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Colbet predicts continued high sports betting turnover ahead of casino launch

Colbet is preparing to launch its live casino offering in the Colombian gaming market, but anticipates that sports betting will remain the dominant vertical across its wider operations.  Speaking to local news outlet La Republica, Santiago Melo, the General Director of the operator, anticipated that the sports betting vertical will continue to contribute around 80 per cent of total group-wide …

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Betsson strengthens LatAm visibility via Colo-Colo deal

Betsson Group has signed a one-year sponsorship agreement with Chilean football club Colo-Colo, in a strengthening of its marketing and brand visibility in Latin America.  The global sponsorship will cover the 2022 season, and will see operator’s logo featured on the Chilean Primera División club’s shirt sleeves for both home and away games, whilst an additional term has included the …

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KSA enforces toughest monitoring of unlicensed actors

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has stated that it is closely monitoring 25 unlicensed online gambling operators to ensure that they are not engaging with Dutch consumers.  The Netherlands Gambling Authority underlined that it had taken a new enforcement approach following October’s launch of the KOA Regime – bringing the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace into force. On 1 November, KSA announced that …

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Betsson avoids Swedish penalty on market violations

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has reprimanded Betsson AB for breaching its penalty-based betting market rules on an Allsvenskan football match.  The offence relates to a tie played on 20 May 2021 between Malmö FF and Elfsborg FC, for which the inspectorate was ‘tipped-off’ that Betsson had offered markets violating Spelinspektionen integrity rules. 2020 Gambling Act amendments saw Spelinspektionen ban licensed …

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BGC initiates ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign to replace ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has replaced its long-running ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign with a new safer gambling slogan, ‘Take Time to Think’. A series of TV advertisements depicting customers paying mid-play before considering the use of safer gambling tools will kickstart the campaign, the messaging of which will be adopted across operator’s online and retail channels. …

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Norwegian government moves forward with overseas gambling block

The Norwegian Government has progressed with its plans to block overseas betting and gaming operators, according to local outlet Norway Today. Norway’s Minister of Culture and Equality, Abid Raja, is reportedly targeting a number of overseas  firms, including Betsson and Unibet, arguing that the online activities of these companies should be prohibited.  “These companies do what they can to circumvent …

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Betsson seeks new CEO as Lindwall completes turnaround objectives 

The board of Betsson AB has informed that it has begun an executive search to find a replacement for Group Chief Executive Pontus Lindwall. The leadership succession has been authorised as Betsson’s board concludes that Lindwall has achieved all objectives of the group’s ‘Back on Track’ strategy under his stewardship. In September 2017, Lindwall re-took leadership of Betsson as the …

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Flutter joins EGBA as organisation strengthens sustainability pledge

Flutter Entertainment has become the latest operator to join the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). By joining the Brussels-based trade group, Flutter has reiterated its commitment to industry responsibility and safer gambling across the European betting and gaming sector, with the organisation representing EU licenced and regulated operators. The Dublin-based FTSE 100 company joins a range of prominent betting …

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888 wins transformative buyout of William Hill heritage assets

888 Holdings is reportedly the winning party of the hotly contested auction for William Hill’s combined UK and European business assets – put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment.  As reported by The Times, Caesars has accepted a +£2 billion buyout offer put forward by 888, out-bidding US private equity fund Apollo Global as the auction’s last remaining suitor.    Coordinated …

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