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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling faces a pivotal moment

This is a pivotal moment for the online gambling sector. It’s not a moment it could have foreseen, nor is it a moment it has actively sought! However, whilst it has not been slow to identify an unexpected opportunity to market its non-sports betting wares to a new audience, it is essential that it fully recognises the associated threats to …

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Blexr promotes Ian Hills to Malta General Manager

Industry publisher and lead generation network Blexr has confirmed the promotion of Financial Controller Ian Hills to the leadership position of Malta General Manager. A former Mr Green executive, Hills joined the Malta-based publisher in December 2018 heading up Blexr’s financial and commercial units. In his new remit as General Manager, Hills will be tasked with leading the firm’s Malta …

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Aspire Global appoints figurehead Kärrbrink as Pariplay Chairman

Malta-based iGaming platform provider Aspire Global has moved to strengthen its corporate governance, confirming the appointment of Jesper Kärrbrink as chairman of its subsidiary aggregator and games developer Pariplay with immediate effect. A renowned industry figurehead, Kärrbrink is the former chief executive officer of Mr Green – a fast-growth online casino brand acquired by William Hill Plc for $310 million in 2018. Commenting on his appointment, Kärrbrink, …

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Bengtsson accelerates international spread for William Hill

William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson told investors to expect a “relentless focus on customer and product” from the bookmaker under his guidance, as he sets about accelerating the firm’s international diversification to counter regulatory pressure. William Hill’s adjusted operating profit fell 37% to £147m in 2019, ahead of the management guidance of £143m. However, the bookmaker still posted a statutory …

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Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention

William Hill-owned online gaming brand Mr Green has been told to pay £3m to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms by the Gambling Commission after it found failures in the operator’s procedures for preventing harm and money laundering. The settlement agreement consists of a £3m payment in lieu of a financial penalty and Commission costs of £10,349.77. The Gambling Commission found that Mr Green: did not …

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Retail realities bite William Hill’s 2019 performance

FTSE250 William Hill Plc has this morning published its full-year 2019 results, recording a 2% decline in group revenues to £1.58 billion (FY2019: £1.6bn).  The bookmaker branded 2019 as a ‘transformative year’, in which it has restructured its three core trading divisions for online, retail and the US. Continued retail adjustments related to shop closures and redundancies saw William Hill …

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Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020

Attendees of CasinoBeats Malta 2020 will benefit from the expertise of both affiliates and operator affiliate managers as more leading companies and senior executives have been confirmed for the March event. The agenda for the premier online casino conference and exhibition, which takes place at the InterContinental Malta on 24-26 March, makes CasinoBeats Malta 2020 one of the key dates in this year’s …

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Mr Green demands UK Casino publishers stop advertising

Mr Green, the online casino property of William Hill Plc, has issued an ‘urgent request’ to its UK affiliate marketing publishers demanding that all active advertising be stopped with immediate effect. The online casino brand cites ‘recent changes in compliance’ for its urgent demand requesting partner publishers to terminate all advertising inventory related to Mr Green casino, its promotions and …

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SBC continues to grow media operation with SlotBeats addition

SBC has continued to grow to its news network with the launch of SlotBeats, sister site to leading online and land-based casino news portal CasinoBeats.  SlotBeats is the latest addition to SBC’s expanding media operation, which includes websites that attract a monthly audience of more than 170,000 unique visitors from the gambling and sports industries, as well as the SBC …

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Swedish ombudsman warns operators of marketing duties

Sweden’s consumer ombudsman Konsumentverket (KO) has told national media that William Hill subsidiary Mr Green and Karl Casino – a property of L&L Europe – have breached Sweden’s advertising and gambling codes. The igaming operators have been accused of promoting marketing offers to customers registered with ‘Spelpaus’ Swedish gambling’s ’self-exclusion scheme. KO governance has issued warnings to Mr Green and Karl Casino with regards …

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