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Playtech goes live in the US with bet365

Playtech has entered the US market after agreeing to make its entire casino content suite available with long-term strategic partner bet365 in New Jersey. bet365 first entered the New Jersey market in 2019, making its sportsbook and online casino services to customers in the Garden State. A bet365 spokesperson, said: “We’re excited to partner with Playtech in order to expand …

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Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead

B2B technology provider EveryMatrix has strengthened its US expertise after selecting Erik Nyman to join its leadership team and lead the opening of the company’s first US office. As part of his new role, Nyman will take responsibility for leading EveryMatrix’s expansion in the US market ‘by building the organisation as President Americas’. Erik Nyman, President Americas at EveryMatrix, commented: …

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Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech

Playtech has praised its company’s resilience in navigating COVID-19 realities, despite its B2B and B2C gambling divisions taking a ‘severe’ hit. Issuing an update on its first-half performance and current trading, Playtech noted that adjusted EBITDA amounted to ‘more than €160 million’, which was largely driven by the company’s online division and TradeTech performance. Mor Weizer, CEO, commented: “Thanks to …

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Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling

Cross-party think-tank The Social Market Foundation (SMF) has called for further ‘protective regulation’ of wagering limits to be rolled out, advising regulators that gamblers should be limited to betting ‘£100 each month until they pass more stringent checks‘. Reported by the Financial Times, the think tank claims that it is ‘inevitable that gamblers will sometimes spend more than they can …

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German DSbV demands actions on illegal online gambling transactions

The German Casino Association ‘Deutsche Spielbankenverband’ (DSbV) said that payment blocking orders of unlicensed online gambling operators should be at the ‘top of the agenda’ for German lawmakers. The DSbV made its statement following the aftermath of the Wirecard AG’s multi-billion euro scandal, which it stated has rocked confidence in German banking and payment processing laws. In its statement, the DSbv …

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GVC – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations

GVC Holdings has praised the development and launch of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) ‘Parent Hub’ as a vital educational resource for UK families. The FTSE100 firm funded the development of YGAM’s Parent Hub, which launched this summer to coincide with the break-up of UK schools. The Parent Hub serves as a digital portal providing parents and carers …

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UKGC launches public awareness campaign on gambling controls, rights and safeguards

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its latest public campaign promoting ‘9 ways to keep yourself safe when gambling’. The campaign focuses on raising public awareness of safer gambling control tools, facilities and support groups such as GambleAware and GamCare. In addition, the UKGC seeks to provide better all-round guidance on how consumers can monitor their activity with licensed …

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Betfred debuts new rockabilly TV campaign promoting ‘Nifty Fifty’ live draws

Betfred has launched its new national TV advertising campaign ‘Great Balls of Fire’ to promote its new ‘Nifty Fifty’ daily live draw game. Developed by Liverpool-based creative marketing agency Zut Media, the 30-second TV-spot takes place in a 1950s dance hall, with Betfred promoting its new daily draw to Jerry Lee Lewis’ rockabilly anthem of ‘Great Balls of Fire’. Launched …

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Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition

Scientific Games has signed a new partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) to add its new ‘Legends Racing Series’ from Quantum Leap Solutions (QLS) to its OpenMarket sports content offering. Legends Racing will bring together a number of racing veterans from the last 50 years into a single database of 9,000 horses, plus jockeys such as Lester Piggott, Willie Carson …

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BtoBet integrates Incentive Games content

Incentive Games has secured a new agreement with BtoBet which will see a number of Paid-to-Play virtual sports games integrated into the iGaming platform provider’s content portfolio. The new content, according to BtoBet, will be ‘particularly adept to the player requirements in Europe, Africa and Latin America’, and will help operators drive additional revenues in regions where there is limited …

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