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NHS executive becomes GambleAware trustee

Niji Narayan

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In a significant move that could change the stature of GambleAware in the gambling industry, Paul Simpson, chief financial officer and deputy chief executive of the Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has become one of its trustees. Simpson is one of the two new trustees appointed from outside the industry. Marcantonio Spada, Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health at London South Bank University, is the second trustee.

Simpson has served in a number of senior finance roles across a range of local NHS Trusts and will offer healthcare and financial management experience, according to the charity.

Spada currently heads up the Division of Psychology and is Deputy Lead of the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research at the university. GambleAware said it will draw on his experience “in working to identify factors that influence various addictive behaviours.”

The double appointment comes as Alan Jamieson and Brigid Simmonds opted to retire from their respective terms of service as trustees.

Kate Lampard, chair of trustees at GambleAware, said: “We are delighted that Marcantonio and Paul have agreed to become trustees of GambleAware. Between them, they bring strong experience in addiction, public health, finance and risk management.”

“GambleAware’s Board is now wholly independent of the gambling industry, and we believe this is necessary to secure public trust and confidence given our central role in commissioning research, education and treatment services.”

“Trustees continue to call for a statutory levy on the gambling industry to ensure research, education and treatment services are adequately and sustainably funded.”

“In the meantime, we will continue to pursue our charitable objectives to reduce gambling-related harm within the government-prescribed voluntary donation-based system currently in place, and we are confident that this can and ought to be achieved without the need for anyone employed by a gambling company to have a seat on the board.”

 

Source: GambleAware

 

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Angel Sets to Complete GPI Acquisition

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Angel Holdings Godo Kaisha is going to complete its acquisition of Gaming Partners International Corporation (GPI). GPI has already delivered a written communication to NASDAQ regarding the merging date.

Under the terms of the merger agreement with Angel, GPI stockholders will receive US$13.75 in cash per share in exchange for their shares. Upon completion of the deal, Angel will own 100% of GPI, making GPI a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company.

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Galaxy Gaming and Caesars Entertainment UK Extend Partnership with Multi-Year Agreement

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Galaxy Gaming, Inc. announced Caesars Entertainment EMEA agreed to a multi-year agreement with the organization. The agreement includes an integrated partnership including product and marketing support for all Galaxy Gaming proprietary table game titles at Caesars Entertainment EMEA properties as well as progressive systems.

“Galaxy Gaming is excited for the opportunity to continue working closely with Caesars EMEA in driving more players to their gaming facilities and contributing to the overall player experience,” said Todd Cravens, Galaxy’s CEO.  “Showcasing our table games at some of the most premier casinos around the country will be an honour.”

“We are delighted to work with Galaxy Gaming to bring new and innovative gaming experiences to our customers.  Customer appetite for new bonuses and variations on classic games is increasing and we pride ourselves on delivering the best gaming environments in the UK.” Peter Turpin, Group Operations Director Caesars Entertainment EMEA.

About Galaxy Gaming:
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (galaxygaming.com) develops, manufactures and distributes innovative proprietary table games, state-of-the-art electronic wagering platforms and enhanced bonusing systems to land-based, riverboat, cruise ships and online casinos worldwide.  Through its iGaming partner Progressive Games Marketing Ltd., Galaxy Gaming licenses its proprietary table games to the online gaming industry

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R. Franco Digital’s Portfolio Brings In Espresso Games’ Products

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Franco Digital and Espresso Games have disclosed their cooperation agreement whereby the Italian developer’s games will become integrated into IRIS, the Spanish subsidiary’s technological platform.

BETPLAY, an online gaming platform owned by Corredor Empresarial – the major gaming operator in Colombia– will be the first of R. Franco Digital’s customers to enjoy more than 40 titles developed by the Italian company and certified in Colombia. From then on, all operators integrated with IRIS will have new slot, roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker games available for themselves and their customers.

According to Rubén Loeches (CMO, R. Franco Group): “This agreement is another step forward in consolidating IRIS, our open omni-channel platform that continues to grow and add new gaming integrations, means of payment, sportsbook… to provide operators with the best and most powerful supply of contents for their business.”

Vera Motto (LatAm Regional Manager, Espresso Games) said: “We could not be happier with our entry into the Colombian market with the main operator in this market, and with the start of this co-operation with such a prestigious organisation as the R. Franco Group. This is the first step in our expansion in this area which will soon go far beyond.”

 

ABOUT R. FRANCO DIGITAL:

Franco Digital is the digital division of the R. Franco Group, leader in the gaming industry with 53 years’ history and more than 300 professionals. It was created as the Group’s vehicle to face new industry challenges by providing national and international gaming operators with global solutions.

 

ABOUT ESPRESSO GAMES:

Espresso Games® is a world-class casino content producer with a unique quality and Italian style. Special features games lead to gain two world patents for the RACEPOT and REELPOT® systems, which further ennobles their extensive portfolio of casino, slot and special games. An optimised architecture provides for seamless integration and includes every essential feature for operators: mobile support, back-office, multi-currency and multi-language, bonus system and much more, in addition to a stable and robust environment for players.

Espresso Games® is certified in Italy, Colombia and Spain.

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