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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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Racing Industry Bill “a significant milestone” for industry reform, says NZ’s RITA

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that the Racing Industry Bill, a major package of reforms to replace the Racing Act 2003, has had its first reading in Parliament. The introduction of the bill has been welcomed by Dean McKenzie, who has been named as the interim Executive Chair for RITA. He explained that the introduction of …

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FDJ joins Paris 2024 Organising Committee

French national lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has confirmed a major corporate initiative after becoming an official partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Continuing its investment in French sports development, FDJ will join the Paris 2024 organising committee. It has become a key stakeholder in the funding, planning and promoting of the biggest ever global sports …

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Former Scientific Games CEO David L Kennedy resigns from board

Issuing a corporate filing, Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that former Group Chief Executive David L Kennedy has chosen to resign from the firm’s board of corporate governance. Updating stakeholders, SGC informs that Kennedy will end his 10-year executive tenure on 31 December 2019, after choosing to retire from all corporate activities. Kennedy had formerly served as Group …

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NZ’s RITA names Dean McKenzie as interim Executive Chair

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that Dean McKenzie will take up the position of interim Executive Chair in a bid to support the passage of the country’s Racing Industry Bill. McKenzie will take up the role from January until June 2020 to oversee RITA’s transformation into TAB NZ, taking over from current Chief Executive John Allen …

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INTRALOT expands US leadership through Klironomos promotion

Athens-listed gambling technology group INTRALOT SPA has moved to restructure the leadership of its corporate accounting and auditing units. Updating investors, INTRALOT governance confirms the promotion of current Internal Audit Officer Lampros Klironomos to the executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the group’s ‘INTRALOT INC’ US division wagering and lottery systems division. Klironomos has served as group auditing …

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Sportech strengthens product and commercial teams with three new hires

International betting technology firm Sportech has confirmed the appointments of Paul Rietdyke, Leon Hosking and Chris Rogers, who will join the group’s product and commercial teams. Rietdyke’s appointment is hoped to ‘elevate clients’ online digital experiences to the next level’ as he joins the company as the new head of product user experience and design. Prior to his new role, …

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