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Bettor collaboration… GVC backs Safer Online Gambling Group

FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings Plc has strengthened its ongoing ‘Changing for the Bettor’ corporate campaign by partnering with new industry non-profit organisation Safer Online Gambling Group (SOGG). Founded this year, SOGG is a public health non-profit formed by father and son team, David and Adam Bradford, to raise awareness and collaboration across all UK health networks on tackling problem …

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Denmark urges further EU collaboration on Macolin Convention

The Danish contingent of the Council of Europe has called for European Union (EU) member states to further address matters pertaining to the fight against corruption and sports integrity. It comes as a bid to ensure that the EU is fully participating in the Macolin convention, which aims to establish a cross-border legal framework to combat match-fixing. The Danish delegation …

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German states back Schleswig-Holstein provisional framework

The parliament for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has confirmed that Germany’s sixteen federal Bundesland (provincial governments) have backed its proposed framework on regulating online gambling services by a majority. German states will back the adoption of the Schleswig-Holstein provisional framework, allowing operators to extend existing igaming licenses until June 30, 2021.  Proposed last March, the Schleswig-Holstein framework will allow …

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Tom Watson demands thorough review into online casino licence holders

The UK Labour Party has emphasised that online casinos which received licences after 2014 should have to reapply for operating licences after it was found by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) that over one third of operators were asked to improve their standards. The party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has penned a letter to both the UKGC CEO Neil McArthur and Jeremy …

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EU member states ratify Macolin Convention for 1 September 2019

The Council of Europe (CoE) has this afternoon confirmed that the mandate of the ‘Macolin Convention’ on the manipulation of sports will be enforced from 1 September 2019. Established in 2014, the Macolin Convention seeks to develop an EU member-wide cooperative framework to eliminate all-levels of sports corruption/manipulation, through information sharing and data exchange. Furthermore, the Macolin Convention seeks to …

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Romain Vez hired as Genius Sports’ global basketball lead

Genius Sports has appointed Romain Vez to head up the company’s global basketball strategy, significantly enhancing the data supplier’s senior team. Vez will be tasked with overseeing the management and expansion of Genius Sports’ partnerships with over 250 basketball leagues and federations worldwide. Commenting on his new position, Vez stressed: “Genius Sports has an unrivalled reputation for delivering major digital …

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Spillemyndigheden establishes new whistleblower scheme

The Danish industry regulator, Spillemyndigheden, has reached out to employees of gambling operators who wish to report evidence of money laundering in the gambling industry through the establishment of a new whistleblower scheme. Spillemyndigheden has detailed that employees can report a company’s violation or potential violation of the anti-money laundering legislation to the regulator via a dedicated, anonymous contact form …

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IPLyC lays out criteria for Buenos Aires licensing

The Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), the organisation charged with regulating and monitoring Buenos Aires’ soon to be regulated online gambling marketplace, has published its ‘criteria for competition’ related to securing one-of-seven BA licenses. The board confirms that it has set a deadline of Tuesday 25 June 2019 for competing parties to submit official BA tenders, with IPLyC …

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BetFan sets top five target for Poland’s online betting market

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BetFan has set a target of “three to four years” to secure its place in the top five for licensed online bookmakers in Poland. The Warsaw-based operator wants to stand out for its diverse offering of bets – up to 1.5 million different bets each month – and for innovative solutions that guarantee both fast payouts and a simple/automated registration …

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Irish government pledges to establish independent regulator by 2020

The Irish government’s proposals to establish an independent gambling regulator to oversee the licencing of all gambling operators has received the ‘full backing’ of the industry, according to junior minister David Stanton. According to the Fine Gael MP, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill will oversee licensing in addition to establishing a social fund to provide treatment for gambling addicts, …

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