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GVC appoints Dean Shannon as Australia CEO

The governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of Dean Shannon as inbound Chief Executive of its Australian division. Shannon will succeed Jason Scott as leader of GVC’s Australian business unit, overseeing the corporate development of ‘Ladbrokes Australia’ and ‘Neds’ brands. Prior to the appointment, Shannon has maintained a close relationship with GVC, serving as an …

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Svenska Spel’s Fredrik Wastenson reviews Swedish market re-regulation

Svenska Spel

Sweden’s online gambling industry has endured a turbulent period since legislation to re-regulate the market came into force at the beginning of 2019. We spoke to Fredrik Wastenson, CEO Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, for his take on events. Ahead of his appearance on the Nordics – Navigating Risky Waters in Uncertain Times panel at Betting on Sports 2019, the …

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Partouche makes its PasinoBet.fr power play with BetConstruct

French heritage casino, leisure and entertainment group Partouche returns to the online gambling scene, launching its new digital property PasinoBet.fr in partnership with BetConstruct. Hosting a press conference this week in its resort of La Grande-Motte (province of Languedoc-Roussillon), where PasinoBet.fr operations will be based, Partouche governance showcased its latest brand to media. Partouche synonymous with operating luxury casinos across France …

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Snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan heads to Olympia London

Ronnie O'Sullivan, Betting on Sports

Betcris Ambassador and snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan will be in attendance at the fourth Betting on Sports conference and exhibition, which takes place at Olympia London this week.  The event marks the first public appearance of ‘The Rocket’ since he reaffirmed his position as the world’s most dominant snooker player with a dramatic victory in the Shanghai Masters, his 72nd …

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SPER: Stronger guidance has helped Swedish players self-regulate on advertising

Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER), Sweden’s independent online gambling trade association, has published its first assessment of its marketing guidelines and code of conduct sanctioned last April to counter regulatory stakeholder concerns on industry advertising. Working in partnership with trade association counterpart BOS, SPER developed an action plan for its syndicated members, adhering to guidelines and standards on advertising. The sanctioned guidelines …

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Over 250 operators at Olympia London for Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports 2019

Over 250 operators from around the world will descend on London this week to attend the fourth Betting on Sports conference and exhibition from SBC Events. Held at Olympia London from 17-20 September, Betting on Sports is the largest dedicated sports betting conference in the world and provides the most extensive conference agenda of any event in the industry.  SBC …

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IBIA notifies EC of Lower Austria’s irrational betting restrictions

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has submitted its response to the European Commission (EC), in relation to the state of Lower Austria drafting its ‘Sports Betting Act’ which seeks an assessment on compatibility with European Union laws. Last August the executive of Lower Austria, published its draft legislative mandate seeking to comprehensively revamp its state wagering laws, that have …

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Codere points towards stability reducing interim losses to €8.5m

Publishing its H1 2019 interim results (period ending 30 June), Bolsa Madrid-listed gambling group Codere SA improves its trading stability, reducing corporate losses by 78% to €8.5 million (H12018: -€39m). As communicated in August, the Spanish gambling group’s period performance would be impacted by Argentina’s volatile economic conditions, which sees Codere record a 6% decrease in group revenues to €712 …

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French casino trade union demands ‘hard games protections’ on FDJ sale

French casino trade union ‘Casinos de France’ has written to the En Marche government demanding that its planned sale of state-owned gambling/lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) be undertaken on specific terms which do not hinder national casino incumbents. The trade union, which represents staff working across forty French private/independent casino operators including Groupe Barrière, Partouche and Tranchant, states that FDJ’s …

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UKGC fines Park Lane Club operator £1.8m for multiple AML & SR failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sanctioned of £1.8 million fine and licence warning to London casino operator Silverbond Enterprises Ltd in relation to social responsibility failures and money laundering violations. Silverbond is the operating company of the ‘Park Lane Club’ casino in Mayfair a property which the UKGC has placed under review since February 2016, under section 116 of …

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