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Sarah Robertson, Kambi: Fine tuning can see lotteries & sports betting become dance partners

Requiring a deeper commitment of technology and software services, lottery operators have often proved to be difficult partners for sportsbook suppliers. Having recently won the contract to overhaul Belgium’s Loterie Nationale sportsbook capacities, Kambi Group Senior Business Development Director Sarah Robertson spoke to SBC News about why the sportsbook technology supplier is treating lotteries as a critical growth segment. SBC: …

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Altenar: Making its mark in regulated retail with Golden Palace

Altenar has moved into the regulated retail environment after striking a new sportsbook software deal for terminals hosted by Belgian operator Golden Palace.  SBC News spoke to Antonis Karakousis, Director of Account Management and Service Delivery at Altenar, for more on when the deal started and the difference in gaming habits between online and retail punters, as well as how …

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Kindred states ‘full commitment’ to Belgium by acquiring Blancas NV for £25m

Kindred Group hits out at proposed Swedish measures

Kindred Group Plc has reaffirmed its market-leading position within Belgium by agreeing to acquire Rank Group subsidiary Blancas NV for a total valuation of £25 million (cash and debt-free basis). Blancas NV is the operating firm of the ‘Casino Blankenberge’ located in the Belgium Flemish province of West Flanders and functions as one of nine casinos allowed by the Belgium …

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Kambi leads sportsbook overhaul of Scooore! Belgium

Kambi Group Plc has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement to serve as the lead sportsbook technology provider of Loterie Nationale – Belgium’s national lottery operator. The Stockholm-listed technology group confirms that it has won Loterie Nationale’s ‘competitive tender’ to overhaul the omnichannel capacity of its flagship ‘Scoore!’ sportsbook unit.  Kambi will be tasked with relaunching Scooore’s online sportsbook platform while …

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GAMING1 hires David Carrion as CMO for imminent international expansion

Belgium igaming platform supplier GAMING1 has confirmed the appointment of former Stars Group Inc executive David Carrion as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), leading the firm’s imminent international B2B expansion. Joining the firm’s C-level executive team, Carrion has been tasked with expanding ‘international awareness’ of GAMING1’s products and services as the company undertakes its commercial expansion beyond 2020. GAMING1 highlighted Carrion’s …

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Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform

Belgian - Anderlecht's Vincent Kompany celebrates after winning a soccer match between Waasland-Beveren and RSC Anderlecht, Saturday 29 February 2020 in Beveren, on day 28 of the 'Jupiler Pro League' Belgian soccer championship season 2019-2020. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR

Stats Perform has added the exclusive live betting streaming rights for Belgian football’s Pro League and Cup to its portfolio of premium betting video events.  Under the multi-year agreement, Stats Perform will have the exclusive right to distribute live video streams of the competitions to licensed sportsbooks outside Belgium for online and mobile sites, as well as retail betting venues. …

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EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards

The European Union (EU) has been urged to improve and align standards and safeguards related to loot boxes’ design features and consumer interactions. The recommendation follows research undertaken by the EU’s committee on ‘Internal Market and Consumer Protection’ (IMCO), which analysed ‘loot boxes in online games’ and ‘their effect on young consumers’.    The IMCO report has been described as the …

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Belgium BAGO adopts EGBA code of conduct on advertising 

BAGO, Belgium’s trade association for gaming operators, has confirmed that it will endorse the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) responsible advertising code of conduct as its guiding policy for advertising and marketing standards. With its current membership covering 70% of Belgium’s licensed online and land-based gambling incumbents, BAGO has become the first European industry trade association to endorse and …

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Belgium BGC appoints Judge Clavie as new President

Restructuring its leadership frameworks, the Belgian Gambling Commission (BGC) has confirmed the appointment of Magali Clavie as new President. A former Brussels High Court Judge specialising in adjudicating criminal convictions, Clavie takes charge of the BGC having previously served as President of Belgium’s Supreme Council of Justice. Updating stakeholders, the BGC underlined that it has secured one of Belgium’s top …

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Ethics complaint sees Belgium BGC leadership probed

Belgium’s ‘Centre for Integrity’ (CINT), a division serving the nation’s federal ombudsman, is set to investigate the Belgium Gambling Commission (BGC) with a review into the regulatory authority’s integrity standards, policies and practices. The investigation follows an ‘internal complaint’ launched against the BGC last summer, which accused senior civil servants of ‘ethics violations’ in relation to governing Belgium gambling marketplace. …

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