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Dutch KSA appoints ‘Security Pro’ Ronald Prins to lead advisory

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the gambling regulatory authority for the Netherlands has confirmed the appointment of Ronald Prins as new Chairman of the KSA Advisory Board, succeeding incumbent Arthur Docters van Leeuwen. Established in 2014, the KSA Advisory Board assists the regulatory authority and wider stakeholders with advice and guidance on a number of disciplines, ranging from policy making, gambling standards, public …

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Irish Dáil confirms new gambling authority for revamped market

A key week for Irish gambling sees the Dáil confirm that a new gambling regulatory authority will be formed, tasked with monitoring and regulating all components of Irish online and retail gambling/betting. The new authority will act as an independent body reporting to Ireland’s Department of Justice, in which Its formation forms the key directive of a report submitted by …

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Sportech closes year of US realignment recording £2.4 million loss

London-listed racing and wagering systems supplier Sportech Plc has published its full-year 2018 results, detailing a year of corporate adjustments as the company continues to pursue its US growth prospects. Updating the market, Sportech records a 4% decline in corporate revenues to £64 million (FY2017: £66 million) having detailed last November that expected sales contracts did not materialise. Despite its …

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The Stars Group reviews UK media planning strategy

UK marketing news sources have reported that an enlarged Stars Group Inc, is currently reviewing its UK media strategy. Having absorbed the assets of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) in 2018, the Toronto TSX-listed enterprise is assessing whether to combine its UK media planning and buying accounts as part of its post-acquisition realignment. At present, the Stars Group’s PokerStars …

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USL bolsters integrity muscle with Sportradar

Leading sports data, insights and media rights provider Sportradar has continued to enhance its US profile, after announcing that it has become the lead integrity services/systems supplier for the United Soccer League (USL).   The USL maintains the highest authority for professional men’s soccer in the United States and Canada. Moving forward, all USL syndicated leagues, competitions and matches will be …

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Accuscore launches all-in-one betting info app at BOFCON2019

Leading sports forecasting and modelling specialist Accuscore will launch its new mobile app at the 2019 ‘Betting on Football Conference’ (19-22 March, Stamford Bridge – London), seeking to deliver the most acute betting predictions to all sports audiences. In its product breakdown, Accuscore details that it app will feature all relevant user betting engagements and market information including – game …

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Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors

Speaking to national media, Gunn Merete Paulsen, Director General of Lotteritilsynet – Norway’s gambling authority – has stated that the government’s tougher stance against foreign betting operators is working. Presenting Lotteritilsynet’s annual report, Paulsen details that in 2018 Norway saw its first decrease in remote gambling interactions/engagements following years of growth. Tougher measures introduced by the government including remote gambling payment …

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Paddy Power builds its ‘Brexit Bunker’ offering a safe space from UK madness

Launching its latest viral marketing campaign ‘The Brexit Bunker’, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power offers the UK public ‘an escape from the madness’. With just ten days left of Brexit negotiations, and with the UK government still to formulise its European Union departure arrangements, Paddy Power has created its own ‘Brexit Bunker’ somewhere between the UK and France, to escape from …

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Sweden’s Spelinspektionen proposes tougher advertising regulations

Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen has proposed new plans to restrict excessive gambling advertising, while also focusing on the formalisation of a cooperation deal with the country’s Konsumentverket consumer agency. The new plans will split responsibilities between the two bodies, as well as formalise the forms of information exchange and consultation. The regulator has not specified just how much advertising is considered …

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Christer Fahlstedt – Paf on course to eliminate all big player losses by 2020

Detailing an ‘industry first’, Åland Island (Finland) based betting group Paf has moved to openly publish a detailed breakdown of its customers’ annual wins and losses as part of its corporate social responsibility mandate. Updating the market, Chief Executive Christer Fahlstedt detailed that the initiative would bring stakeholder transparency to Paf’s player wagering limits and further sustainability directives. “We are probably …

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