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Paysafe completes Foley Trasimene merger listing on NYSE

Paysafe Group begins a ‘new era’ as the digital payment services provider floats on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) following its combination with SPAC vehicle Foley Trasimene Acquisition II Corp. Led by US financial services magnet, William Foley II Foley Trasimene had made its initial approach to take Paysfe public last December, targeting a $9 billion valuation.  March proceedings …

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UK online gambling trends normalise following holiday’s peak uptake

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest ‘market statistics report‘, as it continues to monitor gambling trends under lockdown. The Commission has published its market statistics since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, tracking the UK’s gambling activity from March 2020 onwards. Publishing January and February statistics, the UKGC cites a continued decline in online gambling participation as …

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Internet Vikings cements hosting position with Malta data center

Internet Vikings cements hosting position with Malta data center

Malta has become the latest ‘point of presence’ in the fast-growing global network of data centers operated by Internet Vikings, strengthening its position as a frontrunner in the field of cloud hosting for the iGaming industry. Following its most recent deployment in Singapore, Internet Vikings can now provide services to Maltese-licensed companies via the new virtualisation platform – a first …

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Maxima Compliance launches Industry tailored QA service

Maxima Compliance has launched its industry customised QA service, ‘Maxima Quality Assurance’, which helps suppliers eliminate compliance issues delaying their products being certified. The offering comprises many test scripts designed to ensure a product reaches the market with no problems. The company conducts a full functional QA on games to guarantee no software problems and full compliance in target jurisdictions. …

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Videoslots promotes ‘customer expert’ Peter Sjoberg to COO

Videoslots has confirmed the promotion of Peter Sjoberg to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), as the Malta-based online casino operator continues to restructure its executive leadership ranks. Sjoberg has served as Videoslots Director of Customer Services since 2018, leading a +50 staff team overseeing Videoslots customer care and compliance duties.     An expert in the day-to-day management of …

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UKGC fines Casumo £6m for historical customer care failings 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against Maltese igaming and sportsbook services operator Casumo, issuing fines totalling £6 million having uncovered a series of social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings.  Following an audit of Casumo activities between October 2019 and 8 January 2020, the Commission found that the operator had failed to put into effect policies and …

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ACMA blocks 10 more illegal betting websites

The Australian Communications and Media Agency (ACMA) has moved to block a further 10 illegal offshore betting websites in the country. Following a number of complaints, the ACMA chose to investigate the websites, and found them to be operating in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001, specifically finding them to be offering betting services in contradiction of established Australian …

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Alan Aquilina joins Singular as new Head of Sports Betting Platform

Alan Aquilina has been named Head of the Sports Betting Platform at Singular. His appointment, said Singular, will help strengthen the supplier’s position as a global brand for tier one operators.  “Singular at its core is a tech company where teams innovate and experiment on many levels, starting with technology stacks, continuing with products and features,” commented Darko Gacov, co-founder …

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Bally’s shows its hand targeting a £2bn takeover of Gamesys

Bally’s Corporation has reached an ‘agreement in principle’ to acquire Gamesys Group Plc after proposing an initial approach of +£2 billion.  The US gambling conglomerate, which seeks to aggressively expand its digital portfolio, has offered an £18.50 cash per share offer to Gamesys investors to open negotiations.  Bally’s stated that its offer equates to a near 40% premium on Gamesys’ …

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Incentive Games strikes virtual sports partnership with BtoBet

BtoBet has forged a new partnership with Incentive Games, which will see the latter provide the Aspire Global-owned operator with its suite of paid-to-play virtual sports games. The agreement will primarily focus on the Latin America, Europe and African markets, and will make popular titles such as Virtual-League: Penalties, and Virtual-League: Racing available to BtoBet’s regional partners. Sabrina Soldà, Chief …

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