Month: August 2020

  • South Florida union leader opposes plan to end TPS for Haitians…

    first_imgResponding to a recommendation made last week by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for the Trump administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians by next January, Helene O’Brien, Florida Director of the national worker’s union, 32BJ SEIU has referred to any such plan as unconscionable.In a statement O’Brien said, “The USCIS’ recommendation to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is unconscionable and oblivious to the dire conditions that exist in Haiti today.”O’Brien argues Haiti is still reeling from multiple disasters, including the 2010 earthquake that left tens of thousands homeless; a cholera epidemic; and Hurricane Mathew, a category 4 hurricane that cost Haiti $2.7 billion and left half a million children without safe drinking water.The union leader also said ending TPS would further destabilize Haiti and have negative consequences on aspects of the US economy as Haitian TPS holders contribute $280 million a year to the US’ GDP.  Some of these Haitians are small business owners and others are an integral part of the US companies they work for. To support this argument, she claimed local economies in Miami, New York, or Boston, where there are large Haitian communities, and with several Haitian own businesses would be negatively impacted.“We strongly urge DHS Secretary Kelly to reject the USCIS’ recommendation and extend TPS to thousands of vulnerable Haitians living in and contributing to this country. Doing so would avert a humanitarian disaster and reflect the US’ tradition of protecting people from unsafe conditions outside of their control,” O’Brien concluded.TPS was granted to Haitian refugees by the Obama administration following the 2010 earthquake. The measure allowed these Haitians to live and work in the US legally. Last year the administration signaled it would commence cancelling the benefit and return refugees based on the administration’s assessment that conditions in Haiti had improved sufficiently to warrant their return.However. the repatriation plan was disrupted, and eventually placed on hold, because of another natural disaster, Hurricane Matthew, in Haiti last summer.Several South Florida political, business, Haitian and other community leaders have appealed to the Trump administration  not to cancel TPS for Haitian refugees. A bipartisan coalition of elected officials, including Senator Marco Rubio (R) and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) and Frederica Wilson (D) have publicly stated their support of TPS.last_img read more

