Tag Archives: KPMG

William Hill appoints ‘risk expert’ Jane Hanson as corporate advisor

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its governance and corporate advisory confirming the appointment of Jane Hanson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. An expert in risk management and corporate governance strategies for ‘highly regulated industries’, Hanson will join William Hill’s board on 1 July 2019, becoming a member of the FTSE firm’s nomination and audit committees. A …

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Paytm targets number 1 fantasy sports status in India

Paytm

Having rebranded its gaming platform from Gamepind to FirstGames, parent company Paytm has set about delivering India’s number one fantasy sports destination. The fintech firm is also looking to raise $30 million to fund the continued expansion of the platform – a joint venture with AGTech Holdings Limited. Despite only launching in February 2018, it reached over 30 million users …

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GVC’s Simon Hay steps down to join Nektan

Nektan, an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, has confirmed that GVC’s Simon Hay will be joining the company as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hay is due to start the new role from June 17,  bringing with him a wealth of experience from two decades in the accountancy and consultancy sectors. Prior to this, …

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Sportito launches fantasy platform in India

Fantasy sports platform Sportito has bolstered its position in the Indian market after attracting over 500 registrations to its Sportito India platform in its first 2 hours of operation. The platform has attributed its recent uptake in followers to the  fantasy contest on the ICC Cricket World Cup, which has just started. While operating in the new market, Sportito India …

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Scott Longley: The £2 reckoning – betting & racing face their nightmare

Following the conclusion of this week’s local elections, the Conservative government will likely move to implement a £2 FOBTs wagering limit, impacting all UK betting stakeholders. SBC contributor Scott Longley assess whether the government understands the consequences of its drastic cut, or if it can justify its FOBTs policy logic… _________________ Politics has trumped economics in the final stages of …

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Jon Tricker – KPMG – Gibraltar stakeholders united in tackling Brexit impacts

Gibraltar’s eGaming operators are not being browbeaten by Brexit says Jon Tricker, Managing Director KPMG Gibraltar, as he assesses the outlook for the Gibraltar eGaming industry following the Gibraltar eSummit last March. ________________________ It’s difficult for any outlook on Gibraltar’s future not to be dominated by reference to Brexit but it’s also surprising how, in just a few months, talk has …

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KPMG – Future is bright for Gibraltar industry community

Despite the unknown circumstances of Brexit negotiations, financial services firm KPMG believes that the future is bright for Gibraltar business and its community of industry stakeholders. This week KPMG hosted its seventh annual ‘eSummit in Gibraltar’ on 23 March ( Sunborn Hotel). As the event organiser, KPMG would host a Gibraltar Brexit ‘current state of play update. Opening the eSummit, the Hon. …

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Betfred completes a £195 million refinancing package

The governance of UK independent bookmaker Betfred has confirmed that it has completed a £195 million refinancing package. The financing comes as Betfred moves to complete its £55.5 million acquisition of 322 retail betting shops from newly merged FTSE enterprise Ladbrokes Coral. The bookmaker’s senior debt package has been supported by a four UK banks – RBS, Barclays, Lloyds and …

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KPMG publishes Isle of Man eGaming Summit 2016 report

International auditor and consultancy KPMG has published an eGaming specific industry report detailing current sector trends, risks and challenges as part of its ‘KPMG eGaming Summit’ (8 September Isle of Man). The 70-page report sponsored by Continent 8 Technologies, features a detailed summary of all the sessions from the day which covered everything from the market’s view of the sector …

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Golden Race shortlisted for innovation award

Golden Race, a developer of cutting edge and unique virtual betting products, has been shortlisted for an innovation category at the Global Gaming Awards. The firm’s jaw dropping Real Fighting game, which uniquely features real MMA fighters competing in digital environments, is in the running for the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year award. Real Fighting was launched to great acclaim …

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