Europe

NSoft lauds product sophistication as new casino suite looms on the horizon

An expansion into four new markets, alongside new additions to its client portfolio, has helped NSoft to deliver a strong performance for Q2 2021. Providing a business overview of the period, NSoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Dražan Planinić, revealed that every aspect of the business was in “full swing” as the technology group maintained strong levels of growth across all verticals. …

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GamCare states ‘online gambling is growing issue’ citing UKGC data

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the results of a standalone telephone study, ‘Gambling participation: activities and mode of access – July 2021’, prompting GamCare to label online gambling a ‘growing issue’ following the pandemic. Conducted in September 2020, December 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 – with data from the final collection also extending to 5 July – …

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PartnerMatrix shares six ‘red flags’ for affiliate marketing fraud

Levon Nikoghosyan, CEO at PartnerMatrix, has shared six of the biggest red flags for affiliate marketing fraud in online gambling, which is estimated to have reached $1.4 billion in 2020.

Levon Nikoghosyan, CEO at PartnerMatrix, has shared six of the biggest red flags for affiliate marketing fraud in online gambling, which is estimated to have reached $1.4 billion in 2020. Writing in a blog post for EveryMatrix, the affiliate marketing platform’s parent company, he advised getting to know the key types of activity that suggest a possible scam. The first is that …

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EC rejects call to reform Expert Group on Gambling  

The European Commission (EC) has stated that it will not support the re-establishment of an ‘Expert Group on Online Gambling’ – a cross member state collaborative body supported by 14 regulatory agencies. This morning, the Netherlands regulatory Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) published the EC’s response to a letter sent by KSA Chairman Rene Jansen on behalf of European regulators requesting to reinstate …

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Betway enhances German visibility with VfB Stuttgart sponsorship

Betway has strengthened its marketing and branding in the German sports betting space, striking a deal with Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart. As part of the three-year agreement, Betway will gain branding on the LED screens and cam carpets at the VfB Stuttgart stadium, the 60,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Arena. Additionally, the Malta-based bookmaker will also secure activation rights as part of the …

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Full strength FDJ outperforms normalised trading results

Groupe FDJ has cited ‘rapid acceleration towards growth’, as its commercial units outride France’s pandemic headwinds and begin to outperform 2019 results. Publishing its 2021 interim accounts (period ending 30 June), FDJ records combined group stakes (lottery sales and sports betting wagers) of €9.1 billion up 32% on H1 2020’s €6.8 billion – and a significant 8% increase on H1 …

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Alina Yakirevich, Fonbet: Euro 2020 and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

Alina Yakirevich, Fonbet: Euro 2020 and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

New measures brought in by the Russian government will undoubtedly protect bettors while also increasing traffic for licensed operators “who pay taxes, support athletics with targeted deductions and sponsorship contracts” according to Alina Yakirevich,  Marketing Director at Fonbet. Speaking to SBC News, Yakirevich drew attention to the fight against the black market, explaining that measures brought in by the Russian …

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EPIC Risk Management recruits Dan Trolaro to strengthen US focus

Dan Trolaro, a problem gambling prevention specialist, has joined EPIC Risk Management as the harm minimisation consultancy’s Vice President of Prevention, as the company looks to expand its focus in the US. Effective from 9 August 2021, Trolaro’s new role will see him work to implement EPIC’s ‘blended, four pillar approach’ combining lived experience, prevention, policy, research and evidence, in …

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Luckbox to leverage Funanga’s CashtoCode solution

Through its Luckbox subsidiary, Real Luck Group has partnered with Funanga to leverage its CashtoCode payment solutions. By using the CashtoCode solution, players will be able to make cash deposits into their Luckbox accounts at 150,000 retail locations across Europe and international markets. “There will always be customers who prefer to pay in cash, for privacy, self-control and security reasons. …

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Tipico and CVC enter William Hill offcut chase  

Tipico, Germany’s biggest betting firm, is reported to be ‘among the frontrunners’ vying to acquire William Hill’s UK and European offcuts, put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment. As reported by Sky News this afternoon, ‘City sources’ have disclosed that Tipico tabled a ‘credible offer to Caesars’ – who have priced William Hill’s surplus units at a combined value of …

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