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Ceuta launches ‘BetonCeuta’ conference targeting industry transfers

The executive of Ceuta, Spain’s autonomous city based in the north coast of Africa boarding Morocco has confirmed that it will launch its first online gambling function ‘BetonCeuta’, introducing business leaders to the jurisdiction, which seeks to become a new regulatory jurisdiction for European online gambling incumbents. A two-day conference scheduled from 15-16 October 2019, BetonCeuta will showcase the Ceuta …

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Trustly hires Louise Nylén to lead fast growth marketing strategy

Leading payment solutions provider Trustly has confirmed the appointment of Louise Nylén as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Nylén has joined Trustly’s executive team from Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB, where she served in a number of leadership roles including Group CMO (2015-2018) and Deputy CEO (2018-2019). Based out of Malta, she will be tasked with leading Trustly’s marketing …

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Connexi and Athlete Media join forces to optimise global sports market

Sports agency The Athlete Media Group has partnered with new sports technology platform Connexi to form a strategic partnership which aims to enhance the global sports marketplace. The partnership aims to better connect brands with sports rights holders’ assets, whilst further developing deeper evaluations of professional athletes’ profile and coverage. Founded in 2016 by sports-tech Rory Stewart-Richardson, the Connexi platform provides …

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Industry urged to rethink esports advertising practices

UK bookmakers have been urged to rethink their advertising strategy with regards to displaying marketing inventory targeting esports events. A report commissioned by cross-party think-tank Demos and the Department of Management at the University of Bristol called for greater use of age verification tools to stop child audiences from engaging with betting-related content. Authors of ‘Biddable Youth’ detail that under-16 …

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Betclic nets first Polish partnership with Lechia Gdansk

French betting group Betclic has confirmed its first-ever Polish football sponsorship becoming a principal partner of Ekstraklasa league football club Lechia Gdansk. The partnership will see the Betclic brand replace German betting group Merkur Sportwetten Polish market subsidiary Totolotek on the back of Lechia’s matchday shirts. Entering 2019, Betclic governance confirmed that it would launch its sportsbook services for the …

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FanDuel founders renew $120m compensation claim against Flutter Entertainment

Nigel and Lesley Eccles, the enterprise founders of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel are reported to be renewing their legal challenge against Flutter Entertainment Plc (formerly Paddy Power Betfair), in relation to the FTSE firm’s $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July of last year. The husband and wife team are joined by FanDuel co-founders’ Tom Griffiths (former CPO) …

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Genting ‘Forty Five’ rebrand sees Kensington property return to its roots

Genting UK will refurbish and rebrand its ‘Cromwell Mint’ casino after renaming the property as the ‘Forty Five Kensington’. One of the oldest casino properties operated by Genting, the Cromwell Mint is set to undergo a multi-million-pound refurbishment which will see it transformed into a ‘world class gaming venue’ featuring a ‘first-class dining facility’ at the heart of London’s South Kensington …

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BBIN seals Nova Esports sponsorship deal

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Asia-based igaming software supplier BBIN has targeted a competitive edge for its esports offering after forming a strategic alliance with Nova Esports. As a global strategic partner, BBIN will be using its social media and exclusive broadcasting channel to bridge the gap between esports and its fans. Starting this month, it will also be supporting the organisation through title sponsorship …

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Dutch KSA fines Kindred €470K for breaching 1964 conditions

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has been fined €470,000 by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) in relation to breaching legislative terms set by the ‘1964 Gambling Act’. Kindred said that the Dutch KSA has sanctioned the penalty to Malta-based trading subsidiary Trannel International Ltd for accepting wagers from Dutch customers in violation of 1964 Gambling Act regulatory provisions. The European operator details …

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2019 realities see Catena Media diversify strategy and verticals

Publishing its interim H1 2019 results (period ending 30 June), Catena Media Plc said it is ‘working hard to adapt to new market conditions’ facing all industry incumbents. The Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing network reported tough Q2 2019 trading, facing seasonal adjustments, regulatory headwinds and ‘high casino pay-offs’. The tough set of factors see Catena post a flat H1 2019 revenue …

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