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UKGC: Education key to bettering Young People’s gambling outcomes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that childhood exposure to gambling products will impact the attitudes and behavioural outcomes of UK consumers with regards to their future gambling engagements.  Part of quantitative and qualitative research undertaken by agency 2CV, the UKGC survey examined the views and engagements of the demographic of young people aged between 16-to-30. 2CV’s research was …

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Adex report outlines the clear threats of fake traffic targeting igaming operators

Digital fraud prevention specialist Adex has published an insights report warning igaming and sportsbook operators of the live threats of fake traffic targeting their websites and customers.   As online gambling’s consumer base grew exponentially during the pandemic, the threat of fraud and specifically ad fraud was also exalted. Seeking to establish alternative methods to eradicate ad fraud, Adex’s recent report took …

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JKR Investment Group expands into Asia with WYN Global Media investment

JKR Investment Group has expanded its reach into the Asian market after making a strategic investment in WYN Global Media Limited.

JKR Investment Group has expanded its reach into the Asian market after making a strategic investment in WYN Global Media Limited. WYN Global Media currently provides online igaming-related content in Japan and other Asian markets. “I believe the investment in WYN Global Media is very important for JKR’s ecosystem,” commented Alexander Gusev, CEO and Co-Founder, JKR Investment Group. “First of …

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EEG launches Fiksukasino to make Finnish debut

Esports focused betting operator Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has announced plans to make its debut in the Finnish gaming market, launching its Fiksukasino pay and play casino brand. Nasdaq-listed EEG has detailed that its pay and concept will enable safe and reliable play without delay, putting the Fiksukasino brand ‘in pole position when it comes to traffic sources and scaling …

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GiG bolsters sales oversight by promoting Martin Collins

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has strengthened the leadership of its sales, business development and marketing operations, appointing Martin Collins as its new Director of Sales and Business Development. Collins new position will see him oversee the sales, business development and marketing teams at GiG in order to ‘better align’ the igaming platform services and marketing provider’s as part of a …

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EC rejects call to reform Expert Group on Gambling  

The European Commission (EC) will not support the re-establishment of an ‘Expert Group on Online Gambling’ – a cross member state collaborative body supported by 14 regulatory agencies. This morning, the Netherlands regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) published the EC’s response to a letter sent by KSA Chairman Rene Jansen on behalf of European regulators requesting to reinstate the group which had …

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Saxony-Anhalt appoints Anne Poggemann as first officer of German Gambling’s supervisory unit 

The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has confirmed the appointment of Anne Poggemann as the first officer of ‘Glücksspielaufsicht’ – German gambling’s new supervisory authority.  Last year, the state of Saxony-Anhalt was awarded the rights to house German gambling’s first federal supervisory unit, upholding the licensing duties, market standards and compliance obligations of the Fourth Interstate Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime. Germany’s re-regulated gambling …

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Playtech records strong B2B growth riding on calmer global tides

Playtech Plc has maintained confidence in delivering on its full-year financial targets and corporate objectives, as the FTSE250 technology group secures a series of positive outcomes during the first-half of 2021 trading.  Updating investors, Playtech outlined that group performance was in-line with expectations since the last trading update published on 26 May 2021, as the group cites ‘very strong online …

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Belgian justice minister calls for drastic Decree reforms of gambling protections 

Belgium’s Council of Ministers will revise a series of gambling safeguards and new industry proposals put forward by Justice Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne.  Last Friday, the Berlaymont Assembly approved Van Quickenborne’s proposed draft amendments to Belgium’s ‘Royal Decree on Games of Chance and the Protection of Players’ (1999). Van Quickenborne had recommended that ministers amend the …

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