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GVC commits to deeper technical arrangement with Playtech

FTSE100 online gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning announced that it has signed an agreement with Playtech Plc ‘covering a new long-term commercial relationship’. Playtech has formerly served as the lead platform and systems supplier for the GVC acquired properties of Ladbrokes and Coral UK. Integrating Ladbrokes Coral assets during the course of 2018, industry analysts wondered what type …

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Betting on Football adds PaymentExpert Forum to operator-focused agenda

SBC Events has followed up January’s PaymentExpert.com launch by adding the PaymentExpert Forum to next month’s Betting on Football (19-22 March) agenda. The inaugural PaymentExpert Forum will be held on Wednesday 20 March as a standalone track at #bofcon – an event featuring more than 2,000 senior executives, 200 of which will be speaking across 40 conference sessions at Chelsea …

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EveryMatrix appoints Rafael Campuzano as technology lead

Industry software and platform provider EveryMatrix has this morning confirmed the appointment of Rafael Campuzano as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Campuzano joins EveryMatrix leadership team from Intralot SA igaming platform and tailored business solutions provider Bit8, where he formerly served as CTO and Head of Software Development (2016-2019). Updating stakeholders, EveryMatrix governance details that it has secured the …

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Dutch KSA faces political pressure to ‘punish cowboys’

Following two and a half years of debate and obstruction, on 19 February the Netherlands House of Representatives, moved to approve the nation’s ‘Remote Gaming Act’ (Netherlands RGA), laying foundations for a licensed online gambling marketplace, compliant with EU competition standards. European industry stakeholders, currently waiting for the Act’s mandate to be passed into Dutch law through the process of …

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The Senet Group: UK gambling responsible strategy needs collective business input

Industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has published its response to the UKGC’s stakeholder consultation on developing new policy initiatives/directives for the ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy – NRGS’. Seeking to develop a new cooperative framework, the UKGC’s three-year national strategy will primarily focus on i) reducing gambling harms, ii) expanding stakeholder cooperation, iii) improving UK health and community networks’ knowledge and …

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Scientific Games 2018 accounts disrupted by Shuffle Tech settlement

Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has detailed strong progress on its enlarged business capacity and new digital profile publishing its full-year 2018 results. Closing Q4 2018 trading, SGC posts an 8% increase in corporate revenues to $885 million (Q4 2017: $823m), detailing robust growth across its digital, lottery and social gaming assets. The Nasdaq enterprise records Q4 metric …

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GambleAware launches high impact ‘Bet Regret’ campaign

GambleAware has announced the launch of its latest gambling-harm awareness campaign – ‘Bet Regret’ – aiming to raise public awareness of betting triggers and impulsive behaviours. Seeking maximum impact, the Bet Regret campaign will be launched during Sky Sports’ broadcast of Manchester United vs Liverpool FC on Sunday 24th February, a match which is expected to generate the highest TV audience for the …

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SportPesa denies €80 million Kenya player winnings tax dispute

Business Daily Africa has reported that the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) has placed a demand for a minimum KSH 10.3 billion (€80m) on market-leading bookmaker SportPesa, attached to backdated taxes spanning a period of three-years. The KRA tax charge has been filed against SportPesa’s private entity ‘Pevans East Africa’, stating that the betting group had withheld taxes that should have …

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EGBA – Lotteritilsynet punitive actions prove that Norway needs gambling reform

The executive of pan-national industry trade body – the ‘European Gaming & Betting Association – EGBA’, has accused Norway’s gambling authority Lotteritilsynet of regulatory over-reach for demanding that national banks block payments deemed to correspond with online gambling transactions. EGBA governance reacts to weekend news reports that Lotteritilsynet is actively targeting the restriction of payments of six Malta MGA licensed operators …

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Governor Chris Christie to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame at Betting on Sports America

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Governor Chris Christie is to be recognised by the sports betting industry for the pioneering role that he played in widening the scope for sports betting in the US. During his time as State Governor for New Jersey, Christie was instrumental in generating the political will to revisit and challenge the federal ban on sports betting via the PASPA, which …

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