Colin McGowan, chief executive of Scottish Premier League club Hamilton Academical F.C., has proposed an amnesty in which anyone involved involved in Scottish professional football suffering from gambling-related harm could come forward for treatment.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has announced that recruitment is underway to find the first chief executive of TAB NZ following the completion of the country’s racing reform process.
Rob Howley, former assistant coach to the Welsh rugby union team, has been suspended from the sport for 18 months, with nine suspended, after admitting to breaching anti-corruption and betting regulations.
The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has appointed Jonathan Gray as the first chief executive of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the professional sport’s anti-corruption body. Gray will take up his new role in February 2020.
SportPesa has announced that it has made its 453 Kenyan employees redundant after closing its operations in the country, as it urged the country’s authorities to repeal the 20% excise tax rate on all stakes that caused it to withdraw from the market.
Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.
Filippos Antonopoulos built Vermantia from a startup challenging the leading land-based and online gaming suppliers to part of the industry establishment, after Arena Racing Company (ARC) bought into the business. With a new venture in the payment sector now underway, he discusses how being a latecomer to a mature market is no barrier to growth.
Sandy Dudgeon, newly appointed senior steward of UK commercial horse racing organisation The Jockey Club, has issued a call for greater collaboration among stakeholders and interested parties to help the sport overcome challenges and make the most of growth opportunities.