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GVC hosts ‘research symposium’ on gambling addiction

FTSE betting group GVC Holdings is today hosting a ‘symposium on research into safer gambling’ showcasing the academic progress of its partnership with the Cambridge Health Alliance – a Harvard Medical School. A key directive of its ‘Changing for the Bettor’ social responsibility mandate at the start of 2019, GVC formed a $5.5 million multi-year partnership supporting Cambridge Health’s ‘Division of …

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Kenneth Alexander: GVC – ‘Industry cannot be turned into a political football’

GVC Holdings’ Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander has responded to criticism of his leadership, made public this week by the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Gambling Related Harm’. Opening the ‘Reputation Matters – gambling sector in the spotlight’ keynote event, Alexander spoke on GVC and the industry’s combined efforts to reduce problem gambling harms and further support treatment and research networks. …

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GVC Holdings confirms Barry Gibson as new Chairman

GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Barry Gibson as the operator group’s Non-Executive Chairman, with the appointment taking effect from today. Over the weekend, Sky News, The Times and The Daily Telegraph reported that Gibson would assume the new position, due to succeed Lee Feldman who will step down on 27 February 2020.  Stephen Morana, GVC’s Senior Independent Non-Executive …

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GVC expected to confirm Barry Gibson as new Chairman

This weekend, UK business news sources have reported that GVC Holdings will confirm the appointment of Barry Gibson as new Group Chairman of the FTSE gambling firm. Sky News, The Times and The Daily Telegraph report that Gibson is regarded by GVC’s board as the man to soothe investor relations, following the firm’s governance dispute in relation to outgoing Chairman …

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Digital gains see GVC up 2019 earnings guidance

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FTSE gambling group GVC Holdings Plc has this morning upgraded its full-year EBITDA guidance to £670-680 million from its previous £650-670 million range. Updating the market, GVC governance points to continued online growth maintained during a ‘softer’ Q3 trading period’, in which GVC delivered a 12% increase in net gaming revenues (NGR) despite competing against World Cup Russia 2018 comparatives. …

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Betting bosses withdraw from upcoming APPG hearing

GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander has withdrawn from this week’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) hearing, with the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP branding the executive’s decision ‘outrageous’. The APPG hearing, which will specifically focus upon identifying and resolving harms caused by online gambling, brings together representatives from a number of leading UK operators including GVC, William Hill …

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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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Digital confidence sees GVC up 2019 profits guidance

A combination of continued online growth and better than expected UK retail performance has allowed FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings to upgrade its full-year corporate guidance. Citing market share gains across all major territories, the group recorded group ‘pro-forma’ revenues of £1.8 billion up 5% on corresponding H1 2018’s £1.7 billion. During the trading period, GVC’s enlarged multi-regional online …

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GVC shows global depth countering UK retail realities

FTSE100 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning published its ‘post-close’ interim H1 2019 trading update, citing strong online growth as the company continues to adjust to UK FOBTs retail realities. Despite competing against a tough comparative period featuring World Cup 2018 trading, GVC maintained its digital momentum to record a group H1 2019 NGR of +17%, helping the firm to period …

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