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British racing elevates sponsorship opportunities

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that advertising on British racecourses will join other major sports by featuring digital LED (light-emitting diode) displays on the landing side of fences. The move to expand the sport’s sponsorship opportunities comes following a consultation with the courses, the Racecourse Association (RCA) and participants including trainers and jockeys – as well as trials …

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DSWV seeks for ‘constructive voice’ with Kindred & Playtech as new members

German industry trade body Der Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has expanded its membership, welcoming FTSE250 Playtech Plc and Stockholm-listed Kindred Group to its ranks. Updating stakeholders, DSWV governance details that as a trade body it now represents over 90% of the active German sports betting market. DSWV increases its representation of sports betting technology provisions, with Playtech group as a new …

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GambleAware backs Scottish Youth Problem Gambling Initiative – Fast Forward

Industry charity GambleAware has invested £750,000 in Scottish youth problem gambling charity counterpart Fast Forward. The grant will see Fast Forward establish Scotland’s ‘Gambling Education Hub’, based on the ‘Gambling Education Toolkit’ developed by the charity last year. The Hub seeks to extend the scope and scale of gambling education, awareness, training and support offered by organisations. A core target, for …

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Blackstone & Codere eye Televisa Play City MX quick sale

Mexican media and entertainment group Televisa has confirmed that its seeks to sell its entire gambling portfolio, operating under the ‘Play City Casino’ and ‘Play City Apuestas’ brands. Televisa currently operates a total of 17 Play City casino/betting establishments across Mexico, having been one of the few companies granted a land-based gambling license by the Vicente Fox government in 2005. …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: Reality bites as Lega-5Star begins reform of gambling structure

As anticipated Italy’s parliament has approved the mandate of the Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’ which will lead to a blanket ban on betting/gambling advertising, marketing and sponsorship across all verticals. Approving the mandate, the Italian government stated that it fully supported the stringent directives which seek to reduce social harms created by the Italian gambling sector. Lega and 5Star officials have …

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Mark Frissora – Caesars future growth must be guided by responsibility & diversity commitments

Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment Corporation has released its ninth ‘Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR Report’, detailing its sustained commitment to its employees., communities and wider stakeholders. The US gambling group continues its corporate guidance under the ‘People, Planet, Play’ framework which seeks to deliver a positive corporate impact on society. ‘People, Planet, Play’ focuses on five core responsibility dynamics; improving employee …

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UKGC seeks bookmaker assistance for ‘product & environment’ research

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sanctioned new research exploring ‘whether some gambling products and environments are more harmful than others’. The study into gambling products and environments will be supervised by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and commissioned by industry charity GambleAware. The UKGC will seek to gather consumer information and data from industry stakeholders, focusing on understanding product …

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Tabcorp parts company with under investigation Elmer Funke Kupper

Business news source, ‘The Australian’ reports that Elmer Funke Kupper will no longer serve as a Tabcorp Holdings’ Director, detailing that the executive will depart the company in October. Funke Kupper was the former Managing Director & Chief Executive of Tabcorp Holdings from 2007-2011. In 2011, Funke Kupper left the Australian gambling group to take up leadership of the Australian Securities …

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Tabcorp outlines ‘new enlarged capacity’ despite Sun Bets setback

Publishing its 2017/18 (period ending 30 June) annual results, a new look Tabcorp Holdings demonstrates its enlarged capacity, recovering from its 2016/17 woes. The ASX-listed gambling group points towards a new direction as it incorporates the lottery and betting assets of Tatts Group, forming Australia’s biggest gambling enterprise (deal concluded December 2017). A significantly enlarged Tabcorp records 2017/18 group revenues …

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AGA places ‘responsibility first’ in new Code of Conduct

US industry trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its ‘Code of Conduct’ mandate placing a higher emphasis on stakeholder social responsibility obligations, as the US gambling market expands post PASPA. AGA governance presented the updated code at the ‘Responsible Gaming Education Week – Las Vegas’ event, which featured representatives from the University of Las Vegas, BMM Testlabs, …

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