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Brazil finalises first draft of sports betting bill

Following the finalisation of a public consultation, Brazil’s Ministry of Economy is finalising a draft regulatory decree for online and land-based sports betting, which will lay the foundations for “various companies to operate in the market”. Under the new decree, there would be no limit set on the number of licences that would be awarded by the state. Neil Montgomery, …

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UKGC – ‘white label compliance cannot be transferred’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to its remote operating licence holders regarding their obligations relating to compliance when operating gambling websites, including white labelled sites. The regulator has warned white label solutions providers that they hold the responsibility for the actions of their clients and that requirements on compliance – ‘cannot be transferred to any other …

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Home advantage! Betsson underlines its responsibility as SHL journey begins

This weekend sees Betsson debut as the lead sponsor and betting partner of the Svenska Hockey League (SHL), Sweden’s highest tier of professional ice hockey. Secured in 2018, Betsson replaces state gambling monopoly Svenska Spel as the SHL’s main sponsor, undertaking the group’s ‘biggest ever sports sponsorship commitment’. The partnership sees Betsson undertake a number of responsibilities, moving its sponsorship …

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Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities

Norway’s gambling authority Lottstift has written to national media operators, warning incumbents that it will not tolerate the publishing of betting odds or promotion of online betting brands towards the general public. Writing to national media stakeholders, Lottstift emphasises news publishing as a specific concern which it seeks to address, stating that publishers have allowed newspapers to print odds in …

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Ladbrokes boosts Irish profile by announcing new Ambassador club

Ladbrokes has moved to enhance its Irish sports status by confirming the appointment of former Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle and former Munster and Ireland Rugby blindside flanker Stephen Ferris as Brand Ambassadors. Doyle and Ferris join middleweight boxer Jason Quigley and champion jockey Paul Townend as Ladbrokes Ireland expands its ambassadorial stable. The quintet is set to engage football, …

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Global interest in politics drives new 1xBet site layout

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1xBet has reacted to customer demand by moving a growing set of political betting markets to a different section of its B2C website.  The new section of the website, said the company, was prioritised after users showed particular interest in the political betting markets on offer, while the layout has been “designed to be as informative and user-friendly as possible”.  …

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FSB Tech ranks 13 on Sunday Times ‘Tech Track 100’

FSB Tech has ranked as the thirteenth fastest growth UK enterprise in The Sunday Times ‘Tech Track 100’. Updating every year, the Tech Track 100 lists an index of the UK’s fastest-growing tech organisations, with experts judging a number of key criteria including year-on-year sales performance, technology development, operational management and market proposition. Generating a progressive year-on-year sales rise of 175% …

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888 confirms Mark Summerfield as Audit Chair

London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has strengthened its governance advisory by confirming the appointment of Mark Summerfield as a new Non-Executive Director. An expert in the auditing and financial planning of large-scale enterprises, Summerfield is the former Partner and Global Head of Gaming for ‘big-4’ accountancy KPMG (2003-2017). During his executive tenure at KPMG, Summerfield further served as …

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GVC calls for agency pitch merging Ladbrokes & Coral creative accounts

FTSE250 gambling group GVC Holdings will move to consolidate the creative advertising accounts of its UK flagship operators Ladbrokes and Coral. The account review is undertaken despite both GVC brands switching lead creative agencies during the course of 2018. Seeking to bolster World Cup Russia 2018 engagement, Ladbrokes launched its nationwide ‘Bettors of Britain’ campaign under the guidance of Cravens …

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EveryMatrix “hopeful” of quick solution to UKGC suspension

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EveryMatrix is hopeful that a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) suspension of its B2C services will be lifted shortly after cooperating with the regulator throughout its licence review. The company has published a statement addressing the ongoing UKGC investigation, which has led to a suspension of its B2C licences until it can demonstrate that it has taken steps to be fully compliant with …

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