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Playtech confirms Susan Ball governance departure

Issuing a short statement, FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has informed that Susan Ball has chosen to step down as a company Non-Executive Director and member of the board. Updating stakeholders, Playtech governance confirms that Ball will officially leave her role at the end of the month, with the executive seeking to ‘pursue new business opportunities’. Ball has served …

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Kindred drops Spanish market pursuit

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has this morning confirmed that it will not pursue its licensing application for the regulated Spanish online gambling market. The European online gambling group details that it had begun its DGOJ licensing application process in December 2018. However, a strict deadline to adjust its platform provisions for Spanish market compliance requirements sees Kindred withdraw its application …

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Norwegian Chess Federation forgoes Unibet’s ‘controversial proposal’

On Sunday night, the governance of the Norwegian Chess Federation Congress (NSF) voted against the ‘cooperation deal’ proposed by Kindred Group Plc flagship subsidiary Unibet. This June, Unibet marketing had propositioned a five-year principal sponsorship deal of the NSF, valued at NOK 50 million (€5m), representing Norwegian Chess’ biggest ever sponsorship. Lottstift, Norway’s national gambling regulator, would warn NSF governance ‘to …

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Club Brugge selects Unibet as ‘fair play’ betting partner

Kindred Group’s flagship European sportsbook property Unibet has upgraded its sponsorship of Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge, becoming official shirt sponsor for season 2019/20. Belgian sports media reports that the ‘Blauw-Zwart’ has secured a ‘club record sponsorship’, as Unibet migrates its brand position to the front of Brugge match shirts, having previously served as ‘sleeve sponsor’. Updating the media, …

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Unibet UK operator makes £1.6m settlement with Gambling Commission

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The Gambling Commission has told the industry it needs to be seen to ‘step up on social responsibility’ after Platinum Gaming, which is licensed to operate Unibet.co.uk and uk.bingo.com, became the latest company to make expensive failures in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering procedures. Following a Gambling Commission investigation, the company has agreed to pay £1.6 million in a settlement with …

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Unibet ‘chess proposition’ triggers Norway drama

A potential tie-up between Norges Sjakkforbund (NSF) – Norway’s Chess Federation – and online bookmaker Unibet may turn into a political showdown for multiple national stakeholders. Norwegian media reports that NSF has been approached by Kindred Group Plc’s flagship sportsbook property Unibet, offering the federation a NOK 50 million (€5m) partnership – Norwegian Chess’ biggest ever sponsorship. Reacting to the news, …

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Unibet integrates Gamban technology into self-exclusion process

Kindred Group’s Unibet has agreed to integrate Gamban‘s blocking software into its self-exclusion process, making it the first UK bookmaker to do so. The extension to the partnership between the duo will ensure that all Unibet customers have  unlimited access to Gamban free of charge courtesy of Kindred. It comes as a bid to further help customers access the self-exclusion tool …

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Lottstift demands that Kindred exit Norway

Norway’s Gaming Authority Lottstift has demanded that ‘Trannel International’ – a subsidiary of Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc – cease its market operations immediately. The regulatory body states that the Trannel syndicated properties of Unibet, Maria Casino, Storspiller and BingoLottstift have ‘actively targeted’ Norwegian consumers, breaching the nation’s gambling code. In its update, Lottstift has charged Trannel/Kindred properties of ‘knowingly targeting’ Norwegian consumers …

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Home market costs sit heavy on Kindred Group’s 2019 opening

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc reports a tough opening to its 2019 trading, as the online gambling group undertakes a series of adjustments related to its home market of Sweden. Publishing its unaudited Q1 2019 trading update , Kindred maintains its strong group revenue momentum recording ‘Gross winnings’ of £224 million (Q1 2018: £208m), However  Swedish market costs have impacted metric …

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Unibet named as official betting partner for Glorious Goodwood

Goodwood Racecourse has revealed that Unibet will become the official betting partner and exclusive feature-race sponsor for the upcoming Qatar Goodwood Festival week, as part of a new three-year agreement. The new agreement will mean that Unibet will hold exclusive ownership and naming rights, applicable to the historic Stewards’ Cup, Golden Mile and Nursery Stakes. The sponsor will present the …

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