  • Windies Geared Up for “Difficult” Afghanistan Challenge

    first_imgLUC­KNOW, In­dia – CMC – West In­dies have pre­pared for a “dif­fi­cult” chal­lenge from novices Afghanistan when the one-off in­au­gur­al Test be­tween the two teams bowls off mid­night on Tues­day, (East­ern Caribbean time).Head coach Phil Sim­mons told re­porters onTues­day while Afghanistan pos­sessed lim­it­ed ex­pe­ri­ence in the longest for­mat, play­ing in sub­con­ti­nent con­di­tions made them a dan­ger­ous side and it was im­por­tant West In­dies were on top of their game.“As an op­po­nent, they are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult,” said Sim­mons, ahead of his first Test with the Caribbean side in his sec­ond stint in charge in four years.“They are go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult be­cause they are on their home ground. The wick­et’s go­ing to turn [and] every­thing like that but in say­ing that, every­where you go the op­po­nents are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult in their home at­mos­phere.“It is go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult Test match for us but at the end of the day, we’ve got to play home and away all the time. That’s how we look at it.”West In­dies en­ter as over­whelm­ing favourites to dom­i­nate the game at the Atal Bi­hari Va­j­pay­ee In­ter­na­tion­al Sta­di­um. In their cap­tain Ja­son Hold­er, they pos­sess the world’s lead­ing all-rounder in Tests while Kraigg Brath­waite, Ros­ton Chase and Shai Hope are all ex­pe­ri­enced cam­paign­ers with Test hun­dreds to their names.Vet­er­an seam­er Ke­mar Roach will lead the Windies at­tack with Hold­er and fel­low pace bowler Alzarri Joseph play­ing sup­port­ing roles.Spe­cial­ist spin­ner, left-armer Jomel War­ri­can, is ex­pect­ed to fea­ture promi­nent­ly as is off-spin­ning all-rounder Rah­keem Corn­wall who made his de­but on In­dia’s tour of the Caribbean last Au­gust.Afghanistan, mean­while, has played just three Tests since gain­ing ICC sta­tus two years ago, win­ning two – against In­dia and Bangladesh – and los­ing to In­dia.And Sim­mons, who stepped down as Afghanistan’s coach fol­low­ing the World Cup in Ju­ly, said the Windies would be look­ing to ex­ploit the Asian side’s in­ex­pe­ri­ence.“I think there’s a lot of changes in this team com­pared to the white-ball team,” he not­ed.“And I think that’s their for­mat. Their for­mat is T20 and they’ve done well over the last two, three years in T20 crick­et so they were al­ways go­ing to fight back in that one (se­ries).“I think this one (Test for­mat) they’ve had three Test match­es. They’ve done well … but it’s still a learn­ing stage for them and hope­ful­ly, we can cap­i­talise on that.”Afghanistan’s bowl­ing, as it did in the re­cent T20 se­ries, is ex­pect­ed to be the strength of the home side. But while they boast some de­cent fast bowlers, it is their spin­ners like leg-spin­ning cap­tain Rashid Khan, 19-year-old leg-spin­ner Qais Ahmed and 20-year-old left-arm spin­ners Za­hir Khan and Hamza Ho­tak who are ex­pect­ed to prove the re­al threats.And Sim­mons said West In­dies would un­der­take a last-minute as­sess­ment of the pitch be­fore de­cid­ing on the com­po­si­tion of their squad.“I’ve got to have a look at the wick­et again to­day and maybe to­mor­row morn­ing and see what it looks like be­fore we de­cide what the fi­nal bowl­ing at­tack would be like,” he said.“It (fi­nal XI) may be heavy on spin or heavy on-seam de­pend­ing on what we see be­tween Mon­day and Tues­day.”SQUADSAFGHANISTAN – Rashid Khan (cap­tain), As­ghar Afghan, Ih­san­ul­lah Janat, Ibrahim Zad­ran, Javed Ah­ma­di, Rah­mat Shah, Karim Janat, Qais Ahmed, Ikram Alikhiel (wick­et­keep­er), Af­sar Za­zai, Nasir Ja­mal, Za­hir Khan, Yamin Ah­madzai, Hamza Ho­tak, Ni­jat Ma­sood.WEST IN­DIES – Ja­son Hold­er (cap­tain), Shai Hope, John Camp­bell, Kraigg Brath­waite, Shim­ron Het­my­er, Shamarh Brooks, Ros­ton Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Am­bris, Jomel War­ri­can, Rah­keem Corn­wall, Ke­mar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph.last_img read more

