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Swedish regulator shows new make-up for revamped marketplace

Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen has provided a public briefing detailing the internal and external changes the organisation will undertake to service Sweden’s full ‘Gambling Act’ re-regulation in-bound for the start of 2019. Last week, Lotteriinspektionen Legal and Integrity policy advisor Katarina Abrahamsson presented a guidance on regulations, guidelines, transition and accreditation processes that will impact all Swedish gambling stakeholders. Preparing …

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Chris Murphy: Americas Outlook – October brings Powers Plays & Happy Days

Whilst European operators suffered a bad news October, everyone and everything appears to be upbeat stateside, as US gambling incumbents begin to strike out their first sports and marketing partnerships. Chris Murphy SBC America’s editor gives readers his stateside lowdown… _____________ October proved to be the busiest yet for US sport betting, with a flurry of new commercial relationships between industry …

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Winning Post: Crouch bows out with “alternative facts”

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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. UK: Politics – Crouch bows out with “alternative facts” Last week’s resignation of Tracey Crouch as UK minister for sport (and gambling) marked a new low in the recent history of Britain’s …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: ISS study outlines complex make-up of Italian problem gambling

Published this October, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) study on Italian gambling has shed significant light on the realities of tackling problem gambling within Italy. Undertaking Italy’s first ‘epidemiological study’ on problem gambling trends, effects and triggers, the ISS surveyed 12,000 adults, representing the nation’s most comprehensive research on gambling trends to date. Presented to the Italian Parliament …

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The chicken or the egg? The cause and effect dilemma for sports betting operators

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“I can’t get on to the integration fast-track with my technology supplier unless I’ve got increased turnover, and I can’t get the turnover without the content that I need to integrate.” Does this sound familiar? Conall McSorley, Business Development Director at gbet, is on hand to explain his take on the ’cause and effect’ dilemma that brings such frustration for …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Don’t forget to read the new “Complaints & Disputes” guidance

UK licensed B2C gambling operators are all hopefully aware of the LCCP changes that come into effect on 31 October. If not, they have a range of options to find out more before it’s too late, for example: the Gambling Commission has published on its website a summary of the key changes, originally announced in August, it has also now …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Time to start a constructive gambling marketing & advertising debate?

The UK Gambling Commission’s Programme Director for Consumer Protection & Empowerment, Ian Angus, has recently made a speech in which he called for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements in sport”. His speech included the following stark message to holders of operating licences granted by the Commission: “My advice to you is this: a storm is gathering, …

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Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

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. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – What Netflix & Spotify can teach betting incumbents…

As Industry platform and software developers seek to deliver the next level of betting consumer engagement and functionalities, seasoned sector technology veteran Andrew Dagnall (CEO – Bettorlogic) believes that betting’s product journey should begin with entertainment giants – Spotify and Netflix… __________________ SBC: Andrew, thanks for the catch-up. As a tech consumer, why are Netflix and Spotify recommendation engines so …

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John Hagan: “Responsible Gambling Week is the biggest ever national conversation with our customers”

John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, looks ahead to the second annual Responsible Gambling Week, kicking off at the start of next month. Responsible Gambling Week is taking place from November 1-7th and is an industry-wide event supported by every gambling sector. The event is in its second year and this year it is taking place …

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