Tag Archives: Martin Lycka

Martin Lycka: The Empire State asks ‘How About Sports Betting?’

Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka checks his playbook as New York State drives for the mobile betting end zone.  “How about sports betting?”; could these four simple words uttered by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a December press conference be an auspicious sign of things to come as regards regulation of mobile sports betting in the Empire State?  Some would argue …

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Martin Lycka – Santa’s correspondence with Gambling…

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, Entain Group’s recently promoted Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka shares another letter to Santa… The other day, a letter came through our letterbox which was stamped ‘North Pole’. Within the gilded envelope made of silky smooth paper, was this message: “Dear …

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Entain eyes early 2021 debut for Bwin Colombia

Entain Plc (formerly GVC Holdings) expects to launch its Bwin sportsbook property for the regulated Colombian online gambling market next month. Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, told SBC Noticias about the fast-moving developments for the FTSE100 betting group within Colombia. Having recently secured a Colombian online gambling licence by federal regulator Coljuegos, …

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Martin Lycka – O Canada when will you revamp sports betting?

Despite all the sports betting regulatory action in the US following last week’s votes, GVC Holdings Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka is looking at the reaction further north. The fearless men who stand on guard at the Ontario border, through snow, wind and sleet, noticed something rapidly whirling through the plains of Michigan …

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GVC promotes Martin Lycka to lead US regulatory affairs

Martin Lycka

GVC Holdings has continued to restructure its global senior management team after confirming the promotion of Martin Lycka to the newly created role of ‘Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling’. Lycka has formally served as GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs (2018-2020), leading the FTSE100 firm’s management of regulatory stakeholders, group-wide licensing requirements and compliance controls and …

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BOSE Digital: Why the industry must shine a spotlight on responsible gambling

The issue of ethical gambling is not a new notion – the betting industry has been grappling with a number of varying rules and regulations for some time. However, a new approach to the measures that are currently in place might see a shift in attitudes towards the betting industry’s role in problem gambling and the causation of the dilemma. …

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Martin Lycka – The age of super mergers

As the key factions in the gambling landscape build alliance after alliance, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka muses on the way it is changing the world we work in.  The landscape of the fabled land of Gamealot has changed a lot over the last decade or so. Sir William hailed a Caesar from across the pond and …

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EPIC Risk Management: GambleAware funding needs a balanced approach

Earlier this year, five of the biggest operators in the UK, along with members of the Betting and Gaming Council, confirmed that they will provide £100m worth of funding to improve treatment services via GambleAware. However there are still questions regarding the best way to spend the money to ensure that it can sustain the industry and provide the ultimate …

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Online casino and safer gambling under the spotlight on SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital’s final day

SBC Summit Barcelona - Day Four Preview

SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital will draw to a close on Friday 11 September with a roster of senior executive speakers sharing their vision for the future of the online casino sector and on working together to develop ideas to improve player protection.  Delegates attending the final day of the betting & gaming industry’s largest ever virtual conference and exhibition …

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Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’

Facing key regulatory showdowns across the European markets of Spain, Sweden, Germany and the UK, Martin Lycka GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs tells industry leadership to buckle down for the stresses of a working summer…  _____________ COVID-19 has upended everything. Even the regulatory silly season is now at risk of being cancelled; that eagerly awaited period of slow news …

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