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PMU appoints French racing figurehead Philippe Augier as new Chairman

French horseracing operator PMU has confirmed the election of Philippe Augier as new Chairman leading its corporate governance initiatives. Augier’s chairmanship was ratified following PMU’s annual general meeting and has received the approval of key racing stakeholders France Galop, as French horseracing’s governing body, and Le Trot – the operating company of French racing venues. The appointment sees PMU act swiftly …

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Dugout upgrades content outreach capacity with Sportal365

Football media publisher Dugout has signed a collaboration deal with Sportal Media Group to distribute premium football video content via its new product Sportal365. Sportal365, a new Content Management System (CMS) tool designed for sports publishers and bookmakers, will be given access to Dugout’s collection of behind the scene and archived footage from over 100 of the world’s top football clubs, national leagues and federations. Sebastian Gray, …

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EGBA advertising code receives Danish Online Gambling Association backing

The European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) new code of conduct for responsible advertising has gained further backing after being endorsed by the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA). DOGA becomes the third national gambling association to publicly endorse the EGBA’s code, following counterparts in both Belgium with the Association of Gaming Operators and the Netherlands’ Speel Verantwoord. “The gambling industry …

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Spelinspektionen maintains criticism of deposit limits

Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has warned the government that it may be difficult to meet the 2 July deadline to implement deposit limits.  Last month, Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi submitted proposals for a weekly deposit limit of SEK5,000 as well as a SEK100 limit on welcome bonuses – a directive that has been widely criticised by both industry leadership …

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UK greyhound racing fast-tracks unlimited races

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British greyhound racing will fast-track to phase three of its operational policy, giving tracks the green light to run unlimited races with gaps of 20 minutes. Following a review of its five-phase ‘COVID-19 Operational Policy’, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) confirmed that racecourses that have successfully completed Phase Two will be able to fast-track to Phase Four from …

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Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening 

As it plans to reopen its retail betting venues on Monday 15 June, GVC Holdings has published its ‘comprehensive plan’ of actions and requirements to ensure safety standards across all Ladbrokes and Coral estates.  Leadership of the FTSE100 betting group stated that its reopening plan has been designed ‘to exceed the guidelines’ set by the UK government and World Health …

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Chetan Pandya, Pragmatic Solutions: Sticking to the circle of competence

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Chetan Pandya, Chief Product Officer at Pragmatic Solutions (pictured), discusses the importance of strengthening its regulatory compliance standing in Malta, before explaining the evolution of the ‘Onboarding Hub’ resource to deliver more transparency to its partners, and why it is sticking to the “circle of competence” to avoid compromising on quality.  SBC: How would you describe the Pragmatic Solutions business …

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Maxima Compliance – ‘Mastering technical compliance to grow your global footprint’

Having launched it’s ‘Complitech’ technical compliance database, Maxima Compliance will host the next SBC Webinar on Thursday 18 June (16:00hrs BST). Against a rapidly changing regulatory backdrop, a mastery of technical compliance is essential for any supplier with ambitions across multiple regulated markets. Furthermore, how can product, regulatory and leadership teams optimise processes when meeting a diverse range of compliance …

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Russell Colvin joins FSB as retail lead

Industry platform provider FSB has enhanced its Business Development team after naming Russell Colvin as the new Head of Retail Sales. Colvin has joined the firm from Playtech’s BGT Sports division where he held the role of Commercial Director. In his new role, Colvin will oversee the sales of FSB’s retail products such as its Self Service Betting Terminal and …

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Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship

Liverpool FC has entered a legal dispute related to its £15 million training kit sponsorship with Gibraltar-based bookmaker BetVictor. Sports sponsorship agency Winlink has sued the Premier League leaders for a reported £1.1 million, stating that one of its senior executives had introduced club officials to the bookmaker. Winlink underlined that it was ‘heavily engaged over a number of years …

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