Retail

Government to review National Lottery Games ‘age-of-play’ rules

Mims Davies Secretary for Sports and Civil Society has confirmed that the UK government will launch a consultation reviewing proposals to increase the minimum age-of-play on National Lottery scratchcards and instant win games. The government opens its consultation, seeking advice on whether to raise the age-of-play from16-to-18 on some or all National Lottery syndicated games and products. The Consultation is …

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GVC shows global depth countering UK retail realities

FTSE100 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning published its ‘post-close’ interim H1 2019 trading update, citing strong online growth as the company continues to adjust to UK FOBTs retail realities. Despite competing against a tough comparative period featuring World Cup 2018 trading, GVC maintained its digital momentum to record a group H1 2019 NGR of +17%, helping the firm to period …

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Champion Trio bolsters BetVictor’s racing stable

BetVictor announces a trio of racing figurehead appointments, welcoming Nicola Currie, Rachael Blackmore and Jamie Snowden as new brand ambassadors. The Gibraltar-based bookmaker moves to bolster its racing profile, as flat jockey champion Nicola Currie, National Hunt jockey Rachael Blackmore and leading UK trainer Jamie Snowden join its stable. As new ambassadors, the racing trio will play an integral part …

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SIS picks Sportech software for greyhound global pool

SIS

SIS (Sports Information Services) has struck a commingling totalisator agreement with Sportech to create and disseminate a worldwide pool for greyhound racing. The company said it will utilise Sportech’s Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software to offer the greyhound global pool, leveraging Sportech’s “unrivalled worldwide reach and expansive global commingling capabilities”.  Sportech, meanwhile, will also provide hosting and operational services of …

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions – Industry compliance pros see complacency as biggest AML threat

Global business and legal research agency LexisNexis Risk Solutions has published a new study on gambling compliance attitudes towards money-laundering, titled – ‘On the Frontline: The UK’s Fight Against Money Laundering’  The research conducted by ‘Economist Intelligence Unit’, underlines that industry professionals ‘believe that their sector is at the highest risk of money laundering’. In its report, LexisNexis Risk Solutions seeks …

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GentingBet honours New Zealand pre-tournament bets following England win

Following the dramatic clash at Lord’s between England and New Zealand in yesterday’s 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup final, GentingBet has committed to honouring all pre-tournament bets on New Zealand winning the Cricket World Cup. The Black Caps fell short of winning the World Cup yesterday after England were named as the 2019 champions on a little-known boundary-countback rule, following …

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SG Digital launches ‘next level’ scorecards Match HQ

SG Digital

Delivering new ‘player first engagements’ and dynamics across its sportsbook network, SG Digital – the interactive arm of Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) – has launched new live score product ‘Match HQ’. Match HQ offers a diverse range of match tailored scoreboard cards for US and European sports audiences. It has been developed by SG Digital’s innovation studio Red7, offering sportsbook clients …

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SKS365 appoints ‘political figurehead’ Maurizio Bernardo as compliance advisor

Seeking to bolster its regulatory and compliance capacities, Italian betting operator SKS365 Group has confirmed the recruitment of Maurizio Bernardo as a corporate strategic advisor. A renowned figurehead in Italian politics, Bernardo is the former President of the ‘Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Finance Committee’, and further regarded as an expert of Italian gambling. Updating stakeholders, SKS365 governance confirms that Bernardo will …

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Bacta trials new measures on ‘category D’ fruit machines

Bacta the UK trade association for amusement/arcade sector stakeholders has moved to update its ‘code of- conduct’ and further trial new safety measures on ‘category D’ machines. The directive follows the conclusion of Bacta’s ‘general meeting’ on 9 July, in which associate members discussed new provisions to be sanctioned on category D fruit machines. Bacta members have agreed to evaluate …

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UKGC places extra demands on Casino 36 management

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sanctioned the management of Wolverhampton-based ‘Casino 36’ to undertake ‘extra training’ as part of a £300,000 penalty package for money laundering and social responsibility failures. A UKGC investigation has revealed that Casino 36 had failed to ensure adequate AML provisions with regards to undertaking customer ‘enhanced-due-diligence (EDD)’, ‘source-of-funds (SOF)’ and source-of-wealth (SOW) check carried out …

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