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APAJO Endorses EGBA’s European Code of Conduct on Responsible Advertising

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Portuguese gambling association APAJO has officially endorsed the European Gaming and Betting Association’s (EGBA) European code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling.

APAJO is the fifth national gambling association to endorse the code. APAJO will now promote the code to its members and other online gambling companies in Portugal and encourage them to sign up to it.

EGBA’s code is the first pan-European initiative for online gambling advertising and leads the way in responsible standards for advertising. The code introduces essential consumer protection measures for responsible advertising content, social media and dedicated measures for minor protection.

“APAJO members believe in the highest standards in responsible advertising and already apply these in Portugal through our commitment to the Portuguese gambling regulator’s own advertising code. We support EGBA’s responsible advertising code because common solutions are additionally needed to the many cross-border issues affecting the online gambling sector, such as advertising, data protection, and the fight against money laundering. That’s why EGBA’s pan-European advertising code is so important. The code will raise responsible standards for gambling advertising across many European countries, particularly in those countries where national rules fall short,” Anne-Marie Furtschegger, Secretary-General of APAJO, said.

“We’re pleased with APAJO’s endorsement and its continued commitment to promote responsible gambling advertising in Portugal. Advertising is essential to inform consumers about those companies which are licensed and regulated in their country, but it is also how the sector is visible to the outside world and needs to be responsible. The responsible advertising code is part of EGBA’s commitment to raise standards and make gambling even safer across all European countries. We urge other online gambling associations and companies to join us to make this objective a reality,” Maarten Haijer, Secretary-General of EGBA, said.

 

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Playzido Signs Distribution Deal With Playtech

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Playzido has entered into a distribution deal with Playtech. The deal will enable Playzido to deliver games through the Playtech Games Marketplace.

“Playzido is hugely proud to be working in partnership with Playtech, undeniably one of the world’s leading online gaming brands. The deal will accelerate our reach into strategic key markets and will enable us to distribute our innovative portfolio of games to new audiences. We look forward to a building a long and successful relationship together,” Stuart Banks, Managing Director of Playzido, said.

“We’re delighted to welcome Playzido to the Playtech Games Marketplace. Playzido offers an extensive and innovative games range that will add a further point of differentiation to our platform, and which we know can appeal to licensees and their players in several key markets. This agreement will enable Playtech to further enhance the selection offered via Marketplace and allow Playzido to reach a whole new audience in regulated markets internationally,” James Frendo, Director of Casino at Playtech, said.

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Playtech Launches Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw

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Gambling technology company Playtech has launched its new game “Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw.” This bouncing ball game is based on the iconic TV gameshow, Deal or No Deal.

“We’re delighted to be bringing the excitement of one of TV’s most enduring formats to Live. With the addition of the mini draw side game, allowing players to buy multiple tickets with up 6 points of decision making during the game, whether it be to buy more balls or take the bankers offer, Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw brings the player a new level of engagement and strategical involvement. For many players, Live play is as much about the experience as it is about gambling, and we’ve seen a growing trend towards gameshow-style formats – which is why we’re so confident Live Deal or No Deal will definitely be a big draw,” Edo Haitin, MD of Playtech Live Casino, said.

“We’re thrilled to be extending our partnership with Playtech through the launch of Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw. The in-studio presentation is fantastic and, with the combination of a proven format and innovative elements such as the mini draw, we believe it offers something genuinely unique and entertaining for Live players which aligns with the brand,” Lex Scott, Head of Business Development for Banijay Brands, said.

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888 Holdings Names Jonathan Mendelsohn as its New Chairman

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Online gambling firm 888 Holdings has named British lobbyist Jonathan Mendelsohn as its next chairman, replacing former chief executive and current chair Brian Mattingley. Mendelsohn will take over the role after Mattingley’s departure at the next annual general meeting in May 2021.

The FTSE-250 firm appointed Mendelsohn as its non-executive director as well, 888 Holdings said, adding that he also joined the board’s remuneration and audit committee.

Mendelsohn is having more than 20 years of industry experience. He previously co-founded Oakvale Capital, which is a leading M&A and strategic advisory boutique focusing on the gaming, gambling and sports sectors.

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