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Malta introduces mandatory quarantine for all travellers

Malta has introduced new quarantine rules in an effort to combat the spread of Coronavirus on the Mediterranean island, where 12 people are currently diagnosed with COVID-19.

As of 1pm Central European Time today (March 13), travellers to Malta from any other country will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, with [...]

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DraftKings opens new European office in Dublin

Sports betting and fantasy sports operator DraftKings has opened a new office in Dublin as part of its continued European expansion.

The office in St Stephens Green will house up to 50 DraftKings software engineering and software development staff.

“It's a great honour to build our team and brand in Dublin - a prime [...]

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Catena Media names new finance chief

Stockholm-listed online lead generation specialist Catena Media has appointed Peter Messner as group chief financial officer (CFO).

Messner will take up his new role on 1 April, replacing Erik Edeen who has held the role on an interim basis since January of last year.

Messner brings over 20 years’ experience in leading [...]

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Intralot promotes Christos Dimitriadis to group CEO role

Athens-listed gaming and lottery supplier Intralot has named Christos Dimitriadis as its new chief executive with immediate effect.

Dimitriadis has been with Intralot for more than 12 years and succeeds Intralot founder Sokratis Kokkalis, who will continue as executive chairman of the company.

Kokkalis assumed the chief executive’s duties last March following [...]

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Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation loses CEO

Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has begun the process to find a new president and chief executive after confirming that Stephen Rigby will be stepping down later this year.

Rigby has led the provincial lottery operator for the past five years and will work with the company to ensure a smooth [...]

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Singular appoints new head of legal and compliance

Malta-based iGaming platform provider Singular has appointed Claudio Overend as its new head of legal and compliance.

Overend joins Singular from EveryMatrix, where he has held the position of senior legal counsel for the past four years.

Prior to EveryMatrix, Overend was an associate lawyer at Maltese law firm Aequitas Legal for three years, and [...]

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SKS365 appoints new head of legal and compliance

Malta-based online betting and gaming operator SKS365 Group has appointed Massimiliano Mura as its new director of legal and compliance.

Mura brings with him more than 13 years’ experience in the gaming sector, having previously worked as a consultant for Liverpool-based operator Stanleybet and its B2B technology division Magellan Robotech.

In his new role, he [...]

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Aspire Global names Jesper Kärrbrink as chairman of Pariplay

Stockholm-listed Aspire Global has appointed industry veteran Jesper Kärrbrink as chairman of its recently acquired games development and aggregation business Pariplay.

Kärrbrink currently serves as chairman and creative director of games developer Green Jade Games, having previously served as CEO of Mr Green until its acquisition by William Hill last April. [...]

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NetGaming appoints new head of product

Malta-based casino games provider NetGaming has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Natalya Ovchinnikova as head of product.

Ovchinnikova will oversee the production process for NetGaming’s slot portfolio, with the company planning to release a mixture of branded and original content every month throughout 2020.

She brings nearly a decade of [...]

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COVID-19 forces G2E Asia postponement as Gibraltar reports first case

The ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has forced the organisers of the G2E Asia expo in Macau to postpone the event, while the gaming industry in Gibraltar is on alert after the government today confirmed the first case on the peninsula.

Following discussions with the Macao government and exhibitors, [...]

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Harald Neumann resigns as Novomatic chairman and CEO

Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has confirmed the departure of chairman and chief executive Harald Neumann with immediate effect.

Neumann handed in his resignation citing family reasons after nine years with the business and six years as chairman and CEO, and will continue to serve as a strategic adviser to the board.

“On [...]

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Churchill Downs Incorporated names new board member

New York-listed gaming and racetrack operator Churchill Downs Incorporated has appointed Paul Varga to its board of directors.

Varga brings extensive experience in international business and corporate finance to the role, having most recently served as chairman and CEO of global spirits and wine company Brown-Forman Corporation until his retirement at [...]

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