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CAP and BCAP issue ‘understanding normalisation’ guidelines

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The UK Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) have joined forces, with an aim of clarifying practices that could potentially fall under the banner of normalisation. A frequent occupant of published documentation on industry advertising matters, the document aims to offer a clear differentiation between the promotion of gambling as a legitimately and …

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888 recruits SIS for greyhound boost

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Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services has penned a deal with global operator 888, as part of which it’s to provide its British and Irish greyhound content. Under the terms of the deal the organisation is to deliver its live greyhound pictures and data to the 888sports brand, bringing in excess of 30,000 races each year. In its …

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Our man in NJ… 888 relocates Yaniv Sherman to lead US expansion

888 Holdings has confirmed that it will relocate Yaniv Sherman, current Head of Group Commercial Development to its New Jersey strategic office. Sherman will be tasked with expanding 888’s commercial opportunities within the radically changed US gambling market post PASPA. An 888 executive since 2007, Sherman has led group-wide commercial initiatives and projects, for the London-listed online gambling group B2B …

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Oddschecker: Interesting trends amidst Royal Ascot breakdown

Royal Ascot arrived last week amidst its usual fanfare, as people flocked in their droves to the Berkshire racecourse for what Oddschecker describes as “a fairly standard affair” on the face of it, with the trend of the previous two year continuing with seven winning favourites. From a margin perspective it is detailed bookies enjoyed a successful week, with Friday’s …

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888casino aims to deliver superior experience with new website

Online casino operator, 888casino, has undergone a major redesign, aiming to deliver a superior experience to its players powered by a brand new gaming platform and web application. Founded in 1997, 888casino is globally one of the most well-established online casino operators and has been providing players with a safe, secure and fair place to wager for over two decades. …

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888 challenges German Federal Court services restriction

Issuing a corporate statement, 888 Holdings has moved to challenge Germany’s Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) ruling upholding online gambling service restrictions. Through one of its affected group subsidiaries, 888 is set to undertake its appeal against the Bundesverwaltungsgericht ruling which upheld an order prohibiting the provision of online gaming services in the German state of Baden-Württemberg (southwest, upper Rhine). “After consulting with legal …

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$50 million charges deep cut 888 Holdings 2017 results

The governance of FTSE250 listed 888 Holdings, is assessing its future strategic options as regulatory charges of $50 million have drastically impacted the firm’s full-year 2017 profits. Publishing its FY2017 results, 888 reported a 4% group revenue increase to $541 million, supported by the double-digit growth of its sports betting division up 45% to $75.5 million (FY2016: $51.9 million). Despite …

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888 promotes Itai Pazner to Group COO

Updating the market, London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Itai Pazner to the executive position of Chief Operations Officer (COO). A sixteen-year company veteran, Pazner takes over leadership of 888 group operations, having most recently served as Senior Vice President of 888’s B2C division. Reporting directly to 888 Holdings Chief Executive Itai Frieberger, Pazner will …

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Ohad Narkis: Taking a ‘no nonsense’ approach to PlayOJO launch

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Can an operator’s ability to remain as open and transparent as possible become a unique identifier within the online casino industry? Ohad Narkis, Co-Founder of Maple Marketing, has bet big on ‘player responsibility’ with the launch of new online casino PlayOJO. Will his gamble pay off? Launching a new online gambling property will always test the hardest of stomachs, as …

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Strange Days… New ‘M&A condition’ looking like a reality for UK betting players

2017’s industry agenda and context has been dominated by the UK government’s pending October triennial review of industry gaming machine stakes and advertising standards. Industry leadership and investors eagerly await the government’s judgement in what has become a high stakes political battle. Following 2015/2016’s mass industry consolidation, 2017 was initially marked as the ‘year of corporate integration and assimilation’, as …

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