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Ray Wilson, AMLGS – Industry deserves praise on its reaction to a new normal


During the global lockdown, online gambling incumbents were served with a raft of instant compliance enforcements applied across the board. Ray Wilson Director of regulatory compliance specialist AML Global Solutions (AMLGS) states that the industry should be praised for its quick adjustment in complying with the stresses of a ‘new normal’. ______________________ Impressive and encouraging, ...

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XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking


Affiliate marketing publisher XLMedia has continued to battle the effects of a Google deranking, with projected revenues expected to fall short of previous quarters. Publishing a trading update for the first six months of 2020, XLMedia predicts that revenues will amount to approximately £27.5 million, while EBITDA is forecasted to reach approximately £3.5 million. XLMedia ...

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BGC: Scottish government must reconsider ‘baffling’ gaming machines u-turn


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has expressed its disappointment in the Scottish government’s decision to tell bookmakers to switch off their gaming machines until further notice. It comes just days after Holyrood confirmed it would be lifting the ban on gaming machines, in-store chairs and live racing in betting shops from 22 July. In ...

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GambleAware forms ‘Lived Experience Group’ supporting treatment research


Supporting the UK’s National Gambling Treatment Service, GambleAware will form a ‘lived experience group’ to represent those affected by gambling-related harms and addiction. The group will provide real-life experiences on gambling-related risks, triggers, disorders and stigmas helping further develop the research of treatment support initiatives. GambleAware will form a core advisory group which will require ...

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Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic


This year’s Royal Ascot Festival attracted 21.6% more traffic during the week when compared to last year’s event, according to the latest data released by Oddschecker. Despite taking place under ‘unusual circumstances’, Oddschecker confirmed that ‘interest was clear’ in the festival, with a 35% uptick in affiliated registrations versus 2019. Alongside the increase in traffic, ...

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Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues


Rank Group Plc has communicated its plans to reopen 44 Grosvenor Casino venues across England from 1 August, adhering to the government’s social distancing orders and public safety rules.  Grosvenor, the UK’s largest land-based casino operator, will begin the staggered reopening of a selected number of venues in England from Saturday 1 August – as ...

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IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead 


The Isle of Man Government has confirmed the appointment of Chris Kissack as Head of Esports for its digital agency –  Isle of Man Digital (IoM Digital). Taking office on 3 August, Kissack will be tasked with spearheading the Isle of Man’s launch of an esports enterprise programme, aimed at attracting new businesses to the ...

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223,000 customers activate Monzo gambling block


Digital bank Monzo has revealed that 223,000 of its customers have activated its gambling block feature, with the number of users having more than doubled in the past year. Reported on AltFi, the digital bank confirmed that approximately 5% of its total customer base had activated the gambling block feature which allows users to stop ...

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Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams  


Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has strengthened its technical and product development team by promoting both Bav Patel and Peter Stringer to team directors.  The Manchester-based UX specialist has undertaken its decision following a period of sustained company growth under lockdown, in which Degree 53 hired a further 12 members of staff to ...

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Soft2Bet grows Swedish presence with CampoBet launch


Casino and sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has increased its presence in the Swedish market by making its CampoBet brand available to Swedish gamblers. Soft2Bet initially entered Sweden in March with the launch of its YoYoCasino brand. CampoBet will offer punters the chance to bet on multiple markets in addition to a range of casino games. ...

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SBC Digital Summit North America

14 - 16 July 2020

The SBC Digital Summit North America is the largest online event in North America and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the U.S. betting and gaming industry. To address the state of the industry, SBC has gathered the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views and discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital

8 - 11 September 2020

The SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital is the online version of SBC’s flagship event, with over 10,000 delegates and 100 exhibitors. You can look forward to a Global Betting & Gaming Show that will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to executives in all industry sectors and from all regions. The event will offer a unique opportunity to meet and network in the themed networking sessions, round tables and workshops with a global audience of decision-makers, in and around the world-wide industry.

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