Tag Archives: GVC

Martin Lycka: What Would Pelé Do?

In the fifth of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka wonders what might Pelé and his footballing band of brothers think about Brazilian sports betting regulation. In an exclusive fictitious interview, we have asked Brazil’s all-time leading goal scorers for their views on the regulatory works the Brazilian government has …

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Safer Gambling Forum: The industry needs bold leadership to implement change

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry …

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CRM is set for a red-letter day in 2020 with the right FTP solution

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SportCaller Performance Director Paddy McDermott examines the rapidly changing marketing landscape for bookmakers, and explains how a flexible FTP platform can best sit within this framework. Gambling operators, and their tactics for acquiring and retaining players, continue to face a sustained period of scrutiny and attack. This is coming from regulators, certain elements of the press and numerous lobbying groups …

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International operators vie for Sportsbook of the Year prize at SBC Awards

Industry powerhouse bet365 will be hoping to make it six in a row when the winner of the Sportsbook of the Year prize is announced at the SBC Awards 2019, but it must see off strong international competition to do so.  The victors of all 41 SBC Awards will be unveiled in front of an audience of more than 700 …

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Looking beyond the “usual runners and riders” for platform and sportsbook delivery

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In an increasingly competitive environment, made more difficult by the chilled winds of regulatory oversight, Conall McSorley from gbet explains why operators are duty bound to evaluate their platform and sportsbook providers with compliance and differentiation the watch words at this years’ Betting on Sports. Betting on Sports is a genuinely unmissable show that improves in terms of quality of …

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GVC appoints Dean Shannon as Australia CEO

The governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of Dean Shannon as inbound Chief Executive of its Australian division. Shannon will succeed Jason Scott as leader of GVC’s Australian business unit, overseeing the corporate development of ‘Ladbrokes Australia’ and ‘Neds’ brands. Prior to the appointment, Shannon has maintained a close relationship with GVC, serving as an …

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Martin Lycka: Sixteen kings trapped in a gambling Gordian knot

In the third of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka ruminates on the development of the online gambling market in Germany. __________________ Once upon a time, there were sixteen kings in a land in the heart of Europe. The land’s credo was thou shalt not gamble online. Nevertheless, the kings’ subjects …

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Richest ever speaker line-up makes Betting on Sports the must-attend gambling industry event

Betting on Sports 2019 Final Agenda

Over 70 hours of expertise from nearly 300 speakers await visitors to this month’s Betting on Sports conference, making it the must-attend event for everyone in the sports betting and igaming sectors. Industry leaders sharing their invaluable knowledge as part of a packed programme for the event at Olympia London on 17 – 20 September include no less than 70 …

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GVC restructures debt facilities to handle diverse ‘global currency mix’

FTSE gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning issued a market filing, confirming that it has gained access to a €200 million ‘class b’ first-lien term loan. The € debt transaction has been processed through GVC’s operational subsidiary – ‘GVC Holdings Gibraltar Limited’. In its market filing, GVC governance details that the loan has been structured under ‘net leverage neutral …

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Kenneth Alexander underlines long-term GVC leadership commitment

Kenneth Alexander, Group Chief Executive of FTSE gambling group GVC Holdings, has underlined his long-term commitment to the company by purchasing £5 million worth of shares. GVC’s leader confirmed that he had acquired 833,000 shares at a purchase price of 588.17p – the transaction sees Alexander increase his total shareholding in the firm to approximately 2.5 million shares. Issuing a …

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