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Malta MGA publishes Brexit guidance

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its licensee guidance on the ‘impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union’. Updating stakeholders, the MGA details that its Brexit guidance solely relates to affairs within its regulatory remit and that licensees should be aware of further business consequences resulting from Brexit. The MGA advises licensees to review UK and EU …

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Parimatch extends Apoel FC sponsorship deal

Parimatch has extended its sponsorship deal with Cypriot First Division champions APOEL Football Club for the fourth consecutive season. As part of the renewed sponsorship deal, the Parimatch logo will continue to be printed on the front of the APOEL FC players match jersey, with the partners also continuing to work together on charitable and community-led initiatives.  Sergey Portnov, CEO …

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Mikel López de Torre, Jdigital: Technology has been key in tackling problem gambling

Legislation and technology can play a key role in tackling problem gambling, and in recent years, Spain has prioritised its player protection measures in a bid to combat problem gambling. Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports, Chairman of Jdigital Mikel López de Torre explained that the Spanish regulation has developed its policies with the protection of its players in mind. He explained: “It …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Betfred penalty raises multi-market concerns

The announcement by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) that Gibraltar-based Betfred.com is the most recent recipient of a hefty financial penalty for AML failings has served to raise once again the question why so many overseas-based remote operators have run into such problems with the UK regulator. In the Betfred case, it has not just been a case of concern …

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Winning Post : UK gambling… No sign of the fun ever stopping

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners breaks down a week in which UK gambling has been cross-examined by Parliament, the House of Lords, the NHS and further academic institutions… ________________ UK Parliament – no sign of the “fun” stopping in spite of Britain’s political meltdown In spite of the staccato nature of parliamentary politics right now, there was still time this …

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Veikkaus appoints 13 new supervisory board members

Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has strengthened its supervisory board after making a dozen of new appointments in a bid to elevate its responsible gambling standards.  The supervisory board is due to be led by chair Jukka Gustafsson and vice chair Jani Mäkelä, and will oversee the company’s corporate governance strategy and the implementation of responsible gambling policies. “[These measures] will …

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City anticipates tough choices in Flutter’s pursuit of Stars

City analysts are pondering how Flutter Entertainment will sooth competition concerns across multiple markets, attached to its bold merger pursuit with digital rival The Stars Group Inc. Since the merger was propositioned on 2 October, Flutter CEO Peter Jackson and corporate governance have emphasised confidence in clearing all regulatory hurdles to deliver a £10 billion online gambling powerhouse. The stakes …

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GiG renews ISO Tech Security certificate

Updating stakeholders, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed that it has been accredited with ISO-27001 certification for a further year. Sanctioned by the consumer standards and protections NGO the ‘International Organisation for Standardization’, ISO-27001 is regarded as one of the highest-ranking global IT security certificates for technology enterprises. ISO accreditation follows a review of GIG’s technology stack, analysing the …

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Svenska Spel strengthens igaming management with Petra Blixt appointment

Former-LeoVegas chief marketing officer Petra Blixt has been appointed as the new head of sales and marketing for Svenska Spel‘s igaming subsidiary, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. Blixt, who will assume the new role on 20 January 2020, will oversee the development of the subsidiary’s digital marketing strategy and optimising the sales process, as part of the operator’s ongoing efforts to enhance its online …

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Tabcorp names David Gallop as non-executive director

Australian  ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the appointment of former-National Rugby League  (NRL) Chief Executive David Gallop to its Board of governance, assuming the position of Non-Executive Director.  Gallop also served as the CEO for Football Federation Australia from 2012 up until his resignation in July. His tenure is due to end on December 31. The appointment, which is yet …

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