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Italian gambling placed on lockdown until 24 November

Signing an ‘emergency decree’ late on Sunday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte enforced a further national lockdown in Italy, seeking to avoid a further wave of the COVID-19 pandemic devastating Italy’s emergency services. Sanctioning a raft of lockdown orders, the Italian government pointed to a sharp rise in new infections which had reached 25,000 daily by Wednesday of last week, with …

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Svenska Spel appoints Erika Svanström as Group Public Affairs lead

Svenska Spel has confirmed the appointment of Erika Svanström as new Group Head of Public Affairs, leading the management of the Swedish state-owned gambling operator’s corporate relationships with all national stakeholders. Svanström, who is set to join Svenska Spel’s executive management team on 2 November, has formally served as a corporate advisor to Svenska Spel governance through her personal consultancy …

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Betlive Georgia orders full SIS racing coverage 

Sports Information Services (SIS) has continued to expand its media and data services internationally as Betlive Georgia becomes the latest client of its ‘24/7 Betting Channel’ for horseracing and greyhounds.  The partnership sees Betlive comprehensively upgrade its daily racing content across its online sportsbook and Georgian retail network, securing live media rights and data from over 30,000 horseracing and 38,000 …

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UKGC begins recruitment for advisors by forming ‘lived experience advisory’ unit

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has alerted its network of partners that it seeks to recruit ‘12 lived experience advisors’, helping its research unit gain a deeper understanding of the social intricacies of gambling addiction.    The roles have been promoted on the UKGC’s job board, with the advisors forming a critical component of the Commission’s ongoing ‘Lived Experience Advisory Group’ …

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Sky Sports Racing backs BHA’s ‘Step on Track’ careers programme 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has partnered with Sky Sports Racing to launch its new ‘Step on Track’ education and careers programme.  Targeting 16-to-19-year-olds over the course of half-term (26-30 October), Sky Sports Racing will host a series of Zoom sessions involving prominent racing figures discussing their careers, education and personal journeys within horseracing. ‘Step on Track’ is the newest …

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Scientific Games expands Hrvatska Lutrija instant-win agreement

Scientific Games Corporation has secured a new two-year contract to provide lottery instant scratch games to Hrvatska Lutrija, the National Lottery of Croatia. The deal sees the continuation of a two-year collaboration between the two organisations that has grown retail sales for the products 60% since 2018. SG provides Hrvatska Lutrija with instant game portfolio management and has developed a variety …

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Roger Devlin: Caesars offers the best foundation for William Hill’s US multi-state growth

In accordance with City Laws, William Hill Plc has published a full breakdown and notice of deal procedures related to its agreed £2.7 billion takeover offer by US Nasdaq gambling group Caesars Entertainment Inc.  Approved by William Hill’s board of directors, Caesars £2.7 billion offer will be presented to investors of the FTSE betting group on 17 November for its …

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Kambi leads sportsbook overhaul of Scooore! Belgium

Kambi Group Plc has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement to serve as the lead sportsbook technology provider of Loterie Nationale – Belgium’s national lottery operator. The Stockholm-listed technology group confirms that it has won Loterie Nationale’s ‘competitive tender’ to overhaul the omnichannel capacity of its flagship ‘Scoore!’ sportsbook unit.  Kambi will be tasked with relaunching Scooore’s online sportsbook platform while …

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GamCare highlights privacy and boredom concerns as UK heads towards a winter lockdown

Publishing its ‘Lockdown Report’, gambling harm prevention charity GamCare has expressed concerns that vulnerable gamblers are hindered in their ability to seek help due to privacy issues. GamCare’s report monitors how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people experiencing gambling harms and their adjustments in securing support and treatment. As the operator of the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ (funded by GambleAware), GamCare …

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ANJ deepens Police cooperation with casino and racetrack security

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s new unified gambling regulatory authority, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Service Central des Courses et des Jeux (SCCJ) to secure better management and oversight of land-based gambling activities.  The SCCJ, a federal police unit, is responsible for the licensing and conduct supervision of French casino and racetrack venues. Meanwhile, established this June, …

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