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Sportsbook and casino drive 888’s second quarter revenue growth

London-listed betting and gaming operator 888 Holdings has reported a 20 per cent increase in total revenue to US$257m for the second quarter of 2021.

The Q2 results were slightly ahead of the company’s expectations, reflecting continued momentum in the business and favourable exchange rate movements.

On a constant currency basis, revenue [...]

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BGC calls on Government to establish Gambling Ombudsman

Britain's Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK Government to establish a Gambling Ombudsman to deal with customer concerns.

The BGC is proposing a legal requirement for all licensed betting and gaming operators to sign up to the new Gambling Ombudsman, as part of its reform of the [...]

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Norway orders Betsson to withdraw brands from market

The Norwegian Gaming Authority has ordered Betsson Group subsidiary BML Group to withdraw five of its online gaming brands from the market.

The regulator said Monday that it issued the withdrawal order against the Betsson, Betsafe, Nordicbet, Norgesautomaten and CasinoEuro sites for targeting Norwegian consumers from Malta without a local licence.

“The [...]

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European Commission

Operator trade groups back calls to re-establish EU Expert Group on Gambling

Seventeen European trade associations have urged the European Commission (EC) to re-establish the EU Expert Group on Gambling Services to support regulatory cooperation between Europe’s gambling authorities.

In a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, the trade associations call for the reinstatement of the Commission-mandated Expert [...]

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Rank Group

Rank set for £80m HMRC refund as trading begins to improve

London-listed gaming operator Rank Group has reported trading in line with management expectations in the first six weeks since the reopening of its venues in the UK.

The operator’s venues have been trading above cash breakeven and are expected to continue to improve as social distancing and international travel restrictions are [...]

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Scientific Games to divest Lottery and Sports Betting businesses

New York-listed Scientific Games has revealed plans to divest its Lottery and Sports Betting businesses as it focuses on becoming a leading content provider for the online and land-based gaming sectors.

As part of its strategic review, the company is evaluating strategic alternatives to execute the divestitures for each business, including [...]

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Online casino drives Spanish iGaming market growth in first quarter

Spain’s regulated online betting and gaming operators enjoyed a solid start to the year as total gross gaming revenue (GGR) rose 10 per cent to €240.0m in the first quarter of 2021.

Revenue was up by 4 per cent compared to the previous quarter, with sports betting and online casino generating [...]

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Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play bingo goes live on BetVictor

Gaming solutions provider Pragmatic Play has rolled out its complete collection of bingo games with Gibraltar-based operator BetVictor.

BetVictor customers gain access to Pragmatic Play’s full suite of bingo games, including the popular Bingo Blast variant and upcoming release Reels Room.

“It’s fantastic to see our Bingo solution live with BetVictor so [...]

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European Commission

EGBA supports calls to re-establish EU Expert Group on Gambling

Gambling regulators from fourteen EU Member States have called on the European Commission (EC) to re-establish the EU Expert Group on Gambling.

The regulators have written to the EC to formally request the return of the EU Expert Group, which was disbanded by the Commission in 2018.

The Expert Group provided a [...]

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Swiss gambling regulators add 83 sites to blacklists

Switzerland’s gambling regulators have updated their blacklists of illegal gambling operators with the addition of 82 new domains.

The latest update has seen the Swiss Gambling Supervisory Authority blacklist 22 sites for targeting Swiss players without a local licence, including major names such as sportsbet.io and spreadex.com.

Meanwhile the Federal Gambling Commission [...]

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Britain’s Gambling Commission set to increase licence fees

Britain’s gambling operators face a significant increase in licensing costs under new legislation that will come into force before 1 October.

The increase in licence fees and elimination of certain discounts follows a public consultation into the Gambling Commission’s funding structure and costs and will enable the Commission to better regulate [...]

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Rank Group

Rank Group introduces Hawkeye safer gambling tool

London-listed gaming operator Rank Group has launched a new real-time safer gambling monitoring tool to detect changes in player behaviour.

Hawkeye is part of the company’s continued roll out of safer gambling measures and follows significant investment in Rank’s customer support hub to swiftly identify online customer behaviour that may require [...]

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