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IGT joins Steering Group developing ‘Code of Practice’ on workplace diversity

New York-listed gambling technology group International Game Technology (IGT) has become the first industry incumbent to join the BSI Group’s ‘Workplace Code of Practice Steering Group’. Updating stakeholders, IGT confirms that it will collaborate with BSI the UK’s leading business standards association and industry workplace diversity and inclusion partner All-in Diversity Project (AIDP)  in developing the Steering Group’s directives. The …

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LeoVegas overturns Swedish licensing restrictions

Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has re-established its five-year Swedish gaming licence, having won its appeal against gaming inspectorate Spelinspektionen. LeoVegas governance had challenged Spelinspektionen’s decision to limit its licence to a two-year operating period, in relation to committing UK advertising violations. Filing a challenge with the Swedish Administrative Court of Linköping, LeoVegas governance contested the decision by stating …

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GVC forms ‘US Foundation’ driving new responsibility agenda

GVC Holdings has expanded its recently launched Global Foundation directive to US shores, announcing the formation of its new ‘US Foundation’ corporate responsibility programme. The US Foundation will lead the FTSE betting group’s North American strategy and standards for responsible gambling, corporate compliance and sports integrity disciplines. Supporting the development of US safer gambling and compliance frameworks, GVC is set …

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Camelot promotes CFO Clare Swindell to its Board

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has confirmed the appointment of Group CFO Clare Swindell as a corporate governance director, joining Chief Executive Nigel Railton as the second company executive to sit on the Camelot Board. Swindell has served as Camelot’s group financial lead since May 2017, having joined the lottery operator from Tesco owned retail data solutions provider dunnhumby. Confirming …

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Codere reveals LATAM auditing inconsistencies

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA will launch an investigation into the auditing of its Latin American business unit, as the firm admits to inconsistencies published in its year-to-date financial reporting. Communicated through Spain’s CNMV market authority Codere governance confirms that it will review the auditing of its entire LATAM unit, following ‘overstated accounts’ reported by a number of its …

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Betgenius launches ‘next level’ sportsbook streaming service

Betgenius continues to enhance its sports betting engagement provisions, after launching its first ever streaming service designed to help sportsbooks plug crucial gaps in their in-play betting schedules with sports content from around the world. Seeking to become the industry’s optimal streaming service, Betgenius has developed its product from partnerships with official rights holders across multiple sports, maintained through Genius …

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Rob Griffin: MIRACL – KYC need not be another betting hurdle

H2 trading saw all betting operators report tough and costly adjustment periods, complying with enforced KYC demands across multiple markets. Rob Griffin CEO of  MIRACL, developer of tailored ID provisions for highly regulated markets tells SBC that betting incumbents can clear their KYC hurdles by challenging out-of-date verification concepts and operating norms.  ___________________ SBC: Hi Rob, thanks for this interview, you …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Glassia probe widens  

The ramifications of Italian police’s ‘Glassia’ anti-mafia investigation deepen as Dutch finance magnate Marcel Boekhoorn, founder of private equity fund Ramphastos Investments, is placed under investigation. Amsterdam-based Ramphastos sees itself implicated in Glassia, having acquired Austrian betting firm SKS365 Group the operating company of bookmaker Planetwin365, in 2016 for €160 million. Last week, the magistrate of Reggio Calabria confirmed that Boekhoorn …

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DCMS publishes gambling No Deal Brexit checklist

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published an 8-point checklist, preparing gambling businesses and wider stakeholders for a potential No-Deal Brexit scenario. At present, the Conservative government maintains its deadline that the UK will leave all European Union institutions on 31 October, underlining that it will seek no further withdrawal negotiation extensions. This September, the government …

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GambleAware appoints NHS exec Peter Holt as new CFO

The governance of GambleAware has confirmed the appointment of Peter Holt as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the UK charity. An expert in the financial planning of public sector organisations, Holt was recently the finance director of NHS Health Education England (HEE) for London & the South East, responsible for a  £1.2 billion budget. During his HEE tenure, Holt oversaw the …

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