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Maarten Haijer, EGBA: Europe requires greater cooperation on forthcoming gambling resolutions

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

Ahead of ICE London’s opening day, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), outlines the trade body’s proactive approach to 2024’s regulatory agenda, which will likely be disrupted by general elections across multiple markets. The EGBA remains committed to fostering cooperation among operators and key stakeholders to improve standards and harmonisation practices of dynamic and evolving …

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Niccolo Cassettari: Logifuture’s laser-focus commitment to emerging markets

SBC News Niccolo Cassettari: Logifuture’s laser-focus commitment to emerging markets

Niccolo Cassettari, Chief Business Development Officer at Logifuture, talks about the company’s multi-faceted approach to doing business and what it takes to be more than just a white label specialist.  SBC: Logifuture has earned a solid reputation as a white label specialist, but the company also markets a wide-range of B2B products. Can you share more information on its inception, …

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MY ICE: Patrick Mostboeck, SVP Audiovisual at Sportradar

Patrick Mostboeck, SVP Audiovisual at Sportradar

With ICE London fast approaching, Sportradar’s Patrick Mostboeck shares his thoughts on this year’s event and how he’s looking forward to reconnecting with existing clients and meeting some new faces along the way.  SBC: What trends are you anticipating seeing at the event?  Patrick Mostboeck: From an audiovisual perspective, I’m expecting to see greater focus on data-driven streaming services. Operators …

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London Mayor launches enquiry on gambling harms impact 

SBC News London Mayor launches enquiry on gambling harms impact 

The London Assembly has launched an inquiry seeking to ‘understand the health impacts of gambling in the capital city’. The inquiry will be led by the London Assembly’s Public Health Committee with the aim of informing the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, about developing policies and initiatives to reduce gambling-related harms. The Committee has issued a ‘call for response’, seeking …

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Clarion Gaming puts London under review as host city of ICE expos 

SBC News Clarion Gaming puts London under review as host city of ICE expos 

Clarion Gaming has confirmed that the cities of London, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris will bid to become the host of its flagship ICE conference from 2025-to-2029.  The announcement sees Clarion Gaming undertake the biggest strategic review of ICE since the tradeshow’s enlargement in 2009, which saw it absorb the International Gaming Expo (IGE) and Amusement Trades Exhibition International (ATEI). The …

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Metropolitan to divest South African casino properties to bolster UK growth

SBC News Metropolitan to divest South African casino properties to bolster UK growth

Metropolitan Gaming has offloaded its South African casino interests in a move that the firm has said is reflective of a focused strategy to invest and develop facilities across primary markets. After purchasing 11 venues across the United Kingdom, Egypt and South Africa from Caesars Entertainment in August 2021, the casino and entertainment firm added the Park Lane Club London in June 2022 in what …

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Hippodrome launches breakthrough cashless experience with OKTO 

SBC News Hippodrome launches breakthrough cashless experience with OKTO 

London’s Hippodrome Casino has claimed the title of the first UK casino to integrate a cashless payment solution.   The heritage casino, located in London’s Piccadilly Circus, will be able to offer patrons a fully cashless experience through the integration of OKTO wallet solution on the Hippodrome mobile app. OKTO is a developer of customised payment solutions for the gaming, entertainment, …

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UKGC to apply new rulebook on Customer Care duties

SBC News UKGC to apply new rulebook on Customer Care duties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced new rules that will require all licensed online gambling operators to actively identify and directly intervene with at-risk/harm players.  Coming into effect from 12 September, remote operators must monitor a “specific range of indicators as a required minimum to identify gambling harms“. New guidance will be issued to operators by June, outlining the …

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Kindred to double headcount of new look sportsbook unit

SBC News Kindred to double headcount of new look sportsbook unit

Kindred Group Plc has launched a global recruitment drive to expand its trading capabilities, as the Stockholm-listed online gambling group prepares to take ‘end-to-end control’ of its sportsbook platform This February saw Kindred announce its biggest-ever technology directive, choosing to build its own proprietary sportsbook solution in order to reduce its reliance on third-party suppliers. Marked as a headline objective, …

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