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MGA to launch unified self-exclusion system

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address MGA to launch unified self-exclusion system Tags: Mobile Online Gambling The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed plans to launch a unified self-exclusion system for companies that hold remote gaming licences in the country 23rd May 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Strategy Tech & innovation Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed plans to launch a unified self-exclusion system for companies that hold remote gaming licences in the country. Earlier this month, the Maltese Parliament gave its approval to the third and final reading of the new national Gaming Act. The MGA will take on a greater supervisory role, with a focus on compliance and enforcement functions to combat issues such as money laundering and funding of terrorism. In addition, the MGA now gains new intervention powers, while the framework also formalises the role of the MGA’s Player Support Unit as a mediator between aggrieved players and operators. As part of this approach, remote gaming licensees will now be required to adhere to the new unified system, whereby players that self-exclude from one operator will not be able to access the services of another. The MGA recently introduced a similar system for land-based operators in the country. Heathcliff Farrugia, chief executive of the MGA, said: “The protection of players is at the heart of the MGA’s regulatory agenda, and this project further underlines our resolve to ensure that players have the necessary tools to engage in gaming services responsibly. “Over the years we have witnessed efforts from gaming operators to implement various responsible gaming measures, and thus we strongly believe that the unified self-exclusion system will be well received by the industry and consumers alike.” Over the coming weeks, the MGA will assess the suitability of a range of technical solutions for the new system. The process will include public consultation, followed by a call for requests for the technical development and implementation of the solution. The MGA is also considering opening the system for subscription on a voluntary basis to operators licensed in other regions, but will initially focus on companies active in Malta.Related article: Maltese Parliament approves revamped gaming laws Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliancelast_img read more

IPL team chief calls for legalised betting in India

first_img Preity Zinta (pictured), who co-owns Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Kings XI Punjab, has said legalising betting could help the government curb corruption issues that currently surround the league. In July, a Law Commission report called for gambling to be regulated for those aged 18 years and older, with bets linked directly to Aadhaar or PAN identity cards so as to reduce the risk of money laundering. However, the Indian government is yet to accept the recommendation. Zinta (pictured) said legalisation would clean up the IPL, saying that if laws were to come into force, players could be made to take random lie detector tests to ensure there are adhering to rules. Notable corruption incidents include former India star S Sreesanth being handed a life ban from the sport for his involvement spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL season. Zinta said legalising betting would also help open up a new stream of revenue and has called on the government to take action. A 2013 report by lobby body Ficci valued the illegal IPL betting market at around Rs 300,000 crore (£31bn/€35.2bn/$40.5bn). Tax revenue on this total would be approximately $1.2bn.“I think it would be important if the government legalises betting because it will be a good source of revenue and stuff and secondly, we can stop all this crap because how many people can you control,” Zinta said, according to India Today. “So, that’s why I said let’s do a random lie detector test, the Board of Control for Cricket in India should just make it part of the policy, it will be amazing. “Because of the fear of knowing that I can get caught, that’s what you need. You can’t police people that much.” However, Jay Sayta, a Mumbai-based lawyer, told that it is “unlikely” the government will take any action in the near future. The comments come after Sayta also told in July that the government was unlikely to accept the recommendations “any time soon”. Sayta said: “The benefits [of legalisation] are obviously the potential revenue for the state, which could run into billions of dollars, employment opportunities and better detection of suspicious betting patterns and thereby reduction in fixing and cheating. “But, it is unlikely to happen anytime soon as the government has not shown any interest in taking forward the recommend submitted by the Law Commission of India and not have they shown any interest in engaging with stakeholders on this issue. “It is a complex issue having various socio-economic ramifications and things are not going to happen in a hurry.”Image: Pavanbhat619 Regions: Asia India 8th October 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kings XI Punjab co-owner wants to regulate $40bn betting market Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops IPL team chief calls for legalised betting in India AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Betfred targets US market with sports betting product suite

