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Betsson Group takes its social engagement to the next level

Zoltan Tundik



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Earlier today, Betsson Group has launched – a brand-new social impact website representing the next chapter in the Group’s continuous efforts in social engagement and responsibility. The site outlines the gaming operator’s commitments, actions, and initiatives taken to promote responsible gaming and how it contributes to society in the best way possible.

“At Betsson, we have always been involved in and contributed to the societies where we are located. Recently we have taken this engagement to the next level – some 10 months ago, we have launched a new global Local Community Engagement strategy which saw the creation of location-based committees in all our offices across the globe. The new site is a result of this concerted effort,” said Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson Operations.

These efforts are already being recognized by several industry establishments and over the past few months, Betsson Group has been recognized as ‘Socially Responsible Operator of the Year’ at the International Gaming Awards 2019, ‘Company of the Year’ at the Women in Gaming, Diversity and Employee Wellbeing Awards 2019, and ‘Employer of the Year’ at the EGR Operator Awards 2019. “We believe that by working together in a structured way, we as a company can make a bigger, social impact,” said Jesper. primarily focuses on three main sections. The first section, “Responsible Gaming”, provides details about tools that Betsson offers to ensure a safe, secure and fun experience for its customers. It also provides several tips that customers shall keep in mind in order to keep gambling at a fun and safe level.

The second section, “Local Community Engagement”, lists the key initiatives which the Group supported and/or empowered employees to participate in to give back to the community. Among these, it showcases initiatives undertaken in Malta, Sweden, Estonia, Georgia, and Hungary.

The third and final section, ‘Partnerships’, shows how Betsson Group collaborates with teams and individual athletes and entertainers in order to get involved in the sporting community and thus support local and international heroes.

“We have always been at the forefront of RG and CSR and with this new website we are offering complete transparency in terms of social impact initiatives that we’re part of and hope that by doing so, others will follow suite,” said Jesper Svensson.

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Gambling in the USA

Aristocrat’s “One Link Bonusing” Now Available in Nevada

Niji Narayan



Aristocrat’s “One Link Bonusing” Now Available in Nevada
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Aristocrat has successfully completed the 30-day field trial of its ONE LINK Bonusing solution in Nevada. Casino operators across Nevada can now offer their players increased levels of engagement and excitement with the approval of enhanced and expanded features within Aristocrat’s ONE LINK Bonusing solution.

Aristocrat’s ONE LINK is available to operators regardless of whether or not they own Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 system solution, allowing operators across Nevada to bring this innovative solution to their players.

“Oasis ONE LINK Bonusing features help casino partners further increase fun and excitement on the floor. It is one more way that Aristocrat is creating industry-leading solutions with the customer experience in mind,” Thomas Castleberry, Aristocrat’s VP of Systems Strategic Initiatives said.

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Eastern Europe

Red Star Poker to Join Playtech’s iPoker Network

Niji Narayan



Red Star Poker to Join Playtech’s iPoker Network
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Red Star Poker is going to join the iPoker network of Playtech.

Having been a well-established Poker operator across Eastern European markets, Red Star’s agreement with Playtech reaffirms that, Playtech’s commitment to the Poker vertical continues to strengthen.

Red Star Poker was established in 2005 to provide a comfortable and secure poker experience to players worldwide. Since then, Red Star has been chosen as a safe and reliable partner by hundreds of thousands of players looking for a high-quality gaming solution that focuses on the Eastern European marketplace.

With a focus on growth in regulated markets worldwide, in line with Playtech’s wider strategy, the iPoker network offers an excellent liquidity pool, backed by software and services developed to comply with regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions.

“We are delighted to welcome Red Star on board with Playtech. At a time when the Poker market is facing undeniable challenges, at Playtech we are completely committed to addressing those challenges head-on. Red Star’s decision to collaborate with us is a testament to our long-term investment in our Poker network and its ongoing development – and, of course, our commitment to our operators,” Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech said.

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Gambling in the USA

GAN Appoints B. Riley FBR to Lead U.S. Listing

Niji Narayan



GAN Appoints B. Riley FBR to Lead U.S. Listing
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GAN plc has appointed B. Riley FBR, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc., as its lead banking adviser.

This key appointment is made by the company in pursuit of its stated equity capital markets strategy of making GAN’s equity readily available to the U.S. investor community, to improve liquidity and maximise shareholder value.

The Company’s Board of Directors selected B. Riley FBR based on its demonstrated capital markets track record working with emerging U.S. public companies in the technology sector, including Software-as-a-Service vendors.

“We are excited to appoint one of the leading financial advisory firms in the United States to support GAN through the next few months, with the shared objective of obtaining a U.S. listing as soon as reasonably practical. This is the first visible evidence of a process which is already substantially underway, and we look forward to updating the market when appropriate and in line with our continuing compliance obligations,” Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN said.

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