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GVC strengthens Board’s expertise with two appointments

GVC Holdings has strengthened its corporate governance confirming the appointment of two new directors to its board. Issuing a statement, GVC revealed that David Satz has joined the company as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Robert Hoskin will also be promoted to the board as an Executive Director on 1 January 2021, assuming the role of Chief Governance Officer. …

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LV BET continues sponsorship journey with Vanarama National League

LV BET has confirmed that it has renewed and expanded its partnership arrangement with the Vanarama National League until the end of the 2020-2021 season.  The bookmaker will continue to serve as the ‘official betting partner’ of Vanarama National League’s North and South divisions, gearing-up for a critical season of non-league football. Since 2019, LV BET has served as a …

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CAP consultation places gambling content and messaging under the spotlight

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) the body that governs UK Advertising Codes has launched a consultation aimed at strengthening its rules and guidance to better protect children (under-18s) and vulnerable audiences from gambling harms. Outlined as its key objective, CAP will update its codes to restrict the potential for gambling and lottery adverts to engage and adversely impact with …

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BOSE Digital: Why the industry must shine a spotlight on responsible gambling

The issue of ethical gambling is not a new notion – the betting industry has been grappling with a number of varying rules and regulations for some time. However, a new approach to the measures that are currently in place might see a shift in attitudes towards the betting industry’s role in problem gambling and the causation of the dilemma. …

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BOSE Digital: Separating product from service for multi-jurisdictional success

It’s important to distinguish product from service, said Microgame’s Marco Castaldo, as a collection of CEOs for leading sports betting and gaming suppliers discussed the best way of working with operators on a multi-jurisdictional basis.  Speaking at Betting on Sports Europe – Digital in the ‘Market fragmentation – Supplier CEO Panel’, sponsored by Altenar, Castaldo was replying to an opening …

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Top five by 2024? RTSmunity tracks the growth of esports betting

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The overall esports betting market size is projected to double in 2020, from $7 to $14 billion, but how does this total number translate to both gross gaming revenues (GGR) and profits for esports operators?  Writing for the latest issue of SBC Magazine, Ondřej Šilhavý from RTSmunity said that the GGR generated by esports betting globally – tracking at $343 …

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Trustly: What do you need to know about Open Banking in the UK?

Open Banking

Open Banking, as the name would suggest, is a directive designed to ‘open up’ banking data by forcing the UK’s nine biggest banks to release their data in a secure, standardised form so that it can be shared online more easily. It brings more competition and innovation to financial services, which in turn leads to better products for customers to …

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Liverpool and Manchester United in discussions to join new European Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United are taking part in negotiations to join a new European Super League, according to reports. Earlier this month, the top flight duo were spearheading a campaign, titled ‘Project Bigger Picture’, to reform the Premier League. The new campaign would have axed two teams from the league, giving the ‘big six’ “enhanced voting rights”. However, this was …

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William Hill delivers on group-wide recovery as US takeover priorities loom

William Hill has stated that it is tracking ‘solid progress across all divisions’, as the FTSE betting group returns all operating units to robust trading during a transformative Q3 period. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the 13 week period to 29 September 2020, William Hill noted an ‘encouraging’ performance across all verticals, particularly highlighting growth across its ‘online international’ …

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Tier 3 restrictions in Greater Manchester close the region’s betting shops

After several days of negotiations between local leaders and Downing Street, Greater Manchester has become the latest city to enter a tier 3 lockdown, forcing betting shops and casinos across the region to close their doors. The lockdown measures, which come into force at 00:01am on Friday, will be imposed by the government after discussions over financial support for local …

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