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AGCM issues fine to Sky Italia following Serie A marketing violations

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The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has issued a €7m (£6.1m) fine to Sky Italia after the pay-television broadcaster was found to have violated the country’s Consumer Code on more than one occasion. AGCM ruled that Sky Italia had failed to market its broadcasting rights to Serie A, the top Italian division of football, on two occasion by suggesting that its …

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One-stop gaming platform presentation marks 20th birthday for Betinvest

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Betinvest has presented a new Online Gaming platform made up of the following core modules – Sportsbook, Marketing, Payment, Third Party, Responsible Gaming and Management. The betting platform provider introduced this “one-stop platform” at this month’s ICE London exhibition, an event which marked its 20th anniversary in the industry. Through this imminent platform launch, Betinvest will offers its clients the …

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Maltco Malta tasks Vermantia with delivering bespoke racing channel

Vermantia specialist in immersive gaming/betting content has announced that it will expand its live horse racing channel within Malta, securing a partnership with Maltco Lotteries, operator of Malta’s largest retail network. The partnership will see Vermantia develop and deliver a bespoke channel for Maltco properties, featuring round-the-clock coverage of races from the UK, US, Australia, India and South Africa. Vermantia secures …

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Andrew Thomas ends tenure as Playtech advisor

Further to publishing its full-year 2018 results, yesterday FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc confirmed the departure of Andrew Thomas as a corporate Independent Non-Executive Director. A seasoned executive in corporate financing, taxation and UK leisure/entertainment commercial enterprise, Thomas has served as a Playtech governance advisor since 2012. During his tenure as a Playtech Non-Executive Director, Thomas chaired the FTSE …

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6 of the Best – GML Interactive’s Panos Konstantopoulos

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Panos Konstantopoulos, Chief Marketing Officer at GML Interactive. Keep reading to discover the joys of a Madrid derby gracing the Champions League final, an oldie but a goodie of a movie choice and best bet difficulties. Best Holiday: It will have to be the very first holidays with our newborn twins, a …

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Scientific Games 2018 accounts disrupted by Shuffle Tech settlement

Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has detailed strong progress on its enlarged business capacity and new digital profile publishing its full-year 2018 results. Closing Q4 2018 trading, SGC posts an 8% increase in corporate revenues to $885 million (Q4 2017: $823m), detailing robust growth across its digital, lottery and social gaming assets. The Nasdaq enterprise records Q4 metric …

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The attack of the killer B’s and the threat of player tracking!

SBC America’s Chris Murphy wonders whether the gaming industry will get on track with the latest proposals around machine play and social responsibility. We can only hope that anyone from the Category B gaming machine sector was seated when they read through the Gambling Commission’s latest missive this week, calling for evidence on said machines. The implied message is that …

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Raketech Q4 bolstered by double platform launch

Raketech has recorded sizeable, across-the-board revenue growth for Q4 2018, bolstered by the launch of flagship Finnish sports betting product urheiluveikkaus.com and the esports community-targeting esportsguide.com. The affiliate network oversaw a revenue increase of 65.6% (to €7.6 million), an organic growth rise of 50.2% and an EBITDA increase of 122.1% (to €4.5 million). The full-year results, released in tandem with …

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UK Finance joins efforts to support responsible gambling

UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector, has vowed to join the efforts in combating problem gambling, after the UK Gambling Commission had announced the launch of its consultation on using credit cards to gamble. The gambling regulator has supported the idea that consumers should not have the ability to gamble with money that …

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Tough 2018 sees Playtech place efficiency in scale as driver for 2019 growth

Publishing its full-year 2018 results, FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc states that it closes a ‘year of many challenges’, as governance places returning shareholder value and capital at the top of its agenda. Operating within a much-changed global gambling landscape, Playtech B2B and B2C divisions continue to adjust to Asian market downturns and regulatory headwinds across the UK and Italy. Despite facing …

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