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NZ ASA launches new ‘Gambling Advertising Code’ emphasising ‘fair representation’

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New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has published its new advertising code, updating, policy, guidance and standards on promoting gambling services. Updating NZ media and gambling stakeholders, ASA details that its new code will be effective from 5 August 2019 for new adverts, with all incumbents expected to comply with the new laws by 4 November 2019. The new code …

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6 of the Best – GVC’s Martin Lycka

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Martin Lycka, GVC’s director of regulatory affairs. Read on to discover two very contrasting entries in the movie category, sporting dilemmas and a very different take for a best bet. Best Holiday Without a doubt, New Zealand 2017 – a bunch of friends travelling halfway across the world and back to a fairy tale like …

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Kiwi legend Rebecca Smith joins COPA90, leading upcoming ‘female football drive’

COPA90 the world’s leading youth football brand has appointed former New Zealand international, Rebecca Smith to serve as its first ‘Global Executive Director of the Women’s Game’. Smith, a former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year nominee, will oversee the development, integration and distribution of women’s football content across COPA90 domains. Furthermore, Smith will be tasked with leading a …

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NZRB launches new betting portal with OpenBet technology

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The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) has hailed a ‘new era for Kiwi punters’ after launching its long-awaited fixed odds betting portal. Operating under the ‘New Zealand TAB’ domain – www.TAB.co.nz, the new racing platform is powered by Scientific Games’ OpenBet as lead systems provider, supported by Paddy Power Betfair. Launching TAB NZ’s new property, NZRB Chief Executive John Allen stated that …

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Winning Post – UK racing puts safety first

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. New Zealand: NZRB – the trouble with monopolies? New Zealand Racing Board’s results to July 2018 demonstrate continued progress online, with 20% growth in customers to 230,000 (nearly 5% of NZ’s population), …

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Messara report outlines tough remedies for New Zealand Racing

A New Zealand government-sanctioned report undertaken by Oceania racing expert John Messara has delivered a ‘blunt appraisal’ of the nation’s horseracing industry and standards Presenting findings to NZ Racing Minister Winston Peters, Messara the current Chairman of Racing New South Wales (Australia) concludes that ‘New Zealand’s racing industry is in a state of serious malaise, and requires urgent reform.’ Furthermore, …

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Washington state senator is latest to wade into loot box debate

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Washington state Senator Kevin Ranker is the latest official to seek clarity over the highly divisive use of loot boxes in video games. The Democrat and former San Juan County Commissioner has charged the State Gambling Commission with identifying whether or not the boxes constitute gambling. Along with fellow Democrat Senators Reuven Carlyle and Karen Keiser, Ranker submitted Senate Bill …

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Gambling.com enters regulated United States market

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Gambling.com has revealed the latest arm of its global expansion, with the release of a localised version of its site in the United States. The group has detailed that this is the first step of its plan to take market share in the growing, regulated US online gambling market. Kevin McCrystle, Chief Operating Officer for Gambling.com Group, said “Gambling.com USA is …

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188BET adds Champion of Champions Snooker to sport sponsorship portfolio

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The 2017 Champion of Champions Snooker tournament is to receive a new title sponsor following an agreement between 188BET and Matchroom Sport. This year’s competition, due to take place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Monday 6 – Sunday 12 November, is the latest addition to 188BET’s sport sponsorship portfolio, adding to recent deals with 2017 Champion Jockey Silvestre De Sousa …

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Triple Play…New Zealand Racing Board forms FOB project with NYX OpenBet & Paddy Power Betfair

The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) has selected NYX Gaming sports betting subsidiary OpenBet and Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) to deliver its platform solutions and operational services for its fixed odds betting (FOB) business. In January 2016, NZRB governance announced that it would work with NYX Gaming on enhancing its FOB services, seeking to update provisions for modern consumer habits …

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