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SBC Spotlight: Mark Robinson – From All Black to Microgaming…

Kicking off October, SBC begins its ‘spotlight features’ by interviewing Microgaming Senior Partnerships lead Mark Robinson on his unique journey from All Black rugby international to igaming executive.   As the industry faces critical questions on how to broaden its workforce appeal to new talent, Robinson reflects on his critical choices and learnings that have seen his career transition from …

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TAB NZ announces new executive team to lead new racing era

TAB New Zealand (TAB NZ), the new state-run agency overseeing New Zealand’s horseracing wagering and its allocation of funding, has unveiled its new executive leadership team. The agency will be led by Dean Mckenzie as Chairman, the executive who led the development of TAB NZ under his remit to oversee the interim ‘Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA)’ – a special …

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Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch

Igaming white-label services provider Soft2Bet has unveiled ‘Irokobet’ as its latest online casino and sportsbook property, targeting growth within New Zealand and further African markets.  Irokobet marks Soft2Bet’s 20th white label partner launch, with the software provider operating a roster of online sportsbooks and casinos including CampoBet, Wazamba and Frumzi. Seeking to expand Irokobet within underpenetrated markets such as New Zealand, …

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GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has stated that it has delivered on ‘several strategic directives’ as the firm sets out on its new ambition to become the industry’s ‘leading global tier-1 B2B supplier’.  Publishing its Q2 2020 trading statement, GiG pointed to ‘continued quarterly growth’, recording a 47% increase in group revenues to €16.7 million (Q2 2019 -€11.3m).  Following the divestment …

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Jessica Meech and Sam Moncur join RITA leadership

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) has strengthened its executive leadership team (ELT) after confirming the appointments of Jessica Meech and Sam Moncur. Meech will join the company’s executive team as its new General Counsel on a secondment basis, transitioning from her role as Head of Risk & Regulatory Affairs. Meanwhile, Moncur will serve as the leadership team’s new …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the latest MLS expansion franchise, FIFA’s Club World Cup announcement and Amazon’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring Tottenham Hotspur.  FIFA awards hosting rights of the 2021 Club World Cup to China China PR has …

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IBIA suggests New Zealand adopts ‘open’ licensing system

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has suggested that the New Zealand government implements a ‘suitable regulatory and fiscal structure for sports betting’ which will ensure that licensed operators are able to deliver a wide range of betting products.  Confirmed in its response to the public consultation on online gambling across New Zealand, the IBIA divided its response into two …

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NZ ASA launches new ‘Gambling Advertising Code’ emphasising ‘fair representation’

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New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has published its new advertising code, updating, policy, guidance and standards on promoting gambling services. Updating NZ media and gambling stakeholders, ASA details that its new code will be effective from 5 August 2019 for new adverts, with all incumbents expected to comply with the new laws by 4 November 2019. The new code …

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6 of the Best – GVC’s Martin Lycka

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Martin Lycka, GVC’s director of regulatory affairs. Read on to discover two very contrasting entries in the movie category, sporting dilemmas and a very different take for a best bet. Best Holiday Without a doubt, New Zealand 2017 – a bunch of friends travelling halfway across the world and back to a fairy tale like …

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Kiwi legend Rebecca Smith joins COPA90, leading upcoming ‘female football drive’

COPA90 the world’s leading youth football brand has appointed former New Zealand international, Rebecca Smith to serve as its first ‘Global Executive Director of the Women’s Game’. Smith, a former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year nominee, will oversee the development, integration and distribution of women’s football content across COPA90 domains. Furthermore, Smith will be tasked with leading a …

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