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SG Digital appoints Karolina Pelc as casino innovation lead

SG Digital (Scientific Games Corp) has confirmed the appointment of Karolina Pelc as Vice President of Casino Innovation. Pelc joins SG Digital’s executive management team from Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB, where she served in a number of online casino leadership roles (2015-2018). Taking on VP responsibilities for casino development, Pelc is set to focus on enhancing SG Digital’s casino …

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Nektan secures ‘game changing’ BetVictor platform partnership

London-AIM listed Nektan Plc announces one of its biggest partnerships to date, securing BetVictor as a new B2B client. Updating the market, Nektan has integrated its ‘E-lite Casino Platform’ within BetVictor’s digital framework, expanding the Gibraltar based operator’s gaming content across its verticals. Nektan secures the partnership through its operations and licensing partner Tyche Digital Malta, who will supply platform …

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Gala Leisure completes £40m rebrand to Buzz Bingo targeting new audiences

Legacy UK bingo operator Gala Leisure has announced that it has completed its full £40 million makeover to ‘Buzz Bingo’. Gala Leisure, the former bingo subsidiary of Gala Coral, which was sold to private equity firm Caledonia Investments in December 2015 for £240 million, will now operate its 103 UK clubs under the Buzz Bingo domain. Furthermore, this week sees …

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Trustly promotes legal lead Sara Berg to COO

European online payments platform provider Trustly has confirmed the promotion of Sara Berg as new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Berg has served as Trustly’s Chief Legal Officer (CLO) since 2012, and will be tasked with leading the fast-growth fintech firm’s multi-market and multi-sector European operations, reporting to Trustly CEO Oscar Berglund.  Prior to joining Trustly, Berg was a Senior Associate at …

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Microgaming unites with Lisa Lowe Centre to boost wellbeing

In a bid to boost workplace wellbeing, Microgaming has partnered with The Lisa Lowe Centre to deliver mental health awareness training. It comes as part of the supplier’s pledge via its Time to Change commitment, a campaign that aims to end mental health discrimination. The Isle of Man developer has also affirmed its commitment to mental health aiming to introduce fully trained mental health first aiders. …

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Swedish tax dispute sees Tristan Sjöberg depart Betsson governance

Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has today announced that Tristan Sjöberg has resigned from its Board of Directors. Issuing a short corporate update, Betsson cites that Sjöberg has resigned due to his ongoing dispute with the Swedish Tax Authority related to personal tax liabilities. The announcement sees Sjöberg end his six-month tenure as a Betsson AB corporate director and …

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Self-exclusion and credit check failures cost Rank Plc £500,000

Issuing a market update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined London-listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc £500,000 for failing to meet standards on customer gambling protections. A UKGC investigation has revealed that Rank failed to interact with a customer who displayed ‘problematic behaviour’ whilst wagering at Rank Interactive property GrosvenorCasinos.com The customer is reported to have lost £1 million …

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Nektan appoints ‘growth expert’ Lucy Buckley as new CEO

London AIM-listed platform and games content provider Nektan Plc has today confirmed that the pending appointment of Lucy Buckley as new Chief Executive Officer. Updating investors, Nektan governance confirms its new executive leader who is expected to join the company and its board on 3 December 2018. A seasoned leadership executive in marketing, growth strategies and corporate development, Buckley joins …

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Live Casino software from BetConstruct gets GLI certification

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BetConstruct has moved a step closer to bringing its in-house live dealer casino games to operators in the UK after securing product certification from Gaming Laboratories International (GLI). The company’s Live Casino software is now expected to secure a licence from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) having met the stringent remote gambling and software technical standards set by the …

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Susan Hensel unites with the All-in Diversity Project

The All-in Diversity Project has strengthened its Advisory Board with the appointment of respected American gaming voice, Susan Hensel. Hensel is currently the Director of Licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, her role is to oversee licensing of the state’s casinos and other gaming and sports wagering related companies as well as the employees working in and supporting the …

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