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ADM ordered to clarify laws on esports gaming venues

Italy’s Agency of Customs and Monopolies (ADM) has caused uproar in the esports community by shutting down three ‘digital entertainment venues’ located in the North of Italy.  The government agency that oversees gambling policies across Italy’s 20 regional provinces shut down the ‘three gaming halls’ that were deemed to have ‘lacked any form of authorisation, licence and concession’. The venues …

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Jdigital bolsters integrity training as sports corruption is placed at forefront of Spanish reforms

Jdigital, Spain’s online gambling trade association, has shared knowledge and insights on match-fixing and sports corruption with the National Police Department. This week in Barcelona, Jorge Hinojosa, Director General of Jdigital, participated in a series of workshops organised by the Training & Development unit of Spain’s police department.  Jdigital’s workshops aim to strengthen the training of police officers across Spanish …

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Brigid Simmonds: Statutory RET levy threatens the development of the UK’s mature treatment support network   

Brigid Simmonds (OBE), Chair of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has warned the government against radically alerting UK gambling’s RET (research, education and treatment) duties ahead of the of publication of the White Paper on industry reforms.  Writing an open editorial on Conservative Home, the central news source of the Conservative Party, Simmonds acknowledged that emotions had surpassed evidence …

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O’Loughlin addresses ‘evolving needs’ of irish horseracing as new CEO

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has appointed Darragh O’Loughlin as its new Chief Executive Officer, which comes into effect from 29 June 2022. Previously Secretary General of the Irish Pharmacy Union from 2013 until April 2022, O’Loughlin has also served as a Council member of The Pharmacy Regulator (PSI) for six years and was a  board member of the …

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UKGC: National Lottery good causes funds fall 11% in latest quarter

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the National Lottery’s Good Causes funding in Q4 fell in comparison to the previous quarter and last year.  Publishing an update on its website, the Commission showed that the total raised for good causes in Q4 (January-March 2022), was £491.3 million. This represented a decline of 3.4% from the previous quarter and …

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Playtech examines all options for transformative 2022

The board of Playtech Plc has stated confidence in achieving the group’s full-year 2022 commercial and corporate objectives following ‘an excellent start to year trading’.  Issuing a snapshot trading update, the FTSE250 gaming technology group revealed that positive Q1 trading had generated unaudited EBITDA results of more than €100 million, with the ‘run rate continuing through to April’.  Strong EBITDA …

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SECAP publishes desired working framework for Brazil sports betting market 

The groundwork for Brazil’s pending regulation of its federal sports betting regime has become clearer as government agency SECAP publishes a ‘draft proposal’ outlining its preferred regulatory outcomes.  Back in 2019, SECAP – Brazil’s Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery – was placed directly in charge of finalising the legislation of Brazil’s sports betting regime, a mandate that needed …

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Loyalbet gains access to multinational racing content from SIS

SIS (Sports Information Services) has secured its latest betting operator client, providing Loyalbet with horse and greyhound racing content from a range of countries. The agreement will cover over 65,000 live horse and dog racing events annually from across 165 racecourses and tracks from five continents, including ‘premium live’ UK and Irish horse racing fixtures.  Additionally, international horse racing coverage …

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BGC delivers debut Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group workshop

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has completed the first Training Day for the Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group (GAMLG), in a bid to drive high standards and encourage best practice. Topics of discussion during the day-long session was consideration of key emerging risks, best practice and developments, which the standards body stated was a reflection of ‘the diversity of compliance …

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Spotlight Sports to deliver a Kentucky boost for Playmaker’s Yardbarker

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG) has moved to strengthen its standing in North America via a new commercial partnership with Playmaker Capital that will continue its expansion of betting services on the continent.   The sports betting content and technology group has entered into an agreement with Playmaker Capital, to service its flagship US sports media platform Yardbarker. SSG will provide …

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