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Playtech launches bespoke live studio gameshow ‘Well Well Well’ for Ladbrokes 

Playtech has launched an exclusive live gaming show ‘Well Well Well’ for Ladbrokes, the flagship UK property of FTSE100 gambling group Entain Plc. Live-streamed from Playtech’s state-of-the-art studio in Riga, Latvia, the offer has been cited by the firm as one of its ‘most complex bespoke games developed to date’ for Ladbrokes customers. Playtech outlined that all game components were …

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Tekkorp disruptor fund adds Steve Schrier as strategic commercial advisor 

Tekkorp Capital the online gambling investment fund led by Matt Davey (CEO) and Robin Chhabra (President), has bolstered its strategic advisory, welcoming industry figurehead Steve Schrier to its ranks.  An expert in the commercial development and planning of igaming enterprises, Schrier is the former Commercial Director and founding team member of Ash Gaming, an independent slot developer acquired by Playtech Plc …

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More German woes as Frankfurt court backs gambler’s claim against online casino losses

A flood of lawsuits could be on the horizon for German online gambling incumbents, as the High Court of Frankfurt supports a ruling that an online casino customer was entitled to reclaim losses. Brought to light by German weekly news magazine Spiegel, a gambler from the region of Hesse had made a claim against a ‘Malta-based operator ‘declaring that his …

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Australia’s comms authority takes legal action against ‘alleged gambling service’

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has initiated legal proceedings against an ‘alleged online gambling service’ in the country’s Federal Court. There are three defendants in the case – two individuals and a company – accused by Australia’s communications regulator of providing gambling services in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA). The accused in question are Rhys …

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Swedish inspectorate to begin May trials of Spelpaus 2.0 self-exclusion system

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate, has informed licensees that it will undertake a ‘testing phase’ of Spelpaus – Swedish gambling’s centralised self-exclusion scheme and customer database during the month of May. A pilot phase is required as Spelinspektionen has procured a new systems supplier to operate Spelpaus.se, charged with delivering comprehensive upgrades. At the start of the year, Spelinspektionen alerted Swedish …

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Belgium’s BAGO condemns proposed ban on unified gambling accounts

Proposals by Belgian legislators to enforce customers to open multiple accounts for different gaming verticals have been criticised by the country’s gambling industry trade association. The amendment to Belgian gambling law would require bettors to open multiple accounts with the same operator across different gaming offerings – i.e., different accounts for sports betting, online casino, poker etc.  A law relating …

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LeoVegas expands personalised safer gambling messages for Sweden and Denmark

LeoVegas AB will utilise personalised on-site messages to interact with customers in its key markets of Sweden and Denmark, making them aware of its suite of safer gambling tools.  The decision follows the successful trial of personalised on-site messaging with UK customers that has been running since the Autumn of 2021. “On-site messaging is a proven way of increasing customer …

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PokerStars launches Exchange to strengthen sportsbook offering

PokerStars has moved to enhance its position in the sports betting market by launching a peer-to-peer online betting exchange. Made available to the Flutter Entertainment brand’s customers today via its .com and .EU domains, the PokerStars Exchange will enable the firm’s customers to buy and sell bets with other punters internationally with access to a range of markets. The online …

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Yggdrasil founder Elmqvist passes CEO helm to Björn Krantz

Yggdrasil Gaming has transitioned to a new leadership era, as company founder Fredrik Elmqvist has called time on his decade long tenure as Chief Executive of the games publisher and online casino solutions provider. Effective today, Elmqvist has been succeeded by Björn Krantz as CEO, who has been promoted from his former position as Chief Officer of Global Market Operations. …

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UKGC to apply new rulebook on Customer Care duties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced new rules that will require all licensed online gambling operators to actively identify and directly intervene with at-risk/harm players.  Coming into effect from 12 September, remote operators must monitor a “specific range of indicators as a required minimum to identify gambling harms“. New guidance will be issued to operators by June, outlining the …

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