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Aristocrat confirms £2.7bn proposed Playtech buyout

Sports betting software and online gaming supplier Playtech is set to be purchased by Australian-listed gaming manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure, which has announced a cash offer of £2.7 billion for the FTSE250 technology group.  Aristocrat aims to leverage the company to boost its revenues, ‘operate and innovate’ in the European market through the acquisition’s Snaitech division, reach a broader range of …

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MGA initiates wide reaching consultation on audit guidelines

Launching a new consultation on its Revised Audit Service Provider Guidelines, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has invited betting and gaming operators, service providers and wider interest groups to comment. Running until 11 November 2021, the consultation will seek feedback from gaming incumbents relating to the amendments introduced in the MGA’s audit guidelines, as well as the extension of the …

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BGC initiates ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign to replace ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has replaced its long-running ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign with a new safer gambling slogan, ‘Take Time to Think’. A series of TV advertisements depicting customers paying mid-play before considering the use of safer gambling tools will kickstart the campaign, the messaging of which will be adopted across operator’s online and retail channels. …

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SIS broadens international reach with new US subsidiary

SIS broadens international reach with new US subsidiary

SIS has outlined its plans for further international expansion after launching its new US subsidiary, SIS Content Services Inc. The launch of its US division, SIS explained, demonstrates the company’s commitment to the US market as it looks to capitalise on the “opportunities available to digital and retail sportsbook operators and horse racing stakeholders”. Richard Ames, CEO of SIS and …

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Codere moves Real Madrid partnership to LatAm horizons

Grupo Codere SA will serve as the South American betting partner of Real Madrid FC for a period of five seasons, maintaining the Spanish gambling group’s longest-serving sponsorship.    Since 2016, Codere has served as the official betting partner of Real Madrid, primarily using the Spanish Giant’s brand and players to promote its Codere Apuestas sportsbook brand across Spain and the …

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UKGC highlights lack of ‘means to replace funds’ as reason behind Football Index downfall

Andrew Rhodes, Interim CEO of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has issued a full response to a number of questions asked of the regulator by former customers of football player exchange platform Football Index. Following the collapse of the operator, and its parent company BetIndex, a number of criticisms of the UKGC’s regulatory oversight were raised – although the Commission …

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Sorare backs its non-gambling status under UKGC evaluation

Sorare has issued a response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) placing its blockchain fantasy football platform under investigation.   Yesterday the UKGC issued a warning, alerting the public that Sorare (Sorare.com) did not maintain a UK gambling licence.   The Commission confirmed that it was evaluating Sorare’s fantasy football game and digital collectables platform with regards to whether the business was …

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Entain maintains 2021 growth despite Deutsche and KOA drags

Entain Plc has continued to match its corporate growth against high expectations, with the FTSE100 gambling group citing progress on all 2021 corporate objectives. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the three month period ended 30 September, Entain recorded a 4% increase in group net gaming revenues when compared to Q3 2020 Registering a 10% increase in NGR for the …

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