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Scientific Games’ responsible gambling initiatives certified by WLA

Scientific Games Corporation (SG) has received international certification for its responsible gambling operations by the World Lottery Association (WLA). Covering the five continents in which SG maintains a commercial presence, the Responsible Gaming Framework Certificate of Alignment accredits the firm’s lottery activities across both retail and digital products and services.  The accreditation was secured by SG following an auditing process …

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Chile gambling shaken up by Enjoy & Dreams merger 

Chile gambling giants Enjoy and Dreams have reached a final agreement to merge their businesses, becoming the Chilean market’s biggest casino group and outright gambling leader.  The transaction, which is expected to be completed by Q4 or early 2023, will result in an enlarged company that will control 58% of the casino industry in Chile. According to documents sent to …

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Codere nominates Christopher Bell to lead business reorganisation

The board of ‘Nueva Codere‘, the business identity of Grupo Codere SA under the ownership of bondholders, has nominated Christopher Bell to serve as new Non-Executive Chairman.  The candidacy will be subject to the approval of the shareholders’ general meeting of Nueva Codere scheduled for 7 February. The meeting will aim to resolve the ‘construction of a new board that will …

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Swedish Bingo Association warned by regulator for lack of compliance logos

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has issued a warning to the Swedish Bingo Association for failure to comply with social responsibility requirements on its website.  After conducting its assessment, the Inspectorate concluded that logos for self-testing, bet limitation, game suspension and determination of login time were absent from the idrottensbingo.se when customers were logged out. However, the responsible gambling messaging …

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GAMSTOP & YGAM highlight concerns on gambling habits formed during University

A new survey commissioned by safer gambling charities GAMSTOP and YGAM has revealed insights into university students gambling habits and spending. Taking feedback from 2,000 Students across UK campuses, the survey undertaken by research agency CensusWide revealed that 80% of participants had gambled. Of those students, 41% admitted that gambling had a “negative impact on their university experience, including missing …

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Bacta: Gambling Review must carry interest of a recovering arcade sector

Greg Wood, President of Bacta, has declared that the interests of British arcade operators will be heard by the government ahead of the critical outcome of the generational review 2005 Gambling Act.  For a third year running, British arcade operators will have to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on their businesses, as patrons stay at home and entertainment venue restrictions are imposed …

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Danske Spil recruits Malene Mølgaard to lead Lotteri unit

Danske Spil has confirmed the inbound appointment of Malene Mølgaard as the new managing director of the Lotteri Spil (lottery) unit. The appointment sees the board of Danske Spil end its executive search to find a successor to Pernille Mehl, who ended her 7-year tenure as Chief Executive of Lotteri Spil last November. A fresh appointment to the gambling sector, Mølgaard …

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Kyrgyzstan state lottery contract won by Serbian consortium of Elbet and Axel Capital  

Kyrgyzstan’s Centre of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) has declared the Serbian consortium of Elbet doo and Axel Capital as winners of the contract to operate ‘national lottery activities’ under the domain of the State Lottery Company.    Last October, the State Lottery Company was instructed to launch a tender to find a private partner charged with reviving its offering. Elbet and Axel …

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Norsk Tipping confirms CEO exit of Åsne Havenelid 

Norsk Tipping has informed national media that Åsne Havenelid has chosen to end her six-year tenure as Chief Executive of Norway’s gambling monopoly for lottery and sports betting.   A departure date has not been confirmed, as Havenelid has agreed to remain in her role until a successor is found. The former secretary-general of Norway’s Red Cross, Havenelid took leadership of …

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