Tag Archives: Martin Lycka

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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German regulations risk black market take-up says Lycka

Martin Lycka, GVC Holdings’ director of regulatory affairs, has called attention to the pending reorganisation of German gaming regulations, stating that ‘this is a gaming revolution built on sand’. Writing for Politico, Lycka explained that ‘German gambling is on the brink of revolution’ with incoming legislation paving the way for the registration of an unlimited number of sports betting providers, …

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EPIC delivers problem gambling education with Harvard Medical School

EPIC Risk Management has committed to delivering education on the topic of problem gambling after agreeing to a new partnership with the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The duo will work together to research elite athletes’ relationships with problematic gambling behaviours, and will occur in parallel with GVC Holdings’ ongoing research partnership …

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GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal

GVC Holdings will back tennis’ ‘Eastern European Championship’ charity initiative to raise vital funds in support of international COVID-19 relief efforts. Held in Belgrade at the ‘Tipsarevic Academy’, the Eastern European Championship is a six-week exhibition tournament (15 June – 23 July) created by former tour pro Janko Tipsarevic to raise funds for COVID-19 and tennis development charities. The special event marks …

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Martin Lycka – The Gambling Prince of Sweden

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka offers a dramatic twist on the Swedish licensing process, in which operators may not get the curtain call they’ve been looking for. Act I – A Truly Glorious Day January 1, 2019. A momentous day in Swedish gambling history. The online gambling market opens. A fanfare sounds. The curtain goes up. Licensed operators …

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Martin Lycka – April lockdown can never be forgotten

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka reviews the events of a world-changing April 2020, in which tough lessons have been learnt by the lived experience of working and adjusting to national lockdown orders… _____________________________ Dear Diary,  What a month this has been. In the UK, we are told the virus has peaked and is now hopefully ebbing. However, we are …

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