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Darmstadt court explains decision to suspend licensing procedure

The administrative court in Darmstadt, Germany, has published details of last week’s ruling which once again brought the country’s sports betting licensing procedure to a halt.

The licensing process was suspended on April 1 after the court ruled that the procedure was neither transparent or competitive.

The court explained its ruling Monday, [...]

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SBTech enters South African market with Bet.co.za

Sports betting technology provider SBTech has entered the South African market for the first time through a deal with leading online sports betting operator Bet.co.za.

Bet.co.za has migrated to SBTech’s sportsbook and iGaming platform, with the integration including new content from BetGames.TV, enabling South African players to bet on live lottery [...]

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Senet Group hands over responsibilities to Betting and Gaming Council

UK responsible gambling body The Senet Group has agreed to hand over its assets and responsibilities to gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).

Senet was established in September 2014 by bookmakers William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power to help raise and maintain safer gambling standards. Other members [...]

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Latvia suspends online gaming operations during lockdown

Latvia’s gambling regulator has confirmed that the nationwide suspension of gambling activities also applies to online gambling operators, whose licenses will now be suspended.

Latvia adopted emergency legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic in late March, prohibiting the operation of gambling and lotteries during the state of emergency. However, contradictory provisions [...]

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Greentube launches content with fourth operator in Switzerland

Novomatic’s interactive division Greentube continues to expand its presence in Switzerland through a new partnership with licensed operator Casino Davos.

Greentube will provide a selection of its online slot games to Casino Davos’ iGaming site Casino777.ch via iSoftBet’s platform, including the popular Super Cherry series and Wish Upon A Star games, [...]

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Highlight Games to develop new suite of virtual ice hockey games

Highlight Games has agreed a deal with Wanda Sports Group’s Infront to develop new virtual sports betting games using archive footage from the Ice Hockey World Championships.

The partnership with Infront, the exclusive media and marketing partner of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), will see Highlight Games develop a suite [...]

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Ganapati seeks funding as Tokyo court case looms

Casino games developer Ganapati has announced plans to delist its shares from the Aquis stock exchange as authorities in Japan commence legal action against a subsidiary of the company.

The company’s shares are currently priced at 3 pence on the Aquis Stock Exchange, a UK-based stock market providing primary and secondary [...]

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UK Gambling Commission suspends licences over GAMSTOP failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended two operator licences with immediate effect and commenced reviews over failures to fully integrate the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme.

In January, all online operators were notified that participating in GAMSTOP by 31 March was a requirement of their licence conditions and social responsibility code.

Two online [...]

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Relax Gaming nabs Nadiya Attard from NetEnt

Malta-based casino games provider Relax Gaming has appointed Nadiya Attard as its new director of sales.

Attard brings over 15 years of experience in the iGaming sector and joins from NetEnt, where she has served for six years, most recently as director of business development.

Prior to NetEnt, Attard spent nearly five [...]

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LeoVegas completes migration of UK brands to in-house platform

Stockholm-listed gaming operator LeoVegas has completed the migration of its twelve UK-facing brands to its proprietary technology platform.

Since acquiring the assets from IPS in 2018, LeoVegas has operated the sites on Bede Gaming’s technology platform.

The migration gives the group full control over all technology, helping to reduce the complexity of [...]

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GVC promotes Grainne Hurst to group corporate affairs director

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has promoted Grainne Hurst to the newly created role of group corporate affairs director.

In her new role, Hurst will build on the operator’s ambition to lead the industry on responsible gambling and develop relationships with the media and external partners. She is currently [...]

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GVC Holdings on track to minimise impact from COVID-19

London-listed gaming operator GVC Holdings expects to report a lower than anticipated impact on EBITDA from COVID-19 as a result of mitigating actions taken in the final weeks of March.

GVC had previously estimated that retail closures and sporting cancellations due to COVID-19 would lead to a £100m monthly reduction in [...]

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