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Bede moves to bolster Spanish market profile

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Gaming software supplier and platform provider, Bede Gaming, is building on its established European presence with a concerted expansion into the Spanish market. The expansion strategy follows a number of content integrations with providers such as Play’n Go and SBTech which has further strengthened the supplier’s market presence. The Bede platform, which has received a full licence from regulatory authority …

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Lotteritilsynet deepens Norway payment blackout

Norway’s gambling authority Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet), continues its hardened stance against remote gambling operators, deemed to be illegally targeting national consumers. Upping its command on restricting remote gambling services, this weekend Lotteritilsynet revealed that it had ordered all Norwegian licensed banks to block payment transactions which could be identified for the purposes of online gambling. The Times of Malta reports …

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Tougher Malta MGA suspends trio of licencees

Acting as the principal regulatory body responsible for monitoring Malta igaming industry incumbents’ actions both home and abroad, the ‘Malta Gaming Authority -MGA’ has announced a trio of licensee suspensions. Issuing a series of industry updates, the MGA confirms that it has moved to suspend the licences of German/Turkish online bookmaker Betixx Limited, alongside Silema–based industry games developer Morpheus Games …

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Pontus Lindwall: Robust Betsson will meet industry’s multiple 2019 challenges

Publishing its Q4 and full-year 2018 results, the governance of Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB, has detailed a successful year-1 integration and execution of its corporate recovery programme. Product and operational efficiencies see Betsson post its ‘third successive all-time-high’ quarter, recording corporate Q4 2018 revenues MSEK 1,436.6 (Q4 2017: 1,256.4), running alongside a 56% EBIT increase to MSEK 341.5 …

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Racing Point F1 begins ‘New Era’ with SportPesa as lead sponsor

Seeking to amplify its European market profile, leading Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa announces that it has become the lead/title sponsor of the ‘Racing Point’ Formula 1 team. The move sees SportPesa, confirm early 2019 rumours that the bookmaker was seeking to become the first title-related betting sponsor of a F1 Team, following the sport’s governance lifting restrictions on betting sponsorships and …

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New integrated campaign sees Betfair ‘Play Smart’ with Euro giants

As the European football season enters its knockout stages, Betfair has announced the launch of its latest integrated marketing campaign ‘Play Smart’, developed by London creative advertising agency Leo Burnett. ‘Play Smart’, sees Betfair utilise its existing football partnerships with Arsenal, FC Barcelona and Juventus branding the online betting exchange as the ‘go-to-place for smart players’. The campaign, which will …

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ESSA strengthens senior team with Jon Russell appointment

International betting integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) has strengthened its senior team through the appointment of Jon Russell as its new Chair. Russell joins ESSA with a wealth of experience, as he currently also holds the position of Global Head of Trading at Betway. Commenting on his new role, he stated: “I would like to thank the previous Chair, …

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Kristian Nylén – Strong 2018 sees Kambi maintain its upward trajectory

Publishing its Q4 2018 trading statement, Stockholm-listed sports betting technology provider Kambi Group Plc has reported that 2018 was “the most successful year in its history” following the group’s expansion into further regulated markets supported with solid growth across its commercial pipeline. Kambi reported that its trading period ending in December 2018 was that of a ‘record’, with its year-on-year …

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Genius Sports strengthens football focus with Gonteri appointment

Genius Sports has deepened its focus on football data, with the appointment of Daniele Gonteri as the firm’s new Head of Football. Gonteri joins from UEFA where he was responsible for driving the development and digital transformation of the 55 National Association Members. He brings over 15 years of experience to the role, having previously played a key role several vital projects including FAME, UEFA’s …

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Kindred maintains growth confidence after navigating new landscape complexities

Publishing its unaudited full-year 2018 results, Stockholm-listed online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc said it has increased confidence in its future prospects after overcoming new industry challenges and increased regulatory demands. Updating the market, Kindred closes 2018 trading reporting record levels of customer activity across its verticals, as Q4 2018 group revenues hit a further ‘all-time high’ of £250 million …

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