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Kambi leads sportsbook makeover of Island Luck Bahamas

Kambi Group Plc has expanded its commercial reach to the West Indies after becoming the exclusive online sportsbook platform provider of The Bahamas’ Island Luck casino.  Founded in 2009, Nassau-based Island Luck casino operates as the largest gambling enterprise licensed by the Gaming Board of The Bahamas. Kambi has secured a multi-year agreement to redevelop and re-launch Island Luck’s new …

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UK Racing’s bloodstock rights strengthened by new BIF code of practice

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that a new ‘Bloodstock Industry Code of Practice’ will be incorporated into the rules of UK racing as of 16 August. The Code has been developed by the newly established Bloodstock Industry Forum (BIF), which was tasked with updating the rules and practices on the buying and selling of horse bloodstock rights – …

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FDJ expands Factory Sports programme for Paris 2024

Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has welcomed the return of French athletes who competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  The principal sponsor of France’s Olympic team and main fundraiser for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games hailed the performance of French athletes, who won a total of 33 medals, including 10 gold. France’s national lottery operator supported the development of several …

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Garzon warns of tougher Spanish gambling reforms  

Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, has warned licensed gambling incumbents to prepare for further drastic changes to the country’s gambling laws, which will focus on raising all-around consumer protections and operator conduct.  Appointed last year by Spain’s coalition government to overhaul a fragmented gambling regime, Garzon underlined his ministerial duty in seeking to centralise the governance of gambling …

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Lockdown easing sees UK online gambling register a June slowdown

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The UK’s online gambling sector recorded a decrease in overall gross gambling yield (GGY) during the month of June, despite the sector registering an increase in player activity related to interest in the Euro 2020 championships.  Publishing its latest market update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) figures reveal that June generated a combined GGY of £496 million, the sector’s lowest …

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Flutter matches trading expectations as Jackson ups FanDuel’s US growth projections

Flutter Entertainment Plc has underlined the scale, efficiency and product excellence of its global brand portfolio that has registered a 40% increase in active monthly players (AMPs) to 7.6 million.   Publishing its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), the firm recorded group pro-forma revenues of £3 billion, up 30% on corresponding H1 2020 results of £2.4 billion.  Headline …

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Global Gaming Women appoints Cassie Stratford as new President

Global Gaming Women (GGW) has confirmed the appointment of Cassie Stratford as new president of its non-profit organisation supporting the development of women across all disciplines of the global gambling sector. Stratford currently serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for Boyd Gaming and began her new role as President of GGW in July 2021. Taking leadership of GGW, …

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Scientific Games returns to profitable trading as unit sell-off looms 

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) pointed to positive group-wide commercial gains, as the firm accelerates plans to divest the technology group’s lottery and sports betting units disclosed during the quarter.    Publishing its Q2 trading results, SGC registered consolidated group revenues of $880 million, up 63% on corresponding Q2 2019 results of $539 million. Period growth was primarily attributed to the …

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Holland Casino steps forward as Dutch football’s responsible gambling partner

Holland Casino will serve as the ‘responsible gambling partner’ of Dutch football’s Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen leagues, undertaking its biggest social responsibility commitment to date. The partnership was agreed with the Eredivisie and its principal broadcaster ESPN Netherlands and will focus on promoting Holland Casino’s responsible and controlled gambling messages to Dutch football audiences. The Eredivisie will begin its 2021/2022 …

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