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UKGC warns sector of tougher LCCP consumer & advertising code

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of upcoming consumer protection policies, which will be implemented from 31 October 2018. Last August following an open consultation, the UKGC revealed that it would implement a new consumer protection framework, compulsory to UK gambling ‘Licence conditions and Codes of Practice’ – LCCP. UKGC governance focuses its new directive on two …

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10Bet: Blackburn, the Baggies and effective brand-building

10Bet

Shayne Lambie, UK Country Manager at 10Bet, explains the strategy behind the fast-growing operator’s partnerships with EFL clubs Blackburn Rovers and West Brom. The goal of any ambitious operator is clearly to attract the right sort of long-term customer. Using the momentum we built up prior to and during the World Cup, 10Bet has been able to retain many of …

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Industry marketing expert Natalie Lees joins AffiliateINSIDER

AffiliateINSIDER, the multi-faceted business resource for gaming affiliates and operators, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Natalie Lees as Marketing Manager. Lees has joined the company after more than ten years as Head of Marketing and Sales Manager at Intergame, where she worked on the Intergamingi, Intergaming and Intergame publications and websites. Lees has subsequently joined forces with …

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Winning Post – Change on the horizon for South Africa

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. South Africa: National Gambling Amendment Bill – if at first you don’t succeed… The National Gambling Amendment Bill 2018 (first tabled in September 2016 but much changed since then) looks like it …

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Sportradar – Tennis needs to be data & technology sharp in its integrity battles

Sportradar has published its official response to last April’s ‘Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis’ commissioned by the ‘Tennis Integrity Unit’ (TIU) representing pro tennis’ governing bodies the WTA, ATP and the ITF. In its response Sportradar supports the majority of the independent panel’s recommendations, however, the leading sports data firm outlines its concerns ‘in relation to the recommendation regarding …

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Delegates give overwhelming support to Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports

More than 90% of visitors to last month’s biggest ever Betting on Sports conference rated its networking opportunities as either very good or excellent. This came from a survey made available to the 2,500 registered delegates for #bosweek, which also found considerable praise for the party locations, speaker lineup and conference app, as well as the presence of so many …

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SBC’s On The Ball – Wembley, Eleven Sports and AC Milan

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition takes a closer look at why the sale of Wembley stadium fell apart, as well as a tough financial year for one of Italy’s biggest clubs. Khan withdraws Wembley interest  The £600m sale of Wembley stadium …

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Rank progress impacted by venue declines & digital obstacles

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), London-listed Rank Group Plc has released a trading statement, updating investors on corporate performance for the 16-week period to 14 October 2018. Rank governance details that group like-for-like revenues have declined by 5%, with the company impacted by a slowdown of its venue properties – Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo domains. ‘Grosvenor Casinos’ …

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GVC confirms departure of Paul Bowtell as Group CFO

Further to publishing its Q3 2018 trading update, the governance of FTSE100 GVC Holdings has today confirmed the upcoming departure of Paul Bowtell as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).   Updating the market, GVC confirms that Bowtell will depart the company’s executive leadership team on 5 March 2019, further disclosing that Bowtell will join London private equity firm Alchemy Partners. …

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jDigital warns of black market consequences if Spain implements tough advertising code

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade body jDigital, has warned the government that implementing stringent restrictions on gambling/betting advertising and marketing will be an ‘unnecessary step back for Spain’s gambling market’. Last week, the PSOE minority government agreed with socialist party counterpart Podemos on the provisions of Spain’s 2019 budget, which is set to carry a number …

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