Europe

LOGiCO praises AGCOM common sense on betting sponsorships

Italian online gambling trade body LOGiCO has praised, Italy’s communications agency AGCOM for implementing a common sense approach in its judgement of betting sponsorship restrictions imposed by the Lega-5Star coalition government’s Dignity Decree. Last week AGCOM supported Serie A governance in its appeal to clarify betting sponsorship restrictions which were set to be implemented from 1 January 2019. In its …

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BetVictor on the hunt for ‘its next face of horse racing’

BetVictor has announced that they’re conducting a nationwide search to find “its next face of horse racing”, to complement the operator’s continual expansion to its sponsorship and media portfolios. Sold as the “dream role for racing fans”, applicants will be in with the chance to represent the betting operator at race meetings throughout the year, taking part in live interviews …

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‘Incomplete mandate’ sees AGCOM expand Italian sponsorship window

In a surprise move, Italy’s communications agency AGCOM has issued an official statement to Italian football clubs, detailing that betting/gambling shirt sponsorships can continue until July 2019. AGCOM’s statement follows an appeal issued by Serie A governance, who last week demanded that Italy’s Ministry for Economic Development, clarify betting sponsorship restrictions set-out in Lega-5Star’s ‘Dignity Decree’, which football stakeholders have …

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Ladbrokes Coral prepares for FOBT cuts with best-odds extension

In a move to counter the impact of cuts to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) stakes, Ladbrokes and Coral have announced that they will be extending their best-odds guaranteed offer across all over-the-counter bets. Customers of both operators, which act as one under the umbrella of GVC Holdings, will be able to take advantage of the offer from 8 am …

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JPJ Group secures 2018 targets, outlining Vera&John as standout asset

Preparing to publish its 2018 full-year results, the governance of London-listed online gambling firm Jackpotjoy Group (JPJ Group) has issued a pre-close trading statement outlining expected results ‘at the upper end of current market expectations’. Updating investors, JPJ Group Chairman Neil Goulden highlights international asset Vera&John as the stand-out performer for 2018 trading. JPJ governance details that the firm’s international …

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Videoslots confirms David Cutajar as new CFO

Malta-based igaming group Videoslots has confirmed the promotion of David Cutajar as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect. Cutajar has formerly served as Videoslots’ Head of Finance, having launched the firm’s auditing department in 2016, and doubling the number of employees during his tenure leading the internal department. Prior to joining Videoslots, Cutajar a PWC qualified accountant had formerly worked …

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Winning Post – Safer gambling banks on blocking

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Poland: betting market – poles apart? Betting turnover attributed to domestically licensed operators is reported to have grown 55% to PLZ5.1bn (€1.17bn) in 2018, taking the officially estimated market share to 48% …

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Daniel Graetzer launches Carousel seeking to deliver ‘superior customer-driven experiences’

In 2019 the industry welcomes new incumbent Carousel Group, an ambitious start-up seeking to deliver fresh dynamics, thinking and propositions within multiple regulated sports betting markets. Based out of Madrid Spain, Carousel is led by Founder and CEO Daniel Graetzer, a seasoned executive in industry commercial development and venture financing. This morning, an ambitious Carousel announces that it is in …

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BBC report reveals GamStop & MOSES self-exclusion failures

UK gambling has suffered an embarrassing weekend, as national media reports that the safeguards of GamStop – the sector’s online self-exclusion scheme – have been breached by problem gamblers. On Sunday 13 January, the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ program revealed that problem gamblers registered on the GamStop scheme had been able to circumvent exclusion provisions by simply changing minor details when registering with …

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Sky Bet promotes ‘trusted hand’ Ben Wright to lead safer gambling agenda

The new executive team of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has moved to create a new in-house role focusing on developing safer gambling directives, procedures, schemes and communications. Sky Bet, the new online sportsbook property of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has developed the senior management role of ‘Head of Safer Gambling’, which will be fronted by Ben …

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