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Buttigieg and Elliot to lead GVC’s customer care duties

GVC Holdings has strengthened its group customer care units by creating two new leadership roles to maintain direct oversight of customer responsibilities, safeguards and duties. Confirmed to SBC News, long-term Group AML Director Paul Buttigieg has been promoted to the new position of ‘Director of Player Protection’. GVC stated that Buttigieg would take on an ‘international remit’ to bolster leadership …

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Winning Post: Germany 2021… the enemy of a good plan

Observing German regulatory developments ahead of 2021, Regulus Partners states that in seeking to have a rule for everything, the onrushing Interstate licensing regime is likely to be immensely destructive on many levels… Perhaps attempting to prove that there is such a thing as a national character, German licensing authorities are now applying considered and potentially highly effective operational engineering …

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GVC safeguards German profile by securing four Länder approved ‘transitional licences’

GVC Holdings has this morning confirmed that it has been approved four separate sports betting licences for Germany, adhering to market conditions set by the Länder approved ‘transitional framework’. Updating investors, the FTSE100 betting group confirmed that transitional licences have been authorised for its SportingBet, Ladbrokes, bwin and Gamebookers brands. Announced at the start of October, Germany’s 16 federal Länder …

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Germany 2021: Landers’ ‘transitional framework’ receives mixed reactions 

The approval by Germany’s 16 Lander (regional councils) to launch a ‘transitional tolerance period’ for igaming services, which will bring clarity to operators who wish to participate in the federal relaunch of the online gambling marketplace in 2021, has drawn contrasting views.   As German Lander continue to individually ratify the final amendments of the federal New Interstate Treaty on Online …

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OVWG urges Austria not to miss the boat on 2021 reforms

Claus Retschitzegger, President of The Austrian Association for Betting and Gaming (OVWG), has called for sports and betting leaders to unite behind Austria in adopting a ‘modern online gambling licensing system’. The OVWG published a statement calling for Austrian sports and parliamentary leaders to begin discussions on developing a modern governance framework for online gambling and sports betting services which …

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betFIRST names Timothy Mastelinck as new marketing lead

Belgian sportsbook and casino operator betFIRST has confirmed the appointment of Timothy Mastelinck as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Mastelinck joins betFIRST having previously served as the Global Head of Sponsorships with Kindred and the Belgian Country Marketing Manager for Bwin. Commenting on his new role, Mastelinck stated: “I am very excited to take on this challenge with the leading …

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Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling

Jason Ader has stated that his company SpringOwl, an ‘independent sponsor and buyout firm’, is tracking all developments of a disrupted global gambling landscape as ‘the pandemic has opened the market’. Speaking to SBC, Ader stated that he is neither undeterred by talk of ‘doom-and-gloom’ nor swayed by easy rhetoric related to ‘business accelerations’. Instead, Ader recognises that global gambling …

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GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading

GVC Holdings stated that it is ‘well placed to balance the year’, as the FTSE100 company absorbed significant retail shocks across its UK and European units, readjusting its full-year EBITDA outlook to £720m-£740m range (dependent on further COVID-19 outcomes). Publishing its interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2020, GVC noted that the closure of its Ladbrokes …

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Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner

GVC Holdings‘ European flagship sportsbook property bwin has been confirmed as the new betting partner of the Belgian Pro League and Eleven Sports for the next three seasons. The deal will cover the Jupiler Pro League, D1B and the Supercup, with the online operator also becoming the rights holder of the national betting streaming rights to the Pro League, broadcast …

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GVC marks a ‘new era’ as Segev replaces Alexander as CEO 

Kenny Alexander is to step down as CEO of GVC Holdings after 13 years with COO Shay Segev taking control of the FTSE-100 operator almost immediately. Alexander will remain at GVC in the short term as a company executive to support the leadership transition. Confirming the leadership change, Chairman Barry Gibson said: “Kenny has built a remarkable global business, and has …

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