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YGAM and Betknowmore Launch Safer Gambling Training Initiative

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YGAM and Betknowmore have launched the Safer Gambling Training Pledge, which will see industry Chief Executives and Directors complete specialist training programmes on player protection and harm prevention every day during the campaign week.

Industry leaders will complete five online modules between November 1-7, covering important topics including customer vulnerability, mental health, safeguarding, customer interaction and support services.

The training combines specialist knowledge, insight and research to create one of the most advanced comprehensive training programmes currently on the market. The content has been informed by lived experience and is relevant to the latest LCCP requirements. The training has been awarded the prestigious City & Guilds Assured status following a robust evaluation process meaning everyone who completes the programmes will receive formal certification.

Niall O’Connor, who works for YGAM as part of the safer gambling training team, said: “We are pleased to see so many industry leaders committing to this training during Safer Gambling Week. It is really encouraging to see Chief Executives and Directors from across the industry getting involved including representatives from the Rank Group, Gamesys, Playtech, Broadway Gaming and many more. We’re looking forward to building on this to support more customer-facing teams to protect customers and prevent harm.”

Mark Allen, Chief Executive of The A & S Leisure Group Ltd who run Napoleons Casinos, said: “As Chief Executive, I am delighted to be taking part in this important initiative to enhance my company’s knowledge regarding safer gambling.”

Ciara Lally, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Lottoland, said: “The leadership team at Lottoland are delighted to support this initiative during Safer Gambling Week. We are committed to safer gambling and this evidence-led training cover some really important topics that will help us continue to improve our player protection work.”

Ian Ince, Chief Compliance Officer at Playtech, said: “We are pleased to be working with YGAM and Betknowmore UK to deploy this new, comprehensive training programme. This learning programme will play an integral role in enhancing the skills of our colleagues to reduce gambling-related harm and safeguard players as well as helping to raise standards across the industry.”

All profits generated from the Safer Gambling Training Leaders Pledge will be directed back into the YGAM and Betknowmore charities to support their social purpose.

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Bulletin from Kambi Group plc’s Extraordinary General Meeting 2022

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Kambi Group plc (Malta Registration Number C49768) of Level 3, Quantum House, Abate Rigord Street, Ta’ Xbiex XBX1120, Malta (the “Company”) held an Extraordinary General Meeting on the 30 June 2022 at Kambi, Hälsingegatan 38, 113 43 Stockholm, Sweden (the “Meeting”).

Two extraordinary resolutions (a and b respectively) were presented to the Meeting.

In terms of Clause 135 of the Companies Act (Cap 386), and the proviso to Article 48B.2(b) of the Articles of Association of the Company, the required majority for the purposes of this Meeting was not less than 75% in nominal value of the shares represented and entitled to vote at the Meeting, or if more than half in nominal value of all the shares having the right to vote at the meeting was represented at the Meeting, a simple majority in nominal value of such shares so represented shall suffice.

The number of shares represented and entitled to vote at this Meeting corresponded to 17.22% of total shares entitled to vote at the Meeting, of which 100% voted in favour of extraordinary resolution a (Authority to issue and allot shares for payment in kind) and 99.97% voted in favour of extraordinary resolution b (Authority to acquire own shares). Therefore:

  • Authority to issue and allot shares for payment in kind approved;
  • Authority to acquire own shares approved.

By order of the Board

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Spinmatic presents Jelly Teddy: Scrummy gummies, pocketfuls of prizes!

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Spinmatic is inviting players back to their childhood candy shop to indulge in everyone’s favourite treat: squishy, yummy, gummy bears! The provider’s latest game, Jelly Teddy, will have players drooling in nostalgic bliss while they pocket the sweetest prizes.

Jelly Teddy is loaded with fun from the word go, with its upbeat, cheerful soundtrack and vibrant colours. The adorable tasty teddies are almost good enough to eat! But players needn’t worry, because with the prizes on offer, they’ll be able to buy a lifetime’s supply of all the gummy bears they want and more.

SWEET AND SOUR FREE SPINS

Keep the teddies turning, because 3 or more Free Spin Scatters trigger 10 Free Spins. The music steps up a notch as players are offered either Sweet or Sour Jelly Teddies. The payouts of the chosen Teddies will be multiplied by 3 during the Free Spins.

DELICIOUSLY CHEWY EXPANDING WILDS

Look out for the chewing gum-style Expanding Wilds for juicy wins! They appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, and there can even be more than one at the same time, to maximise those sugary surprises!

Jelly Teddy is a Win Both Ways Slot game played with the selected bet level and coin value. Over 5 reels and 3 rows, Jelly Teddy offers a high RTP of 94.14%, medium volatility and 20 paylines.

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SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP RELEASES SECOND ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT INTO THE SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEM

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Spotlight Sports Group has launched the 2022 edition of ‘BetTech Ecosystem’, a research piece reviewing the major suppliers across the sports betting and iGaming industry.

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG), a global technology, content and media company specialising in sports betting and fantasy sports has today released its second review of the sports betting industry ‘BetTech Ecosystem 2022’.

After a positive response to the first edition, the 2022 version has been expanded by more than 60% with the visual now containing seven new sub-segments and 127 new suppliers. The BetTech Ecosystem graphic visualises the core six operational segments of the sector: platform providers, trading, e-commerce, data, content and iGaming. The number of service providers in each segment is as follows:

  • Content: 114 (New providers added to the BetTech Ecosystem +75% YOY)

  • iGaming: 80 (+56% YOY)

  • Platform Provider: 47 (+27% YOY)

  • E-commerce: 49 (+32% YOY)

  • Trading: 26 (+13% YOY)

  • Data: 70 (+63% YOY)

For 2022, the visual is supported by an industry report and new for this year is additional commentary from five industry leaders (Chris Grove – Eilers and Krejcik, Josh Brown – PwC Harry von Behr – Spotlight Sports Group, Nic Sulsky – PointsBet and Camilla Wright – RedKnot Communications). This year,  the panel discuss the value of the BetTech Ecosystem and where the industry is moving over the coming years in an exclusive webinar on Spotlight Sports Group’s YouTube channel.

The study was conducted internally by a team of Spotlight Sports Group researchers and with the support of independent industry experts. The research focuses on the regulated European and North American markets.

Discussing the second edition of the ‘BetTech Ecosystem’, Spotlight Sports Group Head of B2B Marketing, Alan Davis said: “We had an incredible response to last year’s BetTech Ecosystem and we’re delighted to be back with the 2022 version. This year we’ve made it bigger and better by expanding the visual and adding industry commentary.’’

Davis continued: “What we’ve found from this year’s research is that M&A might have slowed slightly but there is no lack of innovation in the industry. The visual continues to expand and while this is not definitive, we feel this gives a snapshot of the industry-leading into the new football seasons either side of the Atlantic.”

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