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Ukraine gambling’s corruption flaws exposed by KRAIL arrest

Ukraine’s regulated gambling marketplace has been brought into disrepute following the arrest of a member of newly formed regulatory agency – The Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL). Last Friday, NABU – Ukraine’s federal anti-corruption bureau – issued a statement confirming the arrest of an unnamed member of KRAIL, who was charged with “receiving an illegal benefit …

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Rank calls for venue gambling laws to be rebalanced 

Rank Group Plc has urged the government to radically overhaul the laws governing UK land-based gambling venues, as a remit of its ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  Yesterday, the LSE gambling group published its 2020/2021 results, which revealed statutory losses of £93 million – as Rank’s trading was gutted by Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo properties observing lockdown …

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32Red & Unibet to serve as National League’s community partner

Kindred Group’s 32Red and Unibet sportsbook brands will serve as principal betting partners of the Vanarama National League – England’s highest tier of non-league football. A two-year partnership was agreed, with 32Red and Unibet to be promoted across the National League’s stadiums, digital and social media channels. Updating stakeholders, the National League underscored the brands proven credentials in participating in …

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ATG Live gets Allente push ahead of winter makeover 

AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has agreed to broadcast its live ‘ATG Live’ channel on Scandinavian pay-TV platform Allente.  From 16 August, live racing and trotting fixtures from ATG syndicated racetracks will be broadcast on channel 23 of the Allente platform, made available to all free-view Scandinavian audiences. ATG Live will continue to be produced by broadcast partner Kanal75, delivering …

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Kindred nets maximum Allsvenskan exposure for WorldPride 2021 

Kindred Group has demonstrated its support for WorldPride 2021 – a global arts and cultural festival celebrating equality, inclusivity and human rights for all races, genders and sexualities.  For the first time in its history, the WorldPride event (12-22 August) has been co-hosted by the twin cities of Malmö Sweden and Copenhagen Denmark. Kicking off WorldPride celebrations, Kindred’s flagship Unibet …

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FDJ Gaming Solutions wins tender to revamp Eesti Loto games suite

FDJ Gaming Solutions, the B2B lottery subsidiary of Groupe FDJ, has won the exclusive rights to upgrade the digital games portfolio of Eesti Loto – Estonia’s national lottery operator. The agreed contract will see FDJ Gaming Solutions supply Eesti Loto with its new digital games suite powered by FDJ’s Interactive Factory platform. Eesti Loto confirmed that FDJ’s interactive factory had …

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EGBA secures sustainability reporting commitment from European leaders 

The leadership of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms have outlined their ‘collective ambitions’ to foster a stronger culture supporting safer gambling across all European markets. The leadership mandate was published by the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) – the Brussels-based trade body charged with representing online gambling at an EU business and legislative level.   A letter co-signed by John …

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Trustly nets new West Ham duties as sleeve sponsor of WSL team

West Ham United has enhanced its pre-existing partnership with Trustly, naming the payments platform its Women’s Sleeve Partner. As a result of the contract expansion, the Trustly logo will appear on the sleeves of the East London’ club’s FA Women’s Super League (WSL) team. “We were thrilled to partner with Trustly earlier this year, illustrating our commitment to innovation, and we are …

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Rank stomachs £93m lockdown loss as leadership eyes strongest venue returns

Rank Group Plc has disclosed statutory losses of £93 million, as the LSE gambling group closes accounts on a year ravaged by COVID-19 headwinds.  Publishing its preliminary results for 2020/2021 trading (12-months ending 30 June) Rank registered a 50% decline in underlying net gaming revenues to £288 million. Year trading saw Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino properties restricted to ‘59% …

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Aspire trades above expectations as group readies to turbocharge Btobet and Pariplay

Aspire Global remains confident in achieving all financial and operating objectives, after the Nasdaq Nordic igaming systems provider registered its sixth consecutive quarter of corporate growth.      Publishing its Q2 Interim Report (period ending 30 June), Aspire tracked year-to-date revenues of €104 million, up 34% on H1 2020 results of €77 million. Strong Q2 trading saw Aspire register peak performance revenues …

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