Tag Archives: KPMG

Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead 

Senet, a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in gambling compliance, law and business guidance for Australia’s wagering marketplace, has confirmed the appointment of Paul Newsom as its new Head of Advisory Practice. A recognised figurehead for Australian gambling, Newsom most recently served as Deputy Secretary of the New South Wales Department of Industry, responsible for liquor, gambling and racing public policy and …

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CasinoBeats Malta goes digital for 2020

CasinoBeats Malta Digital

SBC Events has announced that its online casino conference and exhibition CasinoBeats Malta 2020 has now evolved to become CasinoBeats Malta Digital, a fully virtual three-day conference, exhibition and networking experience. The physical event was due to take place at the InterContinental Malta in mid-June, but with restrictions on travel and movement still affecting businesses, it has been transformed into …

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UKGC strengthens commissioner ranks for critical 2020

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed the appointment of four new commissioners, strengthening its regulatory oversight for a crucial 2020 agenda and further future proceedings.   The commissioner appointments have been approved by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – allowing Terry Babbs, Brian Bannister, Jo Hill and Sir Martin Narey to join UKGC governance …

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Tabcorp appoints ‘finance pro’ Anne Brennan as governance advisor

Issuing a market filing, the governance of Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the inbound appointment of Anne Brennan as a corporate non-executive director. Updating investors, Tabcorp governance awaits the necessary regulatory and ministerial approval to confirm Brennan’s appointment, with the executive expected to serve as Tabcorp governance advisor from February of next year. An expert in corporate …

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William Hill appoints ‘risk expert’ Jane Hanson as corporate advisor

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its governance and corporate advisory confirming the appointment of Jane Hanson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. An expert in risk management and corporate governance strategies for ‘highly regulated industries’, Hanson will join William Hill’s board on 1 July 2019, becoming a member of the FTSE firm’s nomination and audit committees. A …

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Paytm targets number 1 fantasy sports status in India

Paytm

Having rebranded its gaming platform from Gamepind to FirstGames, parent company Paytm has set about delivering India’s number one fantasy sports destination. The fintech firm is also looking to raise $30 million to fund the continued expansion of the platform – a joint venture with AGTech Holdings Limited. Despite only launching in February 2018, it reached over 30 million users …

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GVC’s Simon Hay steps down to join Nektan

Nektan, an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, has confirmed that GVC’s Simon Hay will be joining the company as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hay is due to start the new role from June 17,  bringing with him a wealth of experience from two decades in the accountancy and consultancy sectors. Prior to this, …

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Sportito launches fantasy platform in India

Fantasy sports platform Sportito has bolstered its position in the Indian market after attracting over 500 registrations to its Sportito India platform in its first 2 hours of operation. The platform has attributed its recent uptake in followers to the  fantasy contest on the ICC Cricket World Cup, which has just started. While operating in the new market, Sportito India …

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Scott Longley: The £2 reckoning – betting & racing face their nightmare

Following the conclusion of this week’s local elections, the Conservative government will likely move to implement a £2 FOBTs wagering limit, impacting all UK betting stakeholders. SBC contributor Scott Longley assess whether the government understands the consequences of its drastic cut, or if it can justify its FOBTs policy logic… _________________ Politics has trumped economics in the final stages of …

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Jon Tricker – KPMG – Gibraltar stakeholders united in tackling Brexit impacts

Gibraltar’s eGaming operators are not being browbeaten by Brexit says Jon Tricker, Managing Director KPMG Gibraltar, as he assesses the outlook for the Gibraltar eGaming industry following the Gibraltar eSummit last March. ________________________ It’s difficult for any outlook on Gibraltar’s future not to be dominated by reference to Brexit but it’s also surprising how, in just a few months, talk has …

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