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Swedish Gaming Act amendment aims to authorise additional data processing

The government of Sweden has proposed changes to the country’s gambling legislation to allow operators to process additional personal player information.

The proposal aims to amend the Gaming Act to establish a right for operators to process personal information for the purpose of reducing the negative consequences of gambling, in line [...]

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Portugal sets record online gambling revenue in Q3

Portugal’s online gambling revenue in Q3 2022 rose by 39 per cent to an all-time high of €159.1m, with strong growth in both the sports betting and iGaming sectors.

Sports betting handle increased by 17 per cent to €348.2m, and a margin of 19.9 per cent (2021: 16.6 per cent) gave [...]

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Romanian lawmakers introduce bill to ban all gambling advertising

Lawmakers in Romania have introduced a bill to outlaw all gambling advertising in the country, in line with the prohibition on promoting other addictive products such as alcohol and tobacco.

The prohibition would apply to all forms of gambling across any public media, including radio, television and billboards.

The authors of the [...]

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END 2 END granted Malta licence approval

Multi-channel bingo provider END 2 END, part of NeoGames and Aspire Global, has been awarded a licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

The licence approval will enable the supplier to provide its bingo platform, including 90 and 75 ball Bingo variant games, to MGA-licensed operators.

“The Malta Gaming Authority is one [...]

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888 Holdings names CPTO to lead tech integration with William Hill

888 Holdings has announced the appointment of Anna Barsby as the company’s new chief product and technology officer.

Barsby currently serves as an external advisor to Bain & Co. and is a founder and managing partner at management consultancy Tessiant.

She also serves as a non-executive director at Cumberland Building Society.

In her [...]

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Britain’s quarterly online gambling yield declines 11% to £1.2bn

Britain’s Gambling Commission has revealed that total online gross gambling yield (GGY) fell by 11 per cent year-on-year to £1.18bn for the July to September 2022 period.

Compared to the previous quarter, online GGY was down by 4 per cent, with the overall number of total bets and spins decreasing by [...]

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888 Holdings outlines debt reduction plan and strategy for improved profitability

London-listed betting and gaming operator 888 Holdings will outline plans to improve returns to shareholders at a Capital Markets Day in London later today (Nov. 29).

The company will address the “more challenging” operating environment that it faces due to global macroeconomic conditions and will outline plans to improve profitability by [...]

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Retail recovery offsets lower online gambling yield in Great Britain

Britain’s total gross gambling yield increased by 10.9 per cent to £14.08bn in the twelve-month period ended March 31, with a recovery in retail offsetting declines in remote gambling and National Lottery yield.

Online casino represented the largest gambling sector in Great Britain with gross gambling yield (GGY) of £3.90bn, although [...]

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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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US iGaming revenue tops $450m in October

Regulated iGaming gross revenue in the United States reached $450m in October, marking a new monthly high and taking gross revenue for the year-to-date above $4bn.

October’s revenue figure marked a 26 per cent year-on-year improvement as each of the six reporting states posted double-digit growth or better.

New Jersey is the [...]

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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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Buzz Bingo promotes Dominic Mansour to CEO role

UK retail and online bingo operator Buzz Bingo has named Dominic Mansour as its next chief executive.

Mansour currently serves as the company’s digital chief operating officer and takes over as CEO next month, replacing Chris Matthews, who is stepping down after five years in the role.

“Chris has successfully led the [...]

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