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GVC issues betting activity warning over Greece

Having announced record corporate revenues in its H1 2015 trading update of + €800 million, sports betting group GVC Holdings issued an activity warning regarding its Greek market operations. GVC which has a Greek market presence through its partnership with Centric Multimedia SA, stated that following imposed government controls of monetary restrictions on movements of funds within Greece, its operations …

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ESSA welcomes European Parliament’s motions to protect sports integrity

Betting industry body ESSA, has welcomed the European Parliament’s approved a joint motion for a resolution promoting the adoption of good governance practices in sport to protect it from the adverse impacts of corruption and fraud, including money laundering and match-fixing. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agreed the joint motion for a resolution following the recent revelations of alleged high-profile …

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Sweden, Italy & Australia backed as early Eurovision favourites

This Saturday 23 May, the Vienna Wiener Stadthalle arena will host the 60th edition of Eurovision, the world’s largest international song contest. 27 of Europe’s pop talents will compete to win the song contest awarded to Austrian drag queen sensation Conchita Wurst in 2014. Eurovision heavyweights Sweden have been placed as early favourites with entry Mans Zelmerlow ‘Heros’ leading bookmaker’s …

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Gambling Commission to approve dispute resolution bodies

The Gambling Commission has been named as the competent authority for Alternative Dispute Resolution Entities who handle disputes relating to gambling under Europe’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Directive which will be implemented by July 2015. This means that all ADR entities that handle, or wish to handle, gambling disputes will have to: demonstrate to the Commission that they meet the …

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