Tag Archives: GDPR

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ID provisions for highly regulated markets tells SBC that betting incumbents can clear their KYC hurdles by challenging out-of-date verification concepts and operating norms.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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ECOMMPAY’s Arthur Gots: Evolving in parallel with the changing payments landscape

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In 2012, ECOMMPAY spotted a “gap in the market” for gaming-focused payment service providers by launching a bespoke solution that could be customised to each client’s business needs. Six years on, the firm’s Head of Operations and Customer Relations Arthur Gots sat down with SBC News to discuss the outdated ‘one-size-fits-all’ model, evolving within a tighter regulatory landscape, playing a …

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Karl Dukes: Mediahut – GDPR Hype! Dispelling the myth around consent

Amid the hype of last week’s introduction of European-wide GDPR regulations, Karl Dukes Marketing Director of Mediahut clarifies the regulatory context surrounding consent and communications. A 20-year industry marketing veteran, Dukes tells betting stakeholders not to panic when implementing GDPR compliance directives, a subject matter currently dominating all corporate agendas…   _________________________ As of today, 2 days before GDPR comes …

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RGA issues industry GDPR guidance

Industry trade body, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its guidance for mandatory General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies which are set to be implemented on 25 May 2018. The RGA seeks to help industry stakeholders, navigate the complexities of EU-wide GDPR policies, which will implement a single regulatory framework on individual consumer digital data protections, the privacy of individuals and …

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