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Casino.se Interview BOS Secretary General on the Future of Swedish Gambling

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Gustaf Hoffstedt talks to Casino.se, one of Swedens largest online casino review sites, about the impact of new legislation on players

Sweden’s online gambling monopoly is set to undergo massive changes when legislation aimed at tackling unregulated online gambling goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

In store is a new licensing system meant to provide stronger protections for players, while essentially closing the country’s doors to unregulated and unlicensed gambling websites.

The state will also be able to “introduce a central self-exclusion system for players with gambling problems and addiction,” Gustaf Hoffstedt, BOS Secretary General, told online casino review site Casino.se in an exclusive interview this week.

While satisfied with the legislation’s current wording, Hoffstedt did admit work still needs to be done to benefit Swedish casino players. “Bonus rules need work in that the upcoming licensing scheme prohibits loyalty (VIP bonuses), and instead promotes offers for new account holders.”

Hoffstedt also predicted the consolidation of several gambling operators as of January 1st, and said he believes major sporting teams would likely take advantage of new sponsorship opportunities with gambling websites in Sweden.

For more information, read the full interview with Gustaf Hoffstedt.

 

About Casino.se: 

Casino.se was created and launched in 2004 as an in-depth casino magazine for people who love to play.  Since then, Casino.se has grown into one of Sweden’s largest online casino review websites, with more than 250 in-depth reviews and casino-related articles. Casino.se – We Know Casino!

About Gustaf Hoffstedt: 

Gustaf Hoffstedt has been General Secretary of the BOS (Industry Association for Online Games) since January 2015, and was previously a Member of Parliament (2010-2015). He has been actively advocating for the transition of the Swedish gambling market from a State monopoly, to a liberal regulated market.

 


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Oriental Group Gets Approval for Developing Gaming Hubs to House POGOs

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Oriental Group, the Asian-based online gaming giant, has got approval form PAGCOR, the gaming regulator in Philippines, to develop two hubs for the purpose of hosting accredited Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). The hubs will be based in Clark and Cavite.

The hubs will not only house the offices of accredited POGOs but also workers’ residences and relevant government agencies. The idea is to make it easier for PAGCOR to regulate the industry.

“We are making business more comfortable and easier for the operators by now licensing POGO hubs. Since it’s easier for us to regulate when they are in hubs, then there are some special privileges there like five-year licenses,” PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo said.

According to Kevin Wong, General Manager of Oriental Game, the Clark hub which is covering an area of around 10 hectares is already operational and will be able to accommodate 5000 workers once at full capacity. The Cavite hub, which will cost Oriental Game Php8 billion (US$156 million) to build, will cover 20 hectares and house 20,000 workers.


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Sands China Launches Special Financing Support Programme for Local SMEs

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Sands China, the integrated resort developer and operator in Macau, has launched a special financing programme for its local SME suppliers, in cooperation with six local banks.

The new financing programme is part of Sands China’s F.I.T. initiative which offers Financial Support, Invitational Matching and Training and Development to local SME suppliers.

Through the Sands China SME Financial Support Programme, six local banks are offering special loans and credit to local SMEs who have contracts or purchase orders with Sands China. The goal is to support the development of local SMEs through faster, easier and more favourable bank financing loan products.

“Sands China is very pleased to be the first integrated resort operator in Macao to present this new financing program for our local SME suppliers. It is important for our company’s growth to go hand-in-hand with the growth of local businesses, and this latest initiative is part of Sands China’s ongoing and long-term commitment to supporting local SME suppliers. We want our presence in the marketplace to provide opportunities for smaller companies in Macao to benefit from the business opportunities that are created as a result,” Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd said.


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Middleton Katz Joins SMP Group

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Isle of Man-based corporate services provider Middleton Katz has today announced a deal to join the SMP Group of Companies, a global professional and financial services group.  The transaction has been approved by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.

Middleton Katz is a well-respected service provider on the Isle of Man, delivering corporate, tax, and accounting services to a broad range of clients. The company has built its reputation on professional expertise, personal service, and attention to detail.

Martin Katz, Principal of Middleton Katz, commented: ‘I am incredibly proud of the business and sense of community we have built; as a small, close-knit team, we have consistently punched above our weight in terms of the services we deliver. However, joining a larger group gives us the back-office support we need to extend and improve the services we offer clients much farther than we could alone. For us, SMP was a clear candidate from the beginning. We have dealt with them many times in the past and always been treated fairly and respectfully, so we already have strong relationships with many of their team.’

David Hudson, CEO of SMP Group, added: ‘Middleton Katz is an efficient and highly skilled company that is well-loved and respected by both clients and staff for its personable and reliable service and culture. We know they will integrate very naturally into our business, and we believe our shared history and ambitions will be hugely beneficial for their clients and staff.

‘Middleton Katz is our second acquisition since completion of the MBO on 14th June and represents another significant milestone for our Group.’

The deal has been undertaken with the support of Palatine Private Equity LLP, the UK mid-market private equity house that took SMP through its 2019 MBO, with additional debt funding from Apera Asset Management.


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