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UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has hailed the success of its revamped ‘online service’ which has helped licensed incumbents manage and maintain their compliance obligations.  The service, which was launched in November 2019, provided a digital hub for companies to manage all provisions related to their personal licence maintenance processes.  Since its launch, the UKGC revealed that it has drastically …

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Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook

French online poker operator Winamax has confirmed that it will continue to serve as official shirt sponsor of La Liga football club Granada CF, despite inbound despite imminent changes to Spain’s federal advertising code which will prohibit gambling sponsorships. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Launching its Spanish online …

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PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’

PokerStars has refreshed its marketing profile under the new ownership of FTSE100 Flutter Entertainment Plc by launching its new global advertising campaign – ‘I’M IN’.  Promoting PokerStars full product range of online poker, casino and sportsbook, I’M IN, is the first advertising campaign launched by the operator under the creative guidance of new marketing agency Anomaly. Last summer, the Stars …

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LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes

Despite a series of regulatory changes across its core markets, LeoVegas AB has praised its ‘continued solid growth and profitability during a period of exceptional circumstances’ as it published its Q2 2020 results (period ending 30 June). The Stockholm-listed online gambling group noted that ‘the effects related to COVID-19 are judged overall to have had a positive impact on NGR …

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BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal

Igaming platform provider BtoBet will bolster its virtual sports portfolio across emerging markets after it entered into a new partnership with virtual sports content firm Global Bet. Under the terms of the agreement, GlobalBet’s Pro-Series content will be used to bolster BtoBet’s virtual sports portfolio in markets including Latin America. Sabrina Soldà, BtoBet’s Chief Marketing Officer, highlighted that Global Bet’s …

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FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO

Sports betting platform provider FSB has confirmed that former SG Digital executive Glenn Elliott has joined the company’s executive leadership team as new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Elliott will be tasked with overseeing the company’s account management team as well as managing FSB’s five operational service divisions: Sports, Platform, Marketing, Retail and SaaS Hosting. Commenting on his new role, Elliott …

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Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk 

Will Mace, former Director of Innovation for Kindred Group Plc, has launched EQ Connect – a tailored behavioural analytics platform which will help operators and industry stakeholders to identify ‘at-risk vulnerable customers’ and strengthen all components related to safer gambling.  Mace debuts EQ Connect, as the online gambling industry is pressured by the UKGC and further government agencies to foster …

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Playtech goes live in the US with bet365

Playtech has entered the US market after agreeing to make its entire casino content suite available with long-term strategic partner bet365 in New Jersey. bet365 first entered the New Jersey market in 2019, making its sportsbook and online casino services to customers in the Garden State. A bet365 spokesperson, said: “We’re excited to partner with Playtech in order to expand …

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Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead

B2B technology provider EveryMatrix has strengthened its US expertise after selecting Erik Nyman to join its leadership team and lead the opening of the company’s first US office. As part of his new role, Nyman will take responsibility for leading EveryMatrix’s expansion in the US market ‘by building the organisation as President Americas’. Erik Nyman, President Americas at EveryMatrix, commented: …

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Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech

Playtech has praised its company’s resilience in navigating COVID-19 realities, despite its B2B and B2C gambling divisions taking a ‘severe’ hit. Issuing an update on its first-half performance and current trading, Playtech noted that adjusted EBITDA amounted to ‘more than €160 million’, which was largely driven by the company’s online division and TradeTech performance. Mor Weizer, CEO, commented: “Thanks to …

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