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GLMS and SBC announce strategic partnership deal for 2020

SBC’s plans to expand into new markets have taken a major step forward with the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with one of the most respected organisations in the gaming industry, the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). The relationship will see an increased focus on the state lotteries sector at SBC’s portfolio of market-leading events in 2020, including a …

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Bolivian Interim government names new Gaming Control general

Further South American gambling regulatory developments see Bolivia’s interim government confirm the appointment of Juan Carlos Antonio Abrego as the new Director General of Bolivia’s Gaming Control Authority (AJ Bolivia). Abrego’s appointment was confirmed by acting Bolivian Economic Minister Jose Luis Parada, hosting an official inauguration at AJ Bolivia offices in La Paz. Minister Parada underlined that Abrego’s appointment would …

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Five new US members for Sports Betting Hall of Fame

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will see five new US-based members inducted next year at the Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey, organised by SBC. The Sports Betting Hall of Fame recognises industry legends who have made an outstanding contribution to the betting and gaming industry over their careers.  The five new inductees into the Hall of …

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New BA governor Kicillof appoints Omar Galdurralde as IPLyC lead

Argentine business news sources report that newly elected Governor of Buenos Aires Province Axel Kicillof is set to appoint close associate Omar Galdurralde as the new Director-General of the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC). Kicillof, Argentina’s former Economic Minister, takes charge of Buenos Aires executive having won BA Province’s 27 October governorship election against former incumbent Maria …

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EC investigates Bundesland casino tax regimes

The European Commission has confirmed this week that it will investigate German state regulatory frameworks attached to land-based casino taxation policy to assess whether certain tax grants favour state-owned operators. Confirming its investigation, the EC details that it has received several complaints branding Bundesland (German state) tax grants and guarantees offered to ‘public casinos’ as forms of state aid, breaching …

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AGTech extends lottery hardware business through Alibaba

AGTech & Alibaba

AGTech Holdings subsidiary Beijing GOT Technology has entered into an agreement with its parent company Alibaba Group to supply equipment including point-of-sale (POS) terminals and facial recognition payment equipment. According to the agreement, AGTech may provide equipment and maintenance services to Alibaba through open bidding and commercial negotiations.  Such equipment include, but not limited to, POS terminals and face recognition …

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Purebred Arabian racing to be integrated into British calendar

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has teamed up with The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) to further integrate Purebred Arabian (PA) racing into the British racing calendar in 2020. The integration will see a standardisation of regulatory practices within PA racing with thoroughbred racing and follows approval from British racing’s Executive Committee and the BHA Board. Charles Gregson, ARO Chairman commented: …

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Kindred Group strengthens EFDN partnership

Kindred Group has been named as the first commercial Community Partner of the European Football Development Network (EFDN), which will see the two ‘promote the power of football as a tool for social development.’ The announcement comes as the betting and gaming group builds upon its initial agreement made in Spring 2019, which saw Kindred sponsor EFDN’s ‘Active Fans’ programme. …

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Danish regulator to introduce mandatory deposit limits

Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has made a number of changes to its certification programme for online gaming, which will see the introduction of mandatory deposit limits from 1 January 2020.  Changes to the certification programme will also include amendments to the inspection standards for lotteries which will ‘make sure that the requirements are identical with the requirements for online casino’. …

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Novomatic sells Casinos Austria stake to Czech SAZKA

Novomatic AG has agreed to sell its 17% stake in Casinos Austria to Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group. Issuing a short statement, Novomatic confirms that it has reached a binding agreement with SAZKA dependent on regulatory approvals. The transaction will see SAZKA increase its shareholding in Casinos Austria to 55% (formerly 38%), after securing majority investment rights in the leading …

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