IGaming

MRG affirms commitment to safe gambling environment with EGBA

MRG has been confirmed as the latest member of Brussels-based industry body  the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). The EGBA represents leading iGaming operators that are established, licensed and regulated within the EU. It works together with national authorities, EU authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated and attractive iGaming offer for EU citizens. The industry body pursues and …

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Forward looking 888 adjusts to stricter UK regulatory environment

FTSE250 online gambling group 888 Holdings has posted its 2018 interim results (period ending 30 June) reporting a sharp decline in its UK revenue performance. 888 which is adjusting to all-around tougher European regulatory conditions, maintains group revenues of $273 million (H1 2017: $270 million), sustaining revenue performance across its B2C and B2B verticals. However, the FTSE enterprise reports an …

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Stride revises 2018 expectations following £4m UKGC compliance penalty

The governance of London AIM-listed online gambling group Stride Gaming has set aside £4 million to pay a forthcoming UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) penalty in relation to compliance failures. The UKGC penalty sees Stride revise its 2018 corporate forecasts (year ending 31 August), with governance anticipating a 20% decline in EBITDA performance to £16 million. On 2 August 2018, Stride …

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Betsson revamps Spanish market loyalty program

Betsson.es the Spanish market online gambling property of Stockholm-listed Betsson AB, has revamped its customer loyalty and bonuses program launching ‘Betsson Puntos’ (Betsson Points). Tailored for the market, Betsson Puntos simplifies Betsson.es customer rewards under the slogan ‘loyalty always pays back’, with the operator launching a ‘points-per-wager’ program. Moving forward, all Betsson.es customers who wager €10 on betting markets, slots …

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GVC rolls out proprietary Ladbrokes Coral gaming content

FTSE-listed gambling group GVC Holdings has launched the first titles developed by its proprietary Manchester games studio ‘CR Games’, across its multi-brand portfolio. Updating the market, a catalogue of 20 new games will be made available across the casino properties of bwin, Party Gaming and Sportingbet brands.  GVC will launch its initial CR Games inventory across its ‘dotcom markets’, seeking …

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GiG offers Pay n Play to boost UX and compliance

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is now offering an instant registration and payment option for its operators using Trustly’s Pay N Play system. The system allows players to optionally register and pay through their online banking accounts in Sweden and Finland, with Germany soon to be offered. The simple system will allow GiG’s customers to further boost acquisition, build loyalty and …

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Schnell… ComeOn launches instant-play Blitzino for Germany

Cherry AB igaming B2C subsidiary ComeOn has announced the launch of its new German online casino property – Blitzino.com. Blitzino.com launches its services for Germany, seeking to bring ‘fast-pay and play’ dynamics to market, utilising a comprehensive know-your-customer KYC solution which will allow instantaneous gaming engagement without players having to undertake full registration processes. Confirming the launch of Blitzino.com, Lahcene …

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CashBet appoints new president to spearhead development of crypto offering

Igaming platform provider CashBet has moved to bolster its senior team by installing advisory board member Ed Brennan as company president. Brennan will lead CashBet in the next period of its development, following one of the world’s largest casino gaming ICOs, with the goal of establishing it as the leading blockchain-powered platform. He brings a wealth of experience to the …

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Competing with the key players in the online casino space

Emerging as a new online casino comes with a variety of challenges, not least of which is competing in a space filled with operators that have a headstart when it comes striving to stand out. Thomas Jones, founder of new online casino brand PlayUK.com, spoke to SBC about some of the challenges that are faced when competing with established brands …

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The Stars Group gains seamless payments edge with MuchBetter app

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has expanded its customer payment options, adding the services of online gambling specific e-wallet provider MuchBetter. The Stars Group has Incorporated the MuchBetter app as a new payment option, available to customers across its flagship PokerStars brand and digital subsidiaries PokerStars Casino and BetStars sportsbook. The MuchBetter app seeks to become the most seamless …

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