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Rank’s Steven Esom to step down from board after 6 years

London-listed casino and bingo operator Rank Group has confirmed that Steven Esom will step down at the end of this year as a non-executive director and chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Esom has notified the board of his intention to step down on 31 December, having completed over six years on [...]

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Future Anthem brings in Emma Ferguson as head of people

London-based AI and game data specialist Future Anthem has appointed Emma Ferguson as its head of people as the company continues to expand in Europe and North America.

Ferguson will lead all people operations within the company, with key responsibilities including supporting recruitment efforts across all departments, and owning the employee [...]

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PressEnter Group brands

PressEnter names Merzoug as executive chairman amid management buyout

Malta-based iGaming operator PressEnter Group is undergoing a management buyout which will see current CEO Lahcene Merzoug take over as executive chairman.

Merzoug and members of his executive management team have agreed terms with the existing financial investors to acquire the business, with the transaction to be completed in the near [...]

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania gambling revenue grows 18% in Q3

Gambling revenue in Lithuania grew by 18 per cent to €63.9m in the third quarter of 2022, driven by a strong performance from the online gambling sector.

Online gambling revenue increased by 31 per cent to €31.1m in Q3, with double-digit growth in all products.

Online slots revenue was up 37 [...]

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WatchandWager renews California ADW license

Webis Holdings has received a two-year license extension for its WatchandWager.com advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business in California.

The new approval from the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) runs until 2024, allowing WatchandWager to continue to accept online pari-mutuel wagers from residents of California.

The license sits alongside the company’s long-term lease [...]

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Kindred

Kindred Group’s Spooniker fined in Sweden

Kindred Group subsidiary Spooniker has been fined SEK10.9m (approx. €1.0m) by Sweden’s gambling regulator. 

This follows the launch of an investigation in the autumn of 2021 into Spooniker’s compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and customer due diligence requirements.

The investigation focused on Spooniker’s 30 highest frequency depositors in the first quarters of [...]

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Spain

Spanish operators pay €88m in fines in first half of 2022

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has revealed that sanctions were issued against 53 online sports betting and gaming operators during the first half of 2022, with the country’s gambling regulator imposing more than €88m in fines.

The sanctions follow the introduction of new regulations by the Dirección General de Ordenación del [...]

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ATG fined SEK6.0m for anti-money laundering failures

Swedish betting and gaming operator ATG has been fined and issued a warning over anti-money laundering failures.

The regulatory action followed an investigation launched by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate in the autumn of 2021 to examine ATG’s anti-money laundering (AML) compliance.

According to the Gaming Inspectorate's assessment, ATG has failed in its [...]

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Sweden’s Culture Committee issues recommendations on gambling regulation

Lawmakers in Sweden will hold a debate today on proposed changes to the country’s gambling legislation.

Parliament will consider the gambling reform bill introduced in May by the previous government, which included proposals to further restrict gambling advertising according to the risk profile of games.

Ahead of today’s debate and vote, the [...]

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OPAP

OPAP grows profit as third quarter revenue nears €500m mark

Greek gamíng operator OPAP has reported a 6 per cent increase in gross gaming revenue (GGR) to €498.8m for the third quarter of 2022, buoyed by growth across all products except video lottery terminals (VLTs).

Lottery GGR grew by 1 per cent year-on year to €180.5m during the third quarter, boosted [...]

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Record first half for UK National Lottery as sales top £4bn

UK National Lottery operator Camelot UK Lotteries has reported record results for the first six months of its 2022/23 financial year, as lottery sales surpassed £4bn for the first time.

Total lottery sales were 3 per cent higher than the prior year period, driven by a 13 per cent increase in [...]

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SuperSports Croatia

Entain completes acquisition of Croatia’s SuperSport

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has completed the acquisition of Croatia’s leading operator SuperSport Group through its new Entain CEE venture.

Entain CEE was established in August through a partnership between Entain and Czech investment firm EMMA Capital to drive expansion in the Central and Eastern European region.

Entain owns 75 [...]

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