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LeoVegas posts record Q2 revenues despite big market challenges

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LeoVegas said it has found a more balanced geographical mix despite finding the UK market “challenging” and delivering just satisfactory results in Sweden. The operator’s Group CEO Gustaf Hagman said that Q2 2019 was its best quarter ever, with revenues of €94.4 million (up 8 per cent from Q2 2018) contributing to “good underlying growth and profitability” for H1 2019 …

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Trustly study finds 94 per cent support for instant withdrawals

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94 per cent of players want instant access to their winnings, according to research from Trustly on nine of Europe’s leading countries for online sports betting and gaming. The online payment solutions provider was testing the hypothesis that payments, specifically fast payments, can create player value for a sample size of 1,700 across Spain, Poland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, …

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ComeOn launches AI responsible gambling tool

Igaming operator ComeOn has confirmed that it has been working alongside data science specialist neccton to launch a new responsible gaming tool based on artificial intelligence in a bid to help players avoid problem gambling behaviours. The tool has been developed in collaboration with  psychology academics, and ensures that it tracks player data, detects risk patterns, changes in behaviour as …

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Check please… Degree 53 publishes Age ID ‘UX Review’

Industry design, innovation and software development agency Degree 53 has published its latest ‘UX Review’ focusing on evaluating the impact of new age and identity verification processes, enforced by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in May this year. The report assesses how incumbents have approached the challenge of adjusting/addressing to the UKGC’s customer age verification requirements from a customer UX …

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No-deal Brexit ‘is a real risk to racing’ warns Flutter’s Peter Jackson

With only 79 days until the UK is pencilled in to leave the European Union, horse racing stakeholders continue to make preparations in anticipation of potential disruptions to the sport and further impacts on betting markets.  The Financial Times reported this morning that a no-deal Brexit – which at present appears to be the UK’s likely outcome – will threaten …

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JPJ Group navigates UK headwinds as firm prepares for Gamesys enlargement

The governance of London-listed JPJ Group Plc maintains confidence in the firm’s future prospects, as the company moves to fully integrate operating partner Gamesys, enlarging its commercial capacity. Publishing its interim H1 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), JPJ records a 14% increase in corporate revenues to £170 million (H12018: £149 million), driven by the ‘strong organic growth’ of …

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AffiliateINSIDER supports BetShah affiliate programme launch

BetShah has outlined plans to ‘cement and further enhance’ its current network of partnerships after confirming the launch of its new affiliate program which will be managed exclusively by AffiliateINSIDER. The partnership plans to guarantee both support and development of BetShah’s affiliate marketing strategy to a global market and provide affiliate relationship management of the highest calibre upon launch. Ioannes Lagos, Project Manager at …

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LeoVegas strengthens responsible gambling initiatives with LeoLine

Online gambling group LeoVegas has strengthened its responsible gambling policies after developing new plans to launch  a new live chat service across its UK-facing brands, in collaboration with Gambling Therapy. The new service, LeoLine, will deliver immediate live help to punters that wish to access support in managing their gambling activity. The overall impact of the new service is due …

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GVC ‘fine tunes’ operational structure with senior product team reshuffle

Gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will be carrying out a major reshuffle of its senior product team in a bid to fine tune its current operational structure.  As part of the reshuffle, GVC’s deputy chief operating officer Valery Gelfman will be handed the responsibility of monitoring the operator’s senior product team.   Commenting on the changes, Shay Segev, …

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19.com nets Leicester City betting partnership

Premier League-side Leicester City has confirmed a new agreement with 19.com, which will see the Asian betting operator become the club’s new Official Betting Partner.  The Global Gaming subsidiary will have its branding displayed across Leicester’s matchday LED boards, as well as the club’s interview backdrops.  The new agreement is hoped to boost the exposure of the betting operator across …

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