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EveryMatrix takes a stand against deforestation of the Carpathian Mountains 

EveryMatrix has become a patron of the Foundation Conservation Carpathia, helping the environmental non-profit protect the Carpathian Mountains against deforestation and to create a wilderness reserve located in Romania.  Announcing its latest CSR commitment, EveryMatrix has donated €50,000 to the Foundation, which leads the environmental restoration and wildlife protection of the Carpathian Mountains – Europe’s second-largest mountain range covering the …

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Winter judgements to re-shape Ukraine’s gambling marketplace

A make-or-break end of year beckons for Ukraine’s nascent gambling sector, as the definitive tax framework and technical amendments of the Gambling Law are scrutinised by the Verkhovna Rada.  Though sanctioned last August, the Rada’s failure to settle on the Gambling Law’s tax, licensing and technical arrangements has frustrated domestic incumbents, whilst leaving international operators in limbo with regards to …

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Ukraine gambling’s corruption flaws exposed by KRAIL arrest

Ukraine’s regulated gambling marketplace has been brought into disrepute following the arrest of a member of newly formed regulatory agency – The Commission for the Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (KRAIL). Last Friday, NABU – Ukraine’s federal anti-corruption bureau – issued a statement confirming the arrest of an unnamed member of KRAIL, who was charged with “receiving an illegal benefit …

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From local to global: the story of Ukraine’s PokerMatch

A few weeks on from the fifth anniversary of PokerMatch, Ruslan Bangert - the company’s CEO - reflects on the journey from a modest local poker room to a globally recognised poker brand.

A few weeks on from the fifth anniversary of PokerMatch, Ruslan Bangert – the company’s CEO – reflects on the journey from a modest local poker room to a globally recognised poker brand. Thanks to our innovative approach in marketing, we have climbed to the top of the highly respected popularity rating of poker resources, PokerScout, leaving behind acknowledged world …

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Parimatch rebrands corporate identity to Parimatch Tech

Leading CIS betting group Parimatch has rebranded its corporate identity to ‘Parimatch Tech’ to better reflect the firm’s strategic vision as a multi-market, proprietary-built sports betting incumbent.  The corporate rebrand conveys Parimatch Tech’s 27-year journey, transitioning from a single betting shop to a pioneering tech-first betting enterprise maintaining a global footprint within the Ukraine, Cyprus, UK, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Tanzania, …

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Rada opens passage for a simplified Ukraine gambling tax code

Ukraine stakeholders have cited progress on the deliberation of the gambling tax framework required to finalise the market terms of the federally approved Ukraine Gambling Law. Yesterday, the Verkhovna Rada (federal parliament) approved the first reading of amendments made to the Gambling Law’s ‘tax code’. Alongside outstanding technical certifications, the Rada is yet to settle on the final tax framework …

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VBet secures Ukraine casino and poker licences

VBet, the flagship B2C brand of BetConstruct, has secured licence approval to operate online casino and poker verticals for Ukraine’s newly regulated gambling marketplace. BetConstruct confirmed that VBet had received its formal licensing approval from KRAIL, Ukraine’s Gambling and Lotteries Commission, which approved the brand as Ukraine’s first licensed online poker room. Welcoming KRAIL’s approval, BetConstruct Founder and CEO Vigen …

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Betbazar: Playing a ‘matchmaker’ role for global sportsbooks

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Betbazar is fast becoming an ‘industry matchmaker’ finding the right bookmakers for the carefully chosen components of its portfolio.  We spoke to the company’s CEO Alex Iaroshenko (pictured) to learn more about its growing role in the market, key contributing suppliers, scouting new opportunities for its global ‘sales house’ and getting involved in the newly regulated Ukrainian market. SBC: Hey …

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Parimatch opts for joint leadership in corporate overhaul

Parimatch has overhauled its corporate leadership structures, in order for the CIS betting group to take advantage of new commercial opportunities.  This afternoon, Parimatch confirmed that Sergey Portnov had relinquished his role as Group CEO to become Chairman of the Board.  Portnov’s leadership duties will be shared with Parimatch senior partners Roman Syrotian and Maksym Liashko, serving as the firm’s …

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