Europe

GVC ups responsible gambling measures to support BGC call of duty

GVC Holdings has underlined its support for the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘coordinated approach’ to provide consumers with the safest gambling environments during the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.  The FTSE250 betting group has emphasised the need for greater responsibility during a period in which a ‘quarter of the global population in some form of lock-down’. This could lead …

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Pin Projekt: Automated drums keep live games business beating

Pin Projekt

Live games provider Pin Projekt is still up and running despite the COVID-19 outbreak, as its proprietary drum machines can run with or without human intervention. Pin Projekt explained that while live dealers and live draw hostesses retain a key role in the business, it can rely on the automated technology to remain fully operational.  Therefore, despite the impact the …

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Digitain to ‘navigate the storm’ with alternative betting markets

Combating the widespread disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Digitain has revealed plans to boost its catalogue of alternative markets to the front of its ranks. The sportsbook and platform provider hopes that its ‘action-packed line up’ of content will address the shortfall in betting markets. The package of content will include in-house skill games, alternative sporting markets, a variety …

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Flutter maintains confidence in Stars Group agenda 

FTSE100-listed Flutter Entertainment has underlined that its multi-billion pound merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG) remains on track, as the group plans to undertake several COVID-19 adjustments.  Planning for 2020 disruptions, Flutter confirmed that it has secured a new debt arrangement which provides the company with access to a £1.3 billion revolving credit facility, supporting the group’s business continuity …

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ARC limits COVID-19 impacts with financial support for greyhound trainers

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed that it will offer financial support to greyhound trainers based at its five stadia during the period of suspension for racing. Following the suspension of greyhound racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC will offer £5 per dog per week to trainers from Belle Vue, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr and Sunderland. The funds will …

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Catena sanctions board makeover as Kathryn Baker resigns from Chair duties

Industry affiliate marketing publisher Catena Media Plc has informed investors that it will make significant changes to its board following a number of resignations.  Issuing a market filing, the Stockholm-listed firm confirmed that Kathryn Baker has declined to seek re-election as Chairwoman. Baker is joined by Mats Alders and Cecilia Qvist who have chosen to resign from board duties.   Reacting …

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GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling

Research commissioned by industry charity GambleAware has led to a number of recommendations as to how operators can reduce the risk of gambling-related harms. The programme of research was conducted by two separate consortia, led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling. The research found that ‘regular exposure to gambling promotions can change …

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Leadstar Media: Adapting to new betting trends in Italy

Leadstar

As citizens of a proud nation, Italians love staying true to their traditions. And this is no different when it comes to routines around betting and gaming, according to Leadstar Media CEO and Founder Eskil Kvarnström. Despite the explosion of online gambling in so many countries around the world, data first collected by Statista (presented here by Eurispes) found that …

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Conte rescue plan eases tax burdens on Italian gambling

As Italy enters its fourth week of national lockdown, Italian gambling incumbents have been provided light relief by the government’s new economic measures. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has secured an initial €25 billion rescue package, aimed at primarily protecting company payrolls, mortgage repayments and commercial rents. Further measures see the government temporarily suspend tax duties for a number of ‘at-risk …

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Spillemyndigheden DK moves forward on new marketing orders 

Danish gambling regulatory authority Spillemyndigheden has reminded licensed incumbents that new marketing requirements will come into effect on 1 April 2020. On 1 January 2020, Spillemyndigheden officially sanctioned a new executive order adding a further segment of requirements to Denmark’s gambling code related to marketing requirements on gambling-related products and services.  From the start of April, all Danish licensed gambling …

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