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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – William Hill this week…Who will it be next week?

The Gambling Commission has found “systemic” failings within the AML and social responsibility processes of WHG (International) Limited (that trades as William Hill Online). Those failings resulted in it repeatedly, over a 21 month period between 2014 and 2016, breaching (a) its licence condition requiring compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and (b) LCCP social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 (customer interaction) in its dealings …

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Winning Post – GVC hit with heavy fine for misleading adverts

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: advertising regulation – tough love Amongst the organisations likely to lose out if ever a ban on gambling adverts is instituted is the fines department at HM …

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Nigel Quadros – Supabet – “Africa is the new frontier of business”

It’s no secret that Africa, as a continent, encompasses a number of the world’s fastest-growing economies. With that in mind, it’s little wonder that companies from across the globe have identified it as a region to focus on. The sports betting industry is no different, and at last week’s ICE Totally Gaming conference, a panel entitled “Localising your African expansion …

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Winning Post – Concern rises over blame game as regulator aims to clean up ICE

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. It is likely that this year’s ICE will be chiefly remembered for the Gambling Commission’s attacks on the use of promotional girls at the expo – and follow-up …

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World Cup diary – Learning to let go to achieve BetRegal growth

World Cup BetRegal

BetRegal.com, a new sportsbook created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices, is on the road to Russia for this summer’s FIFA World Cup. In the second diary of this World Cup series, Aly Lalani is talking about building up the company’s Malta office and “learning to let go”, as he packs his bags for London. …

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Martin Wester: Kambi – It’s time to modernise the retail betting experience

Kambi’s head of retail product development Martin Wester believes smartphone adoption among older generations means the day of betting slips and pens could be numbered… _____________________ Whatever the result of the UK Triennial Review, which could see the maximum stake on FOBTs to cut to £2 per spin, the very public debate which engulfed the issue has certainly brought the …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Win or lose…do it fairly!

The Competition and Markets Authority and the Gambling Commission have been working together since October 2016 to stamp out unfair terms and conditions of, and misleading practices by, UK licensed online gambling operators. As anticipated from a speech given by CMA Project Director George Lusty at last November’s Gambling Commission “Raising Standards” conference, things have now come to a head …

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Can VAR and in-play betting coexist?

Although many within football have been reluctant to embrace the use of Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR), with it now confirmed for this Summer’s World Cup, it appears increasingly likely that VAR will become a permanent fixture in the game. Nonetheless, the question still remains over whether the technology, which will be utilised in tonight’s Carabao Cup Semi-Final second leg between Arsenal …

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Lars Lien – Luckbox… Prepare for a unique player in 2018!

Aiming to launch in 2018, Luckbox (Luckbox.com) is the latest industry incumbent seeking to effectively bridge sports betting and esports dynamics. Luckbox CEO & Founder Lars Lien speaks to SBC on his company’s unique take on esports customer engagements, which it believes will help it deliver the industry’s best esports betting platform. Furthermore, Lien details his firm’s intriguing journey from its …

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World Cup diary – Breaking the ICE on BetRegal’s plans for Russia

World Cup BetRegal

BetRegal.com, a new sportsbook created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices, is on the road to Russia for this summer’s FIFA World Cup. In the first diary of this new World Cup series, Aly Lalani is talking about the importance of trade shows for a start-up company, as the industry’s annual London meetup draws closer. …

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