Tag Archives: SKS365

AgiproNews Italian View – Dignity Decree’s blanket ban shows no effectiveness

Italian betting leaders attending the ICE2020 London conference detailed their frustrations as Italy’s new coalition government continues to enforce a blanket ban on gambling advertising sanctioned by the former administration’s Dignity Decree mandate. Prior to the conference, online gambling trade body LOGiCO bluntly stated that the Decree had failed in its core objectives of reducing Italian gambling spend and safeguarding …

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SBC continues to grow media operation with SlotBeats addition

SBC has continued to grow to its news network with the launch of SlotBeats, sister site to leading online and land-based casino news portal CasinoBeats.  SlotBeats is the latest addition to SBC’s expanding media operation, which includes websites that attract a monthly audience of more than 170,000 unique visitors from the gambling and sports industries, as well as the SBC …

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Executive hires further strengthen SKS365’s operations

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SKS365, the international sports betting and gaming operator based in Italy which boasts €1.2bn in turnover through the brand Planetwin365 and almost 1000 shops, has continued its journey of strengthening its regulatory and market operations by announcing the appointment of two new executive hires.  Alexander Martin will now be taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer, while Andrew Mclver …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Glassia probe widens  

The ramifications of Italian police’s ‘Glassia’ anti-mafia investigation deepen as Dutch finance magnate Marcel Boekhoorn, founder of private equity fund Ramphastos Investments, is placed under investigation. Amsterdam-based Ramphastos sees itself implicated in Glassia, having acquired Austrian betting firm SKS365 Group the operating company of bookmaker Planetwin365, in 2016 for €160 million. Last week, the magistrate of Reggio Calabria confirmed that Boekhoorn …

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Italian Police charges SKS365 with €124 million Glassia payback

SKS365 Group, the operating company of Italian bookmaker PlanetWin365, has been charged by the Italian Financial Police of corporate tax evasion totalling €124 million. The tax evasion charge forms part of Italian Police’s wider ‘Glassia’ anti-Mafia investigation, undertaken during the course of 2018, which saw 60 people arrested and €1 billion seized in illegal funds. Conducting a probe of gambling …

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Operator CEOs head 20/20 Vision track at Betting on Sports 2019

Betting on Sports 2019 20/20 Vision Track

Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson, and Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith are among the leaders offering their insights on the key issues shaping the betting industry as part of the 20/20 Vision – The Future In Focus track of Betting on Sports 2019.  The track, which takes place on the second full day (Thursday 19 September) of SBC’s flagship event at …

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New look SKS365 forms ‘expert body’ leading corporate compliance

Italian gambling group SKS365 – the operating company of Planetwin365 – has established a new supervisory body to oversee its legal and compliance directives. The compliance body will be led by former Carabinieri (Italian national guard) Brigadier General Massimo Ignesti, who will serve as Chairman. Ignesti will be supported by Professor Ranieri Razzante as Deputy Chairman. He is a legal scholar in anti-crime legislation …

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SKS365 appoints ‘political figurehead’ Maurizio Bernardo as compliance advisor

Seeking to bolster its regulatory and compliance capacities, Italian betting operator SKS365 Group has confirmed the recruitment of Maurizio Bernardo as a corporate strategic advisor. A renowned figurehead in Italian politics, Bernardo is the former President of the ‘Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Finance Committee’, and further regarded as an expert of Italian gambling. Updating stakeholders, SKS365 governance confirms that Bernardo will …

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AgiproNews Italian View: SKS365 new Counsel paints grim Italian picture

Speaking to Italian business news sources, Bepi Pezzulli, the new General Counsel of SKS365, Italy’s leading bookmaker, has detailed insights of the stark realities facing all gambling incumbents, under the governance of the Lega-5Star coalition government. Pezzulli forms part of a new SKS365 leadership team, who took control of the bookmaker in January, following a number of high-profile executive departures. …

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Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Growth potential remains despite Italian ad ban

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SBC News caught up with Marco Castaldo, CEO at Microgame, for his take on the much-discussed advertising ban in Italy, how it might influence Microgame’s business model, and why adapting an online platform for the country – given the current uncertainty and speed to market – “makes less sense now than before”. SBC: With Microgame’s Italian offering very diverse, including …

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