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Winning Post – Collaboration & Segregation in Harm Prevention

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at UK stakeholder dynamics on collaborations for tackling problem gambling and addiction.  _________________ Collaboration is a rather subjective word; used variously to describe the very best and the very worst of human endeavour. In business, being collaborative is generally held to be a positive attribute; …

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William Hill remodelled for strong 2019 prospects

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc has this morning published its pre-close 2018 trading statement (53-week period to 1 January 2019), detailing that results will be in-line with its previously announced ‘adjusted 2018 corporate guidance’. William Hill expects to declare operating profits of circa £234 million, in line with governance’s adjusted profit range £225-245 million, which was announced last November, as …

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All eyes on En Marche fulfilling its FDJ sale this 2019

Publishing its full-year 2018 accounts, French state-owned operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has reported ‘a record year in business’ supported by an enhanced lottery portfolio and digital improvements. Updating the media and stakeholders, FDJ governance reports a record corporate turnover of €15.8 billion (+4.4%), of which €12.8 billion (+1%) was attributed to its flagship FDJ LOTO division. In its update, …

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Black Type COO, Stephen Davison: Maximising racing’s expansion

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Black Type is looking to build on a positive 2018 and benefit from a rejuvenated digital approach in the year ahead. We spoke to the operator’s new COO, Stephen Davison on how the brand is looking to elevate its digital offering in 2019, as well as what the changes in racing broadcasting mean for Black Type. SBC: Can you detail …

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Strengthened digital portfolio helps GVC deliver above ‘2018 consensus’

The Governance of FTSE100 GVC Holdings has this morning published its pre-close full-year 2018 trading statement, detailing that it anticipates delivering an FY EBITDA in the range of £750-755m – ‘ahead of current market consensus’. Completing a landmark year for its business, having merged and integrated the assets of Ladbrokes Coral, GVC governance points to strong growth across its enlarged …

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A no-deal brexit would be detrimental for British horse racing industry, warns Goffs’ chairman

The UK Chairman of Bloodstock sales group Goffs, Henry Beeby, has warned MPs that allowing a no-deal Brexit to occur will have adverse effects on the breeding and racing industries in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which has dented hopes for a secure future in the …

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Sportradar launches ‘ad:s’ range of full marketing services

Sports data, insights and analysis provider, Sportradar, will launch its new full-service marketing suite for sports betting stakeholders, ‘ad:s’ – which aims to streamline business operations, delivering better defined/tailored marketing strategies. The service will provide bookmakers with a plethora of marketing solutions that aim to eradicate waste and whilst optimising ‘targeted spend’ dynamics on verifiable prospects that produce measurable results for sector …

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Spelinspektionen warns Swedish players of red lines on self exclusion

Sweden’s new gambling regulatory authority Spelinspektionen has issued a stern warning to new online incumbents, stating that licences will be withdrawn if self-exclusion standards/policies are not met. The Swedish regulator, which revamped its operational set-up in 2018, has stated that it will simply not tolerate operators’ disregarding Spelpaus.se ( translation – ‘game-break’) provisions, made mandatory under Sweden’s new online gambling …

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Winning Post – Safer gambling banks on blocking

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Poland: betting market – poles apart? Betting turnover attributed to domestically licensed operators is reported to have grown 55% to PLZ5.1bn (€1.17bn) in 2018, taking the officially estimated market share to 48% …

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Daniel Graetzer launches Carousel seeking to deliver ‘superior customer-driven experiences’

In 2019 the industry welcomes new incumbent Carousel Group, an ambitious start-up seeking to deliver fresh dynamics, thinking and propositions within multiple regulated sports betting markets. Based out of Madrid Spain, Carousel is led by Founder and CEO Daniel Graetzer, a seasoned executive in industry commercial development and venture financing. This morning, an ambitious Carousel announces that it is in …

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