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BGC chooses Kevin Schofield as communications and digital lead

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Kevin Schofield has been appointed as Director of Communications and Digital. Schofield will join the BGC later this year, having accrued over 25 years experience in journalism by working at a range of media outlets including The Scotsman, The Herald, Daily Record and The Sun. …

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MoPlay declared insolvent following licence suspension

Following the suspension of its operator licence last week, Addison Global’s MoPlay brand has confirmed that the business is now insolvent and has halted customer withdrawals. The operator had its licence suspended after the UK Gambling Commission said in a statement that it suspected ‘that Addison Global Limited has breached a condition of the licence (section 120(1)(b) and is unsuitable …

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Coral launches ‘cinematic series’ celebrating racing’s deeper narratives

Ahead of Cheltenham Festival 2020, Coral marketing has unveiled its first ever ‘cinematic campaign’ which will celebrate the ‘pace, passion and drama’ of horse racing. Debuting its ‘Fail to Finish’ campaign, the first advert in Coral’s cinematic campaign series will promote the operator’s Cheltenham Festival 2020 ‘money-back offer’. The campaign will be followed by a ‘centrepiece advert’ based on flat-racing, which will …

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Winning Post: WHO is protecting the children?

Regulus Partners begins the week by dissecting the news that Addison Global has had its Gibraltar and UK licences suspended over solvency concerns, as well as looking at the latest call from WHO and UNICEF to implement further gambling restrictions to protect children. UK: Safer Gambling – Low blows signal need for greater regulatory oversight Last weekend’s Sunday Times attack on Britain’s …

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Andrew Lyman – Brexit is no ‘doom & gloom scenario’ for Gibraltar gambling

Andrew Lyman, Gambling Commissioner for the Government of Gibraltar, is confident that the British overseas territory will maintain its status as an online gambling hub to navigate Brexit business complexities. Gibraltar’s Gambling Commissioner spoke to SBC News, as PM Boris Johnson’s new cabinet underlined that the UK will pursue no regulatory alignment with EU standards on business policy, immigration, worker protections, …

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ARC upgrades greyhound capacity by acquiring Nottingham stadium

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has moved to expand its UK racetrack portfolio by acquiring the Nottingham Greyhound Stadium. A member of the British Afternoon Greyhound Service (“BAGS”), Nottingham Greyhound Stadium hosts 154 fixtures per year. Nottingham joins the ARC’s growing portfolio of Greyhound Stadia, alongside The Belle Vue Newcastle and The Perry Barr Sunderland.  In total, 55% of all 1619 annual …

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Scottish FA sponsorship deal with William Hill to end

The Scottish FA and William Hill have announced that their partnership will not be renewed at the end of the current agreement after almost a decade of working together. William Hill has been title sponsor of the Scottish Cup and Official Betting Partner of the Scotland National Team since 2011, and the national bookmaker became sponsor of the South Stand …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Consensus cannot be the hardest word

If the gambling industry buzzword for the last two years has been “collaboration”, it looks as if this year’s might well be “consensus”. Speaking personally, I am all for that. It’s a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used it …

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UKGC suspends Addison Global licence

Following on from the decision made by the Gibraltar Gambling Licensing Authority (GLA) yesterday, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended Addison Global’s operating licence. The suspension comes as the UKGC suspected ‘that Addison Global Limited has breached a condition of the licence (section 120(1)(b) and is unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities (section 120(1)(d) of the Act).’ The …

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New look Newgioco establishes LatAm subsidiary

Fresh from listing its business as a US Nasdaq enterprise, the governance of betting systems supplier Newgioco Group confirms that it has established ‘Newgioco Colombia SAS’ as a new subsidiary servicing LatAm market opportunities. Based out of Bogota, Newgioco Colombia will lead new distribution agreements within South American markets, supporting Newgioco Group’s newly established global growth strategy. In its update, …

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