IGaming

Sportech becomes associate member of WLA

International betting technology firm Sportech has been accepted as an associate member of the World Lottery Association (WLA) after it was recognised for providing gaming solutions to national lottery, pools lottery, and charitable sports raffle operators across North America. The announcement builds on Sportech’s latest lottery contracts in North America, Europe and the Caribbean, with the international gaming technology company making significant investment …

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GiG makes Croatia play by acquiring majority stake in Top Games

Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has this afternoon confirmed that it has agreed to acquire a 75% stake in ‘Top Games d.o.o.’ – a Croatian gambling enterprise which maintains a remote gambling permit. Updating investors, GiG governance states that the agreement will allow the company to launch its in-house B2C brands for the Croatian market, in which GiG will move …

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IWG lands three-year instant win deal for Loterie Nationale

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Instant Win Gaming (IWG) will drive the next phase of online lottery growth in Belgium through an extension of its partnership with International Game Technology (IGT). Loterie Nationale, the country’s National Lottery, has handed IWG a three-year contract to deliver its instant win content following a competitive procurement process. The supplier will, therefore, be integrating its own Progressive Play Remote …

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Mazooma ups Xpress ‘one-click’ options for igaming players

Verified payments solution provider Mazooma has announced the launch of its ‘eCheck Select Xpress’ one-click function, tailored for igaming/betting incumbents. Mazooma’s latest ‘Xpress’ function will act as an extension of its existing ‘eCheck Select ACH’ payment product, providing new direct deposit solutions for igaming customers to place funds directly into their betting accounts. “eCheck Select Xpress deposits are a win …

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Casino Cosmopol’s AML penalty lowered by Sweden’s Administrative Court

Sweden’s Administrative Court has confirmed that it will reduce a penalty issued to Casino Cosmopol in 2018 from SEK8m to SEK3m, however national gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen could appeal against the ruling. The fine, issued in relation to systematic deficiencies in Casino Cosmopol’s policies related to money laundering and terrorist financing in November 2018, were found to have ‘serious and systematic’ …

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GiG renews ISO Tech Security certificate

Updating stakeholders, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed that it has been accredited with ISO-27001 certification for a further year. Sanctioned by the consumer standards and protections NGO the ‘International Organisation for Standardization’, ISO-27001 is regarded as one of the highest-ranking global IT security certificates for technology enterprises. ISO accreditation follows a review of GIG’s technology stack, analysing the …

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Svenska Spel strengthens igaming management with Petra Blixt appointment

Former-LeoVegas chief marketing officer Petra Blixt has been appointed as the new head of sales and marketing for Svenska Spel‘s igaming subsidiary, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. Blixt, who will assume the new role on 20 January 2020, will oversee the development of the subsidiary’s digital marketing strategy and optimising the sales process, as part of the operator’s ongoing efforts to enhance its online …

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Power Up! SG Digital launches OpenGaming end-to-end ecosystem

SG Digital has unveiled its new ‘OpenGaming’ end-to-end digital ecosystem, seeking to deliver industry incumbents with the most flexible, content-rich and robust gaming engine. Adding OpenGaming to its operator systems portfolio, SG Digital details that it has developed the industry’s most sophisticated content aggregation technology, which will provide clients with a new wave of immersive gaming experiences supplied through one …

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GiG appoints HooYu to harmonise KYC lifecycles

Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed HooYu, developer of digital identity verification systems to revamp its customer compliance and KYC frameworks, improving player experience and engagements. Focusing on smoothing customer onboarding disciplines, HooYu is tasked with enhancing GiG’s all-around KYC capacities and processes, at all points of a customer’s lifecycle. Updating stakeholders, Mark Weston, Head of Payments at GiG commented: …

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LeoVegas overturns Swedish licensing restrictions

Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has re-established its five-year Swedish gaming licence, having won its appeal against gaming inspectorate Spelinspektionen. LeoVegas governance had challenged Spelinspektionen’s decision to limit its licence to a two-year operating period, in relation to committing UK advertising violations. Filing a challenge with the Swedish Administrative Court of Linköping, LeoVegas governance contested the decision by stating …

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