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Stoiximan consolidation sees OPAP survive tough Greek winter

OPAP SA reveals solid progress for its business recording headline growth despite its lottery and VLT units being impacted by significant COVID-19 headwinds.  Publishing its H1 trading results (period ending 30 June), OPAP group revenues stood at €570 million, up 12% on corresponding 2020 results of €507 million. H1 growth was primarily attributed to the full consolidation of the Stoiximan …

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Growth hungry Genius Sports upgrades 2021 forecasts 

Genius Sports has upgraded its full-year 2021 financial forecasts, having disclosed peak Q2 trading which saw the sportstech group double its revenues to $59 million (Q2 2020: $27m).  Publishing its first H1 Interim results as an NYSE enterprise, Genius revealed double and triple-digit Q2 revenue outcomes across its core business units. A breakdown of Q2 performance saw Genius’ flagship Betting Technology …

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High Council of Spanish Sports commits to Integrity monitoring by DGOJ 

Spain’s Consejo Superior del Deporte (CSD) – the high council of sports governance has confirmed that its membership body will track all sporting events using the ‘Alert System’ – operated by DGOJ Spain’s federal gambling regulator.    The resolution follows a new cooperative agreement formed by the CSD and DGOJ with the aim of preventing and combating fraud across all levels …

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BOS demands Swedish government end pandemic restrictions

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) – Sweden’s online gambling trade association has urged the government to end its d restrictions for online casinos from 29 September, and not on 14 November as has been announced.  The trade body cited that almost all general restrictions related to the pandemic will be lifted from September 29 across Swedish business – therefore regulations concerning …

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Gold Cup winner Paddy Brennan backs BresBet back to basics approach 

New bookmaker BresBet has announced that champion jockey Paddy Brennan will serve as its first ‘Racing Legend’, promoting its brand and betting services to racing enthusiasts. Launched this September, BresBet seeks to become UK betting’s most comprehensive and best value bookmaker for horse and greyhound racing markets – servicing the intricate needs of racing customers that traditional bookmakers have forgotten. …

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Tim Miller: Data exchange will be the key remit in gambling’s era of highest expectations 

Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has warned industry leadership to adjust to a ‘new normal of highest expectations’ in how the gambling sector will be governed.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Know Now 2021’ conference on social responsibility for gambling operators, Miller reflected on the work of the UKGC during a frenzied 18-month pandemic …

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KSA issues final guidance on KOA advertising rules

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has issued its final guidance on the advertising and player acquisition requirements of the KOA Regime, which is due to launch on 1 October.  The guidance supplements KSA ‘Games of Chance’ advertising requirements, made available to all prospective KOA licensees on 1 April – the date KSA launched its licensing application window. KSA …

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Betway adds Atletico Madrid to global sponsorship roster  

Betway has announced its biggest Spanish market sponsorship commitment to date, becoming the international betting partner of La Liga champions Club Atletico Madrid.  Securing a two-year agreement, Betway will serve as the international betting partner of Atletico for all territories except Spain and Asia. As of 1 August, Spanish media and sports clubs have observed a blanket ban on betting …

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BetCris announces European arrival via Poland  

BetCris has marked its first foray into the European online gambling marketplace by launching its online sportsbook within Poland. The South American operator becomes the 20th business (retail and online) to be granted a gambling licence by Poland’s Ministry of Finance. An expansion into Europe had long been touted by the South American operator, which was founded in Costa Rica …

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Betway debuts cinematic series for Germany’s transformed marketplace 

Betway has launched ‘Evolution of Instinct’ – the first advert of its new cinematic campaign series, which aims to expand the international betting brand’s profile within Germany’s reformed online gambling marketplace.  Munich advertising agency David+Martin has led the development of Betway’s new advertising series – replacing the betting brand’s former German market campaign ‘Mr Instinct’ which ran for the past …

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