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GIG ends Robin Reed’s CEO tenure with immediate effect

Issuing a market filing this morning, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has moved to replace Group Chief Executive Robin Eirik Reed with immediate effect. Updating investors, GiG governance said Reed has officially departed the firm’s executive leadership team as of 5 September and will be replaced by GIG Chief Operating Officer (COO) Richard Brown as interim CEO. The company confirmed that …

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Regulatory complexities the main focus for Lords committee

The Select Committee reviewing the ‘Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’ has adjourned to asses the complexities facing the sector’s diverse stakeholders, as well as carry out an assessment of the 2005 Gambling Act.  The discussion, led by chairman of the Gambling Review Body Sir Alan Budd and Dan Waugh, Partner at Regulus Partners, has focused largely on …

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Smarkets makes its US play with Full House Resorts

Announced as a major corporate development, fast-growth Smarkets has this morning confirmed that it will enter the US sports betting market in partnership with Nasdaq-listed casino group Full House Resorts. Updating the market, Smarkets leadership confirms that it has secured a long-term technology agreement to act as lead online sportsbook supplier for Full House Resorts within the states of Indiana …

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ID disruptor MIRACL delivers industry ‘binary proof’ solution – ‘MIRACL-Trust’

MIRACL, developer of specialist ID verification provisions for highly regulated markets has announced the launch of its purpose-built ‘MIRACL-Trust’, customer authentication solution for online gambling incumbents. The update sees MIRACL, who have developed multi-layered authentication solutions for financial services firms Credit Agricole and Experian, launch its first module for the online gambling sector – with the company detailing that it seeks …

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Friday evidence deadline for gambling’s social and economic Select Committee

Industry stakeholders are reminded that they have only one week to return submissions of evidence (deadline Friday 6 September) to the Select Committee researching the ‘social and economic impacts of the gambling industry’ on UK society. Announced this July, the House of Lords established a Select Committee seeking to gain ‘research insights and valuable facts’ on the UK gambling sector …

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Triggered… Paddy Power suspends UK General Election markets

Updating its UK political markets, Paddy Power becomes the first bookmaker to suspend wagering on a UK 2019 General Election being triggered, following news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a senior cabinet meeting later this afternoon. Commenting on market trading, Paddy Power details that odds on a General Election being officially announced had fallen from 2/5 this …

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Dire H1 2019 sees Intralot suffer declines across all business verticals

Publishing its 2019 interim results (period ending 30 June), Athens-listed gambling technology group Intralot SPA reports continued operating declines across its three core business verticals of ‘Licensed Operations’, ‘Management Contracts’ and ‘Technology Provisions’. A tough H1 2019 trading period sees Intralot governance outline multiple factors impacting the company’s performance, including negative currency fluctuations, macro impacts, decreasing management contracts combined with further …

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SBC announces new inductees for Sports Betting Hall of Fame

Sports Betting Hall of Fame 2019

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will add six new industry pioneers to its roster next month at the Betting on Sports conference. Former Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, Bet365 CEO Denise Coates, Boylesports Founder & CEO John Boyle, former 888 CEO John Anderson, and Playtech PBS CEO Armin Sageder will all be inducted into the Hall of …

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Betfair states its LATAM intent & responsibility as CONMEBOL partner

Moving to significantly expand its LATAM market profile and ambitions, Betfair has outlined securing its Official Partner’ status with CONMEBOL as one of the firm’s most important strategic marketing initiatives in the betting brand’s history. Announced last week, the partnership – which runs until December 2022 – sees the Betfair brand displayed across CONMEBOL’s flagship Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana tournaments, South …

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Gambling reform presents multiple obstacles for Zelensky ‘The Entertainer’

Industry stakeholders are monitoring the movements of newly installed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky closely, as dialogue arises of Ukraine overturning its prohibitive gambling code. Since 2009, Ukraine has operated under the ‘Prohibition of Gambling Law’ mandate first sanctioned by the Viktor Yushchenko administration, which has seen all forms of gambling (expect lotteries) – be it land-based or digital – banned …

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