Tag Archives: Martin Lycka

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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Martin Lycka: At the crossroads of esports and betting 

Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, delves into the world of esports as the sector becomes increasingly popular for sportsbooks across the world. Just west of Mar Sara, 25 March 2506, 12:45 Zulu Time: a deserted platoon of Terran Marines, supported by a few remaining Vultures running on fumes and a Siege Tank …

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SBC launches Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show with Feldman interview

SBC has launched a new video podcast featuring Entain Plc’s Senior Vice President for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka as he looks closely at the way the industry is approaching player protection and social responsibility.  Martin Lycka’s ‘Safe Bet Show‘ will see leading figures from the gambling industry placed in the hot seat as Lycka quizzes them …

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Double Espresso Show – ‘Science leads industry efforts on overcoming problem gambling’

Speaking on the latest episode of the Double Espresso Podcast, Paul Buck, CEO and Founder of Epic Risk Management, stated that he believes the betting industry is ‘on the right track’ with regards to responsible gambling. In his interview with Rasmus Sojmark, CEO of SBC, Buck highlighted the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act in the UK and the …

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SBC Webinars and IDnow present Online Gambling in an Ever-Changing Regulatory World

IDnow Webinar

The future of regulation in Germany and the wider European market will be placed under the spotlight in an IDnow webinar titled Online Gambling in an Ever-Changing Regulatory World. The webinar comes ahead of the highly-anticipated, rescheduled EURO 2020 games which will see teams compete in 12 different cities across Europe. With the group stages due to kick off on …

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Martin Lycka: The importance of being liquid

Market-by-market, regulators face critical choices in how to govern the intricacies of managing product liquidity vital for all online gambling disciplines. Martin Lycka, Entain Plc’s Senior VP of North American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling examines how regulators should approach online gambling’s complex liquidity conundrum, maintaining a balance between effective market management and commercial appeal for consumers. ____________________ Liquidity is …

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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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