IGaming

GiG renews ISO Tech Security certificate

Updating stakeholders, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed that it has been accredited with ISO-27001 certification for a further year. Sanctioned by the consumer standards and protections NGO the ‘International Organisation for Standardization’, ISO-27001 is regarded as one of the highest-ranking global IT security certificates for technology enterprises. ISO accreditation follows a review of GIG’s technology stack, analysing the …

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Svenska Spel strengthens igaming management with Petra Blixt appointment

Former-LeoVegas chief marketing officer Petra Blixt has been appointed as the new head of sales and marketing for Svenska Spel‘s igaming subsidiary, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. Blixt, who will assume the new role on 20 January 2020, will oversee the development of the subsidiary’s digital marketing strategy and optimising the sales process, as part of the operator’s ongoing efforts to enhance its online …

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Power Up! SG Digital launches OpenGaming end-to-end ecosystem

SG Digital has unveiled its new ‘OpenGaming’ end-to-end digital ecosystem, seeking to deliver industry incumbents with the most flexible, content-rich and robust gaming engine. Adding OpenGaming to its operator systems portfolio, SG Digital details that it has developed the industry’s most sophisticated content aggregation technology, which will provide clients with a new wave of immersive gaming experiences supplied through one …

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GiG appoints HooYu to harmonise KYC lifecycles

Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed HooYu, developer of digital identity verification systems to revamp its customer compliance and KYC frameworks, improving player experience and engagements. Focusing on smoothing customer onboarding disciplines, HooYu is tasked with enhancing GiG’s all-around KYC capacities and processes, at all points of a customer’s lifecycle. Updating stakeholders, Mark Weston, Head of Payments at GiG commented: …

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LeoVegas overturns Swedish licensing restrictions

Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has re-established its five-year Swedish gaming licence, having won its appeal against gaming inspectorate Spelinspektionen. LeoVegas governance had challenged Spelinspektionen’s decision to limit its licence to a two-year operating period, in relation to committing UK advertising violations. Filing a challenge with the Swedish Administrative Court of Linköping, LeoVegas governance contested the decision by stating …

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Rank finalises Stride Gaming takeover

London-listed gambling operator The Rank Group (Rank) has confirmed this morning that it has successfully completed its take over of online gambling group Stride Gaming. Confirmed in a statement, Rank will now hold the entire issued ordinary share capital of Stride, which was valued at £115.3m in May of this year. John O’Reilly, Rank Chief Executive, commented on the announcement: …

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European regulators decide against restricting loot boxes

Members of the Gaming Regulators’ European Forum (GREF) have confirmed the completion of a year-long study into the effects of microtransactions in video games, which has included the use of ‘loot boxes’.  The members of the Forum, which includes gambling regulators from 19 countries, have chosen not to implement measures which would restrict such features, despite receiving specific recommendations to …

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Ainsworth names Danny Gladstone as new chairman

Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) has confirmed that its former CEO Danny Gladstone will take up the position of Chairman of the Board following its most recent AGM. Gladstone, who will take over from outgoing Chairman Graeme Campbell, stepped down as AGT’s CEO back in June. AGT has since confirmed, however, that Campbell will remain on the board as Lead Independent …

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JPJ transitions to Gamesys Group Plc

The governance of JPJ Group declares a ‘new era’ for the company, as it completes its £490 million takeover of long-term technology partner Gamesys (transaction first announced 13 June). Completing its enlargement, JPJ Group changes its corporate identity to ‘Gamesys Group Plc’, trading on the London Stock Exchange under the new ticker of ‘GYS’ as of this morning. As previously …

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Swiss Casinos to continue success story through Playtech partnership

Playtech Plc has launched its regulated market services for Switzerland, acting as the lead digital systems supplier for Swiss Casinos Group. The FTSE firm is one-of-four technology incumbents allowed to service online casino provisions for approved land-based  operators under the remit of the new ‘Money Gaming Act’’- established by Switzerland’s Federal Council Playtech has secured its systems permit in partnership with …

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