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Luckbox calls for systems makeover by Aspire Global

Luckbox is set to undertake an overhaul of its core operating systems powered by technology solutions from Aspire Global. Real Luck Group, the TSXV-listed management company of Luckbox, has entered a strategic partnership with Aspire Global to serve as Luckbox’s lead casino and sports betting systems provider. The partnership will see Aspire’s BtoBet Neuron platform replace EveryMatrix’s OddsMatrix engine as …

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YorMedia merger sees Planet Sport takeover TEAMtalk and Football365

Digital publisher Planet Sport has moved to bolster its digital sports coverage by merging with Leeds counterpart YorMedia Solutions outright.  The deal sees Planet Sport take ownership of YorMedia’s flagship Football365 and TEAMtalk online football communities as the sports media and betting publisher aims to increase its ‘audience five-fold in the next three years to more than 30 million viewers …

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Raketech expands Spanish vision with Infinileads network buyout

Raketech has acquired Spanish affiliate marketing publisher and lead generation specialist Infinileads SL, in a bid to expand its services for Latin America, Spain and Italy. Marked as an “important strategic milestone”, the acquisition of Infinileads – along with key assests Slotjava.es and Slotjava.it – sees Rakatech enhance its position within several of LatAm’s emerging markets, such as Argentina, Mexico and Peru, in addition to current Infinileads core …

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KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its policy guidelines for ‘involuntary registration’ to CRUKS – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme.  From 1 October, all KSA licensed online gambling operators are required to centralise their player databases with the CRUKS’ self-exclusion system as a legal requirement of the Netherlands new KOA Act regime regulating online gambling. KSA policies on …

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Spreadex nets Burnley FC shirt sponsorship

Premier League club Burnley FC has named spread betting firm Spreadex as the team’s new principal front-of-shirt sponsor. As part of the ‘multi-million pound’ tie-up, the Spreadex Sports logo will be worn by Clarets players across the home, away and third kits during Burnley’s sixth consecutive top flight campaign. The new 202/-22 kits will be revealed later this week, whilst Spreadex will work …

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Bolsonaro approves GGR tax modification for Brazil’s inbound sports betting regime

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law a federal decree that regulates tax regimes for a number of industries, including Brazil’s yet to be launched sports betting regime.   Signed as Law No. 14,183, the order was included in the Official Gazette of Thursday 15 July. The decree’s mandate stems from the ‘Provisional Measure 1,034/2021’ previously approved by the Plenary …

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Charity Commission finds no conflict in YGAM and BGC relationship

The UK Charity Commission has closed its ‘regulatory case’ against the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) after finding no grounds for any further examination.  The regulator had responded to a complaint that raised questions related to YGAM’s relationship with industry standards and trade body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). YGAM replied to the complaint by outlining that its …

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Parimatch rebrands corporate identity to Parimatch Tech

Leading CIS betting group Parimatch has rebranded its corporate identity to ‘Parimatch Tech’ to better reflect the firm’s strategic vision as a multi-market, proprietary-built sports betting incumbent.  The corporate rebrand conveys Parimatch Tech’s 27-year journey, transitioning from a single betting shop to a pioneering tech-first betting enterprise maintaining a global footprint within the Ukraine, Cyprus, UK, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Tanzania, …

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ATG Sweden ends foreign player registrations 

AB Trav och Galopp (ATG), the operating company of Swedish licensed horse racing and trotting venues, has confirmed that it will no longer accept customer registrations from foreign/non-nationals. Following 2019’s implementation of new rules applied by Swedish gambling’s new regulatory regime, ATG venues have been forced to register all players wagering at its venues. In the wake of an internal …

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Entain refinances debt terms ahead of critical H2 trading

The board of Entain Plc has secured a first lien term loan valued at $1.12 billion (€995m) to refinance the company’s long-term corporate debt holdings. Updating investors, the FTSE100 gambling group will use the proceeds of its new loan to refinance its outstanding $774 million loan, which was due to mature from 29 March 2024. The transaction sees Entain expand …

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