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Niko Steinkrauß, Merkur Sportwetten: The Polish sports betting market will pose some challenges

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Last week, Merkur Sportwetten GmbH grew its European and Polish presence by announcing that it was acquiring Warsaw-based Totolotek SA. Merkur Sportwetten operates as a subsidiary of the Espelkamp-based Gauselmann Group, consolidating the group’s national and international operations. SBC spoke to the CEO of Merkur Sportwetten Niko Steinkrauß to discuss the new acquisition and the challenges in navigating a new …

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TIU reveals a total of 21 alerts in the first quarter of 2019

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has revealed that for the first quarter of 2019 a total of 21 match alerts were reported over potential threats to integrity. Of the alerts, 20 were related to matches played on the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour (WTT) circuits, with the other coming from the WTA Tour. It’s a figure that represents the …

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Digital growth sees GVC post ‘excellent start’ to 2019 trading

FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings reports an ‘excellent start to the year’, publishing its pro-forma trading update for Q1 2019 (period ending 31-March), as the company now enters a crucial adjustment period for all UK gambling incumbents. Updating the market, GVC governance reports a strong volume of growth across all major territories, driven by the firm’s online gambling assets, as …

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Kambi appoints ‘strategy pro’ Cecilia Wachtmeister as Business VP

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of current board member Cecilia Wachtmeister as Executive Vice President of Business and Group Functions. A seasoned executive in tech enterprise and commercial development strategies, Wachtmeister has formerly advised the Kambi board since 2017. Wachtmeister is the former VP of Global Account management for Sony Mobile (2016-2018)and ten-year …

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RFL continues integrity commitment with Sportradar

Sportradar has announced the extension of its partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL) after receiving a clean bill of health for more than 200 matches that were monitored in 2018. The extension deepens the strong relationship between Sportradar and the RFL, which first began in 2017. As part of the new agreement, the partnership will continue for the 2019 and 2020 …

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Sportnco goes live with Goldenpark.es to boost Spanish growth

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Sports betting solutions provider, Sportnco, has integrated Goldenpark.es into its platform in a bid to further strengthen its current Spanish growth. Completed on 1 April, the new deal will merge Goldenpark.es’s key assets onto its platform in optimal time and without technical or operational difficulties.   Hervé Schlosser, CEO and founder of Sportnco, said: “We are delighted to welcome Goldenpark.es …

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Betway backs Grand National partnership for a further 5-years

Betway has this morning confirmed that it will extend its ‘official betting partner’ status of the ‘Randox Health Grand National Festival’ for a further five years. The online bookmaker secured its betting partnership with Aintree back in 2017, with the Grand National becoming Betway’s biggest racing commitment in the bookmaker’s extensive sponsorship portfolio. Anthony Werkman, Betway CEO, said: “The Randox Health …

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Danish Spillemyndigheden blocks access to 25 sites

In a move to block access to unlicenced gaming websites, the Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has blocked access to 25 sites after petitioning the country’s telecommunications providers. Under court order from Copenhagen City Court, Danish internet providers are now obliged to block access to ten igaming sites, in addition to 15 skin betting websites. Of the 25 total sites, 1xBet …

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30,000 register with Swedish Spelpaus.se self-exclusion initiative

SafeEnt

Over 30,000 people have registered with the Swedish self-exclusion register, Spelpaus.se, as reported by the country’s national gambling regulator Spelinspektionen. Gambling operators within Sweden are obliged to integrate the Spelpaus.se service as part of their licence conditions, with those who fail to do so facing penalties and potentially having their licence revoked. Having been rolled out on 1 January, coinciding …

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Intralot appoints Nicklas Zajdel as digital lead

Athens listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier Intralot SPA has confirmed the appointment of Nicklas Zajdel as new Chief Digital Officer (CDO). An industry veteran in delivering omni-channel projects and products,  Zajdel joins Intralot’s executive team from Ladbrokes Coral (GVC Holdings) where he formerly served as Managing Director of Digital Solutions and Director of Commercial Operations. A seasoned industry executive, …

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