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UKGC opens consultations on 2019 ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’

Looking forward to developing new 2019 initiatives on gambling protections and player safeguards, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has opened discussions for its ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’. The UKGC’s open consultation on developing safer gambling protocols, structures, best practices and strategies will be open to stakeholders until March 2019. As mentioned in previous commission updates, the UKGC seeks to broaden …

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R&D focused Novomatic appoints ‘trusted hand’ Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz as Group CSO

Seeking to bolster its research & development capabilities, industry technology supplier and games manufacturer Novomatic AG has confirmed the promotion of Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz as its new Group Chief Systems Officer (CSO). A Novomatic executive since 2008, Czapkiewicz has served the Austrian gambling technology group in number of senior executive positions, successfully delivering on key multi-national technology projects. In addition to …

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Sportech appoints ‘transformation pro’ Chris Rigg as governance advisor

LSE-listed racing and wagering systems provider Sportech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Christian ‘Chris’ Rigg as an Independent Non-Executive Director, advising corporate governance from 1 January 2019. A + 20-year corporate finance executive, Rigg is a former Barclays Bank executive, who has served as Chief Executive of Northern Recruitment Group and UK pharmaceuticals supplier Quantum. Sportech governance notes the …

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INTRALOT appoints ‘partnership pro’ Fernando Ors Villarejo as US sports betting lead

Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems provider INTRALOT SA has this morning confirmed the appointment of Fernando Ors Villarejo as new President of Sports Betting at INTRALOT Inc – the firm’s North American division. A twenty-year industry veteran, Villarejo joins INTRALOT’s US executive from Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, where he led new market initiatives as joint Chief Development and …

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Law firm seeks £1.5m in victim compensation against UK betting firms

Closing 2018, The Guardian newspaper reports further headaches for UK betting leadership as London law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett (Mackrell) seeks £1.5 million in victim compensation settlements against FTSE-listed betting firms’ – William Hill Plc and Paddy Power Betfair (PPB). The victim compensation claims relate to addicted gamblers wagering with stolen money at William Hill betting shops and PPB’s Betfair …

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Arriba! SIS ups LATAM profile with Codere racing content

Multi-channel racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) enhances its live betting channels, adding Codere Latin American racing content to its program. Updating stakeholders, SIS has agreed a three-year partnership with Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA, which will see it act as lead ‘live pictures and data distributor’ of Codere LATAM syndicated racing properties. Detailing …

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Turbo Charged…‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) seeks to bring F1 script to racing in 2019

2019 will be a year of new concepts and propositions for the sport of horse racing, as its stakeholders seek fresh ideas to re-engage with the wider general public. This December, further foundations for ‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) were announced, a new proposition seeking to deliver racing’s first league competition featuring high profile teams competing to be champions of ‘The …

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Tabcorp appoints Patrick Mcglinchey as group legal lead

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Mcglinchey as new Group General Counsel. Mcglinchey is expected to join the legacy Australian gambling group on 4 March 2019, and will act as a chief legal aid for a much-changed Tabcorp senior executive team, following the merger completion and integration of Tatts Group assets and operating divisions. …

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MansionBet moves to significantly expand its racing profile in 2019

Gibraltar-based sports betting group MansionBet has moved to significantly expand its brand profile across UK racing in 2019, agreeing on an extensive partnership with Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR). Updating the market, MansionBet marketing will take sponsorship of 38 ARC/JCR syndicated fixtures within the remaining schedule of 2018 and throughout 2019. MansionBet begins its sponsorship coverage with this …

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Argentina PRO secures Buenos Aires gambling restructure

As anticipated the Executive of Buenos Aires has approved Budget Plan 2019 directives 142 and 143 sanctioning significant changes to the province’s operational gambling framework. On Tuesday, district leaders voted in favour of BA Governor Maria Eugenia Vidal’s 2019 proposals, introducing a new 2% tax charge on player winnings from land-based casino, arcade and bingo operators. Governor Vidal secures a ‘major victory’, …

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