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Tabcorp drops UBET focusing on TAB as lead betting domain

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed it will utilise its flagship ‘TAB’ brand as its lead sports betting property. Tabcorp governance continues its corporate re-alignment, integrating the assets of Aus $11 billion merger partner Tatts Group, detailing that its enlarged enterprise will deliver ‘stronger consumer-facing properties’ in 2019. The decision to lead with TAB as its sole sports …

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Critical 2019 sees Scientific Games restructure lottery & digital leadership

Targeting aggressive expansion in 2019, the governance of Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to restructure its executive leadership teams. Issuing a market update, SGC confirms three executive promotions impacting its SG Lottery and Digital divisions. Entering 2019, SG Lottery unit will be led by Patrick McHugh, current Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Systems, who …

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Kindred Group contests Norway regulator’s Apple App Store ban

The governance of Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has moved to file a lawsuit against Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) – Norway’s national gambling and lottery authority. Kindred has accused Lotteritilsynet of conducting unfair restrictions and regulatory overreach on its business services, including the blocking payment transfers and sanctioning a ban on Kindred apps listing on the Apple App Store …

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Lars Lien: Luckbox ready for disruption in 2019

For sector incumbents, 2018 will be remembered as the year of US market liberalisation, continued multi-billion M&A activity, record UKGC penalties, FOBTs reductions and strained relationships between betting and its wider stakeholders (media, the community, politics, governing bodies etc…) Amid all this mayhem, the sector has seen little with regards to fresh blood, delivering much needed new propositions and perspectives. …

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Coljuegos – Colombia sees benefits of revamped gambling policies in 2018

Juan Perez Hidalgo, the President of Colombian national gambling regulator Coljuegos has hailed 2018 as a landmark first full-year for Colombia’s new regulatory frameworks and national policies governing gambling. Issuing a Coljuegos’ November update, Hidalgo details that Colombia’s new liberalized market will raise circa COP $550,000 million (€1.5 million) subsidizing the Colombian health care system for 2018. Since expanding Colombia’s …

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Caesars recruits Juliana Chugg to board seeking ‘mass appeal’

Filing a corporate statement, Nasdaq-listed US gambling, leisure and entertainment group Caesars Entertainment Corporation has confirmed the appointment of Juliana Chugg to its Board of Directors (pending regulatory approvals). Updating investors, Caesars governance details that it has recruited Chugg as a corporate advisor on brand, diversification, product innovation and licensing strategies. Chugg is the former Group Chief Brand Officer of …

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LeoVegas AB targets Spanish entry in Q1 2019

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has targeted entering the Spanish online gambling market by Q1 2019. Updating stakeholders, LeoVegas governance has this morning confirmed that it has filed for a Spanish DGOJ licence for online sports betting and casino services. Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas AB Group CEO, detailed Spanish market entry as a key directive for 2019. He said: “We are now taking the …

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UK policy stakeholders welcome the IGRG’s ‘stronger code’ for 2019

UK regulatory and policy stakeholders have publicly backed yesterday’s confirmation by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (‘IGRG’) to implement a whistle-to-whistle ban on betting advertising during live TV sports programming. In 2019, the IGRG – a collective body of industry operators and trade associations – will re-establish a new code for betting advertising practices, helping the UK Advertising Standards Authority …

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Stronger Code… IGRG confirms ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on TV betting advertising

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (‘IGRG’) has published its much anticipated new provisions for the Industry’s ‘Code for Socially Responsible Advertising’ (‘the code’) – confirming the implementation of a ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport’. From next summer, the IGRG will adopt its whistle-to-whistle measure, with bookmakers banning on all TV betting adverts during …

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Alessandro Fried – BtoBet likes Buenos Aires’ fresh prospects

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BtoBet Chief Executive Alessandro Fried has stated that his firm’s executive team are monitoring Buenos Aires (Argentina) movements closely. This December, led by BA Governor Maria Eugenia Vidal, Buenos Aires’ executive secured the votes needed to revamp the province’s gambling frameworks, passing legislation that will regulate online gambling services within Argentina’s largest province. Fried welcomes the first initiatives to develop …

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