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Conte rescue plan eases tax burdens on Italian gambling

As Italy enters its fourth week of national lockdown, Italian gambling incumbents have been provided light relief by the government’s new economic measures. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has secured an initial €25 billion rescue package, aimed at primarily protecting company payrolls, mortgage repayments and commercial rents. Further measures see the government temporarily suspend tax duties for a number of ‘at-risk …

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BtoBet: Colombian operators should ‘move towards an evermore digital betting experience’

Developing markets platform provider BtoBet has recommended that Colombian operators should begin to ‘move towards an evermore digital betting experience’ in a bid to diversify their offerings. As revealed in its ‘Colombia Shifting from Retail to Online’ report, only 9.4% of total gaming revenues for the first half of 2019 were generated by the online gaming sector, despite the market …

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Spillemyndigheden DK moves forward on new marketing orders 

Danish gambling regulatory authority Spillemyndigheden has reminded licensed incumbents that new marketing requirements will come into effect on 1 April 2020. On 1 January 2020, Spillemyndigheden officially sanctioned a new executive order adding a further segment of requirements to Denmark’s gambling code related to marketing requirements on gambling-related products and services.  From the start of April, all Danish licensed gambling …

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CEOs to share post-COVID-19 vision at industry’s biggest online conference

SBC Digital Summit

SBC Events is launching the SBC Digital Summit – the biggest ever online conference in the betting & gaming industry as it comes to terms with the deep impact of the coronavirus pandemic. With travel and working restrictions severely limiting interconnection, the SBC Digital Summit will allow delegates to hear from the betting and gaming industry’s leading CEOs about how they …

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EveryMatrix to deliver quick esports launch through OddsMatrix

EveryMatrix

A new bespoke Esports Hosted Solution from EveryMatrix can be integrated within existing sportsbooks and mobile apps in just two weeks, said the company. The solution, delivered through OddsMatrix, will increase the video streaming capabilities for sportsbooks, while also doubling the number of esports events available for betting. This big focus on OddsMatrix esports services, first launched by EveryMatrix in …

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Wimbledon faces postponement as AELTC reviews its summer schedule

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) will hold emergency meetings next week assessing its options with regards to maintaining UK tennis’ 2020 schedule.  Updating stakeholders, AELTC detailed that it is evaluating all potential scenarios, including the postponement of the Wimbledon 2020 Championships (29 June – 12 July) as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   AELTC confirmed that it …

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BetConstruct launches peer-to-peer betting product from Wiseodds

BetConstruct has strengthened its portfolio of partnerships after confirming a new deal with sports betting supplier Wiseodds. The agreement makes BetConstruct the first partner to integrate the Wiseodds peer-to-peer betting product onto its platform. Aris Gabrielyan, Head of Regional Business Development at BetConstruct, said. “Wiseodds has launched a game-changing and risk-free product that combines elements of sports betting and poker, …

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Neil McArthur: ‘Best behaviour is paramount during this time of crisis’

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership urging the industry to maintain the highest operating standards during ‘uncertain and unsettling times’. Updating stakeholders, McArthur explained that the UKGC’s executive team is carrying out an assessment of the industry-wide impact of the coronavirus, which will influence the Commission’s regulatory approach during 2020.   McArthur …

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Rightlander prioritises social responsibility with monitoring system launch

Marketing compliance specialist Rightlander has launched a new monitoring system which will allow operators to highlight affiliate issues relating to social responsibility and the protection of vulnerable customers. The ‘Social Responsibility Report’ will be made available for UK and Sweden-facing operators, with Rightlander emphasising that the monitoring system develops ‘entry levels essentials’. Ian Sims, founder of Rightlander.com, explained: “Regulatory guidelines …

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Jake Pollard – Crisis can’t hide industry’s VIP deficiencies

COVID-19 disruptions dominate all global businesses agenda. Nevertheless, industry communications expert Jake Pollard details that betting leadership should expect higher scrutiny on VIP player engagements and interactions  during a time of global crisis.  _____________________ As the Coronavirus pandemic bulldozes into every facet of our lives, the £11.6m fine meted out to online sportsbook Betway by the Gambling Commission this month …

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