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LeoVegas gains financial flexibility via issue of unsecured bonds

LeoVegas has disclosed the successful issuance of senior unsecured bonds of SEK 500m in 2020 under a framework of up to SEK 800m. The online gambling group first announced this intention in November 2020, suggesting that it would enable the group to deliver on its expansion strategy amid a “focus on regulated markets and markets soon to become regulated”. Alongside …

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SharedPlay recruits Jacqui Gatt as venture COO 

LeoVegas backed start-up SharedPlay has announced its first senior appointment, recruiting Jacqui Gatt as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gatt the former Director of Gaming Operations for Casumo Malta, joins SharedPlay as the start-up builds the foundations of its B2B solution which aims to optimise multi-player gaming opportunities, engagements and experiences for online operators.  Expanding its leadership team, SharedPlay highlighted Gatt’s …

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KSA publishes full KOA online gambling reporting duties

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its reporting requirements that will be applied by all operators observing the new laws of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  The full disclosure of ‘reporting obligations’ has been published on the Dutch government’s official gazette, warning licensees of their duties ahead of the launch of KOA regime on 1 October. …

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YouGov outlines marketshare opportunity in understanding women’s gambling motivations

YouGov has outlined the opportunity for UK online operators to gain market share of female gamblers by better understanding their consumer habits and motivations. Publishing insights of its ‘What draws British women to online betting and what deters them?’ study – YouGov reveals distinct choices and motivations between British male and female real-money gamblers. The public opinion researcher cites a …

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Lotto Direct hit with Swedish penalty over unlicensed games content

Lotto Direct has received a fine from Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, worth SEK15,000 after offering games on its website that were not covered by its licence. An investigation by Spelinspektionen deemed that Lotto Direct had ‘violated the terms of the company’s license’ and that the violations were a deliberate flout of Swedish legislation, for which it has also received a formal warning. …

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Scientific Games debuts OpenGaming in Colombia via Betsson partnership

Scientific Games Corporation has debuted its OpenGaming ecosystem in Colombia this week with Betsson Group which last year acquired a 70% stake in one of the country’s first licensed operators, Colbet. Initially, Colbet customers can access games developed by SG’s in-house studios, along with content supplied by its newly acquired business Lightning Box, as well as third-party providers Big Time Gaming and ReelPlay. The full OpenGaming portfolio is set to …

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Spelinspektionen fines Mr Green €3m for AML neglect 

Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has fined Mr Green penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3m) after citing that the William Hill subsidiary had failed to match its AML and customer care duties.  Providing an overview of its assessment, Spelinspektionen fined Mr Green SEK 1.5 million (€140,000) for failing to maintain its customer reporting duties as a requirement of the ‘Money Laundering …

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Rank reorganises digital leadership to lead unit turnaround

Rank Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Eitan Boyd to the leadership position of Group Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Boyd is the former Chief Executive of Stride Gaming, the multi-brand igaming operator acquired by Rank in 2019 for £120 million. The promotion was disclosed by Rank governance updating investors on the LSE group’s digital progress, in which Rank stated …

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EveryMatrix supports winnmasters launch in Greece

EveryMatrix has launched igaming operator winnmasters in the regulated Greek market, following the integration of the latter’s brands onto its platforms earlier this year. The launch builds on a multi-year turnkey agreement signed between EveryMatrix and winnmasters earlier this year, prompting the aforementioned migration of the firm’s bands. For winnmasters, entry into the Greek market represents a further expansion of …

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GambleAware bolsters leadership team to match new national service commitments

GambleAware has recruited two new senior public health executives as part of an extensive leadership reorganisation to deliver on the RET commitments of its new strategy. Updating stakeholders, GambleAware confirmed the appointment of Anna Hargrave as the charity’s new Chief Commissioning Officer, charged with overseeing the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. A 13-year NHS executive, Hargrave is the …

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