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German DAW wants 2021 reforms to deliver harmony on Slot Machine governance

Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), Germany’s ‘umbrella association’ for gaming machine manufacturers and suppliers has published a set of key criteria which it believes must be addressed by inbound ‘2021 State Treaty on Gambling’ laws reforming the nation’s federal gambling frameworks. Representing gaming machine stakeholders, DAW urges Bundestag deputies to develop a coherent and purely quality-orientated regulatory agenda, which strengthens the position …

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Towcester greyhounds saved by Kevin Boothby

Henlow greyhound racing promoter Kevin Boothby has signed a 10-year lease deal to take over Towcester dog track and expects to re-open for greyhound racing in March 2020, according to a report by the Greyhound Star. It is the second piece of good news for the beleagured sport in a week after news that the Arena Racing Company (ARC) had acquired …

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Camelot ends sale of £10 scratchcards

National Lottery operator Camelot Group confirmed to UK media this weekend that it has sanctioned terminating all sales of £10 scratchcards, citing ‘player protection considerations’. Camelot has informed its UK retail partners to withdraw all £10 scratchcards from their displays, with the lottery operator allowing a 180-day window for players to claim prizes. Citing guidance issued by the UK Gambling Commission …

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Magellan Robotech launches MBK division by debuting K1 terminals

Expanding its services and inventory, Magellan Robotech – the B2B technology division of Stanleybet Group – has announced the launch of its new ‘K1 – standalone betting terminal’, which will be serviced and operated by new division ‘Magellan Betting Kiosk’ (MBK).  Unveiled at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports 2019’ conference, Magellan Robotech declares a major product initiative which sees Stanleybet’s division move beyond …

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ARC acquires Belle Vue and Perry Barr

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has strengthened its commitment to greyhound racing, after confirming the acquisition of both Perry Barr and Belle Vue greyhound stadia from the Greyhound Racing Association (GRA). The two stadia have been long-standing members of the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS) to betting shops.  Manchester-based Belle Vue and Perry Barr in Birmingham host 103 and 208 BAGS …

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Smarkets: A50 extension likely as DUP shuts down Boris’ deal

With only two weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union, the UK government this afternoon presented its withdrawal terms, yet bookmakers are sceptical of a ‘Halloween departure’ on 31 October as markets trade at 78% for an Article 50 extension.  Online betting exchange Smarkets has reported a spike in trading this morning following the …

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Zelensky confident of delivering meaningful Ukraine gambling makeover

Addressing national media, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has underlined confidence in delivering comprehensive regulatory frameworks, which will ‘remove gambling’s history from the streets’. This October, Zelensky’s newly installed ‘Servant-of-the-People’ (SoP) cabinet confirmed that an ‘action plan’ had been drafted but as yet no terms of SoP’s gambling mandate have been disclosed. Central to the action plan, Zelensky and SoP seek …

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Alizeti enters ‘new era for the Tote’ after finalising takeover

The UK Tote Group, the consortium of racing-backed investors formerly known as Alizeti, has revealed that it will begin a ‘new era for the Tote’ after confirming the completion of its acquisition of the UK’s pool betting operator for horse racing, making the group the sole owner.  Outlining its plans for brand development, the Group has placed a particular focus upon the modernisation …

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Tennis appoints risk expert Jonny Gray as first TIU chief executive

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has appointed Jonathan (Jonny) Gray as its first Chief Executive of its Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after completing a global search. Gray is set to take leadership of the TIU in February 2020, leading professional tennis’ integrity units monitoring ITF, ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as protecting the athletes. A 14-year executive in …

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En Marche sanctions FDJ IPO inbound for November

Bruno Le Maire, France’s Economic & Finance Minister, has confirmed that the En Marche government will maintain its ‘Pacte Loi’ agenda, authorising for the IPO of Française des Jeux (FDJ) to take place from 7-20 November. Confirming En Marche’s first privatisation, Le Maire has sanctioned for FDJ to list its shares on the Paris Euronext exchange as the French state sells …

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