  • World Athletics Championship : What To Expect From Team Nigeria

    first_imgNigeria will be represented by 12 track and field athletes at the 16th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships to kick off this Friday in London. As usual, the team will be led by the most successful Nigerian athlete in the Championships, Blessing Okagbare, a Silver and Bronze medal in Moscow in 2013 seals that fact.For the umpteenth time heading to a major athletics event, Nigeria relies on Okagbare to put its name on the medals board, a hopeless stance this time around. Okagbare has posted slower times for a while now, only able to hit a sub 11 seconds once this year – a 10.99s 3rd place finish at the London meeting, lost her hair in the Long Jump in Oslo but was able to retain her 100m title at the Warri Relays.Oluwatobiloba Amusan has been hugging the headlines since the wee end of 2016, mostly racing for her school – The University of Texas at El Paso in the NCAA. Notable achievement is posting a time of 12.57s in Eugene, a record which ultimately landed her a 2nd spot in world, only bettered by World champion Kendra Harrison – 12.55s in 1st place back in June. The world Champs is nothing like the fields in the NCAA, perhaps Amusan could have tested her might against a tougher field in Lausanne but was hampered by visa issues. Amusan was awarded the best female athlete in her conference, but on her debut in London, the Nigerian champion will be racing against the best legs in the world. It’ll be great to at least see her reach the semi-finals. The ever smiling Ese Brume has tasted the big stage before, placing 5th overall at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Brume is shy and at that point where her potential is beginning to burst out, the student-athlete is racing for Adidas at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus. She leaped to a mark of 6.49m at the Drake Relays in April and also defended her national title at the All Nigeria Track and Field Championships last month.It’s been a while we had sibling athletes in the Nigeria athletics frame, perhaps not one of note since the Ezinwa Brothers, this time it’s Glory and Samson Nathaniel. Samson is currently the National champion with PB of 45.23s in the Men’s 400m while sister Glory posted a PB of 55.90s in the Women’s 400mH in Baku. Both will have to better their times to enable them get out of their respective heats.There’s a somewhat ray of hope that the quartet of Okon-George, Yinka Ajayi, Margaret Bamgbose, Emerald Egwin and Abike Egbeniyi will yield at least a semi final finish in women’s 4x400m relay, anything outside that is being hopeful.Shot Putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi will be competing for Nigeria for the time, with a SB of 21.07m, he will get to the final if he throws a similar distance in London, but that’s asking for too much from a debutante.According to the grapevine, the Athletics federation of Nigeria are still waiting on the Ministry of Sports for funds, It’s not soothsaying but most of these athletes will end up in London by paying through their own pockets. So about what to expect, you do the maths.Relatedlast_img read more

  • UKGC alerts industry stakeholders of new money laundering & financial regulations

    first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Share The UK Gambling Commission has alerted industry stakeholders to new regulations implemented on money laundering and financial transfers by the UK Government.This week the UK Government published the “The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017”, with new EU-wide regulations set to come into effect from 26 June.The new publication is set to replace the previous ‘Money Laundering 2007’ regulations, following the consultation from the EU 4th Money Laundering Directive.The UKGC has warned all gambling operators (digital and land-based) to review the document and to understand new requirements that need to be implemented by stakeholders at an industry level.Issuing a note, the UKGC states that operators must fulfill, the following duties and benchmarksOperators still have other duties to prevent money laundering under the Gambling Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, and the LCCPthere is a clear need to further raise standards across the industrythe government has warned it has the power to include other sectors within the new Money Laundering Regulations at a later date if those sectors are assessed as being higher risk.Richard Watson, UKGC Programme Director commented on the update: “We welcome the new Regulations, which supports our licensing objective of keeping gambling crime free.“We are currently in the process of revising our anti-money laundering guidance to reflect the new Regulations – operators are reminded they need to take their anti-money laundering responsibilities seriously and implement the necessary changes.”last_img read more

  • Genius Sports and DreamHack link up for data rights and integrity partnership

    first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Genius Sports, the global leader in data technology services, has signed an extensive data and integrity partnership with DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival and esports tournaments host.The deal will see Genius distribute data and video streaming from DreamHack’s esports events in the global regulated betting market, while also helping the Swedish digital brand protect its competitions from the threat posed by match fixing.Assigned the role of Official Data and Integrity Partner, the London-based data firm will use its sophisticated integrity monitoring system to alert DreamHack to any suspicious betting patterns that have been identified.They will also harness the collection of live statistics from all DreamHack-hosted esports events to supply data-driven solutions to the media industry.DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark said: “We are very pleased to team up with Genius Sports and have them assisting us with our ongoing integrity work across all our pro tournaments. “But we’re equally excited to have them as official data partner and bring live data to their network of partners around the world.”Moritz Maurer, Head of Esports at Genius Sports, said: “This partnership is the latest example of an esports rights holder taking control of the data that powers betting markets on their matches in order to protect its integrity. “It’s also an exciting new commercial opportunity for DreamHack and one that we are in a unique position to facilitate through our unrivalled and highly regulated distribution arm.”DreamHack is the latest addition to the ever-expanding Genius portfolio, alongside the likes of the English Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

