Tag Archives: Martin Lycka

Safe Bet Show: Leadership changes in the US sports betting space

The rapid expansion of the North American sports betting and gaming industry has caught the attention of numerous operators based outside the continent – with a range of factors to consider.  Speaking to Martyn Lycka on the latest episode of the Safe Bet Show, Executive Director of the International Gaming Institute Dr Bo Bernhard, examined developments in one of America’s …

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Liv Biesemans, Kindred: No Google of gambling industry ‘anytime soon’

The past year has seen a number of major acquisitions – as well as some prominent failed ones – in the international betting and gaming scene, but the prospect of a ‘betting industry Google is not around the corner. This is according to Kindred’s Group Deputy General Counsel Liv Biesemans, who shared her views on M&A developments whilst also making …

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BGC lauds industry’s ‘huge contribution’ in community and social initiatives

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has provided an overview of the gambling industry’s 2021 CSR initiatives, focusing on community outreach, economic and social contribution, promotion of equality and diversity, employee support and environmental initiatives.  A number of prominent companies were highlighted in the report, including bet365 Group, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill, Gamesys and Entain, whilst BGC members in general …

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Martin Lycka: Brazil is the crown jewel for Latin American industry

SBC Summit Latinoamerica

Martin Lycka, Entain’s SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, is set to be part of the high-level speaker line-up for this month’s SBC Summit Latinoamérica conference and trade show in Miami. Ahead of the event, he talked to SBC Noticias about Entain’s operations in Latin America and the importance to international operators of local partnerships when entering newly-regulated …

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SBC Summit Barcelona to shine a light on payments, compliance and safer gambling challenges

SBC Summit Barcelona

This month’s SBC Summit Barcelona conference and exhibition is set to deliver an in-depth examination of the main safer gambling, payments technology, and compliance challenges faced by the sports betting and igaming industry.  The event for the global gambling industry will take place as planned at Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc on 21 – 24 September, as Barcelona is fully open …

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Grainne Hurst: Personalised technological safe betting solutions ideal outcome of gambling review

The UK government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act has been welcomed by the industry, and leading operator Entain in particular has praised the evidence-led approach to the regulatory overhaul. Speaking to Martin Lycka in the latest episode of the Safe Bet Show, Grainne Hurst, Entain’s Director of Corporate Affairs, discussed responsible gambling, the UK government’s review of the 2005 …

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Martin Lycka: From the abyss of agony to the peak of ecstasy… and sometimes back!

In his monthly column for SBC, Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, believes cake is in order for some of those regulatory regimes that have turned agony into ecstasy… Dear reader,  I can hardly believe that I am welcoming you to the third season of my SBC column. but here we are at …

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Martin Lycka: Gambling taxation with representation…

Martin Lycka, Entain Plc’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, comments on the thorny yet unavoidable issue of industry taxation and why operators may hiss at feeling short-changed… Jean Baptiste Colbert, the Sun King’s First Minister of State, once quipped that “the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest …

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Safe Bet Show: Technology is the greatest asset for responsible gambling

Responsible gambling has become a key focus of many operators, with numerous companies launching  initiatives, but EPIC Risk Management’s Brianne Dora-Schawohl believes that more can and should be done, particularly with regards to leveraging technology as an asset. In the latest episode of Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show, the VP of US Policy and Strategic Development at EPIC spoke to …

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