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National Lottery continues sponsorship of ITV Saturday primetime shows

Camelot UK has announced that the National Lottery will continue to sponsor ITV’s Saturday night primetime programmes The Masked Singer and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. This will be the second year in which the lottery and ITV have partnered together to bring entertainment to viewers every Saturday night for three months, commencing 25 December. The new deal will aim to deliver on …

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Resilience and flexibility: How Betsson Group Affiliates is tackling ever-changing market dynamics

As more markets around the world are beginning to open up, it’s become increasingly important that betting and gaming companies are compliant with changing regulations. That was a key message from Sebastian Jarosch (pictured below), Head of Affiliates at Betsson Group Affiliates. In conversation with SBC, Jarosch outlines some of Betsson Group Affiliates’ plans for 2022 before explaining how the …

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GiG secures €45m bond placement to drive media growth 

Finansinspektionen, Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority, has approved the prospectus of Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to list SEK 450 million (€45m) of senior corporate bonds on the Stockholm Nasdaq on 8 December.      Last May, GiG governance disclosed that it would pursue issuing a three-year SEK 450 million senior-secured bond placement with a maximum borrowing capacity of SEK 550 million (€55m). GiG …

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STS Holding ownership eyeing up future investments following Warsaw IPO

 STS Holding SA‘s owners, the Juroszek family, are reportedly planning on making stock purchases and launching an investment arm, according to Bloomberg.  By selling 30% of shares in STS, Poland’s largest sports betting operator, ownership were able to raise 1.08 billion zloty (€235.5m). STS is currently on track to begin trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange later this week, with …

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DraftKings and BetMGM triumph at inaugural SBC Awards North America

The SBC Awards North America 2021 saw a number of operators recognised for their contributions to the industry, including BetMGM, DraftKings, IGT PlaySports and Scientific Games. An audience of over 400 executives from the U.S. and Canadian sports betting and igaming scene attended the inaugural edition of the awards at The Edison Ballroom for a celebration of the sector’s achievements …

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Parliamentary decision on Ukrainian Gambling Law delayed once again

Betting and gaming industry stakeholders with interests in the CIS and Eastern Europe regions will have to wait for confirmation on Ukrainian Gambling Law amendments. Bill 2713-д, a piece of draft legislation which would see changes to the provisions of the national legislation on gambling as well as the Tax Code, was due to be voted upon by Ukrainian representatives …

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Kindred backs ‘Racing is Everyone’s Sport’ via Unibet

Kindred has made a commitment to support Great British Racing’s (GBR)‘Racing is Everyone’s Sport’ inclusivity campaign, in a strengthening of its CSR initiatives. The international Nasdaq Stockholm-registered gambling group’s Unibet sports betting operator served as the sponsor of the Unibet Becher Chase Day at Liverpool’s Aintree Stadium on Saturday. In doing so, Unibet encouraged jockeys participating in the race to …

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GambleAware launches £300k research project into minority communities experience of gambling harms

GambleAware continues to bolster its research capacity, confirming that it has sanctioned a £300,000 grant to an academic consortium that will examine the ‘lived experiences of minority communities around gambling harms’.  A consortium led by Ipsos MORI and the University of Manchester, working in collaboration with ClearView Research, won a bid to take on GambleAware’s 18-month research project – whose …

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Catena ends share buyback programme with over 2m repurchased

Catena Media has announced the end of its share buyback programme, having repurchased a total of 2.3 million shares during the fourth month period. First announced on 13 July and commencing on 13 September, the share buyback scheme allowed Catena to repurchase no more than 10% of the company’s issued share capital for a maximum of seven million ordinary shares …

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MGA confirms departure of Dr Sant as General Counsel 

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is looking for a new General Counsel after confirming that incumbent Dr Yanica Sant has chosen to end her four-year tenure as legal lead of the regulatory authority.  Updating stakeholders, the MGA confirmed that Sant would remain in office until February 2022, continuing to fulfil functions that “MGA’s management consider to not give rise to any …

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