IGaming

GIG ends Robin Reed’s CEO tenure with immediate effect

Issuing a market filing this morning, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has moved to replace Group Chief Executive Robin Eirik Reed with immediate effect. Updating investors, GiG governance said Reed has officially departed the firm’s executive leadership team as of 5 September and will be replaced by GIG Chief Operating Officer (COO) Richard Brown as interim CEO. The company confirmed that …

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Betfred boosts KYC muscle with HooYu ID provisions

Seeking to bolster its all-round customer on-boarding provisions, meeting new UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) online gambling regulatory requirements, Betfred has partnered with digital ID verification solutions provider HooYu. Betfred has been utilising HooYu’s platform ID provisions since April, helping the bookmaker to improve its KYC procedures as all UK licensed incumbents are required to undertake stringent ID checks on customer …

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ComeOn withdraws all brands from UK market

Issuing a short market statement, the leadership of European online gambling firm ComeOn has confirmed that it has withdrawn all active brands from the UK online gambling marketplace. Updating stakeholders, ComeOn Chief Executive Lahcene Merzoug confirms that the flagship ComeOn.com domain, along with subsidiaries mobilebet.com and getlucky.com will withdraw from the UK, choosing to ‘focus on more favourable markets. 2019 …

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Rank confirms Portuguese expansion for YoBingo asset

London-listed Rank Group Plc has confirmed that it will expand its Spanish gambling asset ‘YoBingo’ within Portugal’s regulated online gambling marketplace. Publishing Rank’s interim trading results last week, corporate governance highlighted YoBingo as a star performer for the firm’s digital division, generating net-gaming-revenues of £13 million combined with an operating profit of £1.6 million. Issuing a strategic update, Chief Executive …

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Optimove expands real-time dynamics to help betting meet new marketing demands

Optimove has expanded its industry-centric capabilities focusing on enhancing operators real-time engagements and customer reporting functions. The supplier of digital marketing optimisation and customer retention tools has expanded its ‘Marketing Hub’ provisions specifically for sector stakeholders, who are now required to engage in ‘real-time campaign’ monitoring, decision making and compliance dynamics to meet the sector’s enhanced responsibility and sustainability agenda. “Realtime …

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MannBenham forms ‘specific advisory’ for transforming global gambling marketplace

Isle of Man-based law firm MannBenham has announced the formation of a new igaming-specific legal advisory, offering counsel on the changing dynamics impacting the global gambling sector. The advisory has been developed by MannBenham to offer legal advice on new disciplines such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, alongside further guidance on changing compliance directives impacting all industry stakeholders. In its statement, …

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STS Poland makes its Interactive play with BetGamesTV

Leading Polish bookmaker STS Gaming Group has moved to enhance its interactive gaming capacities, integrating the full portfolio of live studio games supplier BetGamesTV across its digital portfolio. The interactive gaming partnership has launched on of the STS.pl platform, with the bookmaker confirming that BetGames.TV portfolio will be imminently made available on STS’ mobile inventory. Confirming the partnership, STS management …

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Trustly hires Louise Nylén to lead fast growth marketing strategy

Leading payment solutions provider Trustly has confirmed the appointment of Louise Nylén as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Nylén has joined Trustly’s executive team from Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB, where she served in a number of leadership roles including Group CMO (2015-2018) and Deputy CEO (2018-2019). Based out of Malta, she will be tasked with leading Trustly’s marketing …

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Global Gaming expected to dismiss half of staff following Q2 difficulties

After reporting that ‘the last three months have been the most turbulent and difficult’ in its company history, Malta-based Global Gaming has been forced to let go of half its staff in a bid to reduce costs.  Releasing its interim Q2 report last week, the iGaming operator explained that it had faced tough regulatory headwinds from its home market of …

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Sportingtech to show Pulse power in Uganda through BetOn

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Sportingtech has increased its African market share by closing a deal with MENA Sports Consulting, trading as BetOn in Uganda. BetOn will be running off Sportingtech’s multi-management platform, Pulse, which combines sports, technology, casino games and betting into a single solution.  The Sportingtech platform is available through online, mobile and retail, utilising key features such as risk analysis tools, content …

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