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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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Jim Mullen – Industry is now in ‘burn the witch territory’

In an interview in the Racing Post, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen has again addressed concerns regarding this October’s industry review by the UK government of FOBTs wagering levels and advertising standards. As leader of the UK’s biggest retail bookmaker, Mullen admits to the Racing Post, that he has “probably invested far too much thinking time” on the outcome of …

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Ladbrokes, 888 and Sky Vegas all warned by the ASA over affiliate promotion

Numerous gambling operators felt the wrath of The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in its latest round of weekly rulings. The decisions related to an advert that had been created by affiliate partners of 888, Sky Vegas and Ladbrokes Casino. Casumo Services was also censured for the same promotion. In total nine complaints were received and upheld by The ASA about …

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ABB comes to the defence of FOBTS

Talking to Paddy O’Connell on BBC Radio Four last Sunday (3 September), The Association of British Bookmakers CEO Malcolm George said that a ‘pan industry solution’ is required if Britain wants to solve problem gambling. George details that the ‘personal interaction’ and ‘face-to-face interaction’ that is utilised in betting shops from shop staff who are able to build a stronger connection …

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‘Failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes’ pleads The Senet Group

Industry watchdog, The Senet Group has argued that the failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes as a way of preventing or managing problem gambling. The London-based independent body provides a self-exclusion scheme that covers all British bookmakers and allows a person to exclude themselves from multiple locations with a single call to the team. Senet states …

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