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GAMSTOP on-site at UK Freshers Weeks to highlight value of self-exclusion to new wave of students.

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GAMSTOP, the UK’s online gambling self-exclusion scheme, has successfully completed its second annual tour of UK universities freshers’ weeks, demonstrating the value of self-exclusion to young adults.

The team at GAMSTOP visited a number of campuses in the North of England supporting Ygam and Gamcare Yorkshire and Humber, meeting more than 600 students across the campuses and conducting around 140 in-depth conversations with students about their gambling habits, discussing how and where they can reach out for support, as well as how to notice and discuss problem gambling habits with their friends and family.

Recent data revealed that GAMSTOP had a 30% increase in sign-ups amongst 16-24-year-olds in the first half of the year, demonstrating the value that this service is having for young adults and university students. These ‘university roadshows’ introduce students to the people behind the scenes as well as educating them about the support channels available to them.

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Earlier this year, GAMSTOP and Ygam published a report looking into the extent of gambling within the university student community, which found that more than 7 out of 10 had gambled in the previous 12 months and 43% had sometimes bet more than they could afford to lose. More than one in five students admitted to using their overdraft or a payday loan to help fund their gambling.

Responding to the success of the roadshow, Fiona Palmer, CEO of GAMSTOP, said:

“For the second year running we’ve seen a fantastic response to this collaborative  university roadshow. We’ve visited a number of campuses alongside Ygam & GamCare Yorkshire and Humber to highlight the support available to students and how best to tackle the topic of problem gambling with their friends and family. The  GAMSTOP team also conducted several important conversations with students about their own gambling-related issues, providing them with information as well as reaffirming the support channels available to them”.

Working alongside the Ygam and GamCare charities, GAMSTOP will be visiting more university campuses in the new year to continue their work, protecting young adults from gambling-related harm.

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Biggest iGB L!VE on record opens in Amsterdam

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The 2024 edition of iGB L!VE, the last to be held in Amsterdam prior to its 2025 relocation to London, opened today (17 July) with attendees participating in the biggest edition of the show on record.

A sustained level of international interest has seen iGB L!VE registrations increase 40% year-on-year with industry professionals from 121 nations heading for Amsterdam.

Delegates will have access to 300+ exhibitors and sponsors occupying over 21,000 square metres of gross space, up 35% on the 2023 figure.

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The iGB L!VE Conference Program features 50+ speakers across 21 sessions. Built around four core themes of: Markets and Convergence, Player Engagement, Building for the Future and Protecting Your Business – headline sessions include a live masterclass on ways to engage players in the world’s hottest online casino markets, innovation in slot game design, navigating cyber threats in the aftermath of an attack, the role of ESG in boosting M&A valuations, parasite SEO, surviving the search bar squeeze, link localisation in Spain and LatAm, and how affiliates should respond on player protection.

iGB L!VE got off to a dynamic start with Michel Groothuizen, the chair of the Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) making the opening address. The appearance was Michel Groothuizen’s first in front of an international igaming audience following his appointment as Chair of the KSA effective 1 July.

This was followed by a Keynote delivered by Sam Sadi, CEO of LiveScore Group. Sadi who has worked across the sports media and betting industries for more than 25-years presented how to drive growth through media partnerships and convergence.

In a number of ‘firsts’ iGB L!VE is hosting the ASCEND Women & Allyship Meet-Up, a new year-round mentoring and leadership initiative aimed at supporting women early in their gaming careers. The show will also witness the launch of the iGB LaunchPad which provides a platform for five trailblazing start-up businesses and the first Sustainable Gambling Zone showcasing the industry’s latest thinking and approach to safer gambling.

 

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SolutionsHub Appoints Frank Douthwaite as Director of Governance

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SolutionsHub has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Frank Douthwaite as Director of Governance.

SolutionsHub, a leading provider of specialized eGaming services, is delighted to announce the appointment of Frank Douthwaite as the new Director of Governance. Frank brings over 15 years of extensive experience working with corporate and private clients globally to his new role.

Frank graduated from university with a BA degree in War Studies and and has since gone on to complete the STEP Diploma, becoming a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner.

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Frank’s proven track record of success with high-profile eGaming companies makes him a valuable addition to SolutionsHub’s expanding team. His expertise will be instrumental in furthering the company’s mission to provide the most efficient and effective advisory services in the eGaming sector.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Frank stated, “SolutionsHub has an excellent reputation in the industry for delivering effective and efficient solutions. I’m excited to join them during this period of expansion. The Isle of Man has a rich history in this sector, and we’re seeing more and more of the industry’s big names establishing a presence here.”

SolutionsHub’s CEO, Lee Hills, praised the appointment, noting, “Frank’s commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with our company values. His leadership will be pivotal as we continue to grow.”

The appointment of Frank Douthwaite reinforces SolutionsHub’s position as a trusted partner for eGaming businesses seeking expert guidance. His leadership is expected to drive the company’s continued success and innovation.

 

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New Game Release by Zillion Games: Buffalo’s Sun 2

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Buffalo’s Sun 2, a dynamic game that boasts stunning graphics and places the iconic buffalo symbol in the spotlight. With an incredible 4,096 ways to win, this beloved game promises endless excitement. Set in the heart of the Wild West, this classic 6×4 slot offers an immersive experience packed with thrilling adventures and big rewards.

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Buffalo’s Sun 2 offers a unique combination of innovative mechanics and captivating graphics that will keep players engaged and entertained. Exciting features like Free Spins and Hold and Win, players are guaranteed an exhilarating experience with substantial winning opportunities. The Wild West theme, combined with iconic buffalo symbols, appeals to a wide audience, enhancing player retention and satisfaction.

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Don’t miss out on adding this thrilling game to your casino. Buffalo’s Sun 2 is sure to become a favorite among your players, driving engagement and revenue.

 

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