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IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead 

The Isle of Man Government has confirmed the appointment of Chris Kissack as Head of Esports for its digital agency –  Isle of Man Digital (IoM Digital). Taking office on 3 August, Kissack will be tasked with spearheading the Isle of Man’s launch of an esports enterprise programme, aimed at attracting new businesses to the self-governing British Crown jurisdiction.   A …

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Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams  

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has strengthened its technical and product development team by promoting both Bav Patel and Peter Stringer to team directors.  The Manchester-based UX specialist has undertaken its decision following a period of sustained company growth under lockdown, in which Degree 53 hired a further 12 members of staff to help deliver ongoing projects. Updating …

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Jason Shiers, UKAT – Progress on problem gambling requires a deeper consciousness

Certified psychotherapist on addiction and mental health, Jason Shiers states that a change in the levels of consciousness is required to effectively tackle problem gambling as debate, discussion and research have been staggered by easy narratives.   ______________________ It is clear from the latest report from the House of Lords that a lot of time and effort has been spent considering …

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Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia

Mozzartbet Serbia’s leading bookmaker has entered the South American sportsbook market, acquiring the online operating unit of Meridian Gaming Colombia SAS – the Colombian market subsidiary Meridian Gaming Ltd. The acquisition forms part of Mozzartbet’s ongoing ‘internationalization strategy’ with the Serbian betting group securing direct entry within Colombia’s regulated online gambling marketplace taking over the meridianbet.com.co domain. Stating its new …

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GentingBet secures North American racing boost with XB Net

XB Net, the provider of premium content for US horse and greyhound racing, has confirmed the formation of a new partnership with GentingBet, the UK sportsbook arm of Genting Casinos. The deal exploits XB Net’s delivery of live pictures, data and betting services from a  network of over 50 North American tracks – approximately 90% of US horse racing – allowing GentingBet to flexibly …

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IBIA – MGA must adopt coherent approach on sports betting customer disputes  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its official response to the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) consultation on ‘suspicious betting reporting requirements and further integrity matters’.  The IBIA underlined that it has followed MGA legislative developments closely since the regulatory body launched its ‘Prevention of Corruption in Sport Act‘ in  2018. Furthermore, the IBIA has supported the MGA in …

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UKGC places Genesis Global under immediate investigation

Online casino group Genesis Global Limited has been placed under immediate investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), with the regulator citing unspecified compliance issues.  Yesterday, the UKGC disclosed that it had enforced section 116 (2) of the 2005 Gambling Act, placing Genesis under investigation for carrying out activities in breach of its licence conditions. Under section 116, the UKGC …

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Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom

Betsson AB has published its 2020 interim results stating that it has ‘delivered all-time highs in revenues under the most challenging conditions’. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group praised its swift actions undertaken during March, which allowed the company to continue to ‘execute the strategic priorities’ as part of its ongoing transformation programme. Trading under unprecedented circumstances, Betsson recorded Q2 2020 …

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GambleAware – Deeper research needed to tackle the illness of gambling disorders

GambleAware has published its ‘quarterly briefing note’, highlighting the work the charity has undertaken with diverse organisations in reducing problem gambling harms across the UK. The briefing note provides industry stakeholders with an update on GambleAware’s commissioning of directives to support the delivery of the National Gambling Treatment Service. Furthermore, the charity providers an update on, national public health campaigns …

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888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor

The board of 888 Holdings has expanded its governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Limor Ganot as a corporate non-executive director. A seasoned executive in corporate financing and strategic planning for technology enterprises, Ganot is the Managing Partner of US/Israeli venture capital fund Gefen Capital. An Israeli business figurehead, Ganot has further served as CO-CEO and VP of Business Development …

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