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William Hill’s Evoke ordered to re-verify its Swedish customer base  

William Hill records further Swedish compliance struggles, as its Evoke Gaming subsidiary is demanded to re-verify player accounts registered during 2019 by gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen. An investigation by Spelinspektionen outlined a number of verification discrepancies related to customers registered by Evoke brands during the period of January-to-July 2019. Spelinspektionen’s investigation focused on Evoke’s management of its licensing duties, in which …

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Spillemyndigheden launches ROFUS rights campaign for Denmark

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority, has launched a new national campaign promoting its ROFUS self-exclusion gambling service. Launched this September across social media and TV networks, the campaign reminds Danish consumers of their rights to ask licensed operators to ‘take-a-break’ and self-exclude from all gambling engagements. 2018 reforms to the Danish Gambling Act demanded that all licensed online gambling operators refer …

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Danish Spilreklamenævnet rules against Mr Green on Christmas complaint

Denmark’s Gaming Advertising Board, Spilreklamenævnet, has made a decision regarding a complaint concerning a Mr Green advertisement shown in December 2020 before a family TV show. The complaint in question revolved around a commercial for the William Hill-owned online casino operator shown before the family entertainment Juleønsket Christmas programme on the TV2 network.  A majority decision by Spilreklamenævnet ruled against …

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William Hill disappointed by Mr Green’s costly Swedish AML gaps

William Hill has issued a response to the AML failings of Mr Green, its flagship European online gambling subsidiary, which was fined SEK 30 million (€3.1m) by Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate.  Yesterday, Spelinspektionen published its casework on Mr Green, outlining multiple AML compliance and duty of customer care failures identified between 1 January 2019 to 1 June 2020. The …

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Spelinspektionen fines Mr Green €3m for AML neglect 

Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has fined Mr Green penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3m) after citing that the William Hill subsidiary had failed to match its AML and customer care duties.  Providing an overview of its assessment, Spelinspektionen fined Mr Green SEK 1.5 million (€140,000) for failing to maintain its customer reporting duties as a requirement of the ‘Money Laundering …

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Caesars initiates bidding contest for William Hill’s UK and European assets

Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will begin the bidding contest for the European and UK home assets of WIlliam Hill, formally completing its takeover of the heritage bookmaker last month.  Reported in The Telegraph, the sale will include all of William Hill’s high street shops – which number around 1,400 in the UK and Ireland – as well as …

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Bengtsson nominated to replace outgoing Lundberg at Raketech

SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

Ulrik Bengtsson has been nominated to join Raketech as the gaming performance marketing firm’s new Chairman of the Board, replacing the outgoing Christian Lundberg. Bringing considerable experience to the role, Bengtsson has a bachelor’s degree in management from Dalhousie University in Canada, and has held key positions at several major betting and gaming operators, and media companies, throughout his career. …

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Checkd Group promotes Alex Beecham ahead of expansion plans

Checkd Group has promoted Alex Beecham to the position of Managing Director of its Checkd Media division, in preparation for a renewed commercial drive and expansion plans. In his new position as MD of Checkd Media, Beecham will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Footy Accumulators, Winners Enclosure and Oddschanger brands. His appointment follows the announcement that the …

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William Hill lauds online performance as Caesars chapter begins

William Hill Plc has branded 2020 as a ‘challenging but transformative year’, as the heritage bookmaker moved to finalise its £2.9 billion takeover by US partner Caesars Entertainment. Adjusting for the H1 closure of its UK retail betting estates, William Hill recorded a full-year net revenue decline to £1.3 billion, down 16% on corresponding 2019 results of £1.5 billion.  Nevertheless, …

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Hernando brings international experience to Kaizen board

Kaizen Gaming has strengthened its board with the appointment of Julio Iglesias Hernando as Chief Commercial Officer. Hernando will bring considerable executive experience to the role, having held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for William Hill and Mr Green, where he was responsible for 12 international markets outside of the US and UK. In addition to his bookmaking and …

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