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GiG Media readies for Dutch comeback

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is re-configuring the affiliate properties of TopCasinoBonus.com and CasinoTopsOnline.com to be ready for the launch of the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace from 1 October. Undertaken by the GiG Media division, the reconfiguration aims to transform the properties into the most insightful destination for Dutch players seeking trustworthy reviews on licensed online casinos and games of …

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FDJ backs Tour des Femmes 2022 expansion 

Upholding its commitment to diversifying its sponsorship portfolio of French sports, Française des Jeux (FDJ) has become an official partner of the Tour de France Women’s edition.  Beginning in 2022, France’s National Lottery operator will work with race organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) to promote the ‘Tour de France Femmes’, to be on par with its male cycling counterpart. For …

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YGAM exposes lived abuse and harassment of female gamers to APPG members

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has submitted its report on online abuse and harassment of female gamers to MPs working in the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games and E Sports’. Titled ‘She Plays, He Says’, the report details the lived experiences of many young female gamers in which YGAM “seeks to raise awareness and address ways …

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René Jansen calls for the re-establishment of EU expert group on gambling

In his first address as Chair of The European Forum for Gambling Regulators (GREF), René Jansen has called for the European Commission (EC) to re-establish an ‘EU expert group’ on gambling laws and standards.  Jansen, the chairman of Dutch regulatory agency Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), made his address while participating in a webinar hosted by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). …

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Matt Shaddick ends 18-year reign as Ladbrokes Politics guru 

Posting an update via Linkedin, Ladbrokes’ Matt Shaddick has confirmed that he has ended his 18-year stint as the bookmaker’s lead political markets analyst.  Shaddick, who joined Ladbrokes in 2007 as sportsbook executive, thanked “the many fantastic people” who had helped establish and support Ladbrokes Politics as a key market offering of the heritage bookmaker. Announcing his departure, Shaddick detailed …

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GamCare appoints Margot Daly as lead Trustee  

GamCare has moved to restructure its Board of Trustees following the decision by Sir Ian Prosser to end his six-year tenure as Chair of the problem-gambling treatment support charity. Updating stakeholders, GamCare informed that Sir Ian will be succeeded by Margot Daly, who will lead the charity’s governance directives from June onwards. Daly has served as a GamCare advisor since …

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Playtech joins All-in Diversity Project to strengthen its ‘Sustainable Success’ charter

The All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) has welcomed Playtech Plc as its latest member, as the FTSE250 technology group commits to participating in the non-profit’s workforce diversity and employment equality and inclusion directives.   The membership follows Playtech launching its ‘Sustainable Success’ – corporate responsibility programme, establishing the tech firm’s CSR l goals in a new decade of complex socio and environmental …

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Paddy Power debuts VAR comedy series on Prime and Virgin Media  

Paddy Power is set to make its ‘longform’ TV debut, launching its self-produced sitcom ‘The VAR Room’ on Virgin Media and Amazon Prime video streaming platforms.  A four-part series, The VAR Rooom takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what really happens behind the scenes at Stockley Park – the home of VAR in England. The sitcom features a star-studded line up …

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EGBA orders Italy to explain planned licensing reduction 

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has issued a notification to the European Commission demanding that Italian authorities explain why they have published a draft law proposal seeking to reduce the number of online gambling licences by two-thirds. A reduction of online gambling licences had been initially proposed by the former 5Star-DP coalition government, as a draft measure attached to …

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EveryMatrix to power Foliatti Mexico’s digital makeover

EveryMatrix has secured a major LatAm markets coup, becoming the lead igaming software supplier to Grupo Foliatti the operating firm of 10 Mexican land-based casino properties. The agreement will see Foliatti launch its first online gambling property, ‘Foliatti Casino’ – powered by EveryMatrix’s full-service turnkey platform. The partnership aims to establish Foliatti Casino, as one of the country’s leading online gambling …

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