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Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation

Intralot has confirmed that its subsidiary in The Netherlands has inked a four-year contract with Nederlandse Loterij for the provision of its sports betting platform, Intralot Orion. The agreement, which also includes an extension option of three years, will enable the operations and management of TOTO’s retail sportsbook. “We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Nederlandse Loterij and …

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Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity 

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook property of Kindred Group Plc, has announced its support of British horseracing’s #GoRacingGreen project – making UK racing accessible to those who suffer from mental health problems. The #GoRacingGreen project was launched in 2019 by racing enthusiast and entrepreneur Deborah Matthews, who openly blogged about how equine activities helped her overcome her struggles with mental health.  …

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IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has urged the government of Australia to withdraw in-play betting restrictions as a means to further protect its regulated sports betting market and consumers from black-market threats.  The IBIA made its statement as part of its response to an open consultation on the Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (ASWS) – Australia’s integrity framework protecting sports …

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BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the governments of Scotland and Wales to publish their plans with regards to reopening casino venues, bringing clarity to affected employees and business owners. As England’s casinos begin to reopen from Saturday 1 August, Scottish and Welsh counterparts remain in the dark, having been given no indication as to their future business …

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On-course bookies rail against Goodwood ‘cashless trial’

On-course bookmakers have urged the government to relax the restrictions on cash betting for this week’s Goodwood meeting, after 5,000 punters have been given the green light to attend the event. Current restrictions rule that only four on-course bookmakers will be permitted on the Sussex track this Saturday, and will only be authorised to take bets via cards as part …

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Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures

The Italian government has signalled no reprieve for embattled bookmakers, as it indicates that betting shops which have failed to pay their tax duties will be closed within the coming months. Last week, Marcello Minenna, the newly appointed Director-General of Italy’s ADM (customs and monopolies agency) begun discussions with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (GDF – financial police unit) ‘establishing a …

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Caixa chairman seeks to offload Brazil lottery assets by 2021

Pedro Guimarães, the Chairman of Brazil’s federal bank – Caixa Economica Federal (Caixa), has stated that the government maintains its objective of ‘privatising five Caixa subsidiaries by 2021’. Guimarães made his statement to Brazilian business journal Metropoles, revealing that his office had identified Caixa ‘Loterias’ (lotteries), ‘Seguradora’ (insurance) and ‘Central’ (credit agency) as three divisions that will be privatised or …

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GVC promotes Tiku to Group COO as Segev restructures leadership ranks   

GVC Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Sandeep Tiku to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately as new Group Chief Executive Shay Segev restructures the firm’s senior executive leadership team. A GVC executive since 2014, Tiku has formerly served as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) leading key IT directives, system integrations and platform enlargement projects for the FTSE100 betting group.   …

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BGC: Scottish government must reconsider ‘baffling’ gaming machines u-turn

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has expressed its disappointment in the Scottish government’s decision to tell bookmakers to switch off their gaming machines until further notice. It comes just days after Holyrood confirmed it would be lifting the ban on gaming machines, in-store chairs and live racing in betting shops from 22 July. In a letter to BGC chief …

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Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues

Rank Group Plc has communicated its plans to reopen 44 Grosvenor Casino venues across England from 1 August, adhering to the government’s social distancing orders and public safety rules.  Grosvenor, the UK’s largest land-based casino operator, will begin the staggered reopening of a selected number of venues in England from Saturday 1 August – as Wales and Scotland’s casinos remain …

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