Erin-Marie Gallagher

Casino leaders call for ‘lifeline’ as government imposes 10pm curfew

The casino industry has been left reeling after yesterday’s announcement of further coronavirus restrictions, which have seen the government impose a blanket 10pm curfew on their venues. Responding to the measures, The Rank Group has called upon the government to urgently consider expanding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to support businesses affected by the new measures. Earlier this week, London …

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Spain moves forward on federal self-exclusion registry

The regional governments of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities have agreed to collaborate in developing an ‘interconnected self-exclusion registry’ covering all forms of gambling (land-based and digital). The decision follows a meeting of Spain’s ‘Gambling Policy Council’, chaired by Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón. The development of a central gambling self-exclusion scheme was majority approved, with the government of Catalonia …

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DCMS undertakes consultation on loot boxes

The Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence on the impact of loot boxes in video games in a bid to examine rising concerns that they may encourage problem gambling or compulsive habits. The call for evidence will gather opinions from both players and their parents or guardians in addition to ‘rigorous, high …

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Racing dealt ‘a serious blow’ as new restrictions delay fans’ return

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has stated that the new measures to postpone the return of crowds for the foreseeable future is a ‘serious blow’ to the industry and ‘threatens the survival of sports organisations and the many livelihoods they support’. Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined a series of new restrictions following a surge of coronavirus cases across the …

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Mansion Group signs Acuris Risk Intelligence collaboration

Gibraltar based online gaming operator Mansion Group has upgraded its risk management capabilities, confirming a new agreement with Acuris Risk Intelligence. The partnership, which will cover Casino.com, MansionCasino, Slots Heaven and MansionBet, will allow Mansion to both locate and better manage risk through the use of in-depth reports which will ‘further their due diligence, make timely decisions and minimise potential …

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Tipsport grows streaming capabilities with Betgenius deal

Betgenius has agreed to supply its streaming service to Tipsport, a Czech sportsbook operator across retail and online, after the two signed an expanded partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, Betgenius will now supply Tipsport with live streams, along with official trading content. This is in addition to the in-play pricing for major sports that Betgenius already supplies to …

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Gove dispels hopes of spectators returning to stadiums by October

The government has put plans to reintroduce crowds to live sporting events ‘on pause’ following a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the UK. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Michael Gove – Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet – confirmed that fans would not be returning to stadiums and outdoor venues from 1 October. …

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Tobias Fagerlund ends Global Gaming CEO tenure

Tobias Fagerlund, CEO of Global Gaming 555, has confirmed that he will step down from his position ‘with immediate effect’. The resignation comes as the online gambling operator enters a ‘new phase’ which requires its leadership to operate from Estonia and Malta, where its operating units are located. Fagerlund was appointed as the acting CEO of Global Gaming in April …

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YGAM delivers problem gambling support with ‘Student Hub’

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will raise awareness of gaming and gambling-related harm among students with the launch of its new Student Hub. The resource, which was ‘developed by students for students’, will help prevent students from experiencing harm by providing them with information and support. Pete Woodward, Head of Delivery for University and Student Engagement at …

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LT signs Aston Villa sponsorship deal

Aston Villa has named LT as its new principal and official betting partner for the current campaign, ahead of the betting and gaming brand’s impending UK launch. Under the terms of the deal, LT’s logo will appear on the sleeves of first team jerseys for all forthcoming matches during the 2020/21 season. Ronald Tan, LT CEO, commented: “We are both …

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