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.
Having explored the need for an overhaul of the look and feel of the UK’s licensed betting offices, the second part of the feature looks at the technology that could help shape the sector’s sports-led future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has set out plans to ramp up corporate social responsiblity (CSR) efforts as part of a wider effort to clamp down on issues such as underage gambling, fraud and money laundering.
Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot is to launch a cost reduction plan after reporting declines in turnover for all key operating segments in its 2018 results, with its struggles blamed on foreign exchange losses and the failure to secure new supply contracts during the year.