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GVC promotes ‘proven talent’ Hurst to Group Corporate Affairs lead

GVC Holdings has this morning confirmed the promotion of Grainne Hurst to the position of Group Corporate Affairs Director, becoming a member of the FTSE250’s firm’s executive leadership team. Hurst has formerly served as GVC’s Director of Responsible Gambling, a position she held since the Group’s acquisition of the Ladbrokes Coral Group in March 2017, where she led the company’s …

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GVC ups responsible gambling measures to support BGC call of duty

GVC Holdings has underlined its support for the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘coordinated approach’ to provide consumers with the safest gambling environments during the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.  The FTSE250 betting group has emphasised the need for greater responsibility during a period in which a ‘quarter of the global population in some form of lock-down’. This could lead …

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Jake Pollard – Crisis can’t hide industry’s VIP deficiencies

COVID-19 disruptions dominate all global businesses agenda. Nevertheless, industry communications expert Jake Pollard details that betting leadership should expect higher scrutiny on VIP player engagements and interactions  during a time of global crisis.  _____________________ As the Coronavirus pandemic bulldozes into every facet of our lives, the £11.6m fine meted out to online sportsbook Betway by the Gambling Commission this month …

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Paul Buck, EPIC: US stakeholders require a vital catch-up on gambling risks

This March, gambling harm prevention agency EPIC Risk Management announced its most ambitious initiative to date by partnering with GVC Holdings to launch gambling harm educations programmes. Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC Risk Management, is leading the directive supported by GVC’s ‘US Foundation’. SBC spoke to him about transferring gambling harm learnings to the US’ fragmented health and civic networks. …

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BHA postpones UK racing until the end of April  

Issuing a statement, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that all British horseracing will be suspended until the end of April. The BHA stated that after taking into account the government’s recent advice regarding the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the only option was to suspend all racing in order to ensure that safety measures are secured. Nick Rust, Chief …

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GVC tackles US problem gambling with Epic partnership

GVC Holdings has confirmed a new partnership with Epic Risk Management working together to tackle gambling-related harms across the US. The partnership is to be funded by the GVC Foundation US, a non-profit subsidiary which is dedicated to promoting responsible gambling and aims to replicate the independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy’s European sports and education model. The programme is fully …

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GVC forms 11 law firm legal panel to support global outlook

FTSE250 gambling group GVC Holdings Plc has completed its first-ever ‘legal panel’ to strengthen corporate counsel across all operational disciplines. Marked as a key directive, GVC governance undertook the development of its first legal panel to represent the firm’s enlarged identity and global growth ambitions. A corporate strategy primarily adopted by large-scale enterprises, legal panels see companies strengthen their counsel …

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Gibson takes reign of GVC governance confronting new realities 

FTSE250-listed GVC Holdings has begun a new era of governance under the stewardship of Barry Gibson who will take up the role of Company Chairman. Updating its investors this morning, GVC detailed that Gibson had taken full control of Chairman responsibilities, ending incumbent Lee Feldman’s 12-year tenure leading the FTSE-listed firm’s corporate governance structures and oversight of leadership directives. Closing …

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Gala gets sassy launching ‘Bingo like a Boss’ campaign

GVC Holdings’ flagship online bingo property Gala Bingo has debuted its new UK-wide digital advertising campaign ‘Bingo like a Boss’.  The digital campaign is fronted by reality TV star Paisley Billings from E4’s ‘Tattoo Fixers’ show, with the aim of showcasing the ‘sassy side of the online bingo community’.  ‘Bingo like a Boss’ is Gala Bingo’s first campaign developed under …

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Short Sellers target UK betting’s regulatory exposure

City news sources report that an £80 million bet has been placed against GVC Holdings, believing that the FTSE250 betting group’s share price will significantly devalue within the coming weeks. The short position against GVC has been taken by Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel, a $32 billion fund led by renowned activist investor Ken Griffin. Citadel analysts have confidence in betting …

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