Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.
Danish gambling operator Danske Spil has revealed that Allan Auning-Hansen is to step down as its chief financial officer. Auning-Hansen will become a partner and CFO of juice bar and coffee shop chain, Joe & The Juice.
Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has appointed Carolina Swaffer to the new role of head of agents, customer service and partner services. Swaffer will join from postal service PostNord Sverige on June 1.
Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has established a new whistleblower scheme allowing employees of gambling operators to report evidence or suspicions of wrongdoing in relation to money laundering laws.
Shareholders in Paddy Power Betfair have overwhelmingly voted to back plans to rebrand the gambling operator as Flutter Entertainment. Votes were cast at the group’s AGM, with 99.76% of shareholders supporting the proposal.
Andy Hornby is to step down from his role as co-chief operating officer of GVC Holdings to become chief executive of The Restaurant Group. Hornby will have an annual base wage of £630,000 at the group.
Paddy Power Betfair has reported a 17% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, with strong growth in its US and Australian operations offsetting a decline in online sports betting revenue.
US casino operator Delaware North has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming, accusing the supplier and its CEO Michael Venner of engaging in “an ongoing pattern of misrepresentation and bad faith” throughout the partnership.