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MGA initiates wide reaching consultation on audit guidelines

Launching a new consultation on its Revised Audit Service Provider Guidelines, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has invited betting and gaming operators, service providers and wider interest groups to comment. Running until 11 November 2021, the consultation will seek feedback from gaming incumbents relating to the amendments introduced in the MGA’s audit guidelines, as well as the extension of the …

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SBC Summit CIS: Sports sponsorship shows consumers operators ‘are not the bad guys’

A key objective for any betting operator when entering a new regional market is to raise brand awareness and promote its business, which can see sports sponsorship deals play a key role – and the CIS region is no exception to this. Discussing the topic at the SBC Summit CIS event, a group of industry experts engaged each other on …

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BGC initiates ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign to replace ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has replaced its long-running ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign with a new safer gambling slogan, ‘Take Time to Think’. A series of TV advertisements depicting customers paying mid-play before considering the use of safer gambling tools will kickstart the campaign, the messaging of which will be adopted across operator’s online and retail channels. …

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888sport to sponsor four meetings at upcoming Cheltenham Showcase

888sport has secured sponsorship of four race meetings at the two-day Cheltenham Showcase meeting, becoming the official betting partner of the event. The agreement will see 888sport sponsor the What’s Your Thinking Novices Hurdle and Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on the opening Friday, followed by the 14:20 handicap Chase and the feature event at 15:30. “The Showcase meeting at Cheltenham …

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Sisal files for Milan Borsa IPO seven years after first attempt

Sisal SPA, the operating company of Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery and Matchpoint betting shops, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to list its business on the Milan Borsa Exchange.  Reuters reports that the CVC Capital owned gambling group has agreed to sell its shares to an unnamed private equity firm.   Although most of the firm’s revenues come from its …

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Liga Stavok strengthens position in sports and esports with AS Monaco

Liga Stavok has linked with French Ligue 1 club AS Monaco, becoming the regional partner of the team for the 2021/22 season, whilst also strengthening its position in esports with Gambit Esports. As a result of the collaboration with the French top-flight team, the Russian sports betting operator will gain brand exposure in its home market via virtual LED technology …

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Relax partners with Holland Casino to bolster Dutch position

Relax Gaming has partnered with Holland Casino to release its content in the Netherlands, following the launch of the Dutch online gaming market on 1 October. The igaming aggregator and content supplier aims to leverage the deal to ‘pave the way’ for both itself and its partners to expand operations on the Netherlands as well as to ‘demonstrate the appeal …

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Rank Group identifies return to form for digital business in Q1 trading update

Rank Group has reported that its trading is ‘in line with expectations’, highlighting a return to growth for its digital business whilst its retail division has experienced significant expansion.  Publishing its trading results for the period ending 30 September 2021, Rank revealed a 5% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue growth for its digital business whilst its retail division saw …

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UKGC highlights lack of ‘means to replace funds’ as reason behind Football Index downfall

Andrew Rhodes, Interim CEO of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has issued a full response to a number of questions asked of the regulator by former customers of football player exchange platform Football Index. Following the collapse of the operator, and its parent company BetIndex, a number of criticisms of the UKGC’s regulatory oversight were raised – although the Commission …

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Slovak lottery renews partnership with country’s Olympic Committee

TIPOS, the Slovakian national lottery, will extend its collaboration with the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee (SOSV) by a further five years. The partnership renewal will see the lottery continue to support Slovakian athletes, with the duo focusing on the training of the country’s Olympic competitors as well as the support of secondary school projects and activities to promote healthy …

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