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SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator experiences significant increases in bet sums and GGR

The SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator has experienced a significant uptake across both GGR and average bet sums, as well as identifying a trend which has seen more extensive use of cryptocurrency. Publishing its financial results for the full year covering 2021, annual GGR increased from €130 million in January to €250 million in December, whilst the sum of bets doubled from …

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Year in Review Part Two: Bidding battle for Hills and legislative backlash in Germany

The second quarter of 2021 saw major developments across the European betting industry, as Germany introduced a new tax regime, British regulators came under increasing scrutiny and a major bidding contest got underway. In Germany, April saw the ratification of the federal Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStV) by the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt, following approval by 13 other states.  The …

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Daniel Kustelski: 2021 a big year for African sports betting

Daniel Kustelski, CEO at Chalkline underscores African sports betting’s continued boom,  during the past 12 months and takes a closer look at three distinct trends that have driven growth across the continent’s unique market make-up.    The industry’s attention has been firmly fixed on the North American market for the past 12 months, but many other jurisdictions have made incredible …

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Essential preparation for stakeholders: The impacts of a gambling shirt ban

With talks escalating of a ban on sports betting and gambling firms from Premier League football shirts, operators are becoming increasingly aware of the repercussions that look to follow the current 2005 Gambling Act review. As speculation shifts to inevitability, experts claim that stakeholders should be prepared for a ‘probable change’ when it comes to gambling sponsorships, whilst it has …

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Rank appoints Richard Harris as inbound CFO

Rank Group Plc has confirmed the inbound appointment of Richard Harris as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a board director of the LSE-listed gambling group. The executive appointment will take effect from 1 May 2022, with Harris set to replace incumbent Bill Floydd who resigned this summer, choosing to join luxury retailer Watches of Switzerland. Harris is the current CFO …

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Marloes Kleinjan joins KSA Advisory Board with mental health focus

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, has named Dr Marloes Kleinjan as the latest addition to its Advisory Board, with a focus on mental health among young consumers. Kleinjan has experience in the academic study of risk behaviour and young people’s mental wellbeing, having been involved in studies into ‘interfaces between gaming and gambling’ as part of her wider …

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BtoBet moves to enhance payments offering with PaymentIQ integration

In a continuation of its efforts to enhance its payments processing offering for its operator partners, BtoBet has incorporated Wordline’s PaymentIQ product into its operations.  By incorporating PaymentIQ, the sportsbook platform aims to eliminate the need for its clients to integrate new payment options when expanding into new markets whilst accommodating for a reduced time-to market, and improving fraud detection …

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EPIC Risk Management: The need for cross-industry player education

Affordability checks have long been touted as an effective method for operators to counter gambling related harm, and the prospect of a mandatory enhancement of such measures still remains in the UK. Speaking to SBC in this two part interview, EPIC Risk Management’s Head of Safer Gambling, Dan Spencer; Vice President of Prevention US Dan Trolaro and Head of Delivery …

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