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Malta MGA sets new benchmark classifying start-ups

Updating the market, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has amended several provisions of its ‘Gaming Licence Fee Regulations (2018)’ updating conditions and criteria related to its MGA legislative frameworks. Publishing its 2019 amendments, the MGA focuses on the definition of start-up businesses working within its jurisdiction, in which the regulator has expanded the criteria and requirements for incumbents to be …

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SBC Webinars and CasinoBeats present Sweden’s Gaming Trial: Tricks, Treats & Take-Downs

Swedish gaming industry webinar

The SBC Webinars series continues on Wednesday 30 October 2019 when CasinoBeats presents Sweden’s Gaming Trial: Tricks, Treats & Take-Downs.  Building on the compelling and much-praised Swede Dreams session at the recent CasinoBeats Summit in London, the webinar will see a panel of Swedish market experts undertake an in-depth examination of the market since re-regulation at the start of the …

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Digitain launches peak customisable engine – ‘Bet Generator’

Industry multi-channel platform and systems supplier Digitain has bolstered its sportsbook capacity by launching new betting engine ‘Bet Generator’ – a fully customisable vertical tailored for player preferences. Announced as a major product initiative, Bet Generator has come to market with a host of unique features and innovations, such as allowing players to set desired wagers and potential returns on their …

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German DAW wants 2021 reforms to deliver harmony on Slot Machine governance

Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), Germany’s ‘umbrella association’ for gaming machine manufacturers and suppliers has published a set of key criteria which it believes must be addressed by inbound ‘2021 State Treaty on Gambling’ laws reforming the nation’s federal gambling frameworks. Representing gaming machine stakeholders, DAW urges Bundestag deputies to develop a coherent and purely quality-orientated regulatory agenda, which strengthens the position …

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UKGC requires e-wallet evidence on the next phase of its Credit Card review

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to industry stakeholders that its call for evidence on its ‘gambling with credit cards consultation’ will close on 6 November. The UKGC officially launched its credit card consultation on 14 August, having completed its initial responses on 24 July, establishing wagering with borrowed money as a risk factor, as consumers can …

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International operators vie for Sportsbook of the Year prize at SBC Awards

SBC AWARDS 2019 Sportsbook of the Year

Industry powerhouse bet365 will be hoping to make it six in a row when the winner of the Sportsbook of the Year prize is announced at the SBC Awards 2019, but it must see off strong international competition to do so.  The victors of all 41 SBC Awards will be unveiled in front of an audience of more than 700 …

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Norsk Tipping confirms integrated platform deal with Optima and Sportradar

Norwegian state gaming operator Norsk Tipping has confirmed that sports betting omni-channel platform supplier Optima has won the tender to supply the firm with a new sportsbook integral solution for potentially the next 12 years. The successful offer also included integrated sports data feed and trading services from Sportradar, the major sports betting services supplier which last week agreed a …

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Betting plays a guessing game on Buenos Aires outcomes

As Argentina heads for General Election polls on 27 October, circumstances appear less favourable for its Buenos Aires (BA) province to progress with an online gambling agenda. Abiding by the tender rules sanctioned by the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), nine international operators have formed local partnerships with BA gambling entities, who since June have had no …

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Tennis appoints risk expert Jonny Gray as first TIU chief executive

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has appointed Jonathan (Jonny) Gray as its first Chief Executive of its Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after completing a global search. Gray is set to take leadership of the TIU in February 2020, leading professional tennis’ integrity units monitoring ITF, ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as protecting the athletes. A 14-year executive in …

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En Marche sanctions FDJ IPO inbound for November

Bruno Le Maire, France’s Economic & Finance Minister, has confirmed that the En Marche government will maintain its ‘Pacte Loi’ agenda, authorising for the IPO of Française des Jeux (FDJ) to take place from 7-20 November. Confirming En Marche’s first privatisation, Le Maire has sanctioned for FDJ to list its shares on the Paris Euronext exchange as the French state sells …

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