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Entain accelerates igaming content development across multiple markets

Entain has announced plans to double investment in its in-house game studios to accelerate content development across several international markets, including the UK, the Baltics and the US. New content will include ‘first of their kind’ free-to-play slot tournaments, which so far have seen over 30,000 UK-based Entain customers take part in June following the launch, whilst international customers of …

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888 confident that product growth will outride inbound headwinds 

888 Holdings has cited confidence in achieving its 2021 growth objectives, as the company enters a crucial H2 trading period aware of numerous dynamics impacting its commercial performance. This morning, the LSE-listed online gambling group published a pre-close Q2 trading update, anticipating group revenues of $257 million – up 20% on 2020 corresponding results of $214 million. The revenue uplift …

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KSA provides guidance on KOA information-sharing duties

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has launched a consultation providing guidance to operators in relation to ‘policy rules on information sharing duties’. Terms of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act) dictate that licensed holders are ‘obliged to report relevant changes, behaviour and events’ to the KSA as the governing authority of the Netherlands regulated online gambling …

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ANJ appoints ‘ethics pro’ Christel Fiorina as market integrity lead 

 l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has confirmed the appointment of Christel Fiorina as the regulator’s first Market, Compliance and Player Protections Director, helping maintain the market integrity of French gambling’s new unified regulatory era.  A seasoned executive of France’s civil service, Fiorina joins ANJ’s leadership team from DGE – France’s National Enterprise Agency, where she led policy development projects assisting …

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Kindred secures remaining Relax shares to enhance igaming offering

Kindred Group hits out at proposed Swedish measures

Kindred Group is set to strengthen its igaming operations via a full takeover of Relax Gaming, acquiring the remaining 66.6% of the firm’s shares. Conducted at an implied value of €320 million for 100% of the shares on a cash and debit basis, the purchase will see Kindred pay an initial consideration of around €80 million, settled in cash upon …

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GiG to power PlayStar Casino Pennsylvania entry

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will now power PlayStar Casino’s expansion into the Pennsylvanian gaming industry after agreeing to supply its iGaming platform technologies. Building on the foundation of their initial partnership, the new long-term partnership will enable PlayStar Casino to make its second US market entry, while GiG will be making its third market debut. Richard Brown, Chief Executive Officer …

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SPER publishes aligned framework on Swedish gambling’s terms and conditions

Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER), Sweden’s independent online gambling trade association has published a ‘draft framework’ outlining best practices on consumer terms and conditions for its members to follow.  The advisory framework has been developed in response to criticism by Konsumentverket – Sweden’s Consumer Agency with regards to the unaligned standards of the Swedish regulated market’s terms and conditions. In response, SPER …

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SOFTSWISS announces rebranding to ‘reflect current market position’

SOFTSWISS has announced its intention to rebrand on 1 July in order to ‘reflect the brand’s current position on the market’, as it continues to pursue a policy of international growth. As a result of the rebranding, the company’s logo will be stylised in all-caps as ‘SOFTSWISS’, and will appear this way in all official press releases and marketing material …

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Aspire Global integrates new CRM system to boost existing platform

Aspire Global has launched and integrated a new CRM System, AspireEngage, to complement its existing AspireCore gaming platform.  The new Exponea-powered system functions as a customer data platform and incorporates a range of services to improve the player journey and generate ‘greater customer satisfaction’.  Described as a ‘user-friendly system’, key features include the provision of real-time marketing capabilities such as …

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Betway loses Spelinspektionen bonus penalty appeal

Betway has lost its appeal to dismiss-or-reduce its SEK 4.7 million (€460,000) fine issued by Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen in relation to bonus violations sanctioned in 2019. The Court of Appeal of Jönköping sided with Spelinspektionen in its assessment that Betway had violated ‘Section 9’ of Sweden’s reformed Gaming Act by offering players ‘recurred bonus incentives’ for further deposits and …

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