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Golden Race at SiGMA 2018

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Golden Race will be attending SiGMA 2018 – the largest iGaming expo in Malta bringing together affiliates, operators, B2B Solution providers and Regulators over 3 days. This year, the event will welcome over 400 sponsors and exhibitors, 200 industry-leading speakers and more than 12500 attendees from over 80 countries.

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Discover Golden Race’s proposal:
At SiGMA 2018, we will be exhibiting all Golden Race’s products which are the most innovative, reliable, flexible and profitable solutions in the market. In addition, we will be showing be our new complete portfolio of virtual sports and number games. Also, we have made important upgrades to our platform both for desktop and mobile. Now it’s more intuitive, more user friendly and with more customisation options!
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about our company’s latest improvements and releases.

Stop by Golden Race stand!

The industry-leading betting solutions provider, Golden Race, will be attending the 5th edition of SiGMA that will take place between the 28th and 30th of November at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Ta’Qali.
Should you be there, don’t miss a chance to drop by Golden Race’s stand S178 and discover the novelties first hand.

 

Golden Race is a young, dynamic company born in the field of sports betting in 2006 with the successful launch of dog racing and over 8,000 licenses sold. From this extremely successful first product launch, Golden Race invested in developing many new products based on virtual betting events. Golden Race headquarters are now based in Malta, with two additional support and development centres in Spain.

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SkyCity Shuts Down Auckland Casino as New Zealand Re-enters Lockdown

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Casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has once again closed down its flagship integrated resort SkyCity Auckland, after the New Zealand government revealed four new cases of community transmitted COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The cases have come as a huge shock to the country, which only 24 hours earlier had celebrated 100 days without a single new locally transmitted case of the coronavirus. Auckland has immediately been placed back on Stage 3 restrictions for three days as a precautionary measure, with the rest of New Zealand on Stage 2. Under Stage 3 lockdown, bars and many businesses will be closed, gatherings restricted to 10 people and travel in and out of Auckland mostly prohibited.

SkyCity’s casinos in Hamilton and Queenstown will remain open with social distancing measures in place.

“SkyCity is fully complying with this latest update from the New Zealand government. SkyCity is well prepared to respond quickly to these changes and is in a strong financial position to withstand the financial impacts of these temporary restrictions,” Graeme Stephens, CEO of SkyCity Entertainment, said.

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FSB Appoints Glenn Elliott as its Chief Operating Officer

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FSB, one of the fastest growing online gaming technology companies, has appointed Glenn Elliott as its chief operating officer.

Elliott will be working closely with the management team to further develop FSB’s dynamic personnel to become an even better growth partner for its clients in regulated markets around the world.

The role includes responsibility for the account management team as well as full oversight of the company’s five operational service divisions: Sports, Platform, Marketing, Retail and SaaS Hosting.

Before joining FSB, Elliott was at OpenBet where he was a senior account director for tier one operators such as Ladbrokes, PMU, Paddy Power Betfair and Singapore Pools.

“I am delighted to welcome Glenn to the team. Having someone of Glenn’s calibre is hugely valuable for the business, especially at a time when we are expanding into new markets, adding additional products and signing new partners,” Dave McDowell, CEO of FSB, said.

“It is an honour to join the FSB team and to help drive the organisation forward through the next stage of its development. The business is in incredible shape and has a talented and highly motivated team dedicated to ensuring it achieves its full potential,” Elliott said.

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EGBA Demands pan-European Consumer Rights for iGaming

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has demanded for the introduction of a specific single set of consumer rights for Europe’s iGaming sector.

The European Commission (EC) will publish its new consumer strategy later this year. The EGBA wants the EC to incorporate its demand into the new strategy. It is now consulting stakeholders for developing a single pan-European set of consumer rights.

EGBA has sent a letter to EC with the following excerpts:

In its submission to the EC, it says: “The lack of regulatory consistency jeopardises online players’ safety, as it exposes them to the unregulated and unsafe websites of the black market, which profits to the detriment of the European economy.

“EGBA advocates sector-specific EU regulation for consumer and minor protection.

“There are simple rules that can be proposed, to ensure that online players, minors and players who are at risk are equally protected.

“For example, self-excluded players could benefit from a European self-exclusion register, that would prohibit access to any regulated website of the EU.

“To bridge the gap stemming from inconsistent rules on protecting minors from gambling marketing, EGBA has recently published a European code of conduct to establish minimum requirements on responsible advertising.

“Greater regulatory cooperation between member states can also facilitate the dialogue to achieve harmonisation.

“To this end EGBA regrets the dissolvement of the European expert group for online gambling, as national gambling regulators are deprived from the opportunity to meet and exchange in the framework of a common platform.”

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