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Andrew Rhodes: Outcome of UK Gambling Review will be significant on a global basis 

The global significance of the pending outcomes of the Gambling Review were laid out by Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), to industry leaders attending the ICE 2022 World Regulatory Briefing.  Opening his address, Rhodes welcomed ICE audiences to a ‘much-changed world’, adjusting to the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its radical change in …

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ComeOn Group joins IBIA in ‘natural step’ to protect customers

ComeOn Group has announced a long-term membership with the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) with all of the company’s betting brands feeding into the IBIA monitoring and alert platform.  The igaming operator regarded the move as a ‘natural step’ as ComeOn highlights its commitment to delivering a product experience that allows players to use their platform free from betting-related corruption. …

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DAZN recruits Tiku as tech master to lead development of global sportsbook platform

DAZN has announced the appointment of Sandeep Tiku as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who will spearhead the global OTT sports media provider’s development of its much-anticipated proprietary sportsbook platform.  An industry figurehead, Tiku joins the DAZN executive leadership team from Entain Plc, where he formally served as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and executive board director of the FTSE100 gambling group. …

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Betby expands esports content with baseball addition

Betby has made a new addition to its esports portfolio, incorporating baseball events and tournaments into the Betby Games collection.  The development will see more than 20,000 AI-led baseball events go ahead each month, a move that Betby hopes will bolster its commercial standing in markets where the sport has a strong following, such as Latin America and Japan.  Betby’s …

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Stats Perform ready for busiest ICE ever showcasing new breakthrough sportsbook innovations

Stats Perform has notified global betting stakeholders that it has received peak interest in its sportsbook product portfolio, having showcased its latest innovations at its ‘Light Up Your Sportsbook’ event last month.  On the eve of the ICE London 2022 Conference (12-to-14 April), Stats Perform Commercial Head John Harlow reported that the sports tech and data firm has been swamped …

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Delasport makes Swedish market debut

Delasport has expanded its global footprint after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals to enter the Swedish market. The Swedish debut will see Delasport roll out its “one-stop-solution” which includes a sportsbook, player account management (PAM) and casino offering. Oren Cohen Shwartz, CEO of Delasport, commented: “By entering the Swedish market, we continue to expand globally and grow our presence in …

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Entain opens multi-team workplace as ‘central part’ of growth plans

Entain has opened a new office space in London, detailing that the workplace will play a key function in its ongoing plans for growth, development and innovation. Located in Stratford, East London, the centre includes an esports player zone, media studio, a sports cafe and a grandstand, with the goal of driving excitement around internal events and fostering cooperation. The …

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Kindred forecasts 30% revenue slump due to Dutch KOA drag

Kindred Group has notified investors that it anticipates a 30% revenue decline in corporate revenues to £247 million, as a result of ‘temporary Dutch market headwinds’ impacting its business.  The Stockholm-listed online gambling group issued a pre-close trading update ahead of its Q1 earnings call on Thursday 28 April, alerting investors of its expected + £100 million slump in revenues. …

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Ben Warn joins high-flying Checkd Group as chairman ahead of US launch 

Checkd Group has appointed Ben Warn to serve as its first Non-Executive Chairman of the fast-growth sports betting media business.  A seasoned sports betting executive, Warn has served as a corporate advisor of Checkd since 2019 and will provide his oversight on the company’s strategic objectives.  The Manchester-based business group has appointed its first Chairman as  it embarks on a …

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Germany’s GlüNeuRStv Regime stuck in the mud over licensing framework

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German market frustrations continue as the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has republished its whitelist of approved GlüNeuRStv regime operators, which has once again featured no take-up of online casino, slots or poker licences.  The update sees the Bundesländer continue its regulatory lag. Last Autumn the State Administrative Office of Saxony-Anhalt declared that no businesses had applied to be licensed for the …

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