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MGA survey reveals investment postponements as COVID-19 biggest rupture 

Conducting a survey among its licence holders, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published first insights of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Malta’s online gambling sector. The study, carried out in April by the MGA’s ‘Information & Research’ unit, detailed pandemic impacts on each individual licensee segment including B2C operators, technology providers, marketing services and operations. “The survey …

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Catena Media praises cost-efficiency programme in strong Q1 report 

Catena Media said it has been able to navigate first-stage COVID-19 business complexities, as the company recorded a strong opening to year trading.  Reporting top-line growth across all core metrics, Stockholm-listed Catena recorded a 2% increase in corporate revenues to €26.7 million (Q12019: €26.1m).  Revenue performance was maintained by its casino segment, which contributed 61% of revenues during first quarter …

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MGA and ICC form data-sharing collaboration

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has strengthened its sports integrity capacity by entering a data-sharing agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The announcement sees the MGA continue its 2020 agenda of collaborating with wider industry stakeholders, seeking to directly tackle online gambling’s current threats and future challenges. The ICC governs and administrates international cricket across the world, with its …

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MGA states zero tolerance approach to crisis marketing

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has reminded all licensed incumbents of their duties in ensuring that ‘responsible commercial communications’ are thoroughly maintained during the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. Writing to operators, the MGA demanded that that responsible communications and engagements are upheld with consumers who have been forced into lockdown or isolation by their national governments. It said: “We remind …

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Malta revamps rescue package to focus on workforce protections

The Malta Labour Party has sanctioned wholesale upgrades to its economic rescue package to support vital industries disrupted by the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis. Yesterday, Prime Minister Robert Abela unveiled a raft of new economic measures to protect Malta’s business community and workforce. Malta’s Treasury has pledged to commit €61 million per month to support the employer payroll for its …

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AskGamblers’ casino dispute service returns $8.8m to players

Online gambling community AskGamblers has revealed that during 2019, its ‘Casino Complaint Service’ recovered players more than $8.80 million in unpaid, delayed or unfairly confiscated money. AskGamblers reveals the figure closing its 2019 accounts, detailing another ‘record-breaking year’ for its online casino customer dispute and arbitration system. The legacy online gambling portal details that its compliant systems team reviewed 9,800 …

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Malta businesses criticise the country’s COVID-19 rescue package

Malta’s business community and trade unions have urged the government to rethink terms and conditions attached to its €1.8 billion COVID-19 ‘rescue package’. Last week, Malta’s new Prime Minister Robert Abela presented the Labour Party’s COVID-19 economic pledge, focusing on maintaining liquidity of Malta businesses. The Malta Treasury’s headline policy saw the government commit to a €1.6 billion liquidity fund which …

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Blexr promotes Ian Hills to Malta General Manager

Industry publisher and lead generation network Blexr has confirmed the promotion of Financial Controller Ian Hills to the leadership position of Malta General Manager. A former Mr Green executive, Hills joined the Malta-based publisher in December 2018 heading up Blexr’s financial and commercial units. In his new remit as General Manager, Hills will be tasked with leading the firm’s Malta …

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Betway expands Euro profile securing Portuguese licence

Portugal’s Comissao de Jogos do Turismo (SRJI) has granted Betway a licence to operate B2C online casino and betting services. The government agency which leads licencing initiatives for Portugal’s gambling marketplace, sanctioned by the nation’s Tourism Board has granted online gambling rights to Betway’s Malta operating subsidiary GM Gaming Ltd. Portugal becomes Betway’s ninth European regulated marketplace, in which the …

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Adrianus van Spreeuwel​, Bet4Pride: Building a betting brand for the LGBT community

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A gambling site for the LGBT+ community is so much more than accepting bets on sports or casino, according to Adrianus van Spreeuwel​, Founder and CEO of Bet4Pride. Having spent the best part of a decade working for Mansion Group and bet365, van Spreeuwel helped to launch the Bet4Pride brand in the UK market late last year as a new white …

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