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UK TV gambling ad ban will start in 2019

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Ending an avalanche of conflicting reports, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has confirmed that the ban of gambling advertisements on television during live sports broadcasts will come into effect January next year.

When the ban comes into force, there will be no advertisements for gambling companies during a set time period, beginning from five minutes before a start of the event to five minutes after its end.

There will be other measures as well, such as an end to betting adverts being broadcast around highlight shows and re-runs. Bookmakers will not be allowed to sponsor sports programmes shown before the 9PM watershed.

Exceptions will be made for horse and greyhound programmes, which are seen as more reliant on betting than other forms of televised sport.

“Today the gambling industry is responding positively to public concerns about the amount of gambling advertising on television before the watershed,” IGRG chair John Hagan commented. “We are announcing a ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on gambling advertising during all televised live sport before the watershed, with the exception of horseracing and greyhound racing.

“We believe that these new voluntary TV measures, which have been approved by the trade associations representing every sector of the gambling industry, will drastically reduce the amount of gambling advertising on television and they complement the strict controls that already govern gambling companies around advertising on digital platforms,” Hagan went on. “We believe that this is itself a watershed moment as we strive to provide the ever, safer gambling environment which gambling consumers and the wider public expect, and which is so important to the future success and sustainability of our industry.”

The move comes after a week of speculation, with news of the ban – which was first discussed earlier last month – first revealed by the BBC amid growing pressure on the industry to amend its advertising strategies.

The move was welcomed by State Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright.

“Gambling firms banning advertising on TV during live sport is a welcome move and I am pleased that the sector is stepping up and responding to public concerns,” Wright said. “It is vital children and vulnerable people are protected from the threat of gambling-related harm. Companies must be socially responsible.”

UKGC chief Neil McArthur described the announcement as a significant step towards showing that the betting industry was mindful of customer concerns.

“Importantly, it also demonstrates the value of collaborating across companies and across sectors to make gambling fairer and safer. I hope that this can be used as a model for future industry action to reduce and prevent harm.”


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Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Declares Third Quarter 2019 Cash Dividend of $0.68 per Share

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Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI) (the “Company”), announced today that at its meeting yesterday, the Company’s Board of Directors declared the third quarter 2019 cash dividend of $0.68 per share of its common stock.  The dividend is payable on September 20, 2019 to shareholders of record on September 6, 2019.

While the Company intends to pay regular quarterly cash dividends for the foreseeable future, all subsequent dividends will be reviewed quarterly and declared by the Board of Directors at its discretion.


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PR – NSoft at Entertainment Arena Expo 2019

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NSoft is going to exhibit at the Entertainment Arena Expo and enable operators to discover the rich one-to-one customized experience of NSoft’s products – Sportsbook, Virtual Sports Betting, Draw Based Games and NSoft Vision.

 

Entertainment Arena Expo (EAE) is the biggest exhibition for the casino and betting industry in Central and Eastern Europe. The event will take place from September 3rd-5th, at Romexpo Exhibition Center Bucharest.

 

Entertainment Arena Expo 2019 is the spot where exhibitors and visitors will extend their businesses and materialize their growth plans. NSoft, taking part in this premium event will present its complete solutions aiming to meet the customer’s uppermost requests.

 

In order to obtain in-depth and comprehensive information about the latest NSoft’s innovations and products, feel free to book a meeting with our representatives at sales@nsoft.com, or simply meet them at Stand 523 during the event, they will be happy to share NSoft’s know-how with you.


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Guardia di Finanza Accuses SKS365 for Tax Evasion

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Guardia di Finanza, the financial police in Italy, has accused SKS365, the Malta-based gambling operator, for tax evasion.

The fiscal probe conducted by the Guardia di Finanza law enforcement agency in the coastal city of Reggio Calabria concluded that SKS365 had failed to declare about 4 billion euros in taxable income between 2015 and 2016. Investigators said the company made the money by “carrying out gambling activities illegally in Italy.”

Ramphastos Investments acquired SKS365 for 158 million euros in August 2016 and November 2017. During the police sweep in 2018, the prosecutor’s office clarified that “no claims of responsibility” emerged against the company’s new owners.

SKS365 told that its current management has no links to the company’s previous activities and that it is now suing the company’s previous owners and seeking compensation.

Colonel Cesare Antuofermo, a Guardia di Finanza officer involved in the case, told that the legal entity liable for the tax offenses remains the same, even if the corporate structure — and its shareholders — have changed.

Antuofermo added that the latest allegations are “the largest ever tax evasion claim issued against an online gambling company in Italy.”

SKS365 will now have 60 days to make its case to the Italian Revenue Agency, which has taken over the tax evasion case from the Guardia di Finanza. The tax authority will then issue a notice that formally certifies the amount of taxes owed by SKS365 and the payment deadline.

In a statement, SKS365 told OCCRP it “reserves the right to take legal action aimed at protecting its interests and those of its investors. The company does not provide comments or specific information on its legal actions.”


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