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Videoslots appoints Ulle Skottling as Deputy CEO

Videoslots.com has confirmed the promotion of Chief Operations Officer Ulle Skottling to the position of Deputy CEO. The executive has served as Videoslots COO since 2016, having joined the Malta-based firm from former Stockholm-listed games developer NetEnt AB, where he served as Deputy Managing Director and Head of Account Management (2014-2016). As Deputy CEO, Skottling will be charged with ‘building …

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Mischon de Reya issues Brexit warning on unsettled data transfer rights

London law firm Mischon de Reya has issued a notice to its online gambling partners highlighting further Brexit concerns on data protection rights, staff employment and services contracts impacting the industry. Online gambling has faced less friction than other sectors (travel, exports, entertainment) when adapting to the UK’s post-EU future, as the majority of operators undertook significant operational changes during …

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Kindred promotes Andreas Reimblad to group sportsbook lead 

Kindred Group Plc has confirmed the internal promotion of Andreas Reimblad who will assume the senior management position of Group Head of Sportsbook.  Reimblad will take over from former incumbent Erik Backlund, who was promoted to Chief Product Officer (CPO) of the Stockholm-listed online gambling group last year. Mirroring his predecessor, Kindred stated that Reimblad had proven his capacity and …

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MGA appoints Dr Brincat as new CEO

The board of governors of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Carl Brincat as new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.  Brincat replaces former incumbent Heathcliff Farrugia, who declined to renew his tenure as MGA CEO last November after informing the Malta government that he had chosen to work in the private sector.  An expert …

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MGA reminds licensees of their sports integrity duties

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has reminded all licensed sports betting operators of their duties to submit and document suspicious betting reports from 1 January 2021. The B2C obligation forms part of the MGA’s revamp of Malta’s ‘Gaming Act’ undertaken during 2018, which saw the regulator amend its criteria for gaming authorisations and strengthen its compliance directives. From 2021 onwards, …

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BMIT strengthens innovation muscle investing in EBO Ai

Malta-based IT services and enterprise solutions provider BMIT Technologies has acquired a stake in AI automation studio EBO Ltd (EBO.ai) to accelerate the development of its igaming centric business support technologies.  BMIT maintains a prior working relationship with EBO, which led the development of AI functionalities for BMIT’s ‘CX Virtual Agent’, the firm’s new automated customer service support solution launched …

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Malta FIAU publishes key stats on suspicious transactions related to online gambling

Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has published its ‘intelligence factsheet’ providing an overview of ‘suspicious transaction reports’ (STRs) submitted by Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licensees in 2019. The FIAU is a Malta government central agency tasked with the collection, processing and analysis of data and intelligence with a view to combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism. Under …

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EDC commitment sees GamingMalta secure breakthrough 2021 for Malta esports 

GamingMalta has announced a significant milestone for Malta’s burgeoning esports community, after pro-esports organisations Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo committed to hosting the ‘European Development Championship’ (EDC) series in Malta from 2021 onwards.     A new fixture on the European esports calendar, the EDC Series will host five tournaments across Malta with the aim of promoting grassroots esports development. Players will compete …

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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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