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GGPoker’s Felipe “Mojave” Ramos joins MuchBetter as brand ambassador

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Gaming ewallet, MuchBetter, today announced Felipe “Mojave” Ramos, as MuchBetter’s latest brand ambassador. Representing GGPoker, home to many of the world’s top poker professionals, including Daniel Negreanu and Bryn Kenney. Felipe is also a poker coach, television host and entrepreneur, and has a large social media following for his “Poker Lifestyle” brand. Felipe will work with MuchBetter to reach the global online poker community – especially fans in his native Brazil where he is one of the most influential people in poker.

The partnership starts this week ahead of the launch of Felipe’s new poker training courses, as well as his regular #mojaCOOP poker tournament series. Felipe chose MuchBetter as his payment brand since he needed a global partner to help coordinate payments during these events, and had seen MuchBetter’s success with other pros/streamers such as Lex and Felix.

Brazil is an important growing market for MuchBetter, and the company expects that Felipe’s endorsement will help them demonstrate the value of its services to new customers in the region – namely the ease of use and security of its payment services.

“Poker is one of the most popular games in Brazil, surpassed only be the nation’s love of football,” said MuchBetter co-founder and CEO, Israel Rosenthal. “Brazil is a hugely important market for us. With its large population, fast growing digital commerce sector and love of poker, this kind of partnership is a great fit. We’ve made significant progress in the Brazilian market already, but I expect Felipe’s endorsement to push us even further. In our events with Felipe, we want to demonstrate the MuchBetter is the most technologically advanced product on the market, letting players make deposits with just their smartphone and fingerprint, in a matter of seconds.”

“I wanted to find a payments partner that was an emerging force on the poker scene, which would give my fans the best user experience,” said Felipe “Mojave” Ramos. “The MuchBetter team really understands poker and what players want, and I’ve seen this in their work with other poker pros. I have big things planned for growing the Poker Lifestyle brand, and MuchBetter will play an important part in all future events.”

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CT Gaming Interactive Partners with Meridianbet

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Online gaming content and solutions provider CT Gaming Interactive has entered into a deal for launching games with Meridianbet. The deal will see the online casinos under the brand host the CT Gaming Interactive’s games, which include special jackpots.

“I am very pleased and proud that Meridian has selected us as its partner. We are confident that our market-leading portfolio of games will support its strategy to deliver the ultimate player experience to its customers,” Lachezar Petrov, general manager at CT Gaming Interactive, said.

“We continue to expand our customer base and the games launches with Meridian’s well-known sites enable distribution to a new group of players,” Petrov added.

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Major European Gambling Brands Cut Advertising on IPR-infringing Sites

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A new report by the European Commission has found that an industry-led memorandum of understanding (MoU) on online advertising and intellectual property rights has led to a significant reduction in the unintentional placement of advertising from Europe’s major gambling brands on websites which infringe upon intellectual property rights.

The MoU, published in 2018, was established to limit advertising on websites, such as illegal sports streaming sites, and mobile applications that infringe copyright or disseminate counterfeit goods.

As part of its review of the effectiveness of the MoU, the Commission has presented a new report today which found that the MoU has created more awareness among brands that their advertising may end up on IPR-infringing websites. According to the report, the share of total advertising for European businesses on IPR-infringing websites was reduced by 12% since the introduction of the MoU, while gambling advertising from Europe’s major brands (including all EGBA members) decreased by 20%, from 62% to 50% during the reporting period.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) welcomes the report’s conclusions and is pleased with the significant progress made by EGBA members and other major brands in reducing the unintentional placement of their advertising on IPR-infringing advertising channels.

“EGBA welcomes the progress made by EGBA members and other major gambling brands in significantly reducing the unintentional placement of their advertising on IPR-infringing websites and is pleased that major online gambling companies are playing a central role in EU efforts to crack down on IPR infringement. Most reputable companies do not intend to advertise on IPR-infringing websites, but it happens and is difficult to control, and EGBA acknowledges that remedial action is needed to prevent it. That is why we have been actively engaging with the European Commission and other stakeholders to take action and are pleased those efforts are beginning to bear fruit,” Maarten Haijer, Secretary-General of EGBA, said.

“EGBA is committed to promoting responsibility and driving standards in Europe’s online gambling sector and we encourage other companies to join us – and be part of the solution, not the problem – by adhering to responsibility initiatives such as the MoU. This initiative proves that greater cooperation at EU-level can benefit the sector and how it is able to respond to the challenges it faces, including on advertising,” Maarten Haijer added.

 

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Applicants for Dutch Online Gambling License Required to Show Nearly 3 Years of Good Behaviour

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Any online gambling operator applying for a license in the Netherlands must show almost three years’ worth of good behaviour before their applications will be considered by the local regulators.

Rene Jansen, the chairperson of the Kansspelautoriteit, made this known during a keynote address at a conference in Amsterdam.

Rene Jansen said that the country’s count down to the Remote Gambling Act has begun, and it is expected to take effect on March 1, next year. After this date, all licensees will, in every likelihood, start submitting applications. The regulated market will be rolled out almost six months after that.

Jansen noted that the regulator had transferred operational control of the Central Exclusion Register to the Netcompany, its managing partner. The country’s associated Data Safe, the one that each operator must connect to so that the regulator can also check their vigilance on customer activity, will notify the EC.

This coming October, the regulator will also bring in new responsible gambling measures. In November, it will issue concrete details regarding the license application process.

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