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Norway notifies new Gambling Act to European Commission

The government of Norway has submitted its draft Gambling Act to the European Commission for approval.

The proposed new law would govern all gambling activities in Norway under an exclusive rights model, with state-owned Norsk Tipping retaining its monopoly on lottery and gaming, while Norsk Rikstoto would be the only authorised [...]

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BGC welcomes planned reopening of casinos in England

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the government’s decision to belatedly open casinos in England, while warning that the ongoing closure of casinos in Wales and Scotland poses a risk to jobs.

Casinos in England were originally scheduled to reopen under strict new health and safety protocols on 1 [...]

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GambleAware

GambleAware chief executive Etches announces plan to step down

Britain’s problem gambling prevention charity GambleAware is to begin the search for a new chief executive to replace Marc Etches, who has announced his intention to step down from the role in March 2021.

Etches has led the independent charity for almost a decade, during which time it has evolved into [...]

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Acroud sees poker and casino drive second quarter revenue growth

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Acroud (formerly Net Gaming Europe) has recorded a 2 per cent increase in revenue to €3.6m for the second quarter of 2020, a period which has seen the company undergo significant restructuring, refinancing and a change of name.

The company said that revenue was positively affected by increased [...]

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FSB appoints new chief operating officer

London-based gaming platform provider FSB has strengthened its senior management team with the addition of Glenn Elliott as chief operating officer.

Elliott previously served as a senior account director for SG Digital’s OpenBet, working with leading operators including Ladbrokes, PMU, Paddy Power Betfair and Singapore Pools. Prior to that he held [...]

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BHA appoints British Cycling’s Julie Harrington as next CEO

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has appointed British Cycling CEO Julie Harrington as its next chief executive.

Harrington will take over as the new head of British horseracing’s governing body at the beginning of 2021 after nearly four years leading British Cycling. She replaces Nick Rust, who announced earlier this year [...]

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Playtech rolls out second Age of the Gods live casino game

London-listed Playtech has announced the network-wide launch of its new Age of the Gods Bonus Live Roulette table game.

Following a successful exclusivity period with operator GVC, the second Age of the Gods Live game from Playtech has been designed to reflect the look and feel of the slot game series.

In [...]

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Evolution Gaming

Evolution Gaming expands US presence with PointsBet deal

Stockholm-listed Evolution Gaming has agreed a deal to roll out its live casino games with US sports betting operator PointsBet.

PointsBet is currently operational in New Jersey, Indiana and Iowa, and is expected to launch its online casino platform later this year, including a range of live dealer games from Evolution.

“We [...]

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LeoVegas

LeoVegas reports Q2 revenue and profit growth

Stockholm-listed gaming operator LeoVegas has reported a 17 per cent increase in revenue to €110.7m for the second quarter of 2020, benefiting from a strong performance from its online casino.

Revenue from casino increased by 24 per cent versus a year ago to account for 78 per cent of Q2 revenue, [...]

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GVC Holdings

Strong Online growth helps GVC reduce impact of retail closures in H1

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has reported an 11 per cent fall in revenue for the first six months of the year due to COVID related store closures and cancelled sporting events.

GVC’s net gaming revenue (NGR) in the first half of 2020 amounted to £1,616.7m compared to £1,810.6m [...]

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Pragmatic Play releases The Dog House Megaways slot

Gaming provider Pragmatic Play has launched its latest Megaways slot with the release of The Dog House Megaways.

Based on one of Pragmatic’s best performing games, the 117,649 payline game includes all the popular elements of its predecessor along with several new features.

When four Dog Paw Bonus symbols land, players are [...]

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ALOT Solutions names new finance chief

ALOT Solutions, the B2B arm of Gibraltar-based gaming operator Lottoland, has appointed Geaspar Byrne as its new chief financial officer.

Byrne has served as a senior consultant to ALOT Solutions and its predecessor, Lottoland Solutions, since 2017, having previously worked in the lottery sector at Alibaba Group’s AGTech Holdings.

“I am delighted [...]

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