Tag Archives: GDPR

Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) granted the Gambling Commission its phase-1 sandbox approval to proceed with its Single Customer View (SCV) project.  Despite its GDPR greenlight, Regulus Partners outlines the foreseeable challenges the Commission will face in turning its headline project into reality. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Regulus observes another think-tank ‘echo chamber’ debate on gambling’s regulatory future take …

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SoftSwiss Anti-Fraud Service saves over €10 million in 2020

SoftSwiss Anti-Fraud Service saves over €10 million in 2020

SoftSwiss has supported its partners in combatting security threats throughout 2020, with its anti-fraud and security checks service saving clients €10 million over the year. The service allows clients to carry out bonus abuse checks, block duplicate player accounts, carry out investigations into potential collusions as well as preventing ‘other abusive behaviour’. Vitali Matsukevich, Head of B2C at SoftSwiss, said: …

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NSoft or strict rules: Outcome-based vs prescriptive regulation

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Zlatan Omerspahic, Head of Legal and Compliance at NSoft, delivers a regulatory overview of the gambling industry, including key learning points from 2019 and what to expect in 2020. It is very difficult to find an industry that is changing as fast as the gambling industry, due to all the technological changes. Also, the existence of generally strict rules provides …

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The first year for ad:s – Sportradar’s marketing service built for betting

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Just over a year ago, Sportradar continued a “natural and necessary evolution” of its global business by rolling out ad:s – a full-service marketing suite for sports betting stakeholders. We caught up with Rainer Geier, Sportradar’s Managing Director of Digital Platforms and Advertising Solutions, to discuss development of the Marketing Cloud, the benefits it brings for operators through the ad:s …

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EGBA opens industry consultation on GDPR code

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has launched an industry consultation to gain valuable insights about how to design and develop a code of conduct on GDPR compliance for European online gambling incumbents. In May 2018, the European Union enforced its GDPR frameworks across member states, protecting the personal data of individuals and further streamlining its policy overseeing the digital exchange of information. …

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Rob Griffin: MIRACL – KYC need not be another betting hurdle

H2 trading saw all betting operators report tough and costly adjustment periods, complying with enforced KYC demands across multiple markets. Rob Griffin CEO of  MIRACL, developer of tailored ID provisions for highly regulated markets tells SBC that betting incumbents can clear their KYC hurdles by challenging out-of-date verification concepts and operating norms.  ___________________ SBC: Hi Rob, thanks for this interview, you …

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EGBA urges European Commission to standardise gambling laws

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has urged the European Commission to develop a new regulatory framework which will both clarify and standardise gambling laws across Europe.  Disclosed as part of an open letter to the European Commission, EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer explained that he felt ‘the cross-border online betting world is hamstrung by a patchwork of national …

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Women take the lead in gambling communications management

According to a new report published by customer retention specialist, Optimove, has found that more women had exercised the right to be forgotten under the European Union’s  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implemented last year. The report found that 68 per cent of those who had opted out of data communications identified as female, while age also played a role –  as players aged …

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Catena points towards ‘organic discipline’ leading future growth

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has this morning published its full-year 2018 results (12-month period ending 31 January), citing strong progress on its ‘2020 Vision’ corporate guidance strategy. Catena assets closed year-end trading strongly, reporting Q4 2018 increased revenues of €27 million (Q4 2017: €20m), supporting a 17% EBITDA increase of €12 million (Q4 2017: €10m). Updating investors, …

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