Tag Archives: GVC

Winning Post: UK gambling faces its inevitable credit clean-up

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts of the week by looking at the ban on credit cards for betting activity, and further additions to the safer gambling agenda in the UK. UK: regulation – taking credit? Gambling with credit cards, or through wallets funded directly from credit cards, will be banned in GB from April 2020. The consultation responses largely …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Changes loom on the horizon

As I write this, we are just two weeks into the new year – or indeed the new decade, as some would have us believe. Either way, what a start it’s been for the UK gambling industry! We ended 2019 with confirmation that the newly elected Conservative Party government intends to act speedily to fulfil its General Election manifesto promise …

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GVC to hold vote on governance and tax residency

The governance of GVC Holdings has scheduled an ‘extraordinary general meeting’ on 6 February (9 am CET) to vote on relocating the firm’s management control and tax residence from the Isle of man to its UK headquarters. GVC Holdings was incorporated as an Isle of Man enterprise in 2010, where it maintained its management control to benefit from a more …

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DCMS ‘very angry’ over FA streaming rights deal

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has weighed in on the debate surrounding the Football Association’s streaming rights, with Sports Minister Nigel Adams saying that the government is ‘very angry’ with the current arrangement. Reported by the BBC, Adams has confirmed that the government is due to be holding talks with the FA regarding the sale of its …

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Martin Lycka: What Would Pelé Do?

In the fifth of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka wonders what might Pelé and his footballing band of brothers think about Brazilian sports betting regulation. In an exclusive fictitious interview, we have asked Brazil’s all-time leading goal scorers for their views on the regulatory works the Brazilian government has …

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Safer Gambling Forum: The industry needs bold leadership to implement change

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry …

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CRM is set for a red-letter day in 2020 with the right FTP solution

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SportCaller Performance Director Paddy McDermott examines the rapidly changing marketing landscape for bookmakers, and explains how a flexible FTP platform can best sit within this framework. Gambling operators, and their tactics for acquiring and retaining players, continue to face a sustained period of scrutiny and attack. This is coming from regulators, certain elements of the press and numerous lobbying groups …

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International operators vie for Sportsbook of the Year prize at SBC Awards

Industry powerhouse bet365 will be hoping to make it six in a row when the winner of the Sportsbook of the Year prize is announced at the SBC Awards 2019, but it must see off strong international competition to do so.  The victors of all 41 SBC Awards will be unveiled in front of an audience of more than 700 …

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Looking beyond the “usual runners and riders” for platform and sportsbook delivery

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In an increasingly competitive environment, made more difficult by the chilled winds of regulatory oversight, Conall McSorley from gbet explains why operators are duty bound to evaluate their platform and sportsbook providers with compliance and differentiation the watch words at this years’ Betting on Sports. Betting on Sports is a genuinely unmissable show that improves in terms of quality of …

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GVC appoints Dean Shannon as Australia CEO

The governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of Dean Shannon as inbound Chief Executive of its Australian division. Shannon will succeed Jason Scott as leader of GVC’s Australian business unit, overseeing the corporate development of ‘Ladbrokes Australia’ and ‘Neds’ brands. Prior to the appointment, Shannon has maintained a close relationship with GVC, serving as an …

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