  • AS Roma gains official Asian regional betting partner

    first_imgShare Share Related Articles Italian football club AS Roma has announced a new commercial partnership with Asian online betting company the terms of the agreement the Philippines based brand will become the club’s official regional betting partner, although the length of the deal was not disclosed.Luca Danovaro, Chief Marketing Officer of AS Roma, said: “This is a new and important partnership in a fast-growing market like Asia, where we are expecting to see a lot of new opportunities in the coming years. “ will be an ideal partner, one that has both popularity and experience in providing activities for the Asian public.”The deal allows to use AS Roma’s image and identity in promotions and services throughout Asia, whilst also allowing football fans on the continent to get closer to the club courtesy of a range of activities and promotions.Both parties will also utilise the partnership to develop new opportunities in the Asian market.Ben Davies, representative, added: “Serie A is well-followed in Asia and AS Roma is an outstanding team. Through this partnership we are confident that our brand can reach new heights.”This agreement with Serie A side AS Roma follows a deal with Dutch Eredivisie outfit AFC Ajax in June of this year, whereby become the clubs official Asian betting partner. StumbleUpon LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership June 17, 2020 Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

  • mybet seeks to develop ‘smart loyalty programme’ with UMT payments

    first_imgShare Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share StumbleUpon MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Related Articles Updating the market, Frankfurt Xetra-listed European sports betting operator mybet Holdings SE has confirmed that it has entered a strategic development partnership with tailored payments platform provider UMT United Mobility Technology AG (“UMT”).The partnership will see white label technology developer UMT assist mybet with the creation of a ‘gaming/betting specific’ customer loyalty programme.Both companies have signed a ‘letter of intent’, detailing the framework for cooperation. mybet states that it will use UMT’s smart data and blockchain-led competencies to revamp its customer loyalty programme.Furthermore, both companies will work together to implement a new UMT-led payments system, which will act as mybets lead customer payment processing function.“The overarching objective of the cooperation is to generate an economic advantage for both companies. At mybet the electronic payment services and the customer loyalty programme from UMT connected to them shall support the expansion of the customer base and shall create competitive advantages” detailed mybet in its corporate update.Securing the partnership, UMT will invest approximately €500,000 in the development of its mybet projects. mybet governance detailed that it would begin work on creating its new customer loyalty programme by H1 2018.UMT is a specialist digital payments platform developer, which has worked with a number of major German banks and high street retailers such as REWE, ARAL and DM.DE. Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

  • BetWarrior pays out COVID-19 postponed events

    first_imgShare Submit Related Articles BetWarrior has paid out all bets made on events postponed or cancelled by the COVID-19 crisis, allowing punters to regain their winnings even if the competition was to resume later in the year.The deal will only be available for customers who placed a wager before March 12 and ranges from every sporting vertical including the NBA, La Liga, the Premier League, and the recently-postponed European Championships.BetWarrior CEO Morten Tonnesen stated: “With question marks over most of the sporting calendar, BetWarrior is delighted to bring some good news to those who placed outright bets on postponed events: you are a winner.“We are all missing the action from the NBA, the Champions League and more right now, but rest assured the BetWarrior team will continue to provide the best mobile entertainment about. Keep posted for updates, and most importantly, stay safe.”The bookmaker also revealed that even if the event is completed with a different result, users will still be able to keep the original winnings.BetWarrior continues to offer a wide range of events and games and it is preparing a full package of promotions and benefits, including the opportunity to bet on non-sporting events, as well as play from a selection of more than 850 casino titles including slots, live dealer, video bingo and more.Bookmakers are adapting to the current sport-less climate by introducing new solutions, such as non-sport betting. Whilst other firm’s are investing in the esports and virtual industries in order to provide alternative sports to its customers. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more

