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UKGC orders immediate suspension of BGO Entertainment

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of BGO Entertainment effective immediately – citing concerns that the operator may be unsuitable to carry out licensed activities. Issuing a statement, the Commission confirmed that Gibraltar-based BGO had been placed under its licensing review in accordance with Section 116 of the 2005 Gambling Act.  BGO’s immediate suspension has been …

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Inés Sainz to host SBC Awards Latinoamérica ceremony

Inés Sainz, Mexico’s leading sports television presenter and journalist, has been confirmed as the host of the inaugural SBC Awards Latinoamérica on October 28, 2021. The Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the sports betting and gaming industry across Latin America, and the winners of the 22 categories will be announced at a lavish ceremony at the JW Marriott Marquis …

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European Lotteries urges EU Council to omit online gambling references from DSA

European Lotteries urges EU Council to omit online gambling references from DSA

European Lotteries has called for the EU Council to exclude any explicit mention of online gambling and betting services once it produces an updated version of the Digital Services Act (DSA). Ahead of this week’s meeting in Brussels, the organisation stressed that any mention of online gambling within the context of freedom of establishment is inaccurate. Arjan van ’t Veer, …

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MGA initiates wide reaching consultation on audit guidelines

Launching a new consultation on its Revised Audit Service Provider Guidelines, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has invited betting and gaming operators, service providers and wider interest groups to comment. Running until 11 November 2021, the consultation will seek feedback from gaming incumbents relating to the amendments introduced in the MGA’s audit guidelines, as well as the extension of the …

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SBC Summit CIS: Sports sponsorship shows consumers operators ‘are not the bad guys’

A key objective for any betting operator when entering a new regional market is to raise brand awareness and promote its business, which can see sports sponsorship deals play a key role – and the CIS region is no exception to this. Discussing the topic at the SBC Summit CIS event, a group of industry experts engaged each other on …

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BGC initiates ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign to replace ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has replaced its long-running ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign with a new safer gambling slogan, ‘Take Time to Think’. A series of TV advertisements depicting customers paying mid-play before considering the use of safer gambling tools will kickstart the campaign, the messaging of which will be adopted across operator’s online and retail channels. …

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SIS broadens international reach with new US subsidiary

SIS broadens international reach with new US subsidiary

SIS has outlined its plans for further international expansion after launching its new US subsidiary, SIS Content Services Inc. The launch of its US division, SIS explained, demonstrates the company’s commitment to the US market as it looks to capitalise on the “opportunities available to digital and retail sportsbook operators and horse racing stakeholders”. Richard Ames, CEO of SIS and …

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Full strength FDJ outperforms 2019 comparatives

Groupe FDJ reports a strong business momentum as its financial performance begins to outmatch pre-COVID 2019 results.  Publishing its Q3 trading update (period ending 30 September), FDJ recorded a group turnover of €529 million (Q3 2020: €503m) generated from the combined lottery and sports betting sales of €4.5 billion (Q3 2020: €4.3bn).  France National Lottery operator reopened its entire AMIGO …

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Major international brands head SBC Awards 2021 shortlists

SBC Awards 2021

International operators bet365, Betsson Group, FanDuel, Kaizen Gaming, and LeoVegas are among the major companies to feature prominently on the SBC Awards 2021 shortlists announced today. There are also strong showings from Sportradar, BetConstruct, GoldenRace, OpenBet, Digitain, Playtech, Catena Media, and Gambling.com Group in the supplier and affiliate categories of the prestigious global industry awards.  The eighth edition of the …

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