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UKGC’s AML guidance places high responsibility on industry officers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) begins 2019’s legislative agenda publishing its industry guidance on ‘preventing money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism – (fourth edition)’. The UKGC’s report is led by the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a European Union inter-governmental body responsible for setting international standards on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) frameworks and …

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Freddie Longe – IMG Arena will deliver fresh prospects for betting innovation

Last November, leading international sports marketing agency, publisher and data distributor IMG launched its industry-specific ‘IMG Arena’ division, seeking to deliver innovation and audience dynamics for all betting stakeholders. The standalone division is led by Freddie Longe Managing Director, who details to SBC how IMG Arena will utilise all active corporate components to shake-up betting’s legacy tech values and market propositions…  ________________ …

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SBC strengthens conference team appointing Ana-Luiza Olanescu as production lead

Sports Betting Community (SBC), the organiser of Betting on Football, Betting on Sports America, Betting on Sports and CasinoBeats Summit, has strengthened its conference team with the appointment of Ana-Luiza Olanescu as Head of Conference Production and Content. Olanescu joins SBC’s London office from Informa, where as Editor in Chief she was responsible for content at four international conferences in the …

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Winning Post – Online regulation gets up and running in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Italy: gambling duties – felice anno nuovo? The Italian government ended 2018 with further material tax rises for its commercial betting and gaming sectors. In the machine sector, AWP and VLT duties will …

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David Clifton – Licensing expert – Crystal ball gazing for 2019

After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector? I have dusted down my crystal ball. It may be a bit cloudy in areas, with perhaps the odd crack beginning to show in parts, but here is my best bet on what the regulatory future may bring. On the plus side, I do …

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SBC to celebrate 10th birthday at London Baby

Sports Betting Community (SBC) will mark its 10-year anniversary by hosting next month’s London Baby, the largest networking party held on the first night of  ICE London, one of the biggest gaming industry exhibitions in the world. On Tuesday 5 February, around 900 industry guests will be joining in the celebrations at one of the hottest party destinations in central …

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SBTech targets increased US presence through Isaacs addition

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Gavin Isaacs will use his “extensive network, knowledge and experience” of the US market to drive an increased presence for SBTech across the pond. The former Scientific Games CEO has become the new Non-Executive Chairman for SBTech, a sports betting and gaming technology supplier who reacted to last year’s PASPA repeal by striking several partnership agreements with leading casinos in …

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Year in Review: Industry deepens integrity commitment

This year, gaming operators and regulatory bodies have clamped down on suspicious activity and corruption in the betting industry, with measures being introduced to prevent integrity being hindered. Regulatory bodies such as the Gambling Commission called for operators to pay greater attention to collaboration with sports bodies and the reporting of sports to minimise the risk of match-fixing. The commission …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Miseria… Italian betting faces new tax realities in 2019

Approving the Lega-5Star coalition ‘Budget Law’ on the weekend before Christmas, Italy’s Senate has delivered coal to betting stakeholders’ festive stockings, as a miserable 2018 closes its curtains. From 1 January 2019, Italian land-based and online gambling incumbents will have to undertake a number of quick adjustments to a new tax reality, as Lega-5Star seeks to collect circa €700 million …

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Year in Review: Racing’s broadcasting rejuvenation

Racing has once again seen a variety of changes throughout 2018, with new partnerships being forged as well as betting operators offering to showcase more fixtures across a wider range of race meetings. 2018 saw Sports Information Services (SIS) unveil a partnership with Unibet, which allowed it to deliver horse racing and greyhound racing’s live pictures and data from domestic and …

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