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Super Group appoints Lisa A Kampf as first VP of Investor Relations  

Newly NYSE-listed Super Group, the parent company of Betway and Spin, has confirmed the appointment of Lisa A Kampf as Vice President of Investor Relations.  An expert in investor and stakeholder management, Kampf joins Super Group’s senior leadership team from S&P 500 Ambac Financial Group Inc, where she formerly served as Managing Director of Investor Relations.   An MBA from New …

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NetShop ISP to showcase ultra-low latency solution at ICE London 

Multi-award winning hosting provider NetShop ISP has confirmed its attendance at next week’s ICE London 2022 event (12-14 April) where the firm will showcase its igaming-customised range of products and solutions. The firm’s igaming experts will be on hand to walk visitors through a host of products. Alongside the traditional cloud and server hosting solutions offered to B2C and B2B …

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CAP bans use of sports stars and celebrities to promote gambling campaigns

UK licensed gambling operators will no longer be allowed to use high profile sports stars to promote their marketing campaigns. The measure was announced by CAP – The Committee of Advertising Practice, who this morning published a series “of tough new rules to curb the appeal of gambling adverts with under-18 audiences”. The new rules that will be applied from …

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New WPT Global Brand to Launch at ICE London 2022

World Poker Tour (WPT) has partnered with a new licensee to publicly launch a new global online poker platform, WPTGlobal™, alongside Wingsuit at ICE Totally Game 2022, in London (England). After almost three long years without the annual ICE Totally Gaming London conference, in combination with the sister show, London Affiliate Conference, finally – the show must go on. Running …

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Marathonbet shuts down UK offering citing European conflict concerns

Marathonbet has this afternoon communicated that it will withdraw its presence from the UK betting market.  The pan-European sportsbook issued an email to its UK customers stating: “We regret to inform you that we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our Marathonbet.co.uk website.” Customers were informed that from 14 April 2022, Marathonbet.co.uk will no longer accept bets or deposits, …

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BGC: Ministers must recognise public good of the Grand National

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on ministers to recognise the importance of the Grand National as a heritage sporting event supporting UK racing and highstreet jobs.  Following three years under lockdown constraints, The Grand National returns to hosting live spectators at Aintree on Saturday 9 April. Its main race is expected to be watched by a global …

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UKGC defends National Lottery competition against Camelot’s High Court probe

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has stood by its management of the Fourth National Lottery Competition, that appointed Allwyn Entertainment as its Preferred Applicant to operate the National Lottery beginning 2024. On Friday, the Commission was notified by National Lottery incumbent operator Camelot UK, that its handling of key phases of the competition would be appealed in the High Court. …

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Sportech lauds slimmed profile to net £34m profits 

Sportech Plc has backed its ongoing transformation strategy and focus on cost management, as the London AIM-listed racing and wagering systems provider declared statutory profits of £34.6m today. The much-improved bottom-line results see the firm reverse full-year losses of £12m recorded during 2020 trading.  2021 developments saw Sportech complete the disposals of its Global Tote business to BetMakers –  Bump …

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Pragmatic Play joins betting ranks launching new sportsbook solution

Online games supplier Pragmatic Play has moved to expand its B2B offering, announcing the launch of its brand-new sportsbook solution. Sportsbook will become the fifth product segment offered by the supplier, following slots, live casino, bingo and virtual sports, as it looks to make further progress on an overarching goal of becoming a “leading one stop shop for all igaming …

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XLMedia appoints media pro Marcus Rich as new Chairman

XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of Marcus Rich as Non-Executive Chairman of the London AIM-listed online gambling media group. Rich succeeds Christopher Bell, who at the start of year announced his resignation as XLMedia Chairman, choosing to join restructured Spanish gambling group Nueva Codere. A UK media figurehead, Rich is the current Non-Executive Chairman of AIM-listed mobile content publisher …

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