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GambleAware receives £5.4m in donations for Q1 and Q2

According to recent figures released by GambleAware, UK operators Bet365, GVC Holdings and William Hill have again topped the list of donations received by the industry charity, for the period between 1 April 2019 – 30 September 2019. The charity had received £5.4m in pledges and donations for Q1 and Q2 of this year, however this does not include funds …

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Svenska Spel strengthens igaming management with Petra Blixt appointment

Former-LeoVegas chief marketing officer Petra Blixt has been appointed as the new head of sales and marketing for Svenska Spel‘s igaming subsidiary, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. Blixt, who will assume the new role on 20 January 2020, will oversee the development of the subsidiary’s digital marketing strategy and optimising the sales process, as part of the operator’s ongoing efforts to enhance its online …

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KSA sanctions Royal Panda and LeoVegas over online offering

Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has sanctioned both Royal Panda and LeoVegas after the two operators were found to be offering games of chance to consumers within the country. The KSA emphasised that “online gambling is currently prohibited”, and subsequently handed Royal Panda a €400,000 while LeoVegas was issued with a fine of €350,000. The fines follow on from research …

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LeoVegas overturns Swedish licensing restrictions

Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has re-established its five-year Swedish gaming licence, having won its appeal against gaming inspectorate Spelinspektionen. LeoVegas governance had challenged Spelinspektionen’s decision to limit its licence to a two-year operating period, in relation to committing UK advertising violations. Filing a challenge with the Swedish Administrative Court of Linköping, LeoVegas governance contested the decision by stating …

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LeoVegas signs first German betting partnership with Bochum

VfL Bochum 1848 of the 2. Bundesliga has become the first German betting partner of Stockholm based operator LeoVegas. The deal, which has been signed on an initial two year basis, will see LeoVegas Sport take over from Sportwetten.de as official betting partner of the second division club. Hardy Eberle, LeoVegas’ country manager for Germany, commented: “We are proud to accompany such an …

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LeoVegas posts record Q2 revenues despite big market challenges

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LeoVegas said it has found a more balanced geographical mix despite finding the UK market “challenging” and delivering just satisfactory results in Sweden. The operator’s Group CEO Gustaf Hagman said that Q2 2019 was its best quarter ever, with revenues of €94.4 million (up 8 per cent from Q2 2018) contributing to “good underlying growth and profitability” for H1 2019 …

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LeoVegas strengthens responsible gambling initiatives with LeoLine

Online gambling group LeoVegas has strengthened its responsible gambling policies after developing new plans to launch  a new live chat service across its UK-facing brands, in collaboration with Gambling Therapy. The new service, LeoLine, will deliver immediate live help to punters that wish to access support in managing their gambling activity. The overall impact of the new service is due …

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Sylwan signs up to deliver data driven growth for LeoVegas

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Former Kindred Group and Svenska Spel manager Dersim Sylwan will succeed Petra Blixt as LeoVegas Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Blixt had been serving in the role on an interim basis since May of this year, having been appointed as a marketing director in October 2018 as part of a departmental shake-up. She will continue as interim CMO until Sylwan officially …

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LeoVegas gets ready for Spanish market launch

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has confirmed that it will launch its services for the regulated Spanish online gambling market, as the European operator prepares to enter its ‘7th locally regulated market’. Issuing an update, LeoVegas governance confirms that it has secured DGOJ approved licenses for both Spanish casino and sportsbook provisions, with the company moving to launch its initial Spanish domain …

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LeoVegas completes systems migration to Google Cloud

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas Group AB has completed a key technical objective, after migrating its entire gaming and customer management platform provisions on to the Google Cloud. The European online gambling group states that it will gain significant flexibility whilst improving product scaling capacities, as its core systems transfer from being maintained in Malta to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Fulfilling a …

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