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GambleAware lauds ‘Big Four’ donations but decries ‘inconsistent approach’

GambleAware has published its list of corporate donors for the 12 months ending 31 March 2022, revealing that the ‘Big Four’ group of UK operators generated 89% of all contributions. The responsible and safer gambling organisation updated that Entain, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill all made donations in the millions, with total industry contributions to GambleAware reaching £34.7 million. The continued …

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Mark Kemp to lead DAZN BET’s ‘imminent disruption’ of global sportsbook markets

A week following its announcement that it will launch its sportsbook venture by the start of the 2022/2023 football season, global sports OTT platform DAZN Group has confirmed that Mark Kemp will lead its new sportsbook unit as Chief Executive of DAZN BET. As CEO  DAZN BET, Kemp will work towards the venture’s  goal to ‘revitalise’ and ‘disrupt’ the casual …

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DAZN recruits Tiku as tech master to lead development of global sportsbook platform

DAZN has announced the appointment of Sandeep Tiku as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who will spearhead the global OTT sports media provider’s development of its much-anticipated proprietary sportsbook platform.  An industry figurehead, Tiku joins the DAZN executive leadership team from Entain Plc, where he formally served as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and executive board director of the FTSE100 gambling group. …

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Entain leadership places innovation at forefront of 2022 duties 

Entain Plc’s leadership duo of Group Chief Executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen and Deputy-CEO Rob Wood have outlined their shared objective to showcase the FTSE100 business’ innovation capabilities during 2022.  Innovation and organic growth were marked as ‘capital allocation priorities’ by Andersen and Wood, hosting yesterday’s Entain leadership conference call with investors and market analysts. The start of 2022 saw Entain maintain …

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Julie Markey appointed interim Chair of XLMedia

XLMedia (XLM) has moved to strengthen its senior leadership team following Christopher Bell’s decision to vacate as Chair, appointing Julie Markey in an interim role.  Markey steps into the position of interim Chair from her current role of non-executive Director of the Company and Chair of the remuneration committee, and will assume the responsibilities of the job whilst the company …

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Robert Hoskin – No time for cynics Entain leads global gaming on ESG fronts

Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) initiatives are a growing focus of corporations across all mass market sectors. Though cynics may argue that the policies function largely as a public relations exercise, for Robert Hoskin this is far from the case.  To date Hoskin’s career reflects the ever-changing landscape of igaming, witnessing first-hand PartyGaming’s transition through subsequent M&As with Bwin, GVC …

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English speakers identified as most at-risk problem gambling group by Gambless

Gambless has recorded 3,500 self-assessment tests completed via its mobile app, revealing strong differences in problem gambling across international borders, with English speakers encountering issues much more than other linguistic groups. Publishing its first annual report, the Mindspa-funded and ORCHHA-certified international gambling harm prevention app found that English speakers, mainly from the US, UK, and Australia, recorded a 57% higher …

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Entain maintains 2021 growth despite Deutsche and KOA drags

Entain Plc has continued to match its corporate growth against high expectations, with the FTSE100 gambling group citing progress on all 2021 corporate objectives. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the three month period ended 30 September, Entain recorded a 4% increase in group net gaming revenues when compared to Q3 2020 Registering a 10% increase in NGR for the …

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Ladbrokes retains Neverland as lead creative agency

Ladbrokes has confirmed that it will retain Neverland as its lead creative agency, following the success of its “This Time We Play Together” campaign launched for this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 championships.  Dominic Grounsell, Entain Plc’s UK and IRE MD for Sports Brands, confirmed Neverland’s renewal to marketing news source Campaign, praising the agency’s creative approach and fresh thinking to …

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Bookmakers tread careful path on HMRC FOBTs rebate

Bookmakers and hospitality businesses are examining whether they are in-line to receive multi-million VAT refunds from the government, in relation to HMRC overruled calculations on FOBTs charges.  This weekend, The Times reported that up to 1,000 UK businesses that operated fruit machines, one-armed bandits and coin-pushers are reviewing whether to claim compensation from HMRC.  The dispute relates to HMRC collecting …

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