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Carousel Group bolsters mobile engagement capacity with Wiraya solutions

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New industry incumbent Carousel Group has confirmed it will support its European sportsbook properties of SportsBetting.com and RaceBook.com, with Wiraya mobile customer activation tools. Issuing a market update, Carousel informs that it will utilise Wiraya mobile engagement capacities, to enhance its customer activation strategy across its verticals. Wiraya solutions allow for optimised personalised messages to be sent to SportsBetting.com and …

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William Hill launches Swedish property – WilliamHill.se

FTSE250 betting group William Hill Plc has launched its Swedish market licensed online sportsbook property – WilliamHill.se. William Hill had confirmed in April that it would launch its Swedish sportsbook rebranding Redbet, the former sportsbook asset of MRG subsidiary Evoke Gaming. In its update, William Hill details that it has completed a major directive of its post €270 million MRG …

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Swedish adjustment sees GiG report Q1 2019 revenue dip

Issuing its first trading statement as a Nasdaq Stockholm-listed enterprise, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) details a tough opening to 2019 trading, as the company undertakes Swedish market adjustments. Updating investors, GiG records a 13% group revenue decline to €32 million (Q12018: €37m), attributed to anticipated Swedish market costs following the re-regulation of the market. Swedish adjustments impacted GIG’s revenue segments …

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UKGC enforces new code on player age and ID

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an update reminding all industry stakeholders that new rules on online age and identity verification will be enforced from today (Tuesday 7 May 2019). In its update, the UKGC states that it is enforcing new LCCP rules to ensure that online operators ‘verify customer age and identity details quickly and robustly’. Stricter demands …

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Betsson overcomes Swedish adjustment period to post Q1 regional gains

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has declared a strong start to 2019 trading, as the company reports ‘strong regional growth’ offsetting adjustments within its home market of Sweden. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), Betsson records a 10% group revenue increase to SEK 1,330.6 million (Q12018: SEK 1,210m), detailing growth across its casino (+10%) and sportsbook (+13%) verticals. Updating …

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Spanish regional broadcasters terminate betting advertising

Basque country public broadcaster Euskal Irrati Telebista (EITB) has confirmed that it will no longer broadcast gambling-related advertising across its TV, Radio and digital platforms. The board of EITB issued a statement detailing that its actions were a ‘necessary enforcement’ as a regional broadcaster ‘protecting and safeguarding the right of the most vulnerable against the serious problems of addiction that …

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Kenya to introduce tough advertising restrictions protecting public from addiction

Sanctioned by the Ministry of the Interior, Kenya’s Betting Control Board has moved to introduce a number of gambling advertising/marketing restrictions aimed at ‘protecting the general public from addiction’. Issuing a statement on 30 April, Control Board Acting Director Liti Wambua confirmed that the regulator would introduce tougher measures restricting gambling advertising across Kenya. These measures include an outdoor advertising …

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LeoVegas positive over 2019 outlook despite UK & Sweden adjustments

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Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has detailed a positive opening to 2019 trading, as the company adjusts to new regulatory conditions within the UK and Sweden. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), LeoVegas reports a 12% increase in corporate revenues to €86 million (Q12018: €77m), as the company records double-digit growth in customer metrics related …

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Global profile helps Paddy Power Betfair post strong 2019 opening

FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has reported a strong start to 2019 trading, despite recording unfavourable sporting results in the UK and Ireland. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (for the period ending 31 March), PPB reports a ‘good underlying momentum’, as group revenues grow 17% year-on-year to £478 million (Q12018: £408m) driven by ‘excellent growth in both …

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Gambling scam ongoing in the Netherlands, regulator warns

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has released information pertaining to the reported ongoing scam in the country, in which scammers are looking to reclaim non-existent gambling debts from consumers. Lootsma and Partners, Bailiff Smits and Co and Inter Payment Service have all been named by the ACM as the collection agencies that form part of the scam, …

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