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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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Playtech secures live upgrade of Betsson igaming services contract

Playtech Plc has continued its strong tier-1 commercial momentum by announcing that Betsson AB has upgraded its lead igaming services contract.   Securing a four-year extension, Playtech will deploy its customised live studio gaming suite across Betsson’s European portfolio for the flagship brands of Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet and EuropeBet. The partnership will see Betsson’s live casino games inventory significantly enhanced with …

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GeoComply secures Blackstone and Atairos as as debut investors

Geolocation and compliance developer GeoComply has secured Blackstone Growth and Atairos as its first minority institutional investments to support its continued expansion. The new partnerships will focus on accumulating institutional capital into GeoComply, to support the company in maintaining growth in its core markets as well as develop its expansion in new verticals and sectors. Although the terms of the …

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SBC to resume live events with CasinoBeats Summit 2021

SBC’s live events programme is set to make its much-anticipated return with the ‘CasinoBeats Summit 2021′ conference and exhibition at the InterContinental in St Julian’s, Malta on 13-15 July. The dedicated igaming industry event will take place in a special integrated live and online format, with a selection of senior executives and decision makers attending in person and a wider international audience joining …

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KSA reminds applicants of Dutch duties ahead of opening KOA licensing window

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its ‘2020 Annual Report’, detailing the new standards and laws which will radically overhaul the Dutch online gambling market with the implementation of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) regime during 2021. Moving to launch the KOA Act’s licensing window on Thursday 1 April, KSA revealed that it has received a total of 40 licence applications …

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