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MGA survey reveals investment postponements as COVID-19 biggest rupture 

Conducting a survey among its licence holders, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published first insights of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Malta’s online gambling sector. The study, carried out in April by the MGA’s ‘Information & Research’ unit, detailed pandemic impacts on each individual licensee segment including B2C operators, technology providers, marketing services and operations. “The survey …

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Soft2Bet eyes Europe expansion with Belgrade and Lisbon offices

Casino and sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has expanded its presence across Europe after confirming the opening of new offices in Belgrade and Lisbon. By opening the new offices, a portion of Soft2Bet’s operations will relocate from its current offices in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta to the new spaces. Boris Chaikin, CEO of Soft2Bet, said: “Opening two new offices is a …

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Macau pioneer Stanley Ho dies age 98

Stanley Ho, the man credited with transforming Macau into the world’s gambling hub, has died at the age of 98. Known as the ‘king of gambling’, Ho became a prominent figure in the Macanese gambling market after winning a monopoly licence in 1961, establishing the foundations for his SJM Holdings casino empire. “My father passed away peacefully just now at …

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ESI Digital: Esports betting enters its ‘clutch moment’

Esports wagering has been thrown centre-stage in recent months due to the global health pandemic shutting down the majority of live sports markets. However, for this growing industry to continue to develop and prosper after COVID-19, it is imperative that operators and providers collaborate to enhance its products. The ESI Digital Summit, created by Esports Insider, has dedicated a large …

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Maxima opens Barcelona office to accelerate Complitech commercial capacity

Providing further commercial support for its recently launched ‘Complitech‘ database, industry full-service compliance agency Maxima Compliance (Maxima) has opened a new office in Barcelona. Maxima details that it has established a further office in Barcelona, as the company seeks to accelerate the commercial capacity of Complitech and further future products under current development. Launched during Q1 trading, Complitech provides industry …

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EveryMatrix promotes Samoil Dolejan to lead next phase of MoneyMatrix growth

EveryMatrix has confirmed the promotion of Samoil Dolejan as new CEO of its MoneyMatrix payment solutions division. Dolejan replaces Sandra Barton as CEO of MoneyMatrix, who recently departed the company lead risk management operations for Libertex Financial Services. A four-year company executive, Dolejan has formerly served as the EveryMatix Group CFO (2018-2020) and as managing director of the firm’s GamMatrix igaming solutions …

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Digitain tackles shortfall in live sports with Penalty launch

Sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has strengthened its gaming suite after confirming the launch of its in-house betting product, Penalty. Players will compete to correctly predict the randomly generated outcome of the penalty shoot-out, which Digitain hopes to make as realistic as possible through a ‘match-day soundtrack and immersive visual effects’. Martin Clarke, Director of Product Management at Digitain, …

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Nektan ceases trading on London AIM

After failing to appoint a new nominated advisor, Nektan (Gibraltar) Limited has confirmed that it is no longer trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Nektan cancelled its trading on AIM, citing AIM Rule 1, which states: “an applicant must appoint a nominated adviser and an AIM company must retain a nominated adviser at all times”. The …

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CasinoBeats Malta goes digital for 2020

CasinoBeats Malta Digital

SBC Events has announced that its online casino conference and exhibition CasinoBeats Malta 2020 has now evolved to become CasinoBeats Malta Digital, a fully virtual three-day conference, exhibition and networking experience. The physical event was due to take place at the InterContinental Malta in mid-June, but with restrictions on travel and movement still affecting businesses, it has been transformed into …

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Scientific Games inks LOTTO Thüringe extension

Scientific Games has added a three-year extension to its deal with Germany’s LOTTO Thüringe which will see SG supply instant win games from 2021. The agreement, which may be extended by one further year, will include SG’s value-added products and services including digital instant games, or ‘eInstants’. Jochen Staschewski, LOTTO Thüringen CEO, said: “We look forward to continuing our successful …

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