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Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

SBC News Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

Tim Miller reflected on the journey and the scale of work undertaken on the UK Gambling Act review and its subsequent White Paper consultations as the most comprehensive examination of a gambling market undertaken by a regulatory agency. Many believe that the process of the Gambling Review had been triggered before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) …

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Anakatech selects Altenar in sports betting platform launch

SBC News Anakatech selects Altenar in sports betting platform launch

Altenar has partnered with gaming platform provider Anakatech to support its entry into sports betting across European markets. A sportsbook and igaming software supplier, Altenar will employ its solutions and market insights to deliver a ‘flexible and scalable’ sports betting platform tailored to Anakatech’s customers in Spain and the UK.  Vagelis Bairlis, Sales Manager at Altenar, commented: “We are pleased …

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BGC in search for new Chief Executive

New UK govt social media advertising rules welcomed by BGC

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced that it is seeking a new Chief Executive. As the organisation enters its fifth year, it emphasised the need to find someone who can ‘lead and inspire the industry’, as well as ‘further build trust and confidence in the UK gambling sector’ – both within the industry itself and with external stakeholders. …

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Catena bets on Tech & AI upgrades to overturn dire FY2023 results

Catena Media

Catena Media Plc has initiated an extensive internal investment programme to advance its tech platform and AI capabilities, as investors are warned that challenging trading conditions will continue until the second half of 2024. The Stockholm-listed igaming media group published its full-year 2023 results, reporting a dire close to year trading, registering Q4 revenues of €14.5m, a decrease of 41% …

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Kindred confident in success of joint ATG and Svenska Spel RG initiative

Kindred Group - Nils Andén, Tom Banks

Kindred’s responsible gambling initiative has picked up pace once more thanks to its collaboration with Sweden’s ATG and Svenska Spel.  The three operators, with the latter two being state-backed companies, started working together back in 2022 with the common goal of addressing the issue of problematic gambling behaviours in the Swedish market. Since then, the trio have been releasing joint …

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Flutter UKI on the lookout for startups to boost female gaming offering

SBC News Flutter UKI on the lookout for startups to boost female gaming offering

Flutter UKI has launched a search for a ‘high potential’ startup to help serve its female customer base across the UK and Ireland.  Part of the Alpha Hub programme, Flutter’s endeavour will see its flagship brands Sky Betting and Gaming, Paddy Power, and Betfair try to capitalise on recent data suggesting that female players are a promising demographic for long-term …

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Playtech nets 2028 extension to Boylesports partnership

SBC News Playtech nets 2028 extension to Boylesports partnership

Playtech Plc has announced the early extension of its exclusive online gambling solutions supplier agreement with BoyleSports. As revealed this morning, the London Stock Exchange-listed technology group will continue to serve as the principal online sports betting and casino solutions provider to BoyleSports until 2028. BoyleSports, known as Ireland’s second-biggest gambling firm, has announced the early renewal of its agreement …

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GamCare seeks new structure for Safer Gambling Standard

SBC News GamCare seeks new structure for Safer Gambling Standard

The board of trustees of GamCare has announced that the Safer Gambling Standard will be revised to work under a new structure outside of the gambling treatment, support, and intervention charity. GamCare trustees detailed that the decision had been taken in December 2023, instructing the charity’s leadership team to undertake a strategic review of the Safer Gambling Standard, with recommendations …

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Legal Eye: White Paper… Where are we now, and what will come next?

SBC News Legal Eye: White Paper... Where are we now, and what will come next?

Legal Eye, featuring Gemma Boore and David Whyte Senior Associates for Gambling at Harris Hagan, returns to examine the passage of the White Paper in the nine months since its publication. 2024 sees UK gambling stand at a pivotal juncture, marked by the diverse scrutiny, opinions, and feedback submitted in response to the proposed changes of the White Paper. Boore …

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