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GVC supports grassroot sports with ‘Pitching In’ programme

GVC Holdings has launched a new ‘multi-million pound investment programme’ which will deliver financial support to grassroot sports organisations. The programme, Pitching In, will be launched with a flagship partnership with The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues – collectively known as The Trident Leagues – which make-up levels seven and eight of the English football league pyramid. Commenting on …

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EU to investigate Ladbrokes’ Belgian virtual kiosks

The European Union (EU) antitrust agencies are set to carry out an investigation into Ladbrokes’ virtual betting concession in Belgium to ascertain whether it holds an exclusive right to operate services that can be recognised as an ‘unfair state subsidy’. Reported by Bloomberg, the EU probe follows on from complaints submitted by two other gaming operators after Ladbrokes was granted …

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GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile 

Strengthening its corporate affairs and public relations leadership, GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of former BBC Business Correspondent Tessa Curtis to the newly created role of Head of Media Relations. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Joining GVC on 1 September, Curtis will be tasked with overseeing the …

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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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Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’

Facing key regulatory showdowns across the European markets of Spain, Sweden, Germany and the UK, Martin Lycka GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs tells industry leadership to buckle down for the stresses of a working summer…  _____________ COVID-19 has upended everything. Even the regulatory silly season is now at risk of being cancelled; that eagerly awaited period of slow news …

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German regulations risk black market take-up says Lycka

Martin Lycka, GVC Holdings’ director of regulatory affairs, has called attention to the pending reorganisation of German gaming regulations, stating that ‘this is a gaming revolution built on sand’. Writing for Politico, Lycka explained that ‘German gambling is on the brink of revolution’ with incoming legislation paving the way for the registration of an unlimited number of sports betting providers, …

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GVC hails SportsAid programme developing next generation of British athletes

GVC Holdings looks forward to a further year of working with SportsAid, following the success of its first year partnering with the charity in supporting and developing ‘Britain’s next generation of top athletes’. In 2019, SportsAid was announced as one of the beneficiary charities of the FTSE100 firm’s newly formed ‘GVC Foundation’, providing a £2 million ‘community fund’ for its …

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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 – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations

GVC Holdings has praised the development and launch of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) ‘Parent Hub’ as a vital educational resource for UK families. The FTSE100 firm funded the development of YGAM’s Parent Hub, which launched this summer to coincide with the break-up of UK schools. The Parent Hub serves as a digital portal providing parents and carers …

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GVC promotes Tiku to Group COO as Segev restructures leadership ranks   

GVC Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Sandeep Tiku to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately as new Group Chief Executive Shay Segev restructures the firm’s senior executive leadership team. A GVC executive since 2014, Tiku has formerly served as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) leading key IT directives, system integrations and platform enlargement projects for the FTSE100 betting group.   …

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