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Crucial Compliance appoints Nigel Birrell as non-Exec Chairman

Gibraltar-based safer gambling consultancy Crucial Compliance has appointed igaming executive Nigel Birrell as Non-Executive Chairman, advising the company on its future growth strategy and corporate directives. An industry figurehead, Birrell serves as the current chief executive of European online lottery brokerage Lottoland Group. An expert in corporate finance and mass-market enterprise strategies, Birrell has also served as Group Director of …

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Evolution takes full control of NetEnt

Evolution takes full control of NetEnt

Evolution Gaming has taken its total shareholding in NetEnt to approximately 96.8% of the outstanding shares, following the expiry of its ‘extended acceptance period’ to buyout the Stockholm-listed casino games developer. Evolution’s acquisition of NetEnt had previously been given the green light from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), having also cleared the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority …

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Malta FIAU publishes key stats on suspicious transactions related to online gambling

Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has published its ‘intelligence factsheet’ providing an overview of ‘suspicious transaction reports’ (STRs) submitted by Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licensees in 2019. The FIAU is a Malta government central agency tasked with the collection, processing and analysis of data and intelligence with a view to combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism. Under …

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LeoVegas returns to bond market securing long-term growth options

LeoVegas AB has announced its intention to issue a new senior unsecured bond, carrying a minimum value of SEK 500 million (€50m) and maximum liquidity of SEK 1.2 billion (€117m). Returning to market, LeoVegas’ board confirmed that it has appointed SEB and Swedbank to serve as joint bookrunners facilitating the transaction for institutional investors, who will be able to access …

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Rank completes phase one of Stride migrations

Rank Group Plc has migrated ‘Bella Casino’ onto its proprietary operating platform, thereby completing the first stage of the technology integration of its acquired Stride Gaming assets.  The LSE gambling group underlined progress on the key technology directive of merging Stride Gaming’s multi-brand UK online casino and bingo portfolio with its proprietary systems to expand its ‘Rank Interactive’ business unit.    …

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Juan Pérez Hidalgo resigns as Coljuegos President

Coljuegos has confirmed to SBCNoticias that Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo has ended his five-year tenure as President of Colombia’s national regulatory authority for gambling.  Updating stakeholders, Coljuegos confirmed that it has secured the appointment of César Augusto Valencia as inbound President, with Pérez Hidalgo choosing to formally end his presidency effective immediately, A South American executive of international packaging conglomerate …

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ASA ‘underage sweep’ sees marked improvement in gambling advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed a drastic improvement in gambling-related adverts being restricted to underage audiences after the watchdog published the results of its ‘second online marketing sweep’. Continuing its year-long project, the ASA noted that inappropriately placed online betting and gambling adverts had ‘reduced significantly, from 70 ads in the first sweep to 5 ads in the …

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EveryMatrix files application for New Jersey gaming licence

New Jersey

EveryMatrix has applied for a licence with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to supply casino operators in the Garden State through its iGaming integration platform and gaming aggregator, CasinoEngine. The technology provider has filed an application to service the state where gross gaming revenue (GGR) for online casino is approaching $1 billion for 2020, including a record …

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GiG drives player engagement with BlueRibbon partnership

GiG drives player engagement with BlueRibbon partnership

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has added a “new level of gamification” to its existing games portfolio after striking a deal to integrate player engagement tools from BlueRibbon. BlueRibbon’s player engagement tools will support GiG in upscaling player loyalty and increasing brand differentiation for platform partners across the world. The player engagement tools will be accompanied by additional engagement functions such …

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