first_img24th April 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: US Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Betfred has unveiled a suite of managed sports betting and trading products, specifically developed for the US market. The bookmaker is working with SCCG Management as it looks to win clients in the tribal and non-tribal sectors.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betfred targets US market with sports betting product suite Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Tribal gaming Bookmaker Betfred has unveiled a suite of managed sports betting and trading products, specifically developed for the US market.Incorporating the OptimaMGS platform, the suite of managed products includes business intelligence and analytics, anti-fraud solutions, trading tools , compliance functionality, customer support, payments and marketing services.Betfred will work with Las Vegas-based SCCG Management to promtoe the services to both the US Native American and non-tribal gaming markets.The bookmaker already operates over 1,600 retail stores in the UK, as well as a website and mobile app, and managing director, Mark Stebbings, said that this expertise will help the new venture as it pursues opportunities in the expanding US market.“The entire team is energised by the opportunity to bring the totality of our experience and technology to the diverse and innovative US sports wagering leaders who are responding to the tremendous opportunity these markets present,” Stebbings said.Stephen Crystal, principal partner of SCCG Management, added: “The scope and scale of the combined resources and experience of Betfred, Optima and SCCG Management allow us to bring a turnkey, industry leading set of tools and talent to the sports betting industry.“We’re working tirelessly as a team to present flexible, comprehensive solutions to the US sports betting industry.”Image: Basher Eyre Email Addresslast_img read more

Customer loss limits hit revenue at Paf in 2018

first_img Åland Islands-based operator Paf has cited the introduction of mandatory customer loss limits for its online gaming services as the main reason behind a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit for 2018.Group revenue for the 12 months to December 31, 2018 amounted to €111.8m (£97.8m/$125.0m), down from €116.5m in the previous year.The operator said that this was primarily due to lower revenue from its online business, which fell from €84.5m to €80.0m as a result of the new restrictions limits, which came into effect from September of last year.Introduced voluntarily by Paf, this limits how much online players can lose over a 12-month period. Paf acknowledged that this was always going to have a negative impact on revenue, but has been implemented “to offer a more responsible and socially acceptable gaming product”.Revenue from the operator’s land and ships arm, which has not been impacted by the new spending limits, remained flat at €31.8m, compared to €31.9m last year.Paf was able to offset some of this revenue decline by cutting back on spending in 2018, with total costs dropping from €32.9m in 2017 to €28.5m. As a result of lower revenue, direct costs for the internet business fell by around €1.2m.Additional savings of €1.3m were made by streamlining and decreased use of external services, while a Supreme Administrative Court decision in February of this year ruled that Paf does not need to pay converted VAT on its purchases from partners. This decision resulted in €1.8m of cost saving for the year.Staff costs grew marginally from €25.6m to €26.0m, while depreciation and amortisation expenses remained level at €5.8m for the year. Other operating costs grew from €25.5m to €28.1m.However, despite efforts to make savings across the business, Paf was not able to prevent operating profit falling from €27.6m to €24.7m. Net profit also slipped from €29.4m to €24.6m, with profit before tax down from €29.6m to €25.0m.Reflecting on the results, CEO Christer Fahlstedt (pictured) said that despite the decline in revenue and profit, he was proud of the operator for taking steps to improve its commitment to responsible gambling.“During 2018, Paf took a step that was unique in the industry and introduced undoubtedly the strictest rules for responsible gaming imposed within the competitive section of the market,” he said.“In particular, our unique limit for the maximum yearly loss, which we started rolling out in September 2018, has set a new level for measures that can actually demonstrate concrete results.“An effect that inevitably involves lower earnings from players who cannot or should not play for such large amounts as they’d like to.”Earlier this year, Paf took the unusual step of publishing detailed figures about its gambling surpluses per customer group over the past two years, urging its rivals to follow suit in order to open a “genuine debate” about problem gambling.Fahlstedt also highlighted how Paf was able to increase in total customer base by 24% in the last year, describing these new players as high quality. He said that despite imposing the industry’s strictest requirements upon customers, growth in its user base is positive new for the operator.“Paf is uniquely prepared to be a long-term sustainable player in serious, regulated European markets,” he said. There is a non-reversible trend towards greater transparency, increased focus on responsible gaming and ethically defensible business.“When legislation and regulations catch up with Paf, we will be very well positioned, and will be so in an industry with a completely different reputation and pride than is unfortunately the case today.“Paf’s challenge is to continually improve our- selves so that we can compete pro tably despite our self-imposed limits. All this while actively and enthusiastically campaigning for stricter regulation – an inspiring challenge.”However, despite this commitment to responsible gambling, the operator’s Paf Consulting subsidiary was fined SEK100,000 by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen in March for failing to adhere to strict rules regarding a self-exclusion scheme in the country.A number of other operators have also fallen foul of this licence requirement, with the regulator having issued a number of warnings and fines. Email Address Customer loss limits hit revenue at Paf in 2018 Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Financecenter_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 17th May 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Åland Islands-based operator Paf has cited the introduction of mandatory customer loss limits for its online gaming services as the main reason behind a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit for 2018.last_img read more

