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Danish Spilreklamenævnet rules against Mr Green on Christmas complaint

Denmark’s Gaming Advertising Board, Spilreklamenævnet, has made a decision regarding a complaint concerning a Mr Green advertisement shown in December 2020 before a family TV show. The complaint in question revolved around a commercial for the William Hill-owned online casino operator shown before the family entertainment Juleønsket Christmas programme on the TV2 network.  A majority decision by Spilreklamenævnet ruled against …

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How have the top bookmakers handled the pandemic?

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There have been clear trends prevalent in the UK’s gambling industry over the course of the last few years, including the way in which online gambling continues to grow at the expense of offline betting and wagering, writes Mischa Port from Greypoint Gaming Group. In many ways, such trends were accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic through 2020, as global sporting …

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Interest in William Hill retail divisions remains after 888 acquisition

As this morning 888 Holdings is declared the winning bidder of Caesar Entertainment’s auction of William Hill’s non-US assets – uncertainty remains as to the future of the heritage bookmaker’s retail unit and how it will reshape betting’s presence on the high-street.   The deal will enable 888 to quadruple its market share, becoming the third-largest group operator in the UK …

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888 acquires ‘hugely exciting’ £2.2bn William Hill International

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888 Holdings CEO Itai Pazner has confirmed the ‘hugely exciting acquisition of William Hill’s non-US business from Caesars Entertainment for £2.2bn.  The deal, news of which broke earlier this week, is expected to deliver ‘significant operating efficiencies’, including pre-tax cost synergies of at least £100 million per year, which 888 says will lead to improved profit margins. On a pro …

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Flutter joins EGBA as organisation strengthens sustainability pledge

Flutter Entertainment has become the latest operator to join the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). By joining the Brussels-based trade group, Flutter has reiterated its commitment to industry responsibility and safer gambling across the European betting and gaming sector, with the organisation representing EU licenced and regulated operators. The Dublin-based FTSE 100 company joins a range of prominent betting …

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888 wins transformative buyout of William Hill heritage assets

888 Holdings is reportedly the winning party of the hotly contested auction for William Hill’s combined UK and European business assets – put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment.  As reported by The Times, Caesars has accepted a +£2 billion buyout offer put forward by 888, out-bidding US private equity fund Apollo Global as the auction’s last remaining suitor.    Coordinated …

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SBC Leaders membership expands ahead of SBC Summit Barcelona

SBC Leaders has grown to 60 member companies ahead of its biggest meet-up to date, at this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona conference and exhibition. PAF, Apuesta Total, Nederlandse Loterij, Slots Million, Adjarabet, Retabet, BetWarrior, and the Ukrainian Gambling Council are among the new members of the exclusive group for international betting and gaming operators and operator associations. The membership has …

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Two-Up acquired by Playmaker to enhance technology services

Two-Up has been acquired by Toronto-based Playmaker Capital, with the latter aiming to leverage the digital media sports company to strengthen technology offerings. By acquiring Two-Up, Playmaker will incorporate a team of 24 sales and technology specialists at its two primary offices in London and Krakow, including 15 engineers with experience in the development of regulated betting products, monetisation tools, …

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William Hill disappointed by Mr Green’s costly Swedish AML gaps

William Hill has issued a response to the AML failings of Mr Green, its flagship European online gambling subsidiary, which was fined SEK 30 million (€3.1m) by Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate.  Yesterday, Spelinspektionen published its casework on Mr Green, outlining multiple AML compliance and duty of customer care failures identified between 1 January 2019 to 1 June 2020. The …

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Spelinspektionen fines Mr Green €3m for AML neglect 

Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has fined Mr Green penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3m) after citing that the William Hill subsidiary had failed to match its AML and customer care duties.  Providing an overview of its assessment, Spelinspektionen fined Mr Green SEK 1.5 million (€140,000) for failing to maintain its customer reporting duties as a requirement of the ‘Money Laundering …

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