Tag Archives: USA

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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Winning Post: NY developments, counting problem gamblers and video gaming

Will sports betting come to the rescue for Ney York’s COVID-hit finances? Regulus Partners believes that Governor Andrew Cuomo has a tricky balancing act if he wants to boost coffers with deregulation. And why are regulators changing how they count problem gambling behaviour? US: sports betting regulation – Cuomo takes a bite? There has been a long history of gambling …

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Martin Lycka – The age of super mergers

As the key factions in the gambling landscape build alliance after alliance, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka muses on the way it is changing the world we work in.  The landscape of the fabled land of Gamealot has changed a lot over the last decade or so. Sir William hailed a Caesar from across the pond and …

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DraftKings expands Sportradar partnership to launch mobile live streaming

US sportsbook DraftKings  has confirmed that it will collaborate with data provider Sportradar to offer live-streamed sports games within its mobile app. The aim, said the firm, is to provide customers with a seamless entertainment experience in one convenient location. Pursuant to state regulations, DraftKings Sportsbook customers who are logged in to their active accounts and have a wallet balance above $0.00 …

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SBC Webinars presents Xtremepush – Taming Strange Animals… Profiling & Engaging U.S. Sports Consumers

The SBC Webinars series returns on Wednesday 15 April with ‘Taming Strange Animals… Profiling & Engaging US Sports Consumers’, an exclusive presentation by multichannel engagement specialist Xtremepush. In the session, Xtremepush’s team will detail the key differences in consumer engagement and retention strategies between European and US markets. While the US represents global gambling’s biggest growth opportunity, its sporting landscape …

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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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AGA presents a US Betting Overview: Plans, Progress & Partnerships webinar

SBC AGA US Betting Industry Webinar

The Betting on Sports webinar series resumes on Wednesday October 2 when SBC Americas presents ‘U.S. Betting Industry Overview: Plans, Progress & Partnerships’, an exclusive discussion with the American Gaming Association (AGA). Ahead of the G2E Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas (October 14-17 2019), the AGA’s Senior Director of Government Relationships, Jessica Feil, will present an in-depth analysis of …

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Dr Laila Mintas – Stakeholder implications of the NFL’s big bet on Sportradar

The NFL’s partnership with Sportradar sees all four major US pro-leagues establish official sports betting data partnerships. Although the value and length of the NFL deal have not been disclosed, the exclusive Sportradar agreement will have significant implications for the post-PASPA US sports betting landscape. With NFL matchday 1 kicking-off this weekend, Dr Laila Mintas, Chair of the Advisory Board at …

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Kindred drops Spanish market pursuit

Kindred Group hits out at proposed Swedish measures

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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Martin Lycka: Online gambling regulation – quo vadis?

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In the first of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the history of gambling law and identifies the key elements that link the most successful regulations. When I joined the online gambling industry ten years ago one of the ultimate regulatory goals was to convince the European …

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