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Rank to collect +£80m HMRC VAT settlement

Rank Group Plc has reached an agreement with HMRC in relation to its outstanding VAT refund claim on slot machine income.  Providing a market update, Rank disclosed that HMRC has agreed to issue a refund of £77.5 million paid machine duties paid from April 2006 to January 2013. In April 2020, an Upper Tribunal judgement voted in favour of Rank …

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Jeff Cleminson leaves SG Digital to join Optimove

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Jeff Cleminson, a long-term senior director at SG Digital, has been confirmed as the new Director of Client Management at Optimove. The hire, said Optimove, is “indicative of its strategic investment in existing clients as a key growth engine for the business”. In his new role, Cleminson will oversee all commercial relationships with Optimove’s gaming customers in Europe, Latin America …

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Mark McMillan to provide guidance on US-focused operations at EveryMatrix

Mark McMillan has been appointed to the Board at EveryMatrix, with the task of providing advice with regards to the iGaming provider’s operations in the rapidly growing US market. Having joined the company on 1 October, the new hire first began working in the iGaming sector in 2011 when he was employed by William Hill’s Corporate Development Office, before moving …

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ComeOn Group to incorporate hybrid working into post-COVID strategy

ComeOn Group has announced the initiation of its hybrid working policy as part of its post-COVID approach to its operations, with the aim of offering ‘better collaboration’ and ‘flexibility’ for its employees. Indicative of a wider trend towards an approach combining both office-based and home-based working in the aftermath of pandemic-induced lockdowns and increased demand for remote operations, ComeOn’’ decision …

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GambleAware nets £10.6m in H1 donations topped by bet365 and Entain

GambleAware has collected £10.6 million in industry donations and safer gambling pledges, taken in during the first half of the year. Publishing its first-half 2021 donations, received between April and September, GambleAware disclosed bet365 as its top patron donating a combined £4.2 million. bet365 is followed by Entain Plc and William Hill providing respective £2-and-£1 million in donations as GambleAware’s …

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Lottoland updates CSR policies by signing Climate Pledge

In an expansion of its CSR agenda, online lotto betting operator Lottoland has signed The Climate Pledge, whilst making the transition to become a carbon neutral company. The development saw the firm collaborate with global climate reduction consultancy Tunley Engineering in order to coordinate the process needed to measure, report and offset its carbon footprint. As part of this arrangement, …

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Investment firms reportedly circling Scientific Games’ lottery unit

Two international investment firms are reportedly interested in acquiring Scientific Games Corporation’s (SGC) lottery divisions, according to Bloomberg. Citing ‘people familiar with the matter’, the outlet reported that Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s private equity arm and Apollo Global Management Inc are interested in purchasing the Nasdaq-registered igaming provider’s lottery unit. SGC disclosed that it would pursue a ‘strategic divestment’ of …

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Ashley Bloor named RGS Matrix Business Owner to ‘strengthen market position’

EveryMatrix has appointed Ashley Bloor as Business Owner of its RGS Matrix ‘out-of-the-box’ remote gaming server solution. As Business Owner of the division, Bloor’s primary tasks are to ‘strengthen the division’s market position’ and ‘actively contribute to its market success’, whilst working closely with the EveryMatrix and Spearhead studio teams. Bloor started her position on 1 October and will remain …

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William Hill seeks new International MD as Patrick Jonker exits transformed business

William Hill has confirmed that Patrick Jonker has departed the company, having chosen to end his tenure as International Managing Director of the heritage betting group. Jonker departs on mutual terms as William Hill’s UK and European units are due to be merged with 888 Holdings – completing the £2.2 billion divestment agreed by Caesars Entertainment and 888 last month. …

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Bolton Wanderers severe betting ties as industry reacts to sponsor ban

Following reports that the DCMS is moving to ban sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and Premier League football clubs, Bolton Wanderers has moved to sever its ties to the industry. In place of its links with the betting and gaming industry, Bolton will instead seek to form partnerships with charities and organisations specialising in betting addiction treatment. Although making its …

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