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Spelinspektionen fines Mr Green €3m for AML neglect 

Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has fined Mr Green penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3m) after citing that the William Hill subsidiary had failed to match its AML and customer care duties.  Providing an overview of its assessment, Spelinspektionen fined Mr Green SEK 1.5 million (€140,000) for failing to maintain its customer reporting duties as a requirement of the ‘Money Laundering …

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Rank reorganises digital leadership to lead unit turnaround

Rank Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Eitan Boyd to the leadership position of Group Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Boyd is the former Chief Executive of Stride Gaming, the multi-brand igaming operator acquired by Rank in 2019 for £120 million. The promotion was disclosed by Rank governance updating investors on the LSE group’s digital progress, in which Rank stated …

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EveryMatrix supports winnmasters launch in Greece

EveryMatrix has launched igaming operator winnmasters in the regulated Greek market, following the integration of the latter’s brands onto its platforms earlier this year. The launch builds on a multi-year turnkey agreement signed between EveryMatrix and winnmasters earlier this year, prompting the aforementioned migration of the firm’s bands. For winnmasters, entry into the Greek market represents a further expansion of …

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GambleAware bolsters leadership team to match new national service commitments

GambleAware has recruited two new senior public health executives as part of an extensive leadership reorganisation to deliver on the RET commitments of its new strategy. Updating stakeholders, GambleAware confirmed the appointment of Anna Hargrave as the charity’s new Chief Commissioning Officer, charged with overseeing the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. A 13-year NHS executive, Hargrave is the …

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Payment Expert: Malta at crossroads to solve its greylisting conundrums

The decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to place Malta on a greylist of financially untrustworthy countries has had a major impact on the reputation of companies based there, according to a panel speaking at a recent SBC Webinary. Sharing their views with Joe Streeter, Editor of Payment Expert, Enrico Bradamente, CEO, at Maverick Slots; James Scicluna, Co-Managing Partner at WH Partners; and Yanica Sant of the General Counsel, Malta Gaming …

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Paysafe boosts fintech vision with viafintech acquisition 

Paysafe Group continues to diversify its business portfolio through M&A, having secured a definitive agreement to acquire German fintech firm viafintech. The acquisition will see the viafintech team, including viafintech’s managing directors Sebastian Seifert, Achim Bönsch and Andreas Veller, integrated as part of Paysafe’s expanding eCash and open banking solutions’ team, headed up by Paysafe eCash CEO Udo Müller.  Commenting …

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EGBA secures sustainability reporting commitment from European leaders 

The leadership of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms have outlined their ‘collective ambitions’ to foster a stronger culture supporting safer gambling across all European markets. The leadership mandate was published by the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) – the Brussels-based trade body charged with representing online gambling at an EU business and legislative level.   A letter co-signed by John …

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Aspire trades above expectations as group readies to turbocharge Btobet and Pariplay

Aspire Global remains confident in achieving all financial and operating objectives, after the Nasdaq Nordic igaming systems provider registered its sixth consecutive quarter of corporate growth.      Publishing its Q2 Interim Report (period ending 30 June), Aspire tracked year-to-date revenues of €104 million, up 34% on H1 2020 results of €77 million. Strong Q2 trading saw Aspire register peak performance revenues …

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YouGov global gambling report showcases seismic consumer shift to online verticals

YouGov has published its international gambling report for 2021 examining the gambling behaviours of 13 of the most prevalent countries in the world, which reveals that 2020 has transformed the make-up of gambling consumers. In the study, conducted alongside Prolific North, 42% of all respondents claimed they had played any form of lottery online within the last 12 months, outperforming sports …

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EveryMatrix signs US-facing distribution deal with Kindred

EveryMatrix has strengthened its position in the evolving US betting and gaming market by securing a casino content distribution deal with Kindred Group. The NASDAQ Stockholm-registered international operator has enlisted the igaming technology provider to expand its current casino offering, integrating EveryMatrix’s proprietary games from Spearhead Studios and Armadillo Studios. A number of US-facing investments have been made by EveryMatrix …

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