UK

RSPH brands YGAM’s ‘ParentHub’ as an essential education resource  

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has praised YGAM for developing its ‘ParentHub’ website, labelling the service as a ‘vital resource’ for parents educating children on the risks and harms of problem gambling. The RSPH stated that the education of adults and younger audiences has played a fundamental role in establishing the core objectives of its subsidiary Gambling Health …

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GVC promotes Tiku to Group COO as Segev restructures leadership ranks   

GVC Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Sandeep Tiku to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately as new Group Chief Executive Shay Segev restructures the firm’s senior executive leadership team. A GVC executive since 2014, Tiku has formerly served as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) leading key IT directives, system integrations and platform enlargement projects for the FTSE100 betting group.   …

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Parimatch secures ‘premium VS’ content with Global Bet

Parimatch has moved to expand its virtual sports inventory, partnering with independent content supplier Global Bet. The Eastern European multi-market betting group has installed Global Bet’s ‘pro series content’ across its gaming and sports betting portfolio, allowing its customer to access ‘like-for-like virtual sports games that can be personalised for every operator’. Further to its statement, Parimatch declared that it …

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Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’

Genesis Global Limited has this morning confirmed that it will appeal the UKGC’s ‘interim suspension’ of its licence, sanctioned this week as part of an ongoing investigation by the regulator into ‘undisclosed compliance failures’.  Enforcing Section 116 of the 2005 Gambling Act, the UKGC launched an immediate investigation of Genesis’ online casino operations, stating that the operator was ‘unsuitable to …

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XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking

Affiliate marketing publisher XLMedia has continued to battle the effects of a Google deranking, with projected revenues expected to fall short of previous quarters. Publishing a trading update for the first six months of 2020, XLMedia predicts that revenues will amount to approximately £27.5 million, while EBITDA is forecasted to reach approximately £3.5 million. XLMedia said: “As anticipated, monthly revenue …

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BGC: Scottish government must reconsider ‘baffling’ gaming machines u-turn

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has expressed its disappointment in the Scottish government’s decision to tell bookmakers to switch off their gaming machines until further notice. It comes just days after Holyrood confirmed it would be lifting the ban on gaming machines, in-store chairs and live racing in betting shops from 22 July. In a letter to BGC chief …

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GambleAware forms ‘Lived Experience Group’ supporting treatment research

Supporting the UK’s National Gambling Treatment Service, GambleAware will form a ‘lived experience group’ to represent those affected by gambling-related harms and addiction. The group will provide real-life experiences on gambling-related risks, triggers, disorders and stigmas helping further develop the research of treatment support initiatives. GambleAware will form a core advisory group which will require participants to be abstinent from …

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Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic

This year’s Royal Ascot Festival attracted 21.6% more traffic during the week when compared to last year’s event, according to the latest data released by Oddschecker. Despite taking place under ‘unusual circumstances’, Oddschecker confirmed that ‘interest was clear’ in the festival, with a 35% uptick in affiliated registrations versus 2019. Alongside the increase in traffic, the event was reported to …

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Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues

Rank Group Plc has communicated its plans to reopen 44 Grosvenor Casino venues across England from 1 August, adhering to the government’s social distancing orders and public safety rules.  Grosvenor, the UK’s largest land-based casino operator, will begin the staggered reopening of a selected number of venues in England from Saturday 1 August – as Wales and Scotland’s casinos remain …

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IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead 

The Isle of Man Government has confirmed the appointment of Chris Kissack as Head of Esports for its digital agency –  Isle of Man Digital (IoM Digital). Taking office on 3 August, Kissack will be tasked with spearheading the Isle of Man’s launch of an esports enterprise programme, aimed at attracting new businesses to the self-governing British Crown jurisdiction.   A …

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