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William Hill puts #SGWeek20 at forefront of November advertising 

William Hill has launched a new campaign to utilise its entire media and sponsorship portfolio in support of ‘Safer Gambling Week- #SGWeek20’ which takes place from 19-25 November.  The bookmaker has launched a series of mini-clips and personalised messages from its sports ambassadors and sponsorship partners, promoting #SGWeek20’s core objective of broadening the conversation with customers and the wider public …

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DCMS secures £300m fund for sports winter survival

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has pledged £300 million to safeguard professional sports’ immediate future, as confirmed in its ‘Sport Winter Survival Package’.  Emergency funds will be made available to sports governing bodies to distribute to clubs and organisations that have been affected by the ongoing COVID pandemic. Sports England will oversee the allocation of funds, …

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GVC pilots new technologies to bolster new ARC programme 

GVC Holdings is piloting two new safer gambling technologies to enhance its group-wide ‘advanced responsibility and care (ARC)’ programme which was launched in November as part of the firm’s new ‘Sustainability Charter’.  Announced as a frontline directive, GVC launched its ARC programme which will see the firm deploy its proprietary technologies, systems and platforms to collect group-wide ‘behavioural play data’ …

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LATAM woes see Codere track year losses of €240m 

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA has published its Q3 2020 earnings report, revealing that its year-to-date corporate net losses currently stand at €240 million.  The Bolsa Madrid gambling firm continues to absorb COVID-19 impacts following a staggered reopening to its South American gambling venues, combined with severe LATAM currency fluctuations against the US dollar. Despite reopening its European (Spain …

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GVC rebrands to ‘Entain Plc’ to mark its ‘new era of sustainability and conduct’ 

GVC Holdings will rebrand its corporate identity to ‘Entain Plc’, as the FTSE100 online gambling group commits to operating 100% across regulated markets by the end of 2023 trading. This morning, GVC presented a series of strategic objectives to investors and analysts, outlining the firm’s ambitious plans to lead the global igaming sector in its era of sustainability and corporate …

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Flutter exceeds Q3 expectations with double-digit growth across all brands

Flutter Entertainment Plc has reported a strong Q3 2020 trading update, in which the enlarged FTSE100 operator highlighted a growth in market share across its brand portfolio in addition to merger directives remaining ahead of schedule. Driven by the return of global sports, Flutter secured double-digit growth across all core metrics as group revenues topped £1.32 billion, up 27% on …

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GiG Media MD Jonas Warrer reflects on Q3 growth

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You may have read about the full company Q3 results for Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) this week, but how about a closer look at GiG Media – the media arm of the business driving growth for igaming clients by generating leads through its digital marketing channels. We got some more feedback from GiG Media’s Managing Director Jonas Warrer (pictured), as …

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Diverse Kindred eyes record closing to 2020 trading 

Kindred Group has declared that its ‘diverse long-term business model’ and ‘cost focus’ will help the company deliver on all 2020 objectives, navigating a year of unprecedented business challenges.  Publishing its Q3 trading statement (period ending 30 September), Kindred has recorded group revenues of £280 million, reflecting a 24% increase on Q3 2019’s corresponding £226 million. Driving performance, Kindred stated …

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Jdigital – Spanish government should prepare for an imminent black market surge

Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital has issued its response to Spain’s Council of Ministers approving the federal passage of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ to usher in Europe’s most stringent code on gambling advertising. At the forefront of Jdigital’s concerns, the trade body stated that it is now ‘more than probable that Spain will see an increase in illegal …

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Spain approves Royal Advertising Decree into federal law 

This morning’s sitting of Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved the formal passing of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ ushering in a new era for Spanish gambling.  Enforced as a federal law, Spain’s autonomous communities will apply a ‘night time window of 1-5 am’ in which gambling advertising (excluding ONCE and SELAE lotteries) will be allowed to be broadcast across …

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