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InBet Games: Innovating around regulatory certainty

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One of the most important themes running through the gambling sector today is the issue of regulatory oversight, writes Pavel Korolev, Business Development Director for InBet Games. The issue of regulatory oversight is of paramount importance to every gambling operator; what you can and cannot do in any given jurisdiction varies from country to country and keeping on the right …

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Business Briefs – featuring Unicef, the Ponca Tribe and NetEnt

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This round up features controversy over the prolonged construction of a new casino in the United States, a Northern Irish publican appealing the court’s decision that he isn’t fit to hold a licence and a Maltese DFS summit, amongst others.  Charity lottery launched in Scandinavia Zeal Group and Unicef have teamed up to launch Norway’s first digital only charity lottery, …

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Finance Guru Giles Vardey joins Sportech governance advisory

Further to yesterday’s announcement of a shareholder £53 million capital redistribution, London-listed betting systems supplier Sportech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Giles Vardey as independent Non-Executive Director. A 35-year finance executive, Vardey will advise Sportech governance on stakeholder management as the company undertakes a full-scale sale if its business in 2018. In a distinguished career, Vardey has served as …

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Responsible gambling the focus in new five year Sky Bet and EFL deal

Sky Bet has announced a new five-year headline sponsorship deal with the English Football League (EFL), strengthening its responsible gambling strategy in the process. The deal, which will run until the culmination of the 2023/24 season, will represent a 20% year on year increase from 2019/20 on the current deal. Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting and Gaming, said: “We’re …

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STATSCORE’s Marcin Rymaszewski: Standing out from the crowd

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This time last week, we learned that two data products from STATSCORE, LivematchPro and Prematch Center, had been implemented on Ladbrokes’ Belgian facing website (Ladbrokes.be). Therefore, we caught up with Marcin Rymaszewski, the company’s Co-Founder and Head of Business Development, to find out more about what they do, how they keep pace with the data demand, and mobilising their market forces …

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Belgian gambling authority investigating Battlefront II loot boxes

Star Wars Battlefront II was released this week, and with it came further questions surrounding the game’s use of virtual ‘loot boxes’. The game, created by California-based video gaming giants Electronic Arts (EA), has drew criticism for implementing these add-on boxes that must be purchased with real-life cash, and is now under investigation from the Belgian Gaming Commission. Critics say …

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Sky Bet and Fast Withdrawals allows customers access to immediate payments

Customers of Sky Betting & Gaming and Barclays are the first ever to have money paid out to their cards immediately, thanks to the world-first innovation for winnings, Fast Withdrawals. The company has worked to fundamentally transform the existing 2-5 day wait that customers experience when withdrawing their winnings, with Fast Withdrawals taking just a matter of seconds. Head of …

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News Corp Australia appoints Ben Bloomfield as Punters.com.au CEO

News Corp Australia has confirmed the appointment of Ben Bloomfield as new Chief Executive for its racing digital platform Punters.com.au. Bloomfield takes over leadership of Punters.com.au from outgoing CEO & enterprise founder Luc Pettett who has decided to leave the business in order to pursue ‘new projects’. In 2016, News Corp Australia acquired privately owned Punters.com.au outright from Luc Pettett …

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Punters buzzing as one of the biggest TV betting markets returns

This Sunday marks the opening of ‘one of the biggest TV betting markets of the year’ as ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here kicks off from the Australian jungle. As reality TV punters wait with baited breath for the show to get underway, unsurprisingly given some of the big names in this year’s show, Betfair’s Katie Baylis …

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Yggdrasil Gaming unveils €500,000 Christmas Calendar

Yggdrasil Gaming has announced it’s launching a €500,000 campaign to help operators boost retention and engagement during the holiday season. Running from 1 December to 3 January, The Yggdrasil Christmas Calendar will feature the casino games provider’s collection of in-game promotional tools, as well as a variety of tournaments and Missions and Mystery Cash Races, offering players the chance to …

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