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Neil McArthur: UKGC will continue to push for diversity & inclusion

Neil McArthur has issued his first keynote address as leader of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Officially appointed UKGC Chief Executive in April, McArthur takes leadership of the regulator at a turning point for the UK gambling sector and its wider stakeholders. In his first address, McArthur outlines that like his predecessor Sarah Harrison, he will push for further diversity …

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Baltics ambition sees MRG acquire 11.lv Latvia

The newly rebranded MRG Group (formerly Mr Green & Co) has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire Latvian online gambling firm 11.lv. Updating the market, the governance of MRG has agreed to acquire a 75% stake in 11.lv for €2.8 million cash, valuing the Latvian operator at €3.7 million. The acquisition sees MRG expand its presence within the Baltics …

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Codere appoints Moshe Edree to lead its global digital vision

Bolsa Madrid, Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere has confirmed the appointment of Moshe Edree as Chief Operations Officer (COO) for its Digital Gaming division. A 15-year gambling technology executive, Edree will be tasked with developing Codere’s digital vision, as the gambling group seeks to further expand within Spain and build-out its initial digital properties for the markets of Mexico and …

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Paddy Power Betfair forms new US entity with FanDuel

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed that it will create a new US-facing subsidiary, joining forces with daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. Updating the market this afternoon, PPB governance confirms that it will merge its Betfair US division with FanDuel’s enterprise, as the company seeks to accelerate its position within the newly opened US market. The new …

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InCrowd develops tailored Russia 2018 predictor game for Sky Sports

Sports games developer and audience engagement specialist InCrowd has announced that it has developed a ‘World Cup Russia 2018’ predictor game in partnership with Sky Sports UK. Teaming up with the sports broadcaster, InCrowd has launched its ‘Road to Moscow’ game available through Sky Sports mobile and desktop devices (http://www.skysports.com/roadtomoscow) The “Road to Moscow” predictor will allow fans make predictions …

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Mr Green & Co rebrands to MRG as company sets 2020 vision

Following its ‘Capital Markets Day’, Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Mr Green & Co has announced that it has rebranded its corporate entity to ‘MRG’ (MRG Group). Corporate governance stated that the new group MRG brand reflected the firm’s fast growth profile, and better served its expanded portfolio of online gambling assets. The firm’s markets day would further see MRG’s …

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Comms pro Annika Billberg joins RakeTech corporate advisory

Industry affiliate marketing network RakeTech has confirmed the appointment of Annika Billberg as a new member of its Board of Directors. Advising RakeTech’s corporate strategy, Billberg is a seasoned leadership executive in media, communications and commercial development. Billberg currently serves as Chief Brand & Communications Officer for Stockholm-listed financial services and credit management firm Intrum SA. Christian Lundberg, Raketech Chairman, …

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Mike Rowland: Sporting Index to spread excitement at Russia 2018

SBC speaks to Mike Rowland, Head of Marketing at Sporting Index, the market’s leading spread betting operator, on why World Cup Russia 2018 is the perfect vehicle for Sporting Index to display its market and product strengths.  ____________________ SBC: Why does Russia 2018 represent a significant opportunity for a spread betting operator such as SportingIndex? Mike Rowland: The World Cup is …

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Luckbox recruits David Lyons as Player Engagement lead

Esports betting enterprise Luckbox continues to bolster its executive management ranks, as it prepares for its upcoming product launch this 2018. David Lyons becomes the latest former PokerStars executive to join the Luckbox enterprise team, taking on the responsibilities of Director of Player Engagement. Lyons will be tasked with developing Luckbox’s initial player rewards system, a key component for the start-up’s …

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Belgium protection demands see Unibet integrate itsme verification

Kindred Group’s European online betting subsidiary Unibet will become the first bookmaker to utilise Belgium customer verification app ‘itsme’, as the brand aligns its Belgian operations with new consumer protection demands. The itsme app is a Belgian government technology initiative, which seeks to strengthen the nation’s digital transactional framework, whilst adding further ID protections for Belgian online consumers. The app is …

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