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Winning Post: UK gambling faces its inevitable credit clean-up

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts of the week by looking at the ban on credit cards for betting activity, and further additions to the safer gambling agenda in the UK. UK: regulation – taking credit? Gambling with credit cards, or through wallets funded directly from credit cards, will be banned in GB from April 2020. The consultation responses largely …

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Regulus Partners: Britain’s gambling review signals time for industry to go high

Following the confirmation of the UKGC’s anticipated credit card ban, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners focuses on how the gambling industry should embrace diversity of outlook when it comes to the imposition of new policies, while at the same time insisting on intellectual rigour and honesty.  The subject of independence and the need to exclude bias from vested interest are …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Changes loom on the horizon

As I write this, we are just two weeks into the new year – or indeed the new decade, as some would have us believe. Either way, what a start it’s been for the UK gambling industry! We ended 2019 with confirmation that the newly elected Conservative Party government intends to act speedily to fulfil its General Election manifesto promise …

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AgiproNews Italian View – New decade brings new tax landscape

Securing approval of its first Budget Law (passed on 24 December 2019), Italy’s new coalition government anticipates collecting a further €1.1 billion in taxes paid by gambling incumbents. A new decade begins with land-based operators adjusting to a new taxation framework, with the 5Star-DP coalition having sanctioned Italian gambling fourth set of gaming machine tax hikes in just over a …

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Martin Lycka: Gamblng advertising – Here be monsters!

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka dips into the rich history of Greek mythology to put the industry’s challenges this year into some sort of context. A spectre is haunting gambling Europe – the spectre of a ban on gambling related advertising. It came from Italy …

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Tommy Kearns, Xtremepush: Why multichannel player journeys are a must-have for sportsbooks

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The multichannel player journey builder has become one of the most popular features of the Xtremepush engagement and analytics platform, said the firm’s CEO Tommy Kearns.  Kearns was speaking to SBC News following last month’s SBC Awards, where Xtremepush won the award for best Marketing & Services Provider of the Year (pictured).  It currently works with industry leaders such as …

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Winning Post: online VIP reliance exposed?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kicks off the new year with a look at the use of VIPs by UK licence holders. UK: gambling regulation – online VIP reliance exposed? The Guardian newspaper has received information on the VIP concentration of some apparently leading GB licensees following a Freedom of Information request to the Gambling Commission. The expose has been …

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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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Scott Longley – Taking on the traders with tech

The battle between bookmaker and punters is a confrontation which has been at the heart of sports-betting from its very beginnings. But what is new is the technology that is being brought to bear both by the bookies and increasingly, on the other side of the trade, on the part of the punters. It is an arms race that could …

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Winning Post – Hesse prepared to boot out .com operators in the New Year?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts the week off with an analysis of the German online regulated market, before addressing the fall out from last week’s general election in the UK. Germany: online regulation – Hesse prepared to boot out .com operators in the New Year? While many online operators might breath a (relative) sigh of relief on UK political …

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