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Daniel Schreiber: ‘We’re not breaking the model, we’re improving the model’

Having launched in February 2018, BetConnect, an enterprise seeking to deliver betting’s next-generation exchange, is still a relatively new incumbent to the industry.  With this being said, the company has stated it is trading at unrivalled year-1 growth after recording another record-breaking month following the release of its October figures which show over £2 million of monthly matched bets – …

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Betting and Gaming Council names Michael Dugher as new CEO

Former Labour MP and shadow secretary for Culture, Media & Sport Michael Dugher has been confirmed as the first Chief Executive of the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). Issuing a market update this afternoon, BGC governance confirmed the appointment of Dugher inbound for Spring 2020, as he departs his current role as Chief Executive to UK Music, the …

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GambleAware publishes ‘Bristol study’ findings on young gambling trends

The research and findings of the ‘Bristol Children of the 90s’ study will be published and analysed at today’s GambleAware annual conference which focuses on ‘keeping children and the young safe from gambling harms’. The study commissioned by GambleAware and undertaken by Bristol Medical School’s Centre for Child Health measured young gambling interactions by researching audiences aged 17, 20 and …

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SBC Awards 2019 sees record 34 companies enjoy success

LeoVegas at SBC Awards 2019

The SBC Awards 2019 ceremony in London last night saw bet365 and LeoVegas again collect the big prizes, as a record 34 different companies and five industry leaders were recognised for their excellence in the sports betting and igaming sector. Hosted by Kirsty Gallacher and Ruud Gullit, the event at Battersea Evolution brought together 700 industry professionals to celebrate the …

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mkodo agrees £7.8m sale to Pollard Banknote Canada

The management of mkodo has this morning issued a corporate statement confirming that it has reached a binding agreement to be acquired by Canadian commercial printing firm Pollard Banknote Limited. Deal terms will see Pollard Banknote pay an initial £7.8 million sum for mkodo assets and IPs, prior to standard capital adjustments. The acquisition will feature further earn-outs based on …

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SBC selects GamblingCompliance as Official Compliance Partner

SBC selects GamblingCompliance as Official Compliance Partner

GamblingCompliance, the leading provider of independent legal, regulatory and business intelligence to the global gambling sector, has been selected as the Official Compliance Partner for SBC’s 2020 programme of market-leading sports betting and igaming industry events. The two businesses have an established working relationship, but the new enhanced media partnership will see GamblingCompliance take on a more high-profile role at …

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LeoVegas kicks off Vaxjo recruitment drive

Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB is seeking new engineering talent to join its IT hub in the Swedish city Vaxjo (Kronoberg county). This weekend, LeoVegas HR launched an innovative marketing campaign advertising in ‘code’ the vacancies the operator seeks to recruit, throughout Vaxjo’s city billboard. Operating since 2011, LeoVegas maintains three offices within its home market of Sweden located in …

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Joint Dutch survey on addiction highlights problem gambling behaviours

An online survey carried out by the Dutch gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), in collaboration with treatment foundation AGOG has found that half of its respondents spent more than €1,000 each month on gambling.  The joint survey considered the responses of 86 people who have signed up with AGOG, which organises weekly meetings for players at risk of problem gambling behaviours. In its …

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Betting and Gaming Council focuses on VIP interactions

The Betting and Gaming Council (BG Council) has confirmed that it will be rolling out a new code of practice which will focus on outlining new protocols regarding VIP customers and operator enticements to gamble.  The details of the code of practice, which will be published in Spring 2020, have not yet been published, however, it is expected that it …

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Smooth VLT upgrade sees OPAP confident of delivering on all 2019 targets

Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA is confident it will deliver on its full-year corporate expectations after recording a strong Q3 2019 performance including growth across all core metrics. Continuing to reap the benefits of its VLT and systems upgrade, OPAP maintains year-to-date revenues of €1.173 billion – up 6% on year-to-date (YTD) 2018 comparatives of €1.106 billion. Publishing its latest …

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