BetMGM becomes first betting partner of NFL’s Detroit Lions

first_img BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has been named the first official sports betting partner of National Football League franchise the Detroit Lions.The partnership will see BetMGM branding displayed around the Lions’ Ford Field stadium, while the operator will gain a presence on team’s broadcast programming and digital channels.The deal builds on an existing relationship between MGM Resorts and the Lions, which saw the operator open the MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club at Ford Field.“The Detroit Lions historic relationship with BetMGM has been years in the making and we’re proud to announce details of our official partnership,” Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood said.“We’re continuously seeking new ways to entertain and involve our fans which is especially important during such unusual times; this partnership with BetMGM will provide additional and exciting opportunities to engage our fans.”BetMGM chief marketing officer Matt Prevost added: “When we first opened the BetMGM Sports Lounge at MGM Grand Detroit in March, we hoped to develop deep relationships with the state’s top teams.“We are honoured to be the first sports betting partner of the Lions and to offer their fans access to a variety of best-in-class promotions and perks only available on BetMGM.”Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Michigan BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has been named the first official sports betting partner of National Football League franchise the Detroit Lions. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting BetMGM becomes first betting partner of NFL’s Detroit Lionscenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting 3rd September 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Mississippi sports betting revenue climbs again in August

first_imgSports betting Revenue in August amounted to $3.7m, up from $2.9m in the same month last year, while the figure also represented a 184.6% month-on-month improvement on $1.3m in revenue posted in July this year. Mississippi sports betting revenue climbs again in August 16th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Player spending also jumped 103.5% year-on-year to $40.5m, and a month-on-month rise of 412.7% compared to $7.9m in July, suggesting that the market is continuing its recovery from the shutdown of the state’s casinos caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Growth came amid the return of several major league sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, which started its season in late July, while the National Basketball Association resumed its campaign on July 30.center_img The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported a 27.6% year-on-year rise in sports wagering revenue in August, as the US state’s handle more than doubled. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Regions: US Mississippi The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported a 27.6% year-on-year rise in sports wagering revenue in August, as the US state’s handle more than doubled. Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img read more

Amelco and Sportradar launch in Tennessee with Action247

first_imgSports betting Tags: Sportradar Action247 Amelco Action247 is the first sports betting operation in the US to be powered by both Amelco’s full sports betting solution and Sportradar’s MTS. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting software and trading services provider Amelco and Sportradar have rolled out a full platform and managed trading services (MTS) solution with Tennessee-based online operator Action247. Amelco and Sportradar launch in Tennessee with Action247 Email Address Regions: Tennessee The operator will further expand its offering with the addition of Chalkline’s free-to-play range of sports games. 9th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Read the full story on iGB North America. “We’re really going from strength to strength stateside as more and more operators start to see our products in action,” Amelco’s head of business development Brandon Walker said. The agreement saw Action247 roll out its new sports betting offering in the state on November 1, offering consumers in Tennessee the ability to wager on a wide range of sports. Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

