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Tim Miller: UK gambling still requires its ‘single customer viewpoint’

Tim Miller, the Executive Director of Research and Statistics for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has presented the findings of the first ‘National Strategic Assessment’ which evaluates the Commission’s response to risks and duties.   The assessment was framed on the evidence of the four key elements of the person gambling, the places where gambling occurs, the products available to customers …

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Better Collective hits high notes ahead of 2021 transformations

Better Collective AS has backed its digital portfolio and long-term business strategy after the company maintained its growth profile by navigating a year of unprecedented headwinds.  Publishing its full-year (FY) 2020 results, Better Collective recorded corporate revenues of €91 million – up 35% on the corresponding €64.5 million from FY2019. Corporate performance was boosted by a strong close to year-end …

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GiG reduces 2020 losses clearing pathway to B2B dominance 

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has achieved all corporate transformation objectives laid out in 2020, helping the company achieve its long-term goal of becoming online gambling’s most valuable B2B technology supplier.  Citing continued operational efficiencies during Q4 trading, GiG recorded group revenues of €17.3 million – up 66% on corresponding Q4 2019’s €10.4 million. Q4 trading saw the Stockholm-listed technology group …

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Flutter takes leading role on Irish safer gambling duties

Flutter Entertainment has announced an update to its safer gambling commitments within the Republic of Ireland. As the operating company of Paddy Power, Flutter stated that it has chosen to ban credit card transactions and will further implement a whistle-to-whistle TV advertising ban across all sports programming. In addition, the firm will donate  1% of Net Gaming Revenue (NGR) to …

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Mischon de Reya issues Brexit warning on unsettled data transfer rights

London law firm Mischon de Reya has issued a notice to its online gambling partners highlighting further Brexit concerns on data protection rights, staff employment and services contracts impacting the industry. Online gambling has faced less friction than other sectors (travel, exports, entertainment) when adapting to the UK’s post-EU future, as the majority of operators undertook significant operational changes during …

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Inside Edge: Could Bayern take gold in the Champions League?

Inside Edge: Could Bayern take gold in the Champions League?

With the Champions League just around the corner, Joe Mellor and Nick Haynes at Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – explain why they’re backing Bayern for the title and why Guardiola’s men could be the ‘pick from the English bunch’. A lot can happen from the end of the Champions League and Europa League group stages and the …

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Entain stands firm on Enlabs £250m buyout offer

The board of Entain Plc has stood by its recommended offer of SEK 40 (£3.50) cash per share, in its bid to acquire leading Baltic online gambling group Enlabs AB. This morning, Entain confirmed that it had extended its offer ‘acceptance period’ until the 18 March 2021, with the FTSE100 group further stating that it anticipates ‘deal settlement’ to commence …

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Kindred lauds its ‘strict discipline’ delivering record growth

Kindred Group Plc has continued its run of delivering consecutive ‘all-time high’ quarter performances, with the group praising its scalable business model and operating discipline. Publishing its full-year 2020 results, the Stockholm-listed online gambling group achieved a record performance in customer activity, breaking the 1.75 million active player mark across its brand portfolio. High customer activity saw Kindred record all-time-high …

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SBC Leaders: Lessons learned from 2020 and the road to recovery

SBC Leaders

Drawing upon lessons learned can help build the foundation for strong future performance, explained Elen Barber, Chief Marketing Officer at Kindred Group. An exclusive interview with Barber kicks off the first 2021 edition of SBC Leaders, delving into all things marketing, sponsorship, regulation and responsible gambling. Yet as the magazine title would suggest, Barber is far from the only leader …

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Kindred adds transparent safer gambling metrics to group reports

Kindred Group Plc has become the first industry incumbent to publish its share of corporate revenues ‘derived from harmful gambling’. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group will publish its new ‘transparency metric’ as part of its safer gambling mandate, in which the company seeks to achieve – ‘zero per cent of revenues from harmful gambling by 2023’. Updating its corporate stakeholders, …

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