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MGA launches first phase of new integrity monitoring system 

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has beta launched its new online platform which will allow B2C licensed sports betting operators to report suspicious betting activities to its new ‘sports integrity monitoring unit’.  The launch of the platform forms part of the MGA’s 2020 roadmap, in which the regulatory agency has expanded its technical solutions and systems which monitor online gambling …

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Heathcliff Farrugia ends MGA leadership tenure 

Malta’s government will begin an executive search for a new leader of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), as incumbent Heathcliff Farrugia confirmed that he would not be renewing his CEO tenure. An MGA executive since 2014, Farrugia was appointed Chief Executive of Malta gambling’s regulatory and licensing authority in 2018 replacing long-term incumbent Joseph Cuschieri. Farrugia confirmed to local news …

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Betsson rides high on global profile following record Q3 performance

Betsson AB has continued its strong 2020 momentum after the Stockholm-listed online gambling group backed its domestic and international prospects closing year-end trading.  Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update, Betsson recorded group revenues of SEK 1.67 billion (€161m), up 31% on corresponding 2019’s SEK 1.27 billion.   Driving performance, Betsson noted a record 46% increase in active customers across its online …

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iGaming Academy secures Asian vision with Raffles Training

Online gambling workforce training and skills development agency iGaming Academy has expanded its resources for the South East Asian gambling market partnering with Philippines counterpart Raffles Training Inc. Announcing a ‘first of its kind’ partnership, iGaming Academy will develop a series of dedicated courses, engineered to improve all-levels of across employee training and skills development. iGaming Academy will promote its …

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Svenska Spel and SvFF brand Sweden as ‘Zombie nation’ on sports integrity  

In a joint-article published by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Svenska Spel CEO Patrick Hofbauer and Swedish FA (SvFF) General Secretary Håkan Sjöstrand have called for an immediate overhaul of Sweden’s ‘match-fixing council’.  The Swedish government established its match-fixing council on 1 January 2019, coinciding with the launch of Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace. The council was earmarked as a key agency …

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Dunder confirms full UK exit by end of October

Malta-based online casino operator Dunder (Dunder.com) has confirmed that it will exit the UK’s online gambling marketplace by the end of October trading. The online casino operated by Malta gaming group MT SecureTrade issued a statement to its players and media partners outlining that it would begin a ‘phased close down’ of its UK operations, ceasing operations by the end …

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MGA makes it mandatory to report suspicious betting activities

Under new rules released by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), sportsbook operators will be required to report any suspicious betting patterns from 1 January 2021. The new requirements follow a seven-week consultation which sought to gather feedback on the proposed Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements alongside a series of other measures. The MGA stated that it plans to make its Suspicious …

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Malta launches ‘Why iGaming’ campaign to attract fresh talent

European-wide igaming trade body iGEN has teamed up with Gaming Malta o launch its new workforce initiative ‘Why iGaming’ which will focus on attracting new recruits to Malta’s thriving online gambling sector. Launching the www.whyigaming.eu website, iGEN’s 22 member companies will collaborate with Malta government-sanctioned non-profit Gaming Malta, promoting vacant job roles within Malta’s igaming community. The website will be …

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TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy

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Five live games from TVBET have achieved Gaming Labs International (GLI) certification for the Italian and Maltese markets. The global live TV games supplier confirmed that igaming operators in Italy can now legally integrate the following set of games – 1Bet, 5Bet, 7Bet, WheelBet and Lucky6. However, in Malta the certificate only allows you to work in combination with an …

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Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’

Genesis Global Limited has this morning confirmed that it will appeal the UKGC’s ‘interim suspension’ of its licence, sanctioned this week as part of an ongoing investigation by the regulator into ‘undisclosed compliance failures’.  Enforcing Section 116 of the 2005 Gambling Act, the UKGC launched an immediate investigation of Genesis’ online casino operations, stating that the operator was ‘unsuitable to …

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