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Transformed Nektan eyes ‘break even’ comeback

‘B2B focused’ Nektan Plc remains confident that it can achieve EBITDA break-even results by the end of year trading. Publishing its corporate results for the six-month period ending 31 December 2019 (H1 2019), Nektan recorded corporate revenues of £800,000, up 157% on corresponding H1 2018’s £310,000. The London-AIM firm pointed to its improved commercial pipeline, which sees its software active …

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SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack

Sportsbooks powered by SBTech are to resume operations as early as today as the company continues to respond to a cyberattack that resulted in all the betting technology provider’s data centres going offline over the weekend.  The attack did not result in a data breach, SBC understands. The more than 50 sportsbooks reliant on the provider were taken offline last …

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Danish lockdown sees Spillemyndigheden relaunch gambling-harm campaigns 

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling regulatory authority, has announced that it will increase the exposure of its ‘StopSpillet’ helpline and ‘ROFUS’ self-exclusion scheme during the national lockdown. Despite recording one of Europe’s lowest number of COVID-19 cases (2,600) and related deaths (77), the Danish government has enforced the strictest of lockdowns to protect citizens from the virus.  With national consumers facing a …

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AllSported launches international trading service to cover racing shortfalls

AllSported, a trading solution from Spotlight Sports Group, has committed to addressing the shortfall in live horse racing content by launching a new risk-managed trading service tailored towards international racing. The firm is looking to maximise the racing that is still taking place in Hong Kong and the US, in order to help betting operators retain their audience and increase …

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Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement 

Apple has granted industry mobile developers with a further reprieve after confirming that it will delay the changes being made to its terms and conditions on its App Store policy. Updating its mobile policy, Apple has confirmed a six-month delay to its iOS design enforcement for betting-related apps, which were due to be implemented on 3 March 2020. In June 2019, …

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Racing group outlines priorities for resuming racing ‘at the earliest opportunity’

The horseracing industry group, which has been responsible for coordinating work in response to the coronavirus, has outlined the conditions that would need to be met to ensure the resumption of racing ‘at the earliest opportunity’.  The ten-page plan, released on the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) website, says that racing will “almost certainly” resume behind closed doors, which the group …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling faces a pivotal moment

This is a pivotal moment for the online gambling sector. It’s not a moment it could have foreseen, nor is it a moment it has actively sought! However, whilst it has not been slow to identify an unexpected opportunity to market its non-sports betting wares to a new audience, it is essential that it fully recognises the associated threats to …

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Scientific Games leadership commits to salary cut to navigate COVID-19 headwinds

Barry Cottle, President and Group CEO of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has this morning issued a personal statement on the firm’s contingency planning and workforce actions to counter global COVID-19 impacts. Cottle has confirmed that SGC will implement a series of cost-savings measures seeking to secure long-term company jobs as it reduces workforce hours.  Drastic actions have seen the firm’s …

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UK CMA approves Flutter-Stars merger

The UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has given the green light for the merger between The Stars Group (TSG) and Flutter Entertainment to go ahead, clearing ‘phase 1′ of its competition review. Last October, Flutter and TSG agreed to terms on an all-share combination, as the two companies set about creating the outright global market leader operating across all …

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Polish bookmaker association calls for government support

The Polish bookmaking industry has urged the government to support the sector in saving ‘thousands of jobs’ in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bukmacherzyrazem – the Employers and Employees of the Bookmakers Companies Association – warns of widespread closure of betting shops across Poland, which will have a knock-on effect on the Polish economy.  The trade association has requested that …

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