Tag Archives: GVC

Entain refinances debt terms ahead of critical H2 trading

The board of Entain Plc has secured a first lien term loan valued at $1.12 billion (€995m) to refinance the company’s long-term corporate debt holdings. Updating investors, the FTSE100 gambling group will use the proceeds of its new loan to refinance its outstanding $774 million loan, which was due to mature from 29 March 2024. The transaction sees Entain expand …

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PGR asserts betting industry profits ‘will exceed financial costs’ of reforms

Peers for Gambling Reform (PGR) has published the findings of its latest report, arguing that an overhaul of UK gambling laws would likely have positive societal outcomes on employment, tax revenue and employee earnings. NERA was commissioned to undertake an ‘economic assessment’ of recommended industry reforms that have been suggested as part of the government’s generational review of the 2005 …

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Denmark’s Danske Spil integrates Playtech products

Denmark’s national lottery Danske Spil has become the latest operator to integrate gambling software developer Playtech’s virtual sports betting products. Danske Spil has selected eight of Playtech’s virtual sports titles, covering football, basketball, tennis, greyhound racing, horse racing, speedway, cycling and trotting.  Odds for the virtual betting markets are based on the simulations themselves, enabling Danske Spil’s customers to study …

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July to August 2020 in Review: Betting beats the gloom as new horizons emerge


As betting began to emerge from the difficulties of March and April, the future started to look slightly brighter as the industry began to assess its new options for a post-COVID environment. SBC – Betting emerges from the COVID storm … July saw no respite from politics which continued to dominate gambling’s agenda, as the UK government stalled on its …

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GVC seeks scientific edge with Dr Griffiths appointment as Safer Play advisor

GVC Holdings has appointed distinguished behavioural addiction expert and gambling psychologist Dr Mark Griffiths as a strategic advisor on player protections and the development of the firm’s ‘safer play’ technologies. Dr Griffiths, who leads gambling addiction research for Nottingham Trent University, will be tasked with auditing GVC’s group-wide policies, procedures and protocols with regards to developing safer gambling environments for …

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GVC pilots new technologies to bolster new ARC programme 

GVC Holdings is piloting two new safer gambling technologies to enhance its group-wide ‘advanced responsibility and care (ARC)’ programme which was launched in November as part of the firm’s new ‘Sustainability Charter’.  Announced as a frontline directive, GVC launched its ARC programme which will see the firm deploy its proprietary technologies, systems and platforms to collect group-wide ‘behavioural play data’ …

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Listen: ‘FSB Meets…’ How Mark Blandford built up Sportingbet

Earlier this month, omnichannel sports betting platform provider FSB launched its brand new podcast series ‘FSB Meets…’ with sports betting veteran Mark Blandford as the inaugural guest. The new series will see FSB’s Head of Marketing Chris Graham speak to some of the industry’s most engaging people. As you can hear below, the series got off to a flyer with …

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GVC maintains FTSE4Good listing expanding duties with the Carbon Trust 

GVC Holdings has retained its position as a ‘FTSE4Good Index’ business following its annual review of corporate practices.   A London Stock Exchange CSR directive, the FTSE4Good Index was launched in 2001 tracking the performance of listed firms’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.   GVC Holdings has retained its listing on FTSE4Good Index having undertaken an independent assessment of its corporate …

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UKGC plans to ‘stamp out’ VIP malpractice with new guidelines


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released new strict guidance for licence holders which will aim to stamp out malpractice in the management of ‘VIP’ customers. Stamping out the ‘irresponsible incentivisation of high value customers’ has become a key area for change, according to the UKGC, after the regulator reported failings in customer protection.  Furthemore, The House of Lords select …

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