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Playtech records strong B2B growth riding on calmer global tides

Playtech Plc has maintained confidence in delivering on its full-year financial targets and corporate objectives, as the FTSE250 technology group secures a series of positive outcomes during the first-half of 2021 trading.  Updating investors, Playtech outlined that group performance was in-line with expectations since the last trading update published on 26 May 2021, as the group cites ‘very strong online …

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Belgian justice minister calls for drastic Decree reforms of gambling protections 

Belgium’s Council of Ministers will revise a series of gambling safeguards and new industry proposals put forward by Justice Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne.  Last Friday, the Berlaymont Assembly approved Van Quickenborne’s proposed draft amendments to Belgium’s ‘Royal Decree on Games of Chance and the Protection of Players’ (1999). Van Quickenborne had recommended that ministers amend the …

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EGBA cites industry progress on safer gambling duties

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reported that its members are “significantly stepping up their safer gambling efforts” towards their customers, including the greater deployment of tools and increased communications to promote safer gambling. The comments come in the group’s Sustainability Report 2020/21, which aims to support accountability, transparency and reinforce a strong culture of safer gambling in Europe’s online …

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EvenBet deal delivers poker boost for Pronet Gaming partners


Pronet Gaming will provide its partner operators with more than 30 different variations of poker, having added EvenBet Gaming’s poker solution to its igaming platform. The deal will also give Pronet access to 24/7 support from EvenBet, API integration and omnichannel solutions, as well as SSL and monthly updates. It also offers Pronet Gaming’s clients the flexibility to choose to …

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EGBA backs creation of new  European AML Rulebook

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) will develop new sector-specific guidelines to help online gambling companies comply with the European Union’s new anti-money laundering rulebook.   The directive follows the European Commission (EC) being granted approval to update the EU’s financial regulations, standards and safeguards set by the EU AML Directive.  Presenting its ‘most ambitious package of measures’ the EC …

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KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its policy guidelines for ‘involuntary registration’ to CRUKS – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme.  From 1 October, all KSA licensed online gambling operators are required to centralise their player databases with the CRUKS’ self-exclusion system as a legal requirement of the Netherlands new KOA Act regime regulating online gambling. KSA policies on …

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Relax Gaming’s Money Train 2 wins Slot of the Year at CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards

Relax Gaming’s ‘Money Train 2’ was named Slot of the Year 2021 at the inaugural  CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards, asMalta’s igaming industry gathered to celebrate the innovation and creativity of the teams that have engineered and powered online casino’s best performing titles. Hosted by Trudy Kerr at the InterContinental Hotel in St Julian’s, Malta, the Game Developer Awards recognised the …

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UKGC registers May slowdown on online gambling activities  


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported a steady decrease in online gambling activity as UK governments ease their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.    The Commission continues to monitor online gambling behaviours impacted by COVID-19 and lockdown circumstances, reflecting licensed operator data recorded between March 2020 to May 2021. During May, the UKGC registered a 14% decrease in the number of active …

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HooYu deepens customer verification in the German market 

HooYu has grown its offering to the German market, launching a complete KYC solution for the region.  Earlier in the year, HooYu achieved approval by the German age-verification regulator, KJM, with it now adding several new services to help gambling firms to comply with AML regulations.    The single solution orchestrates Schufa identity data checks, KJM-approved facial biometrics and ID document …

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