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FCA suspends all Wirecard UK transactions and services

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has enforced a number of restrictions on embattled Wirecard AG, following the digital payment processing firm’s decision to file for insolvency in its home market of Germany. Issuing a regulatory notice, the FCA stated that Wirecard UK can no longer carry any regulated market activities. Furthermore, the financial services regulatory body underlined that Wirecard …

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BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine

BetVictor will expand its online casino inventory, integrating EveryMatrix‘s CasinoEngine platform as its lead gaming platform and content API provider. The partnership will allow Gibraltar-based BetVictor to expand its games portfolio offering RedTiger content through CasinoEngine’s APIs. The switch involves the use of a single integration in BetVictor’s front-end, wallet and platform, therefore gaining access to RedTiger’s network jackpots. “Great …

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AsianBGE launches live instant win channel with Pin Projekt

AsianBGE, the operating company of Dafabet, will launch a new 24/7 live lotto instant win channel in partnership with interactive games supplier Pin Projekt. The live lotto instant win vertical will be streamed across AsianBGE’s flagship property Dafabet and subsidiary sportsbook brand Nextbet. The partnership will see Pin Projekt significantly bolster AsianBGE brands’ interactive gaming capacities, providing over 2,000 daily …

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Evolution Gaming tables ‘game changing’ €1.8bn buyout of NetEnt 

The board of NetEnt AB has confirmed that it has accepted an SEK 19.6bn (€1.8bn) acquisition offer put forward by Evolution Gaming AB.  The offer, priced at SEK 79.93 (€7) per share, will see Evolution move to acquire 90% of NetEnt’s corporate shareholding. Evolution’s intended offer represents a premium of 43% on NetEnt’s closing SEK 56.10 share price on the …

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Highlight Games goes global with ComeOn deal

Virtual sports studio Highlight Games has secured a new global agreement with ComeOn Group to supply its Soccerbet, NBA Last 60 and IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship products. The agreement will see Highlight Games supply the products across ComeOn Group’s mobile and online verticals. Nick Gardiner, Director, Highlight Games, said: “Highlight Games is delighted to announce this deal with ComeOn …

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Online casino on “strong footing” to absorb live sports return

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SBC News caught up with Soft2Bet CEO Boris Chaikin to discuss whether the recent spike in online casino activity during the break from live sports events could be sustained as Europe’s biggest football leagues kick back into action. Chaikin was asked if the traffic for online casino games – beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic (at least relative to sports betting) …

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Advertising Association moves against GRH APPG radical reforms 

The Advertising Association (AA) has rejected the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm’s (GRH APPG) demand for a blanket ban on gambling advertising. The GRH APPG blanket ban demand forms part of the parliamentary group’s ‘30 evidence-based recommendations’ published this morning – calling for an overhaul of UK gambling laws and its governing structures.  This afternoon, AA Chief Executive …

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BetConstruct enhances R. Franco Digital alliance

BetConstruct has agreed an ongoing strategic partnership with R. Franco Digital which will see the two integrate their products into mutual business areas across their global operations. As part of the deal, BetConstruct will gain access to R. Franco Digital’s full gaming catalogue, which consists of over 30 titles, as well as the Spanish supplier’s products and services. This will …

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Maxima Compliance appoints Francesco Bianchi as technical lead

Francesco Bianchi has joined Maxima Compliance as the new director of compliance operations in what has been regarded as a ‘landmark appointment’. Having recently served as the director of igaming operations at BMM Testlabs, Bianchi will oversee all of Maxima Compliance’s technical compliance offering, including technical compliance consulting services as well as its recently-launched Complitech product. Commenting on his new …

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EveryMatrix boosts engagement with Fast Track integration

EveryMatrix will continue to drive player engagement across its operator network after completing its integration with Fast Track CRM.  Fast Track has been successfully integrated with GamMatrix, EveryMatrix’s PAM platform, and will support clients in building retention and acquisition campaigns. Ebbe Groes, Group CEO of EveryMatrix, commented: “We are pleased to work with Fast Track, the industry’s up-and-coming player engagement …

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