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Valentyn Kyrylenko: Nigeria passes key criteria test for Betinvest

Nigeria

Having passed the five criteria against which it assesses new target markets, Betinvest is ready to make its move in Nigeria – by far Africa’s most populous country. However, while upwards of $5 million is spent on sports betting each day, the market is still under-prepared on the online side – only 46 per cent are mobile internet users despite recent …

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Ladbrokes Australia completes MyAffiliates migration

Updating the market, GVC Holdings confirms that it will operate all ‘GVC Australia’ affiliate marketing provisions under the MyAffiliates domain. GVC Australia has informed marketing partners that it has completed the final phase of Ladbrokes Australia’s migration onto the MyAffiliates platform, which will act as lead affiliate marketing system for its brands. Ladbrokes Australia joins Bookmaker.com.au and BetStar (betstar.com.au) as …

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SportPesa blow as Nairobi High Court denies licence renewal

SportPesa has lost its Nairobi High Court appeal in relation to the bookmaker overturning its licence restrictions sanctioned by Kenya’s Betting Control & Licensing Board’s (BCLB) this July. The bookmaker at the forefront of the Kenyan government’s betting industry dispute related to unpaid taxes on player winnings had moved to challenge the BCLB’s decision not to renew its operator licence, …

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Dire H1 2019 sees Intralot suffer declines across all business verticals

Publishing its 2019 interim results (period ending 30 June), Athens-listed gambling technology group Intralot SPA reports continued operating declines across its three core business verticals of ‘Licensed Operations’, ‘Management Contracts’ and ‘Technology Provisions’. A tough H1 2019 trading period sees Intralot governance outline multiple factors impacting the company’s performance, including negative currency fluctuations, macro impacts, decreasing management contracts combined with further …

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Kambi secures NagaWorld Cambodia sportsbook extension

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it has secured a multi-year extension to its sportsbook agreement with Cambodian leisure and entertainment operator NagaWorld Ltd. Kambi has acted as NagaWorld lead sports betting systems supplier since 2014, with the partnership representing the Stockholm technology group’s first Asian market agreement. The extension, will continue to …

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Veikkaus Finland confirms Regina Sippel as inbound CFO

Continuing its executive team restructure, Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has confirmed the inbound appointment of Regina Sippel as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A fresh industry executive, Sippel joins Veikkaus leadership team from LSE listed UK travel group Thomas Cook, where she served as CFO of the travel operator’s Northern Europe division. Sippel will be tasked with leading the financial …

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RSPH ‘Scroll Free September’ backs GambleAware’s take-a-break mandate

This September, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) launches the second edition of its ‘Scroll Free September’ campaign, encouraging the UK public to ‘take a break from gambling online’. Run as an independent health organisation, the RSPH supports UK health networks, and details that ‘Scroll Free’ has been developed to support the ongoing gambling-harm prevention initiatives developed by GambleAware’s …

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Paddy Power launches DFS vertical in time for NFL kick-off

Paddy Power has launched a Daily Fantasy Sports vertical ahead of the start of the 2019 NFL season (kick-off: 5 September). The bookmaker said that its DFS product has been developed in partnership with Flutter Entertainment group subsidiary FanDuel and will be made available to UK and Ireland customers. The Paddy Power DFS vertical’s gameplay will be based on a …

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SBC announces new inductees for Sports Betting Hall of Fame

Sports Betting Hall of Fame 2019

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will add six new industry pioneers to its roster next month at the Betting on Sports conference. Former Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, Bet365 CEO Denise Coates, Boylesports Founder & CEO John Boyle, former 888 CEO John Anderson, and Playtech PBS CEO Armin Sageder will all be inducted into the Hall of …

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EPG: Why working with exemptions could offset SCA setbacks

SCA

Businesses operating in a “tricky industry such as gaming” could see conversion rates significantly drop once Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is enforced next month, but it is not all doom and gloom writes Christian Diegelmann, CEO of Euro Payment Group (EPG) in Frankfurt and Malta. Here, he provides a quick rundown of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and associated …

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