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CashBet’s Ed Brennan: Regulation the “key enabler” to 2019 crypto turnaround

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Cryptocurrencies may have taken a battering this year, but there are brighter times ahead according to Cashbet President Ed Brennan, who predicted that 2019 will be the year in which the concept achieves mainstream adoption for igaming. SBC: What movements and tech advances have defined crypto for igaming in 2018?  EB: There were a lot of ICO’s in 2018. The …

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Lotteriinspektionen publishes first licences for re-regulated Swedish market

Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has this morning announced its first sixteen approved operators, which will be allowed to service Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace from 1 January 2019. As anticipated, established Stockholm-listed enterprises’ Kindred Group Plc, Betsson AB and LeoVegas AB feature on the Lotteriinspektionen approved list. In a statement released this morning, Kindred Group confirmed that it had secured approval …

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Worcester and Southwell to see 7bets4free.com series return

With only two week to go until the start of Worcester’s season, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and 7bets4free.com have announced the return of the Fixed Brush Hurdle Series. Taking place at Worcester, on its 300-year anniversary, and Southwell racecourses, the series will begin on Thursday May 10, encompassing 42 qualifying races, before a £30,000 final makes it way to Worcester …

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James Packer resigns from role as Crown Resorts director

Crown Resorts has today announced the resignation of well-known billionaire director James Packer. There was no official reason given for the move, but a number of mainstream media outlets cite an unnamed spokesperson who claims the decision relates to Packer’s mental health. The Australia-listed company thanked Packer in a brief statement earlier this morning. “We have appreciated James’ contribution to …

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Sky Bet links with Injured Jockeys Fund for Cheltenham initiative

Sky Bet and Heavyweight Sports has outlined ambitions to raise the profile of a nominated charity, ahead of Sky Bet’s sponsorship of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. This year’s high profile Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle will see the UK’s most popular online bookmaker link up with the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF). As Sky Bet not only offers …

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Sportech to upgrade Parx Racing Pennsylvania mobile & web services

Pennsylvania based racetrack operators Keystone Turf Club and Bensalem Racing Association have appointed Sportech Racing & Digital to upgrade the web and mobile betting solutions for its Parx Racing venue. The agreement sees the Sportech Plc division, extend its totalisator services at Parx Racing, through its agreement with Bensalem and its syndicated off-track betting locations. Deal stakeholders inform, that Parx …

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Yggdrasil expansions continue into Spain

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Yggdrasil Gaming has continued its expansion strategy into new markets, with an announcement that a deal has been reached to offer its titles within Spain. Working in conjunction with existing partner GVC, Yggdrasil details that the firm is set to enter the regulated Spanish iGaming market later this year. GVC, whose strong presence within market of Spain is partly aligned …

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Stars Group appoints Observer to its Board of Directors

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The Stars Group Inc. has announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Mr. Tang Hao and his affiliated entity Discovery Key Investments Limited. Mr. Tang Hao currently holds 26,455,200 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 17.9% of the outstanding common shares of The Stars Group. In connection with that agreement, Melvin Yanmin Zhang has been appointed …

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Yggdrasil reveals fiendish new slot in time for Halloween

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Yggdrasil Gaming has announced an all new Day of the Dead-themed fiesta of colours in Pumpkin Smash, just in time for the famous Mexican holiday. The new slot challenges players to hit sugar skull paylines and bonus game pumpkins for prizes, and its unveiling coincides with both Halloween, and Day of the Dead two days later on November 2. Getting …

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Colijuegos Colombia awards second online licence to Corredor Empresarial’s BetPlay.co brand

Colombia’s gambling regulatory body Colijuegos has awarded its second official online gambling licence to Corredor Empresarial SA, the licensed operator of Colombian provincial lotteries. The licence will allow Corredor Empresarial to operate its new online gambling brand Betplay.com.co, powered by industry software providers Kambi for its sports betting provisions and R Franco Digital acting as lead online casino and platform …

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