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EGBA – EU common rulebook will solve online gambling inconsistencies

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Maarten Haijer, Director General of the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA), has urged European Union policymakers to push for the development of a common rulebook on online gambling protections, standards and safeguards. Writing a guest post on EU news source Politico.eu, Haijer reaffirms EGBA’s position that a reported +12 million European online gambling consumers are being underserved by inconsistent …

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UKGC sheds light on BetBright abrupt closure

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a statement on the closure and sale of former licensed incumbent BetBright. On Wednesday 6 March, BetBright announced its closure, having sold its entire technology stack and assets to London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings for £15 million. In its statement of closure, BetBright confirmed that all player funds and winnings would be …

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Henrik Tjärnström: Collaboration makes Kindred the trend setter in global sustainability

Stockholm-listed online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has published its 2018 corporate sustainability report, outlining key long-term social responsibility commitments and targets for its enlarged enterprise. Updating stakeholders, Kindred Chief Executive Henrik Tjärnström details the enhanced responsibility placed on the online gambling group, which in 2019 services 25 million customers, across Europe, the US and Australia, operating 11 brands and employing …

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German-16 to vote on revamped interstate gambling treaty

Betting leadership eyes turn to Germany, as momentum appears to be gathering on the nation finally revamping its gambling framework. German news reports detail that the nation’s sixteen state assemblies have agreed to put forward the draft mandate of the ‘Third Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ – seeking to develop a federal framework/code on regulating wagering services. Central to the revamped …

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Betfred to donate all day-1 Cheltenham OTC profits to children’s brain scanner appeal

Bookmaker Betfred has stepped up to help fund the Royal Manchester Hospital £4 million appeal seeking to purchase vital equipment for children facing life-threatening conditions. Today, Betfred founder Fred Done has declared that the bookmaker will donate all over-the-counter (OTC) profits made at the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival 2019 (12-15 March), to Royal Manchester’s ‘iMRI Appeal’. The appeal, which …

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UKGC seeks wide business input on National Lottery contract

Addressing an audience of executives at the ‘Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond’ event in London, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has urged media, technology, telecoms and publishing stakeholders to offer vital input on the next National Lottery licence. In 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) working alongside the UKGC will launch the initial framework …

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AC Milan legend Franco Baresi to open Betting on Football 2019

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Legendary AC Milan and Italy central defender Franco Baresi has been confirmed as the star name to open this month’s Betting on Football conference. It is fitting that the sixth edition of the event, held at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March, will be opened by Baresi – a footballer that performed for AC Milan with such distinction that …

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BtoBet expands Mexican profile through Logrand-Ainsworth’s ‘Mustang Money’ launch

Industry-tailored platform supplier BtoBet has become a beneficiary of the Logrand Entertainment Mexico and Ainsworth Technology LATAM strategic partnership. Expanding its existing relationship, Logrand and Ainsworth will launch new Mexican online gambling property – ‘Mustang Money’ – powered by BtoBet’s next generation Neuron Gaming platform. Moving to enhance its digital profile last November, Logrand announced the launch of its first …

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Q4 revenues highlight growth potential for enlarged Stars Group

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has published its Q4 and full-year 2018 accounts, detailing that it has completed a ‘landmark year’, laying the foundations for its future global growth initiatives. Incorporating the assets of Sky Bet and BetEasy Australia, an enlarged Stars Group records group revenues of $2.1 billion (FY2017: $1.3bn), with the company detailing that it now operates …

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Paddy Power Betfair seeks ‘global podium position’ following year of strategic investments

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has published its preliminary full-year 2018 results, detailing that the firm has made progress on its global agenda, whilst navigating UK home market complexities. PPB maintains its corporate revenue growth at £1.87 billion (FY2017: £1.74bn), with the betting group detailing robust digital revenues of £948 million (FY2017: £898m), combined with an underlying digital …

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