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Winning Post: How will China choose to control its ‘opium for the mind’

Regulus Partners examines the Chinese government’s crackdown on offshore gambling and real-money games, fulfilling its wider determination to control consumer behaviour and how CCP actions will impact the sector’s regulatory outcomes across Asia.    China’s nineteenth-century battles with opium are one of the generally lesser-known but more profound undercurrents of modern history. Two wars with Britain were fought and lost, …

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Aspire Global powers fresh challenger JNS Gaming

Aspire Global continues its strong 2021 commercial momentum, becoming the principal full-service systems supplier of JNS Gaming, a new industry incumbent preparing to launch its first challenger brand. The partnership will see Aspire supply JNS with its full inventory of platform and managed services solutions covering online casino, sportsbook, player management and games aggregation. The JNS venture is led by …

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Sportech tempts investors with a £35m share buyout tender

Sportech Plc has revealed its intentions to launch a tender offer, which has proposed an ‘up to £35.5 million payout’ to existing company shareholders. The tender offer has been sanctioned by Sportech’s senior leadership, with the wagering systems provider aiming to recapture 47% of its issued share capital – reported to be 88.8 million ordinary shares. Sportech has offered its …

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Entain showcased as a Bloomberg Global 50 leader on corporate ESG

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has been featured on Bloomberg’s ’50 Global Leaders’ campaign – showcased amongst the most effective global firms achieving its sustainability objectives as a corporate discipline. The campaign, which is being promoted on Bloomberg’s digital media platform, highlights the work on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives and directives by leading international companies.  Showcasing Entain, Bloomberg highlighted the …

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Intralot completes US Inc focused capital restructuring 

Intralot SA has secured a final settlement on its debt-note and capital restructure, undertaken to deepen its financial resources and accelerate the growth of its North American Intralot Inc unit.       The Athens-listed gambling technology group reports that on 3 August it was allowed to issue new debt-notes totalling £242 million, which will be maintained under the Intralot Inc domain. …

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UKGC: Education key to bettering Young People’s gambling outcomes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that childhood exposure to gambling products will impact the attitudes and behavioural outcomes of UK consumers with regards to their future gambling engagements.  Part of quantitative and qualitative research undertaken by agency 2CV, the UKGC survey examined the views and engagements of the demographic of young people aged between 16-to-30. 2CV’s research was …

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Adex report outlines the clear threats of fake traffic targeting igaming operators

Digital fraud prevention specialist Adex has published an insights report warning igaming and sportsbook operators of the live threats of fake traffic targeting their websites and customers.   As online gambling’s consumer base grew exponentially during the pandemic, the threat of fraud and specifically ad fraud was also exalted. Seeking to establish alternative methods to eradicate ad fraud, Adex’s recent report took …

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Royal Calcutta Turf Club to broadcast UK and IRE fixtures powered by RMG 

UK and Ireland horse racing fixtures have secured breakthrough coverage for the Indian market via a new media rights distribution deal struck between Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC).  The ground-breaking deal will see the heritage RCTC racetrack enable its visitors to watch and bet on fixtures broadcast by RMG of 34 UK racecourses and …

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Metropolitan Gaming transforms London casino scene acquiring Caesars UK properties

Caesars Entertainment Inc has completed the sale of its European and African casino properties to Metropolitan Gaming – a gambling investment firm owned by US private equity fund Silver Point Capital.  The transaction will see Metropolitan Gaming take control of Caesars eleven casino properties located within the UK, Egypt, and South Africa. Metropolitan Gaming’s acquisition of Caesars UK properties, will …

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Coalition Against Gambling Ads bus tour aims to place blackout advocates with policy stakeholders 

Members of the Coalition Against Gambling Ads (CAGA) a not-for-profit campaign seeking to end all advertising and sponsorships of gambling brands, will embark on its ‘Park the Bus’ tour of Britain this September.  The five-day tour, which will commence on Monday 6 September, aims to raise awareness of the devastating consequences of normalising gambling adverts on UK consumers and young …

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