Erin-Marie Gallagher

Digital growth helps Camelot achieve record half-year

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has celebrates its 25th year in operations, recording a 13.5% growth in the total number of National Lottery tickets sold over the first half of its 2019/20 financial year.  Publishing figures for the period 1 April to 28 September 2019, the lottery operator generated  £876.8m (excluding investment returns) for Good Causes, £83.6m more than in …

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Svenska Spel backs grassroots sports with SEK50m donation

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Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has continued its commitment to youth sports across Sweden after donating more than SEK50m (£4m) as part of its Gräsroten initiative.  The donation marks the seventh consecutive year that the operator has supported grassroots sports across the country, with football having received the most money. In total, over half a million Swedes have distributed the …

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Vermantia and Kiron Interactive sign virtual racing content deal

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Omni-channel content provider Vermantia has strengthened its offering of greyhound content after joining forces with virtual games supplier Kiron Interactive to deliver virtual racing using real greyhound racing content. Under the terms of the new partnership, Vermantia will combine footage from its fully-licensed pre-recorded greyhound races with Kiron’s virtual games engine and technology to create the new virtual product.  Commenting …

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Kindred: The industry has a role to play in tackling problem gambling

With Responsible Gambling Week 2019 well underway, Kindred Group has been utilising its sponsorship of UK sports teams and fixtures to ensure that safer gambling messages can gain the maximum level of exposure possible. In an interview with CasinoBeats, sustainability manager at Kindred Group Anna Jein explained that the operator group’s sponsorship of UK teams offers a ‘huge opportunity to …

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BGC introduces ‘cooling-off’ measures to UK betting shops

In a bid to support its ongoing commitment to responsible gambling, the newly-formed Betting and Gaming Council has developed a new ‘cooling-off’ feature for gaming terminals, which is due to be introduced across UK betting shops. The Anonymous Player Awareness System (APAS), which has been developed over the last two years, has been designed to identify signs of  potentially harmful gambling behaviour. The …

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Safer Gambling Forum: ‘We have a duty of care to protect players’

Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, SBC has been looking at some of the key areas covered during the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum.  The Safer Gambling Forum took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, and brought together operators, regulators and industry stakeholders.  Moderating a panel focused on ‘loss limits and stakes reduction’, Founder and …

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SIS pens new agreement with Argyll Entertainment

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a new two-year partnership with Argyll Entertainment, which will see SIS deliver its 24/7 Live Betting Channel.  The channel, which will feature live streams of international horse racing and British and Irish greyhound racing, will deliver content from across six continents via Argyll’s SportNation.bet site.  Philip Bell, Commercial …

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Safer Gambling Forum: The industry needs bold leadership to implement change

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry …

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LeoVegas reports strong Q3 despite facing ‘greater regulatory complexity’

Mobile gaming group LeoVegas has reported a strong performance during Q3, with revenues increasing by 12%, despite the group continuing to face a ‘difficult-to-navigate’ regulatory environment. Publishing its quarterly report for the period 1 July – 30 September 2019, the group noted an increase in revenues from €78.6m in 2018 to €88.2m, while EBIDTA jumped from €8.96m to €12.75m.  LeoVegas …

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Flutter continues to feel the effect of FOBT ruling during Q3

Flutter Entertainment Plc, has seen its total group revenues jump by 9% during Q3, despite its retail division continuing to feel the effects of the changes in fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) legislation implemented earlier this year. Publishing its interim report for the three months ended 30 September 2019, Flutter Entertainment disclosed a 9% year-on-year decline in retail revenues, down …

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