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William Hill confirms Apollo vs Caesars takeover battle

William Hill has issued a statement clarifying media speculation, as city rumours intensify that the FTSE betting group is subject to an imminent US takeover. The board of William Hill has this afternoon confirmed that it has received ‘separate cash proposals’ from US private equity fund Apollo Global Management and its current US markets strategic partner Caesars Entertainment. William Hill …

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BGC members commit to new design code on game safeties

Maintaining the industry’s commitment to upholding safer gambling standards across all online gambling disciplines, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has unveiled its ‘new code conduct for the design of online games’. Last Spring, the BGC announced that its members would address concerns on ‘intensive slots and game designs’ as part of the industry’s ‘new action plan’ which had seen …

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DAZN sells European football assets to new IMC venture 

Global OTT sports broadcaster DAZN Group has confirmed that it will divest its shareholdings in European football assets Goal.com, SPOX and VoetbalZone to newly-formed digital sports publisher Integrated Media Company (IMC).  DAZN has secured terms on a ‘definitive agreement’ for IMC to take control of the majority stakes in its football assets for a combined deal of $100 million. Limited …

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Buenos Aires widens scope for City online gambling licenses 

Argentine gambling developments have seen the City Legislature of Buenos Aires approve a series of amendments to its planned online gambling framework, allowing BA-licensed land-based gambling incumbents to participate in its licensing tender. BA’s City Legislature continues to debate final amendments for the launch of its online gambling marketplace, which received its formative approval last February prior to the COVID-19 …

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Casinomeister launches exclusive UK portal to accommodate market changes

Legacy online gambling portal and player community  Casinomeister has announced the launch of its exclusive UK website, seeking to accommodate UK players amid fast-changing regulatory requirements. Operating since 1998, Casinomeister is recognised as online gambling’s oldest player forum, reviewing all online casinos registered across global jurisdictions and providing in-depth unbiased reviews of incumbents and their offerings (games, slots, customer service, …

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Casinos demand hospitality rescue package as Sunak’s measures fall short

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) believes that Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the HM Treasury must form an emergency rescue package to save thousands of jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector which are currently under threat due to the government’s new COVID-19 public restrictions. The BGC made its statement following Chancellor Sunak’s address to the House of Commons, in …

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GamCare targets business awareness for Safer Gambling Week 

GamCare has announced that it will offer UK businesses access to free online training and briefing sessions during Safer Gambling Week 2020, which is scheduled for 19-25 November. The charity opens its online training modules to businesses supporting Safer Gambling Week’s objective of ‘stimulating open conversations about safer gambling’. GamCare states that it seeks to break down social barriers in …

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OVWG urges Austria not to miss the boat on 2021 reforms

Claus Retschitzegger, President of The Austrian Association for Betting and Gaming (OVWG), has called for sports and betting leaders to unite behind Austria in adopting a ‘modern online gambling licensing system’. The OVWG published a statement calling for Austrian sports and parliamentary leaders to begin discussions on developing a modern governance framework for online gambling and sports betting services which …

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Ladbrokes launches 5-A-Side accas as lead Premier League offer

Ladbrokes has launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ accumulator bet, available to its football punters, which will allow them to build their own 5-A-Side team for any Premier League match day.  Delivering a new innovation to its accumulator offers, Ladbrokes will enable its players to choose from one of six team formations and pick five from nine types of player to build a …

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Tipwin advances ‘Germany 2021’ strategy with GiG casino and data upgrades  

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has continued its ‘B2B drive’ after announcing that it has secured a multi-services agreement with Tipwin Ltd to serve as the DACH region operator’s lead casino platform and data intelligence provider.  Updating the market, GiG confirmed that it has signed a ‘minimum contract term of three years’, in which it will provide Tipwin’s new online casino …

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