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Catena targets North America as Europe poses challenges in Q1 earnings

Catena Media has detailed a ‘solid quarter’ across during Q1 2022, as the group’s revenues increased by 11% year-on-year, driven by continued expansion in North America.  Updating investors, the gambling affiliate and media publishing group announced revenue of €45.2 million (2020: €40.7m), whilst EBITDA rose by 2% to €25.6 million (€20m), albeit with a decreased margin of 57% (61%). Revenue …

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GamCare optimises safer gambling for Rank Group employees

GamCare has formed a partnership with Rank Group to carry out safer gambling and social responsibility training for more than 1,400 of its employees.  Beginning this month until late November, the UK-based charity will deliver 150 days of training covering a range of areas relating to responsible gambling and customer interaction. This will include a he firms have outlined that …

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University of Bristol launches £4m Gambling Harms Research Centre

The University of Bristol has launched Britain’s ‘first academic research centre’ dedicated to developing ‘multidisciplinary approaches’ examining gambling harm, addiction and social complexities. Launched as The Gambling Harms Research Centre (GHRC), the unit aims to transform research of gambling harms by developing deeper academic resources and evidence-led insights to share learnings with domestic and international stakeholders. The GHRC will operate …

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Progress Play and Jumpman rack up £675k in UKGC penalties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed out a combined penalty of £657,000 to two online gambling businesses due to social responsibility and AML shortcomings.  Progress Play was charged £175,718 whilst Jumpman Gaming will pay £500,000, with the cash from both penalties directed towards the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. A UKGC investigation found ‘repeated breaches of licence conditions’ …

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ACI Worldwide: The importance of flexibility for combating fraud

The rapid rise of the digital economy has brought added risks, such as organised fraud and ‘friendly fraud’, requiring a more diverse and flexible security approach.  Whilst attending ICE London 2022 last month, Darren Wood, SR Solutions Consultant, ACI Worldwide, spoke to SBC Media’s Joe Streeter about the firm’s anti-fraud strategy and operations.  The evolution of fraud as an organised …

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Kindred continues to support working parents with Women in Racing

Kindred has extended its partnership with Women in Racing on the Racing Home programme, which aims to educate stakeholders within the racing industry about motherhood and parenthood.  Racing Home has now launched an online educational portal as well as a rehabilitation programme and a podcast series to further support working parents. This offers guidance to mothers returning to riding post-pregnancy, as …

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888 targets June date to complete William Hill takeover

888 Holdings has moved a step closer to finalising its acquisition of William Hill’s UK and European assets, as the company’s shareholders approved the merger by a vast majority.  Following the conclusion of its Extraordinary General Meeting, 888 revealed that 99.73% of shareholder votes cast were in favour of the takeover, representing 306,997,411. In contrast, 819,264 (0.27%) voted against, with …

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Stats Perform: How to generate ‘the best analysis possible’ from FA Cup fixtures

Featuring 160 games and over 700 clubs from the top-tier to tenth division of the English football pyramid, the FA Cup poses unique challenges for data collection and analysis. Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool, Stats Perform’s Sr. Data Editor & Audience Engagement Manager, Matt Furniss, disclosed the lengths data providers need to go to …

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ITP expands ‘presence and influence’ as Ruairi Boyle becomes CCO

Inside The Pocket (ITP) has hired Ruairi Boyle as its new Chief Commercial Officer, who joins from Playtech where he worked at a similar senior commercial capacity.  In an attempt to extend its ‘presence and influence’ throughout the industry, the free-to-play (F2P) aggregation platform explained that the new hire will be responsible for managing ITP’s existing partners. These include Low6,  …

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