segev restructures the firm’s senior executive leadership team. A GVC executive since 2014, Tiku has formerly served as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) leading key IT directives, system integrations and platform enlargement projects for the FTSE100 betting group.   …

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Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth

Kindred Group Plc stated that it has demonstrated its capacity as a ‘resilient and adaptable business’ by delivering growth across all core metrics during unprecedented times. Publishing its 2020 Interim statement, Kindred has recorded Q2 group revenues of £235m, up 4% on corresponding 2019’s £226m, as 2020 year-to-date revenues stand at £484m (YTD2019: £450m). Updating investors, Kindred stated that in …

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Parimatch secures ‘premium VS’ content with Global Bet

Parimatch has moved to expand its virtual sports inventory, partnering with independent content supplier Global Bet. The Eastern European multi-market betting group has installed Global Bet’s ‘pro series content’ across its gaming and sports betting portfolio, allowing its customer to access ‘like-for-like virtual sports games that can be personalised for every operator’. Further to its statement, Parimatch declared that it …

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Duma approves overhaul of Russian sports betting laws 

Ongoing Russian developments have seen the state Duma accept the second and third readings of Bill 647044-7, significantly modifying Russia’s existing sports betting laws.   Originally presented to the Duma on 30 April, Bill 647044-7 has amended ‘federal regulations on activities for the regulation and conduct of gambling’. Within its mandate, the bill will allow the Kremlin to implement ‘limits on …

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Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’

Genesis Global Limited has this morning confirmed that it will appeal the UKGC’s ‘interim suspension’ of its licence, sanctioned this week as part of an ongoing investigation by the regulator into ‘undisclosed compliance failures’.  Enforcing Section 116 of the 2005 Gambling Act, the UKGC launched an immediate investigation of Genesis’ online casino operations, stating that the operator was ‘unsuitable to …

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Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal

During the global lockdown, online gambling incumbents were served with a raft of instant compliance enforcements applied across the board. Ray Wilson, director of UK-based gambling compliance consultancy AMLGS, has taken the positives from the gambling sector’s response to the COVID-19 challenge. ______________________ Impressive and encouraging – two words that we do not hear often when referring to gambling operators …

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GambleAware forms ‘Lived Experience Group’ supporting treatment research

Supporting the UK’s National Gambling Treatment Service, GambleAware will form a ‘lived experience group’ to represent those affected by gambling-related harms and addiction. The group will provide real-life experiences on gambling-related risks, triggers, disorders and stigmas helping further develop the research of treatment support initiatives. GambleAware will form a core advisory group which will require participants to be abstinent from …

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Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues

Rank Group Plc has communicated its plans to reopen 44 Grosvenor Casino venues across England from 1 August, adhering to the government’s social distancing orders and public safety rules.  Grosvenor, the UK’s largest land-based casino operator, will begin the staggered reopening of a selected number of venues in England from Saturday 1 August – as Wales and Scotland’s casinos remain …

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