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Gamesys to pay £1.2m for social responsibility & AML failures

Online gambling operator Gamesys (Gibraltar) Limited will pay £1.2m for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced this morning. Gamesys operates the newly launched Virgin Bet, sports data site Live Score and a range of further igaming sites. The regulator launched an investigation into the operator’s processes after police investigations revealed …

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William Hill seeks new creative lead as Bark&Bite affair ends

Leeds based marketing agency Bark&Bite has confirmed to UK business news sources that it will no longer act as lead creative agency for FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc. Bark&Bite Managing Director Christian Knowles-Fitton has confirmed to Prolific North that the agency will no longer maintain William Hill’s creative marketing accounts, ending a seven-year partnership. Moving forward, William Hill leadership is expected …

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BetVictor reaffirms ‘Gibraltar status’ through recruitment drive

BetVictor, one of the leading online betting employers of Gibraltar, has restated its commitment to the British Overseas Territory by launching a new local recruitment campaign. Gibraltar has been home to BetVictor’s head-office and operational headquarters for the past twenty years, supported by tech hubs in London and Budapest. Issuing a market update, BetVictor leadership confirms that it has launched …

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6 of the Best – Covers’ Patrick Everson

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from, Patrick Everson, senior writer at Covers.com. In the latest edition we see an American twist regarding a favourite holiday, a love of one particular NFL franchise and which album saw every song tell “an incredible story”. Best Holiday  Christmas, for certain. It never goes out of style. Midnight Mass, at which my daughter always …

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Codere sanctions Credit Suisse to lead its Mexican charge

Spanish business news source El Confidencial reports that the governance of Grupo Codere SA has sanctioned investment bank Credit Suisse to lead its corporate refinancing, as the Bolsa Madrid gambling group reviews its South American options. The Swiss multinational bank is reported to have been given a two-fold mandate by Codere governance, being ordered to raise capital for new expansion …

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Codere seeks to end Sampedro drama at ‘critical AGM’

Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA is set to host a ‘critical showdown’ at its annual general meeting set for Monday 26 July, as corporate stakeholders seek to settle the governance dispute between US debt holders and the enterprise founding Martínez Sampedro family. Spanish business news sources report, that Codere investors will seek to remove Martínez Sampedro board representatives’ …

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Catena Media pips Trustly to win SBC Championship

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Affiliate giant Catena Media beat all comers at Stamford Bridge on 22 May to be crowned champions of the third annual SBC Championship. Over 140 representatives from the sports betting industry made up 16 teams at this year’s tournament, which was sponsored by innovative payments firm Trustly. And it was the Trustly team that was pipped in the final, with …

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Boylesports enters UK retail scene with Midlands acquisition

As the UK retail betting scene contracts, Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports is fulfiling its long-term corporate ambition of entering the market with the acquisition of Midlands bookmaker Wilf Gilbert. Ireland’s second largest betting firm has agreed to acquire UK independent bookmaker Wilf Gilbert’s thirteen retail betting properties, however the two firms are keeping mum on the money involved, only citing an ‘undisclosed sum’ . …

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Rank Group pursues Stride Gaming for £115 million

The governance of Rank Group Plc has this morning confirmed that it has entered ‘advanced discussions’ to acquire London AIM-listed online gambling group Stride Gaming Plc. Rank the operating company of Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has tabled a ‘28% premium’ offer on Stride’s share price, putting forward to investors an all-cash ‘151 pence per share’ purchase price to acquire …

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William Hill appoints fresh faced Wavemaker as lead UK media agency

UK marketing news source CampaignLive has reported that FTSE betting group William Hill Plc has awarded its UK media buying and planning account to London advertising agency Wavemaker Global. Wavemaker is a subsidiary agency of WPP Group and will replace long-term incumbent Vizeum (Dentsu Aegis Network), as William Hill’s lead UK media planning and buying agency. The yet to be confirmed update, …

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