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Spain to enforce four-hour gambling advertising window

Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry has recommended that gambling-related content be limited to a ‘four-hour advertising period’ implemented federally from 1-5 am across all Spanish communities. The Ministry’s strict advertising window follows a meeting with the leaders of Spanish gambling trade associations CeJuego (retail) and Jdigital (online gambling). The ‘after-hours’ restriction will be initially implemented across TV and radio formats, forming the …

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Flutter and Scientific Games agree to FanDuel US expansion

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Scientific Games has expanded its partnership with Flutter Entertainment to provide FanDuel with the technology for online and mobile sports betting in the US market. As first reported on SBC Americas, this expansion – also covering igaming content – means that Scientific Games will serve the fantasy sports operator turned sports betting powerhouse in regulated state markets across the country.  …

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Paul Witten, SIS: Evolving your product offer with 24/7 content

Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS, told SBC Magazine how racing events 24/7 are driving additional revenues for operators globally, helped by the appropriate localised approach. Horse racing and greyhound betting events are becoming a key part of the product offer for international operators in a number of new territories, including regions where there has previously been little racing heritage. …

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GVC Holdings transfers corporate control to London HQ

Issuing a corporate update the governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings has disclosed that its shareholders have approved relocating the firm’s management control and tax residency to the firm’s London headquarters. The decision follows a vote sanctioned through ‘extraordinary general meeting’ (EGM) held in Gibraltar this week, in which the motion was approved by 99% of GVC investors. Since 2010, GVC …

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Fabio Schiavolin – Snaitech: Gambling needs deeper skillset to navigate new decade of complexities

Speaking to SBC, Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of Snaitech, has emphasised that entering a new decade, European sector incumbents will have to develop deeper skillsets as the ‘industry’s credibility remains in play’. Accustomed to leading Snaitech through Italy’s many political disruptions, last year at ICE 2019 Schiavolin warned European leadership counterparts that betting had to find its ‘public rationale’ in order to …

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XLMedia strengthens leadership with two appointments

Affiliate marketing publisher XLMedia has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Iain Balchin as its Group Chief Financial Officer. The appointment will be effective immediately, joining XLMedia from payment optimisation specialist Ixaris Group as Group CFO. Prior to Ixaris, Balchin worked at WorldRemit where he supervised the restructuring of the finance division and preparing the company for …

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Betfair shortens Trump re-election odds following Iowa chaos

A turbulent week of US political drama has seen the Betfair Exchange shorten the odds on Donald Trump maintaining his Presidency, with odds trading at an all-time low of 8/11. Betfair Politics details that Trump has benefitted from his acquittal by the Senate, which refused to advance impeachment hearings on alleged interference of Ukraine funds by the US 45th President. …

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StopSpillet received 722 calls during 2019

Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has released figures from the first year of its StopSpillet initiative, which revealed that the helpline had received 722 calls since last year. According to the regulator, the number of calls are ‘more than expected’ and confirms ‘that there is a great need for a national helpline providing advice and counselling about responsible gambling.’ “We can see …

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GambleAware raises awareness of National Gambling Treatment Service with new campaign

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed the launch of its new campaign which will focus upon raising awareness of treatment options available through the National Gambling Treatment Service. The campaign is set to feature across digital media platforms, radio, pubs, motorway service stations, in GP surgeries and health publications throughout February and March. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “It is …

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EPL CEO says betting shirt sponsorships will continue

Premier League’s new chief executive Richard Masters has insisted that the league will resist changes that would prevent betting companies from sponsoring football shirts, as reported by the Guardian. The relationship between sporting organisations and the gambling industry has been a major topic of conversation over the last few years, as an increasing number of sports teams are inking sponsorship …

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