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Pragmatic Play’s Gates of Olympus crowned Slot of the Year at CasinoBeats Games Developer Awards

Pragmatic Play was the big winner at last night’s CasinoBeats Games Developer Awards, where it secured three prizes including the coveted Slot of the Year 2022 title for Gates of Olympus. The second edition of the Awards took place at the Hilton, Malta in front of an audience of industry executives, who saw 20 honours handed out to winners ranging …

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Former MGA CTO charged with money laundering and bribery

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has confirmed that its former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jason Farrugia and his wife Christine Farrugia have been charged with a range of financial crimes.  These include money laundering, accepting bribes, fraud and trading in influence by abusing his leadership position as CTO of the MGA, according to The Times of Malta.  Additional charges include fraud …

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Allwyn completes group-wide rebrand and identity change

Allwyn Group has completed its group rebrand and corporate identity change across all core units of its business.  Closing 2021, the company announced that it would change its corporate and brand identity from SAZKA Entertainment to Allwyn Group. The decision was taken to refresh the firm’s identity that had been born out of its Czech home market enterprise of SAZKA …

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XLMedia recruits ‘transformation pro’ David King as CEO 

The board of XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of David King as inbound Chief Executive of the London AIM-listed global igaming media publisher.  Effective from 1 July 2022, the appointment will see King succeed Stuart Simms, who announced his resignation as CEO of XLMedia in April. A UK media figurehead, King is the former Chief Executive of JPIMedia Group, …

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Intralot narrows Q1 losses as group reorganisation improves balance sheet results  

Intralot SPA continues its recovery momentum into 2022 trading as its core business units and global divisions maintain growth benefitting from the group’s capital restructuring programme. Publishing its Q1 trading update (period ending 31 March), the Athens-listed gambling technology group registered corporate revenues of €415m – up 20% on corresponding 2021 results of €345m. The €70m increase in consolidated revenues …

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Stake Casino: Northern Irish reform pushing ‘largest conglomerates’ southward

Stake.com’s igaming brand Stake Casino is evaluating its prospects in the Republic of Ireland, citing upcoming changes to Northern Irish gambling legislation.  The firm stated that the push for reform in Northern Ireland has led to ‘a number of the largest casino, gambling and betting conglomerates to look southward to Ireland as their next business venture’. A crypto gaming provider, …

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Concerns raised over political links to betting sector ahead of Irish regulation

Reports in the Irish media over TDs’ attendance at a betting industry ‘VIP tent’ have prompted criticism from political rivals and in other national outlets.  The Irish Daily Mail, the Ireland-facing edition of the UK’s Daily Mail, reported this week that TDs and Senators from the ruling Fiianna Fáil and Fine Gael parties attended a VIP event at Punchestown racecourse …

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Olybet continues European expansion with Real Betis

OlyBet has signed a partnership with Spanish football team Real Betis to drive media campaigns and provide engagement opportunities to local sports fans. The online sports casino brand currently holds a strong online presence in the Baltic states and has expanded to multiple countries throughout Europe during the last few years.  OlyBet’s recent partnerships with international sports brands such as the …

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