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GVC promotes Martin Lycka to lead US regulatory affairs

Martin Lycka

GVC Holdings has continued to restructure its global senior management team after confirming the promotion of Martin Lycka to the newly created role of ‘Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling’. Lycka has formally served as GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs (2018-2020), leading the FTSE100 firm’s management of regulatory stakeholders, group-wide licensing requirements and compliance controls and …

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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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US 2020: Bakhshi and Shaddick offer final take on betting’s billion dollar baby

On the eve of what’s been touted as the most important American Presidential Election in decades, it’s estimated that over $1bn will have been wagered on the outcome of Trump versus Biden, none of which will have changed hands legally in the US. A missed opportunity? According to Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Political Markets at Smarkets, absolutely. Speaking during a high-profile panel …

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GVC faces a cold autumn as retail closures forecast £37m losses

GVC Holdings has communicated that the UK government’s imminent four-week lockdown will cost the FTSE100 company an estimated £37 million.  Issuing a market update, GVC provided EBITDA impact estimates on retail closures that have been confirmed and sanctioned across England and Europe during the past week.  Should current conditions remain, in which England’s non-essential businesses are required to temporarily close …

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Coral highlights football’s social value with ‘Sunday League’ 

Coral has launched its new nationwide campaign ‘Sunday League’ celebrating Britain’s passion for football and its importance to all communities.     The campaign sees Coral continue its work with new creative advertising agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH London) who at the start of 2020 took over the bookmaker’s account to refresh Coral’s brand image. Sunday League follows Coral’s ‘At the Races’ …

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Michelle Evans: We can’t underestimate the impact of lived experiences in tackling problem gambling

When it comes to raising awareness of problem gambling and issues associated with sporting integrity among athletes, the only way to ensure that players understand the implications is through education and hearing from those with lived experience. That’s according to Michelle Evans, Head of Communications and Wellbeing at PFA Scotland, who was speaking on a panel entitled ‘The Link Between …

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GVC strengthens Board’s expertise with two appointments

GVC Holdings has strengthened its corporate governance confirming the appointment of two new directors to its board. Issuing a statement, GVC revealed that David Satz has joined the company as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Robert Hoskin will also be promoted to the board as an Executive Director on 1 January 2021, assuming the role of Chief Governance Officer. …

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GVC extends Optimove CRM suite to service global profile

GVC Holdings will retain Optimove as lead software provider of its group-wide customer retention management (CRM) provisions for a further five-years. Expanding its existing agreement, GVC has moved to integrate Optimove’s ‘Relationship Marketing Hub’ to serve as the FTSE100 firm’s ‘group enterprise software’ across its expanded global igaming portfolio. GVC maintains Optimove’s CRM software as it undertakes a series of …

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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 maintains FTSE4Good listing expanding duties with the Carbon Trust 

GVC Holdings has retained its position as a ‘FTSE4Good Index’ business following its annual review of corporate practices.   A London Stock Exchange CSR directive, the FTSE4Good Index was launched in 2001 tracking the performance of listed firms’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.   GVC Holdings has retained its listing on FTSE4Good Index having undertaken an independent assessment of its corporate …

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