  • Stian Hornsletten, EveryMatrix: Closing the gap from sports to casino

    first_img Submit Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Multi-vertical operators have been keen to narrow the gap between sportsbook and casino content, boosting the cross-sell opportunity in the absence of live sports. We asked Stian Hornsletten (pictured above), CCO for igaming software provider EveryMatrix, about appealing to sports punters with casino-integrated content.He discussed where virtual sports fit in, how his company’s game development unit has added a “special version” of casino games for sports bettors, and why esports will hold its audience despite benefiting, relative to other verticals, from lockdown measures.SBC: How is EveryMatrix narrowing the gap between sportsbook and casino to deliver the best entertainment set for its clients?SH: Our clients are very eager to explore new content. Operators are actively looking for more content, but they need to be creative in advancing alternative forms of entertainment to their players. Virtual sports is not a betting vertical meant to replace real sports but rather a complementary offering that, if used creatively, has the potential to bring in more revenue.We’ve seen massive three-digits growth week-over-week in our reporting, so there is solid potential for virtual sports in the long run. Some key advantages of virtuals include eliminating long waiting times associated with real-life sports events, quick access to a wide variety of content, and having an innate attractiveness for computer games enthusiasts.Virtuals sports are a gaming category with its own complex environment, and we are providing operators with quite a lot of content choices. To date, we made available content from Global Bet, Kiron, NSoft, Golden Race, Leap Gaming, 1×2 Gaming, Betradar, and we are already looking to integrate another five to six additional providers.SBC: For a sports betting punter, the volume of new games integrated through the casino isn’t really of interest, it has to be something that really appeals to them. How are you cross-selling to this audience by delivering products more familiar to them?SH: One of the big advantages of CasinoEngine’s is that we have more than 130 integrations. We are offering content from over 160 different game providers which have a big selection of different types of games, including slots but also many other types. CasinoEngine aggregates around 80% of all content in the market. And as mentioned, we also have a big selection of virtual sports across seven providers with another five to six in the pipeline.We also have our esports products integrated, which enjoyed a lot of attention from both our development and commercial teams in these past weeks. OddsMatrix’s esports services have really picked up and are now a rising star of the company. We started to focus on esports in early March, and we’ve signed 10 contracts for esports since then. Our offering for esports events has grown a lot, especially for NBA2K and FIFA, which cumulate for 85% of the betting volumes. There is also a big appeal for traditional esports such as CS:GO. It depends on the players and the larger esports market, but all seems to be working quite well. More in-depth information can be found in The State of Esports Betting 2020 Report.We’re also cross-selling more traditional casino games such as roulette, live games and poker. I think there needs to be a combination. With CasinoEngine, operators get access to all of this through one integration. Poker, table games, virtuals, and everything in between. SBC: You mentioned above that you consider virtual sports in the gaming category. Is this for integration purposes or how you group the content? And what else are you doing in-house to increase the cross-sell to sports from the CasinoEngine aggregator?SH: CasinoEngine is not only a casino aggregator, we call it the iGaming integration platform. That’s what it is – an integration layer with a unified API into the operators’ PAMs, gaming platforms and various wallets. With these integrations on the gaming side, everything goes through CasinoEngine. We also have bingo and poker products, so it’s a light integration layer which gives access to everything. We launch between three and four new vendors, and handle around 600-700 vendor configurations across our clients each month. There have been a record number of configurations and changes as well a lot of new games released in the last weeks.As cross-selling between casino and sports becomes more important, I’d like to mention Slider Games, a new product released by our game development unit, Spearhead Studios. It provides a special version of various casino games, which sports bettors can play while waiting for a new match to start without leaving the sportsbook, with only a rapid ‘swipe’ motion on the screen, like on Bwin, for example. A small button added in the events screen gives permanent and instant access to casino content, such as roulette, blackjack or slots targeted to a specific local audience.This is something that works very well; we have seen up to 20% uplift in revenues from sports players. It offers quick access to entertainment while they are waiting for the next event to start or the half time break to end. It was specifically tailored for the sportsbook market. SBC: You mentioned the quick rise of esports. In an interview with your CEO Ebbe Groes, he said that you still want to present this as something different rather than mixing it in with sports. How do you see the way in which esports can be taken more mainstream?SH: Our research says that showing esports separately from traditional sports works the best. This doesn’t mean you cannot mix them up as there are players who do wager across verticals. We’re doing both, but esports have an entire universe around them and tend to be taken very seriously by players and punters. You could say it’s a more complete and more complex product. I also think that it differs a bit, as esports itself is a big market with different types of players playing games such as NBA2K or FIFA, while some players prefer classics like CS:GO or DOTA.SBC: Everyone is, inevitably, now talking about presenting the best combination of esports, virtuals and casino games in the absence of live sports. Is this something that was always in the pipeline for EveryMatrix this year? Or like a lot of people, has the current situation brought about a change in your approach?SH: I think the current situation has sparked a lot of innovation. When I talk to tier-1 operators, they have all got things lined up, and most know what they need to do by the end of this week or the next one, in order to close the revenue gap. These operators must integrate alternatives since there are no sports events to bet on. I think that one of the biggest winners are esports, which already benefited a lot from what’s happened in the past two months. Esports is an enduring solution and will remain of interest for a long time, especially from the numbers that we are seeing.SBC: From a supply point of view, building in an esports offering and adding more virtuals could bring about an initial financial hit, but over time do you think operators are only going to be looking at those working across all verticals?SH: I think that sportsbooks will have to rethink their offering. When it comes to esports, I noticed that some operators are not used to getting a lot of data sources quickly. So they are struggling to suddenly become very good at esports. At least that’s the case with many of the new operators we’re speaking to. For esports, we use 10-15 data sources to ensure reliability and to offer a massive number of events, over 50,000 monthly events as of April 2020, but also streaming, which is very important when it comes to esports. Sportsbook operators can turn to OddsMatrix rapid integration tab as an agile solution for adopting esports. SBC: Just finally, if you had to guess what might happen after all lockdown measures are lifted and the world goes back to some form of normality. Will we see this ‘blurring’ of the betting verticals become a permanent thing, or do you expect a return to more distinct audiences?SH: Keeping an eye on the future, it makes sense to integrate short-term actions into a strategic business plan that can boost post-crisis performance. I think people will ultimately expand their areas of interest, even if they will go back to betting on what they used to for some extent. This sports shutdown showed everyone that there can be a huge uplift in esports and also in online gambling vertical overall. Growth from the online casino is not only because of the lack of sports, but also due to land-based being closed and players moving online.These extraordinary times have driven traditional players towards new wagering options, simultaneously drawing in a new audience. For those operators able to retain large shares of both, actions today will quickly turn into an enduring investment and significant revenues. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

