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Spillemyndigheden launches ROFUS rights campaign for Denmark

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority, has launched a new national campaign promoting its ROFUS self-exclusion gambling service. Launched this September across social media and TV networks, the campaign reminds Danish consumers of their rights to ask licensed operators to ‘take-a-break’ and self-exclude from all gambling engagements. 2018 reforms to the Danish Gambling Act demanded that all licensed online gambling operators refer …

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Unibet hails success of 30/30 Fund supporting Swedish Sports diverse make-up

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook brand of Kindred Group Plc, has maintained its home market CSR commitments by announcing the recipients of its 30/30 Fund in support of Swedish sports clubs, projects and organisations promoting fair-play, equality, inclusion and social mobility.  The 30/30 Fund was established in 2019 by Unibet, backing the grassroots sports fundraising initiatives of former Sweden and NHL …

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Delasport renews duties as lead sponsor of Balkan League basketball 

Delasport has confirmed that it will continue to serve as the principal sponsor of the Balkan International Basketball League (BIBL / Balkan League). The Malta and Sofia-based online sports betting and casino technology supplier became the principal sponsor of the Balkan League in 2020, helping resurrect the basketball league from its COVID-19 2019/2020 season postponement. Established in 2008, the Balkan …

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NOGA calls for stricter self-regulation in Dutch gambling advertising

 Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director of NOGA – The Netherlands Online Gambling Association – has criticised the recent draft online gambling advertising code as was suggested by incumbent land-based operators. Issuing a response to news coverage on Dutch public broadcaster NOS, De Goeij said the draft self-regulating code will not provide Dutch consumers with enough protection against an impending gambling …

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John O’Reilly to deliver keynote for Reputation Matters’ 2021 return

John O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Rank Group Plc, will deliver the keynote speech of the ‘Reputation Matters’ 2021 conference – a dedicated event focused on UK gambling and its evolving relationships with regulatory and political stakeholders.    Hosted on Tuesday 2 November at the Iron Mongers Hall in the City of London – Reputation Matters will focus on ‘UK Gambling’s future …

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Gambling with Lives launches high impact youth gambling education programme    

Gambling with Lives (GwL) has become the latest charity to launch an education programme focused on raising youth awareness of gambling harms, addiction and disorders.  The programme developed by academics and teachers with the oversight of lived experience of gambling harms will be piloted in schools in Essex, Manchester and Northern Ireland – prior to a full nationwide launch. GwL …

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Paddy Power says bye to mischief maker Paul Mallon

Paul Mallon has confirmed his departure as Head of Brand Marketing for Paddy Power, ending his 10-year tenure as an advertising executive of the Irish bookmaker.  A key member of Paddy Power’s Mischief Making department, Mallon has joined London advertising agency Lucky Generals, taking on the role of Head of Special Ops. Mallon had formerly served as Paddy Power’s ‘Head …

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Catena orders 10% buyback of Stockholm shares 

The board of Catena Media Plc has authorised the buyback of in excess of 7 million ordinary company shares, listed on the Stockholm Nasdaq exchange.  The order was granted as an outcome of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held on 14 July 2021, in which the board disclosed its plans to enhance the company’s “flexibility in distributing capital to shareholders …

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Coingaming rebrands to Yolo Group to better define its multi-business identity  

Coingaming Group, the operating company of cryptocurrency gambling brands Sportsbet.io and BitCasino, has formally changed its business identity to Yolo Group.  The rebrand to Yolo Group has been undertaken to better reflect its diverse units operating in online gambling, fintech, IT and venture capital funding investing in new crypto technologies to disrupt traditional business marketplaces. Moving forward, Yolo Group will …

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Sadiq Khan orders TfL to ban gambling adverts 

Transport for London (TfL) has been instructed to end all gambling advertisements displayed across the capital’s transport networks.  The order is reported to come from the office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who had vowed to end gambling advertisements on London transport as a re-election pledge. The Evening Standard reports that Khan had been reminded of his pledge by Green …

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