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Nick Tofiluk departs UKGC to lead The Cyprus National Gaming Commission

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has informed that Executive Director and Regulatory Operations lead Nick Tofiluk has departed the organisation to become the Chief Executive of Cyprus’ National Gaming & Casino Supervision Commission. As a UKGC executive, Tofiluk has led the UK governing body’s regulatory operations since 2007, overseeing the implementation of a number of industry-wide UK mandates, regulations and …

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Betsson Group pushes for new DFS platform with Scout Gaming

Stockholm-listed European online gambling group, Betsson AB has announced that it will broaden its product portfolio adding a new daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform powered by Scout Gaming Group. The partnership sees Scout Gaming provide its fully customizable DFS solution, which will be made available to all Betsson AB subsidiaries. Project stakeholders detail that the Scout/Betsson DFS platform is expected …

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Scott Longley – Sky Bet’s undeserved brickbats over EFL deal

Scott Longley details industry charity GambleAware’s bizarre criticism of Sky Bet’s English Football League (EFL) sponsorship extension, in which the online betting firm has placed consumer responsibility and safety at the heart of its marketing initiatives.    _______________ Sky Bet might be forgiven a measure of bemusement after the company found itself under attack from the problem gambling charity Gamble …

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Thanks Philip! No betting industry tax hike but industry faces tough 2018 context

The UK betting industry breathes a sigh of relief, as Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has detailed no industry tax hike for the governments annual budget. Prior to yesterday’s budget presentation, a number of industry stakeholders had outlined concerns regarding further taxes being demanded from the UK betting sector. At Lunchtime, Hammond would present Commons a budget ‘designed to …

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Camelot appoints Wayne Pickup as incoming Global Division CEO

UK National Lottery operator Camelot continues its executive leadership restructure, confirming the appointment of Wayne Pickup as designate Chief Executive Officer for its ‘Camelot Global’ B2B division. Pickup the current CEO of Lotto New Zealand is expected to takeover Camelot Global leadership in H1 2018. Pickup replaces former incumbent Nigel Railton, who this week was promoted to UK CEO by …

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Stride Gaming gains India vision purchasing 51% stake in Passion Gaming

Updating the market, London-AIM listed online gambling group Stride Gaming has confirmed that it has acquired a 51% stake in Indian operator Passion Gaming. Issuing a corporate update, Stride governance has disclosed that it has acquired its controlling stake in Passion Gaming for a total cash consideration of $3.75 million. Chandigarh-based Passion Gaming is the operator of popular Indian Rummy …

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John Pettit – Playtech BGT- SSBTs’ depth of content key to driving retail success

Diversity in consumer market selections is impacting the retail betting experience. John Pettit, MD for UK, Ireland, Asia and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports states that self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) content is now more important than ever before… ________________ The retail betting sector has faced several challenges in recent years, with the digital revolution requiring operators to change strategy and …

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No Standstill… Scientific Games acquires 11% of NYX Gaming shares

Issuing a market note, Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to acquire 11.6 million ordinary shares in acquisition target NYX Gaming Group. The transaction represents approximately 10.72% of NYX’s current shareholding, with SGC governance paying CAD$2.22-2.35 per share, representing a purchase price of circa CAD $27 million (£18 million). Further to today’s share purchase transaction, SGC governance …

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Camelot seeks to revamp The National Lottery’s retail and digital propositions

Camelot governance has issued further detail on implementing its four-point strategic recovery plan for the UK National Lottery, as the company seeks to overturn disappointing ticket sales and a downturn in fundraising for national charities. Further to the appointment of Nigel Railton as UK CEO of Camelot, the lottery group has outlined four key strategic objectives which will lead its …

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Asian AFC launches new ‘integrity monitoring app’ in partnership with Sportradar

Seeking to enhance its capabilities against match-fixing, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has launched a dedicated ‘integrity mobile application’ powered by sports data and integrity specialist Sportradar. The integrity app will enable fans, players and officials to report possible suspicious activities or provide information concerning match-fixing or corruption to the AFC Integrity Unit. AFC officials detail that the app will …

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