  • Mark Brosnan ends Matchbook CEO tenure

    first_img Xanadu Consultancy, the holding company of online betting exchange Matchbook ( has confirmed that Mark Brosnan has chosen to step down as Chief Executive.Brosnan’s decision will see Xanadu’s CFO Farzad Peyman fulfil CEO leadership duties on an interim basis.Moving forward Xanadu confirmed that Brosnan will continue to serve as a company director to support the firm in developing its new B2B capacity and advise leadership on technology projects and commercial strategies.Brosnan has served as CEO since 2013, leading the development and relaunch of the new Matchbook betting exchange platform, whilst also expanding Matchbook’s technology and engineering teams from HQ in Cork, Ireland.Peyman commented: “We are enormously indebted to Mark for everything which he has done for this business over the last 16 years.“Mark is a fantastic business leader who operates with tremendous authenticity and warmth. He has navigated the business through an amazing growth journey and leaves behind a market leading technology stack which is built for scale and business primed for growth.​”Since 17 February, Matchbook has been suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) as a result of an investigation into its operating company Triplebet related to ‘serious AML failings’.Publishing its investigation findings in April, the UKGC stated that Triplebet had ‘failed to monitor business relationships‘ and undertake proper due diligence checks on members of gambling syndicates. StumbleUpon Share Submit Share Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more