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HooYu report reveals onboarding problems for operators

Global customer onboarding platform HooYu has published a report examining the problems faced by both UK-based and international gaming operators regarding user abandonment. In addition to investigating onboarding, HooYu also looked into contrasts in funnel performances between small, medium and large operators, and how long it takes different operators to perform KYC initiatives. The report found that customer onboarding and …

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Spillemyndigheden to block 55 unlicensed websites targeting Denmark

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling regulator, has secured a court approval to block 55 websites that had been operating without the relevant licences in the country. This is the highest single number of sites to be closed off since the regulator began intercepting illegal websites in 2012. Including the 55, it has now blocked a total of 145 domains to date. Spillemyndigheden …

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Lottoland reviews London listing options 

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Lottoland is reviewing options to further its pursuit of a London public listing, according to City news sources.  The Gibraltar-based online lottery brokerage is reported to have hired Peel Hunt as its strategic financial advisor, charged with leading its bookbuild should the company proceed with its desired London IPO. Founded in 2013 by German digital entrepreneur David von Rosen, Lottoland …

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Internet Vikings nets highest security validation with ISO certification

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Internet Vikings has secured an ISO/IEC 27001 certification of its iGaming industry-tailored ‘Information Security Management System (ISMS)‘. Issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) –  the ISO/IEC 27001 certification is recognised as the highest and most reputable operating standard for information technology security and data protection systems. Svensk Certifiering Norden AB, an independent, third-party auditor accredited by the Swedish …

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Playtech nets five-year Flutter full service igaming contract extension

Playtech Plc has secured a further tier-1 operator contract extension, as Flutter Entertainment renews its lead igaming supplier services contract with the FTSE250 technology group.  Securing a new five-year contract, Playtech Plc will continue to serve as lead online gambling software and games supplier for Flutter’s Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Casino brands. Flutter branded Playtech as a key strategic …

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In Touch Games fined £3.4m for customer care and AML failings  

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against multi-brand mobile casino operator In Touch Games Ltd for failings with its social responsibility, money laundering and customer communications duties. In Touch – which operates the mobile casino portfolio of MFortune, MrSpin, CashMo, PocketWin and SlotFactory.com – has been fined with regulatory penalties totalling £3.4 million. The Commission has placed …

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Internet Vikings verifies compliance standards with ISMS certification

European hosting, domain name and brand traffic protection services provider Internet Vikings has secured a certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). The awarding of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification has verified the Stockholm-registered company’s compliance operations with ‘the highest international information security standards’. Internet Vikings has ‘worked tirelessly’ over the last year to ensure its clients’ data is well …

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LeoVegas enhances Nordic market status with Google Play debut

LeoVegas has become the first online casino operator to pass the approval process and launch on Google Play in the Swedish, Danish and Spanish markets. The agreement represents a significant step in the firm’s international expansion, as players utilising Android devices make up roughly 45% of the mobile operating system market share in Sweden, 38% in Denmark and 90% in …

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Skrill follows Luckbox deal with Leeds United partnership

Payments platform Skrill has followed its agreement with esports betting operator Luckbox with a partnership with Leeds United FC of the Premier League. As a result of the agreement, supporters of the West Yorkshire club will be able to utilise Skrill to make purchases on the team’s official website, such as making ticket payments and buying merchandise. The deal will …

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Soft2Bet strengthens team with Hamza Afifi appointment

Soft2Bet strengthens team with Hamza Afifi appointment

Hamza Afifi, the former Head of Sales for SiGMA Group, has been selected as the new PR Director for Soft2Bet. In his new role, Afifi will take responsibility for promoting the supplier’s portfolio of operator brands, which includes the recently launched gamified sportsbook Betinia and the cabaret-inspired casino Winota. Commenting on the appointment, Soft2Bet CEO Boris Chaikin said: “A warm …

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