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Matt Harrod: Processing.com – Brexit… What are the industry’s divorce proceedings?

With Brexit factors and implications on the minds of all UK business stakeholders, Matt Harrod, VP of Europe at Processing.com examines whether interchange rates and PSD3 are the least of the gaming/betting industries worries… ___________________ Everyone should probably be aware by now that the UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29th March 2019, deal or …

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Kambi hails World Cup and SCOTUS in latest interim report

Sports betting technology and software supplier Kambi Group Plc has reported a strong financial performance in the group’s Q2 2018 interim report. Year-on-year revenues have shown a 25 per cent growth for the second quarter of 2018, reaching €17.6m (15.65m) from the previous years €14.1m (£12.54m), aiding a 20 per cent H1 jump from €28.3m (£25.1m) to €34m (£30.2m). Addressing …

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It’s Complicated! Swiss face long road to gambling coherence

Swiss legal expert Dr Simon Planzer, Partner of Planzer Law has detailed that Switzerland faces a long and complex road towards developing any type of coherent online gambling framework. Speaking at the iGB Live Amsterdam conference, Planzer has detailed that despite Swiss Parliament approving the mandate of ‘Money Gaming Act – MGA’ in 2017, the application of new online gambling …

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Oddschecker’s World Cup story thus far

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The business end of the World Cup is well and truly underway, with one slip in the knockout rounds holding the possibility between crucial progression and a disappointing flight home. As everyone’s gaze focuses straight ahead however, Oddschecker have been busy looking back at the last fortnight of football, which saw an exciting group stage of 48 games have 122 …

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Swiss referendum moves to ban remote online gambling websites

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Foreign gambling sites are to be banned in Switzerland, after Swiss citizens overwhelmingly backed a new gambling law, replacing the 1923 Lotteries and Betting Act and the 1998 Gambling Act, in yesterday’s (Sunday June 10) referendum. Set to come into effect from the start of 2019, the new gambling act won a 72.9 per cent majority approvement, despite the relatively …

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Net Gaming Group sees DACH for the future

The potential of the Germany betting market has seen another affiliate firm try and position itself as a key gateway for player acquisition. Affiliate operator Net Gaming Europe AB has invested up to €3.5m euro with the ‘strategic acquisition’ of affiliate assets, primarily in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) from Webwiser Gmbh. Known for its comparison websites within …

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World Cup winner Matthäus leads football coverage on LeoVegas

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Lothar Matthäus, the most experienced player in FIFA World Cup history, has taken the football coverage on LeoVegas to a new level ahead of this summer’s tournament in Russia. The former midfielder, who captained West Germany to victory in the 1990 World Cup final in one of 25 appearances spread over five tournaments, has completed his first month as brand …

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Referendum set for controversial Swiss online gambling legislation

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An online gambling bill passed through Swiss parliament last year is set for a national referendum, reports swissinfo.ch, after a coalition of political parties succeeded in gathering enough votes to warrant a public vote. Switzerland’s legislature passed the controversial new laws in September of 2017, with them initially set to take effect from this month. However under its unique political system, …

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IOC establishes task forces to tackle sports corruption

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Multi stakeholder task forces, charged with tackling corruption in sports, have been established by the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS). The platform, established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in addition to a number of international sports organisations, government and inter-governmental organisations, has agreed to set up three groups to tackle pressing issues. Each will be charged with …

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Russia 2018: Digesting the draw

As Friday’s draw concluded and the World Cup began to take shape, fans were left pondering a mouthwatering clash between Spain and Portugal, renewed optimism in the Three Lions and a slightly surreal tournament opener.   Gareth Southgate’s England were handed a favourable start to the tournament, taking on Tunisia and World Cup debutants Panama in the opening two games. …

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