Sportech revenue down in 2020 following Global Tote sale

first_img“Covid-19 created unprecedented challenging conditions for our businesses and the industries we serve,” McGuire said. We continue to take the necessary actions to safeguard the Group and to progress our strategic agenda.  As it sold the Global Tote business during the year, wagering at venues made up most of the continuing Sportech business’ revenue, down 36.0%. Regions: UK & Ireland US Food and beverage sales at those venues brought in an additional £1.5m, down 66.5%. 1st April 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle “Despite the challenging global environment, our performance in 2020 was better than initially forecast in March 2020, with Sportech delivering on key 2020 performance metrics, namely cash generation from operational activities, effective capex management, and delivery of a more efficient lower operational cost base going forward, resulting in only a modest cash outflow since the outbreak of COVID-19.” Sportech revenue down in 2020 following Global Tote sale Lamont has confirmed his intention to launch betting and igaming in his State of the State address in January, but current plans involve the state’s two tribal operators: the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe. Email Address It incurred a further £557,000 in finance costs for a £10.6m pre-tax loss. After a £297,000 tax benefit, Sportech’s overall loss from continuing operations was £10.3m, 41.7% less than the same segments lost in 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter After marketing and distribution costs of £319,000, down 62.0%, Sportech was left with £10.2m, 41.7% less than in 2019. In addition, the operator’s Global Tote business, which was sold to BetMakers, and its Bump 50:50 business, which was sold to Canadian Banknote, made a combined £2.6m loss after recording revenue of £25.7m.  Sportech paid £9.4m in costs of sales, for gross profit of £10.5m, down 42.6%. Sportech brought in revenue of £20.0m ($27.5m/€23.4m) and made a £12.8m loss, after selling both its Global Tote business and the Bump 50:50 lottery brand in 2020. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Following share options, depreciation, amortisation and impairment, Sportech’s operatingloss was £10.0m. Topics: Uncategorized The business made £2.9m from its lottery business, down 43.3% year-on-year. Tags: Sportech BetMakers Sportech chief executive Richard McGuire said it was an extremely difficult year for the business because of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but noted that it performed better than its March expectations. When these segments are accounted for, Sportech made a final loss of £12.8m, which was 11.7% less than 2019’s loss. The business’ revenue was down 40.6% when compared to the same segments in 2019. The business then paid a further £12.3m in operating costs and £261,000 in investments for an adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) loss of £2.3m. Uncategorized McGuire added that the business was currently engaging with the Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, following statements “that appear to deny Sportech equal rights to a Connecticut State Sports Betting licence” as the state looks to expand its sports betting offering. “In line with this, the Group took steps to generate tangible investor returns by exiting certain businesses and assets, advancing the sale of the racing and digital division’s Global Tote business to BetMakers, the sale of the Bump 50:50 raffle business to Canadian Bank Note, and the disposal of a freehold property in Connecticut.last_img read more

Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Zouks Live on Fancode, Team Prediction,…

