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Bolsonaro veto expected for proposed Brazil gambling regulation

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has revealed in an interview with Veja that he has been in touch with government officials in regards to a proposed gambling legislation but warned that he will not allow the market to be regulated, according to a report shared by BNL Data. As Bolsonaro admitted, “the measure will not count with the support of the Government …

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GAMSTOP reports 25% increase in self-exclusion rates during 2021 

GAMSTOP has disclosed a dramatic increase in registrations to its free national gambling self-exclusion scheme recorded during 2021.  Publishing its bi-annual review, GAMSTOP said that it had registered 40,000 people with its self-exclusion service during the first six months of 2021. The figure represents a 25% increase on 2020 comparatives, as total GAMSTOP self-exclusion registrants stand at 218,000. A breakdown …

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Dearbhla O’Brien put forward to lead Irish Greyhound Racing

The board of Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has proposed the appointment of Dearbhla O’Brien as new chief executive replacing outgoing incumbent Gerard Dollard. O’Brien’s appointment has been put forward to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for approval to lead Irish greyhound racing’s governing body. The GRI’s preferred candidate is the current CEO of WorkandTravel.ie – Ireland’s leading …

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Sports Betting Hall of Fame Class of 2021 announced

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will see five new members inducted in a special ceremony at the MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2021, during the SBC Summit North America conference and trade show. The Sports Betting Hall of Fame recognises the outstanding contribution that the industry’s pioneers have made during their illustrious careers. SBC has now announced the luminaries who make up the Class of …

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Spotlight revamps media portfolio with new Publisher Solutions suite  

Spotlight Sports Group has bolstered the media and affiliate marketing services of its B2B product portfolio by launching its new Publisher Solutions suite.    The Publisher Solutions suite expands Spotlight’s media portfolio providing easy-to-integrate betting widgets and affiliate marketing solutions – helping clients deliver actionable content to drive engagement and incremental revenues.     Spotlight has upgraded its media portfolio to cater for …

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René Jansen: Only 10 operators qualify for first KOA licensing window 

 There will be 10 licensed operators to start in the Netherlands’ new KOA online gambling regime, which will officially open on Friday 1 October. The development was disclosed by René Jansen, chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – who was speaking to delegates of the Gaming in Holland Conference.  The 10 applicants will be revealed by …

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Scientific Games upgrades Leeds lottery facility

Scientific Games Corporation has expanded instant game production technology by 20% at its UK production facility in Leeds, adding an estimated 175 employees to its workforce there. The Leeds plant is one of five global instant games production centres serving the worldwide lottery industry with products representing 70% of global retail sales. It currently supplies the UK National Lottery and 50 lotteries in …

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Fonbet: KHL club sponsorships more than just brand placement

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As the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) season gets into full swing, Fonbet has been restructuring its approach to cooperating with the league, placing more of a focus on supporting clubs and direct sponsorships.  In conversation with SBC News, Fonbet CMO Alina Yakirevich explained that this new approach to sponsorship will be expanded across further sports, with football next on the …

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Hollywood giant Endeavor joins US wagering ranks acquiring Openbet for $1.2bn

Scientific Games Corporation has confirmed that its Openbet subsidiary will be sold to Hollywood based sports and entertainment group Endeavor Holdings for a total consideration of $1.2 billion (€1.05bn). Reaching definitive terms, Endeavor – the investment fund of US entertainment moguls Ariel Emanuel (CEO) and Patrick Whitesell (Chairman) – will pay $1 billion cash and $200 million in Endeavor NYSE …

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Danish operators reminded of their money laundering Act duties

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling authority has reminded licensed incumbents of their duties to report suspicious AML activities to FIU – Denmark’s Money Laundering Secretariat. The warning comes as FIU updates its ‘list of AML indicators’ that must be reported on by Danish licensed-or-registered businesses working within high-risk compliance sectors such as banking, trading, insurance and gambling. The compliance duties of Denmark’s …

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