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Intralot recruits Michael Kogeler as Group COO

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Greek lottery and gaming systems provider Intralot has announced the appointment of Michael Kogeler as Group Chief Operating Officer, following an extensive international search process. Taking up his post next month, on May 2, Kogeler is set to be responsible for “business orchestration of its operations around the world,” more specifically dealing with the firm’s relationships with partners and customers, as …

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Sportech offloads Dutch asset Racing BV for €3.25 million

The governance of London listed betting and racing systems provider Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has agreed on terms to sell its Netherlands subsidiary Sportech Racing BV to private investor RBP Luxembourg (‘RBP’). Sportech will carry-out the sale of Racing BV for a total cash consideration of €3.25 million on a ‘debt-free basis’. Last June 2017, Racing BV obtained a …

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Unibet terminates Dutch KNWU cycling sponsorship

Dutch news sources have reported that the Netherlands National Cycling Association (KNWU) and European bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group Plc) have chosen to mutually terminate their existing sponsorship agreement. Estimated to be worth approximately €1 million per year for the KNWU, in 2016 Unibet marketing agreed to become the main sponsor of the KNWU racing team jersey, with the partnership beginning in …

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Is it time for football to embrace the expansion of major tournaments?

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When FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced in January that the 2026 World Cup would be expanded from 32 teams to host 48, it evoked widespread negativity from the football World.   However, none that reacted to that meeting in Zurich with discontent, could have anticipated what would follow 11 months later. As a dramatic World Cup qualification campaign culminated in …

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PSV signs Asian betting partner

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PSV Eindhoven has signed online entertainment site Wellbet as the clubs official Asian betting partner. Under the terms of the deal, due to commence on January 1 of next year and run until mid 2020, the bookmaker is to be granted exposure at PSV’s Philips Stadium and usage of the clubs logo in official campaigns. Toon Gerbrands, PSV General Manager, …

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Kansspelautoriteit’s Henk Kessler confident of Dutch Gambling Act gaining approval

Speaking at last week’s ‘ESSA Sports Betting Integrity Conference’, the Vice Chairman of The Netherlands Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) Henk Kessler indicated that the battle to enforce a Gambling Act in his country could be nearing a conclusion. A new Dutch Gambling Act has been in debate since 2014 when the government submitted its initial mandate to the European Union. Following a number …

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Dutch KSA warns industry of tougher penalties & restrictions for ‘rogue’ operators

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), The Netherlands Gaming Authority has announced that it will step up its enforcement efforts against online gambling operators deemed to be illegally targeting and servicing national consumers. Issuing an industry warning, KSA Vice Chairman Henk HW Kesler stated that the authority would no longer tolerate ‘rogue’ operators offering illegal online betting and gambling services. KSA senior figures are …

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KSA warns betting operators of Dutch advertising standards

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands’ gambling regulator has issued a new industry guidance regarding national advertising and marketing standards. KSA has warned international operators that Dutch media owners will only be allowed promote licensed gambling services to Dutch consumers. The regulator states that its advertising policy will be followed throughout all Dutch Media owner channels (print, digital, TV & radio). Planning …

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Dutch football alleges first case of attempted match-fixing

Attempts to fix the result of a Dutch league match seven years ago have been uncovered by a Dutch football association (KNVB) investigation, the first time for such a case in the Netherlands. As reported in the Guardian, the investigation has uncovered a bid by Ibrahim Kargbo, then a player at Willem II Tilburg, to fix the outcome of a …

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Alan Alger – Betway – Premier League Darts continues to grow

Just a month on from Gary Anderson’s second world darts title, the Betway Premier League is back, starting at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. We caught up with Alan Alger, PR for Betway, to discuss the start of the £700,000 ten-man tournament, played out over 4 months at 16 arenas across Europe. SBC: Alan, Betway is sponsoring the Premier League …

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