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They will broadcast the CPL feed exclusively on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD. Meanwhile, Indian viewers can also catch the exclusive action of this year’s CPL on FanCodeFanCode will provide a comprehensive digital experience to CPL fans through an array of features such as live streaming with interactive data overlays, real-time highlights, interactive live scores with multimedia commentary, and even provide India’s first customised commentary for fantasy sports users.CPL 2020 LIVE: Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Zouks full squadsJamaica TallawahsAndre Russell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Oshane Thomas, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Jermaine Blackwood, Nicholas Kirton, Ramaal Lewis, Nkrumah Bonner, Veerasammy Permaul, Ryan Persaud.St Lucia ZouksRoston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Najibullah Zadran, Kesrick Williams, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chemar Holder, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Deyal, Zahir Khan, Kimani Melius, Leniko Boucher, Kavem Hodge, Javelle Glen, Saad Bin Zafar.PreviewThe third match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 will be contested by two teams that endured forgetful campaigns in the previous year. Jamaica Tallawahs finished rock-bottom in 2019, while St Lucia Zouks were just above them as both teams missed out on the playoffs. As such, both teams are in desperate need of a revival, and will be aiming to open their account in the tournament at their counterparts’ expense.Team News:Jamaica TallawahsFloyd Reifer’s team is captained by Rovman Powell and has undergone several changes ahead of the upcoming edition. Notably, the rumoured in-fighting within the team resulted in the Tallawahs parting ways with Chris Gayle. However, they still have Andre Russell and can rely on a decent foreign contingent, which includes Sandeep Lamichhane, Glen Phillips, Asif Ali and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.St Lucia ZouksThe Zouks have been handed a huge blow due to the travel restrictions in South Africa. All of Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram and Anrich Nortje will miss out on the 2020 edition of the tournament. However, they have appointed Andy Flower as head coach and will want to try and shake off their disappointment from the previous editions. The Afghan trio of Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran and Zahir Khan, along with Scott Kuggelejin of New Zealand, are the main names in their overseas options.AnalysisDespite being a strong squad on paper last year, Jamaica Tallawahs flattered to deceive everyone at the tournament. Whether that’s down to the in-fighting, regular team changes or poor management can be discussed even further. However, to keep it short, it is safe to say the bar was set really low and things can only get better for them. While Andre Russell remains their trump card, both Sandeep Lamichhane and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are expected to play an important role for the side throughout the tournament.Chadwick Walton and Glen Phillips are experienced CPL campaigners, while the likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood and Oshane Thomas have played at the highest level for West Indies. Barring another mishap, Tallawahs look like they can qualify for the playoffs. However, it looked the same before 2019 and we know how things worked out then.St Lucia Zouks will be desperate to shake off their tag as perennial underachievers in the tournament. Although they have been involved in CPL since the inaugural edition back in 2013, St Lucia have made it to the playoffs only in 2016. The 2019 campaign did not take off properly for them, after winning just one of their first six matches. Notably, they were comprehensively beaten in most of those games. The main reason for their poor campaign was the inability to keep overseas players for the duration of the campaign.The 2020 edition could be no different for the Zouks, as they are one of the most affected sides due to the pandemic. Additionally, Chris Gayle also opted out of the tournament and a lot rests on skipper Darren Sammy to overturn their fortunes. However, the Zouks still have an explosive top order in Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall. Roston Chase is another all-rounder in addition to Sammy and Mohammad Nabi. The pace bowling unit can also do a job on their day, but it remains to be seen whether all the departments click together to get them off to a good start.The best picks for captain and vice-captain are Andre Russell, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Sandeep Lamichhane from Tallawahs, and Rahkeem Cornwall, Mohammad Nabi and Darren Sammy from Zouks.Probable Playing XIJamaica TallawahsChadwick Walton (wk), Glenn Phillips, Andre Russell, Asif Ali, Jermaine Blackwood, Rovman Powell (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Fidel Edwards and Oshane ThomasSt Lucia ZouksAndre Fletcher (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Daren Sammy (C), Roston Chase, Scott Kuggelejin, Chemar Holder, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy and Zahir KhanCaptain:Andre RussellVice – Captain: Rahkeem CornwallBest 14Wicket-Keepers: Walton, FletcherBatsmen: Phillips, Ali, Sammy, BlackwoodAll-Rounders: Russell, Nabi, Cornwall, BrathwaiteBowlers: Mujeeb, Lamichhane, Thomas, Williams BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check last_img read more