The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the newly formed trade association for the UK gambling industry, has appointed former Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Michael Dugher as its new chief executive.
Payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions provider iSignThis has launched legal action against the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) over the decision to suspend, then fail to reinstate, trading of its shares.
Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has ordered 888 to improve its anti-money laundering processes after ruling that the online gaming operator’s licensed subsidiary in the country fell short of requirements set out in the national Money Laundering Act.
Baltic-facing gaming operator Enlabs has made a number of changes to its senior management, including appointing George Ustinov as its new chief operating officer and Adam Jonsson as chief financial officer.
Software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports will acquire live dealer games supplier Playgon Interactive after executing a definitive share purchase agreement which will see Global acquire all of Playgon’s shares for CAD$9.5m.
Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus is to begin reducing the number of slot machines operating across the country from January next year, with around a fifth of its installed base to be taken out of service by the end of the year.
The Stars Group (TSG) is set to take full control of BetEasy after agreeing a deal to acquire the remaining 20% interest in the Australian sports betting operator for AU$151m (£79.5m/€93.3m/US$103.3m). Current BetEasy chief executive Matthew Tripp will shift to the role of non-executive president of the business from January 2020, with director of strategy and regulatory affairs promoted to serve as his replacement.
iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has appointed Stian Hornsletten, its co-founder and previously chief executive of its casino division, as its new chief commercial officer.