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Winning Post – The importance of timing for UK gambling regulation

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: In Parliament – Timing is Everything There are few sure things in matters of gambling regulation but it is looking increasingly likely that the reduction in maximum stakes on betting shop …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Coalition warned on the dangers of implementing ‘Luigi’s Blanket’

The stark reality of governance by a populist Lega and Five Star coalition is dawning on all Italian industry stakeholders as a draft law circulates of a ‘total ban on betting advertising’. This week the Italian Cabinet will review the draft mandate personally penned by Five Star leader and Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio. Di Maio and Lega leadership …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Heavyweight Sports’ Darren Haines

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today’s edition is brought to you by Heavyweight Sports’ PR Director Darren Haines, who discusses David Beckham’s Argentinian redemption, a Zico/Roberto Baggio …

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UKGC urges betting leadership to set the right tone on fair practices

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘Enforcement Report – a new guidance to help operators make gambling fairer, safer and crime free’. The UKGC urges betting leadership to pay close attention to the document which outlines the enforcement actions taken against UK licensed operators in the past year. Presenting the Enforcement Report, Neil McArthur new Chief Executive of …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Marathonbet’s Joe Lovelace

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today’s bumper issue comes courtesy of Joe Lovelace, Head of PR at Marathonbet, who goes very left-field when addressing a favourite World …

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Chris Murphy: Americas Outlook – Frantic first steps for those early US betting adopters

Chris Murphy Editor of SBC Americas details a chaotic first two months of US legislative activity post-SCOTUS’ repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate. What sense if any can the industry make of early US state adoption of sports betting laws… _________________________________ More than two months have elapsed since the landmark ruling that saw the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) overturn …

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The World Cup’s Finest with OIA Services’ CEO Carmelo Mazza

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Carmelo Mazza, CEO at OIA Services, brings an Italian flavour to this latest edition, delving into the history of the four time …

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RGSB – Tough actions & cooperation will drastically reduce UK children gambling

Gambling harm research and education body The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has published its UKGC commissioned study – ‘Gambling, children and young people: A case for action’. The study seeks to inform the UKGC and further government stakeholders on the UK’s ‘young persons’ (under the age 18) gambling trends, exposure and personal safety. Furthermore, the RGSB recommends its appropriate …

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The World Cup’s Finest with BETDAQ MD Shane McLaughlin

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today we hear from Shane McLaughlin, Managing director at BETDAQ, who discusses the lasting influence of the 1986 Mexico World Cup, how …

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Scott Longley: UKGC stats provide virtual insight & vision

Following last May’s publication of the UKGC’s statistics on gambling trends, Virtual Sports sits third amongst bookmaker’s revenue channels. As industry technology providers seek to optimise data and in-play dynamics of Virtual Sports content, what now lies ahead for this once niche betting vertical…   ____________________ The spotlight rarely falls on virtual sports, one of the least talked about yet increasingly significant …

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