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MGA states zero tolerance approach to crisis marketing

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has reminded all licensed incumbents of their duties in ensuring that ‘responsible commercial communications’ are thoroughly maintained during the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. Writing to operators, the MGA demanded that that responsible communications and engagements are upheld with consumers who have been forced into lockdown or isolation by their national governments. It said: “We remind …

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Malta revamps rescue package to focus on workforce protections

The Malta Labour Party has sanctioned wholesale upgrades to its economic rescue package to support vital industries disrupted by the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis. Yesterday, Prime Minister Robert Abela unveiled a raft of new economic measures to protect Malta’s business community and workforce. Malta’s Treasury has pledged to commit €61 million per month to support the employer payroll for its …

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AskGamblers’ casino dispute service returns $8.8m to players

Online gambling community AskGamblers has revealed that during 2019, its ‘Casino Complaint Service’ recovered players more than $8.80 million in unpaid, delayed or unfairly confiscated money. AskGamblers reveals the figure closing its 2019 accounts, detailing another ‘record-breaking year’ for its online casino customer dispute and arbitration system. The legacy online gambling portal details that its compliant systems team reviewed 9,800 …

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Malta businesses criticise the country’s COVID-19 rescue package

Malta’s business community and trade unions have urged the government to rethink terms and conditions attached to its €1.8 billion COVID-19 ‘rescue package’. Last week, Malta’s new Prime Minister Robert Abela presented the Labour Party’s COVID-19 economic pledge, focusing on maintaining liquidity of Malta businesses. The Malta Treasury’s headline policy saw the government commit to a €1.6 billion liquidity fund which …

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Blexr promotes Ian Hills to Malta General Manager

Industry publisher and lead generation network Blexr has confirmed the promotion of Financial Controller Ian Hills to the leadership position of Malta General Manager. A former Mr Green executive, Hills joined the Malta-based publisher in December 2018 heading up Blexr’s financial and commercial units. In his new remit as General Manager, Hills will be tasked with leading the firm’s Malta …

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Betway expands Euro profile securing Portuguese licence

Portugal’s Comissao de Jogos do Turismo (SRJI) has granted Betway a licence to operate B2C online casino and betting services. The government agency which leads licencing initiatives for Portugal’s gambling marketplace, sanctioned by the nation’s Tourism Board has granted online gambling rights to Betway’s Malta operating subsidiary GM Gaming Ltd. Portugal becomes Betway’s ninth European regulated marketplace, in which the …

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Adrianus van Spreeuwel​, Bet4Pride: Building a betting brand for the LGBT community

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A gambling site for the LGBT+ community is so much more than accepting bets on sports or casino, according to Adrianus van Spreeuwel​, Founder and CEO of Bet4Pride. Having spent the best part of a decade working for Mansion Group and bet365, van Spreeuwel helped to launch the Bet4Pride brand in the UK market late last year as a new white …

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LeoVegas hunts for new chairman as Mårten Forste takes COO role

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has confirmed that Mårten Forste, current Chairman of the Board, will take the position of Group COO to oversee ‘overarching responsibilities’ of the firm’s Maltese operations. The appointment will see Forste maintain his Chairman role until LeoVegas’ next AGM planned for May 2020, where the firm’s Nominations Committee will announce a new corporate governance leader. Forste has …

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Mark Woollard: How Pragmatic Solutions laid the foundations for landmark igaming platform deals in 2020

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Mark Woollard, Business Development Director at Pragmatic Solutions, reflects on some of the company’s big breakthroughs for 2019. This includes getting the UK certification for its PAM platform, as well as its GLI-19 certification – a “gold standard stamp” which covers best practice standards across a number of key regulated markets. Meanwhile, Woollard also explains how Pragmatic Solutions can minimise …

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MGA seeks to strengthen cooperations as Malta Politics is rocked by further corruption claims

Michele Magro, General Counsel of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), has confirmed that the regulator will work with Italy’s ADM Customs Agency and further authorities to ‘eliminate criminal infiltrations in online gambling’. Magro confirmed to Italian betting news source AgiproNews that MGA officials had met with Italian counterparts in Rome to discuss regulatory cooperation and further information sharing to strengthen …

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