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Martin Lycka: Sixteen kings trapped in a gambling Gordian knot


In the third of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka ruminates on the development of the online gambling market in Germany. __________________ Once upon a time, there were sixteen kings in a land in the heart of Europe. The land’s credo was thou shalt not gamble ...

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UKGC – ‘white label compliance cannot be transferred’


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to its remote operating licence holders regarding their obligations relating to compliance when operating gambling websites, including white labelled sites. The regulator has warned white label solutions providers that they hold the responsibility for the actions of their clients and that requirements on compliance – ‘cannot ...

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Home advantage! Betsson underlines its responsibility as SHL journey begins


This weekend sees Betsson debut as the lead sponsor and betting partner of the Svenska Hockey League (SHL), Sweden’s highest tier of professional ice hockey. Secured in 2018, Betsson replaces state gambling monopoly Svenska Spel as the SHL’s main sponsor, undertaking the group’s ‘biggest ever sports sponsorship commitment’. The partnership sees Betsson undertake a number ...

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Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities


Norway’s gambling authority Lottstift has written to national media operators, warning incumbents that it will not tolerate the publishing of betting odds or promotion of online betting brands towards the general public. Writing to national media stakeholders, Lottstift emphasises news publishing as a specific concern which it seeks to address, stating that publishers have allowed ...

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Western Australian Government gives the green light to sell TAB


The Western Australian Government has passed a new law which will develop a new framework to negotiate the sale of the TAB which will help support the Western Australian racing industry. The TAB Bill 2019, which will be subject to Royal Assent, will allow the Government to initiate a competitive sale process, with an aim ...

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Ladbrokes boosts Irish profile by announcing new Ambassador club


Ladbrokes has moved to enhance its Irish sports status by confirming the appointment of former Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle and former Munster and Ireland Rugby blindside flanker Stephen Ferris as Brand Ambassadors. Doyle and Ferris join middleweight boxer Jason Quigley and champion jockey Paul Townend as Ladbrokes Ireland expands its ambassadorial stable. The ...

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Global interest in politics drives new 1xBet site layout


1xBet has reacted to customer demand by moving a growing set of political betting markets to a different section of its B2C website.  The new section of the website, said the company, was prioritised after users showed particular interest in the political betting markets on offer, while the layout has been “designed to be as ...

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FSB Tech ranks 13 on Sunday Times ‘Tech Track 100’


 FSB Tech has ranked as the thirteenth fastest growth UK enterprise in The Sunday Times ‘Tech Track 100’. Updating every year, the Tech Track 100 lists an index of the UK’s fastest-growing tech organisations, with experts judging a number of key criteria including year-on-year sales performance, technology development, operational management and market proposition. Generating a progressive ...

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Jockey Club brings back £1m Chase Triple Crown prize money


The Jockey Club has outlined plans to award £1m in prize money to horses which can win the three most prestigious Grade One staying chases in the new 2019-20 season, in a bid to increase engagement with racing in the UK. The prize money, which will be the biggest bonus in jump racing, will be ...

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Betting on Sports 2019

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week 2019 is a must-attend conference and exhibition for members of the sports, betting and gaming industries. You will experience the very best industry speakers and content with plenty of high level networking and business opportunities. 

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CasinoBeats Summit 2019

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

The CasinoBeats Summit is running alongside the wider Betting on Sports Week, which takes place on 17 – 20 September at Olympia London. As a delegate you will have full access to both events. The 2nd edition of the Summit will bring together operators, suppliers and a range of sector visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector. 

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Payment Expert Forum

18 September 2019, Olympia London

The Payment Expert Forum is an event for payment professionals from operators and payment suppliers to network and discuss issues and opportunities in the betting and gaming industry.  Discussing key topics from the fast-changing global payments sector, with a focus on the wide range of disruptions and new disciplines that are impacting all business stakeholders, value chains and commercial cycles in the betting and gaming industry.

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Digital Marketing Forum

18 September 2019, Olympia London

The Digital Marketing Forum is an event for online marketing professionals in the iGaming casino and betting industry. We discuss the latest digital and performance marketing trends. The agenda focuses on customer acquisition and marketing techniques which are evolving in our digital ecosystem with up to the minute discussions as it relates to the iGaming industry

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Betting on Sports America 2020

28 - 30 April 2020, Meadowlands Expo Ctr, New Jersey

The Betting on Sports America conference presents 200 leading industry speakers across 40 sessions, with a 61,000 sq ft large exhibition that brings you 60 exhibitors, world-class hospitality, and the very best networking and business opportunities. Each evening there will be networking events at some of the most exclusive venues in New York and New Jersey.

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