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WH Partners assigns its new officials to impact its 3 core sectors



WH Partners, the Malta-based leading law firm in gaming & gambling, announced the assigning of its three new partners namely, Ramona Azzopardi, Joseph Borg, and Robert Zammit who will team up with its current partners Olga Finkel, Ruth Galea, and James Scicluna. Gaming and gambling, tax advisory, and blockchain technology will be the core practise areas of the firm which these promotions intend to impact and invigorate.

The co-founder and partner Dr Finkel said: “The internal promotion of three new partners reflects our growth strategy for 2018 and beyond. We are delighted by these internal appointments and wish each of our new partners every success.”

Whereas the Partner and Co-Founder Dr Scicluna said: “These promotions are the well-deserved result of the efforts made by this group of very talented lawyers across a range of legal disciplines. We are committed to providing exceptional service and rewarding those of our colleagues who go the extra mile for the firm and our valued clients.”

Ramona Azzopardi

Dr Azzopardi is a taxation lawyer and has helped develop WH Partners’ tax and private client practice, which she now heads. She joined WH Partners in 2014 as a Senior Associate after having worked for several years with another leading Maltese law firm. She is a council member of the Malta Institution of Taxation, a member of the Chamber of Advocates and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners where she also serves as a committee member on the Taxation Sub-Committee. She holds an MA in financial services and an LL.D. from the University of Malta as well as a diploma in taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation.

Joseph Borg

Joseph F. Borg has been a senior adviser with WH Partners since 2013 having formerly held senior positions at the Malta Gaming Authority and served as legal counsel at Vodafone Malta. He is a former trustee of the International Association of Gaming Regulators. Apart from being a core member of WH Partners’ gaming and gambling advisory team, he has spearheaded the firm’s blockchain and cryptocurrency advisory practice. He graduated with an LL.M. in information technology and tele­communi­cations law from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta.

Robert Zammit

Dr Zammit has worked, first with WH Law, and then with WH Partners in aggregate for over 10 years. He is the regulatory, licensing and litigation lawyer and practices in the gaming and transport industries. He arguably holds the record for the lawyer who has acted on most gambling licence applications in Malta. He also advises gambling operators on the exploitation of their intellectual property and is ranked by Legal 500 for his expertise in this area. He holds a Doctors of Law degree from the University of Malta.



Source: European Gaming Media and Events


NSoft brings iGaming Future to february London event



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The sports betting technology provider NSoft will be showcasing its comprehensive suite of products including a full Sportsbook platform, Virtual games and the latest innovations in AI solutions at ICE London 2019.

NSoft’s Self-Managed Pre Match application is fully integrated into Seven Platform and gives the betting operators full autonomy of sports events creation, odds management and risk management. Except for already supported option of importing Betradar Unified Odds Feed, the customer has the ability to manually create any sport, tournament, market and event, as well as to resolve the markets.

The upcoming ICE London 2019 is the only B2B gaming event that truly brings together the international online and offline gaming sectors. During this event, held from February 5 to February 7, 2019, NSoft’s focus shall be on promotion of new products and comprehensive business solutions.

NSoft team is performing the latest product polishing before presenting it to the industry’s leading stakeholders. This year we shall be hosting you on our stand with impressive design and demo zones.

Don’t miss out on the chance to find out more about NSoft’s products. Please meet us at Stand S1-260. Book a meeting with our team or contact


Source: European Gaming Media
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PointsBet enters the legal New Jersey betting market



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PointsBet has launched its online sports betting platform in New Jersey, had become the ninth operator to enter the legal New Jersey sports betting market. PointsBetting is essentially a high-risk form of spread-betting that rewards players with more money.

The company explained how PointsBetting works: “If a user bets $10 on the over, and the total ends 10 points over, that nets users $100. Stop-loss settings are able to be set by a bettor if they wish to limit their win and loss position. Users will still be able to make fixed odds wagers, which give a simple win-or-lose scenario.”

New Jersey residents can access PointsBet in web browsers via or by downloading the PointsBet mobile app for Android or iOS.

Johnny Aitken, PointsBet US CEO said: “We’re extremely excited to bring PointsBet’s premium and game-changing sportsbook and signature betting options to the US.

“By offering some of the world’s sharpest betting offers and prices, we have the back of all sports bettors, no matter how sophisticated they are, and we’re serious about offering a one-of-a-kind VIP betting experience.”

PointsBet is also partnered with Tioga Downs Casino in New York and will launch sports betting operations in New York if the state moves to legalise sports betting.


Source: European Gaming Media
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FDJ aims digital transformation to fuel its development



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FDJ Group announced €15.8 bn in player stakes in 2018. FDJ distributed €10.7 bn to players, a return rate of nearly 68%, an increase close to 1 point over 2017.

Stéphane Pallez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FDJ Group said “The continued growth in player stakes reflects the good execution of our FDJ 2020 strategy around areas such as innovation and digital, enhancing the appeal of our games and distribution channels. 2018 has been characterised by numerous successes, notably Mission Patrimoine games, illustrating FDJ’s redistribution model. These results underpin our ambition to anticipate changes in the gaming and entertainment sector to increase the Group’s leadership with richer and innovative gaming experiences”.

 The FDJ 2020 strategic plan aims at accelerating the Group’s digital transformation to fuel its development. In 2018, the group got benefited from increase in digitalisation of all games. This success confirms our strategic goal of reaching 20% by 2020. This digital growth was driven by online gaming as well as electronic player stakes at points of sale.

ParionsSport sports betting posted strong gains in player stakes. FDJ is one of the Top 10 sports betting operators worldwide. Player stakes recorded during the World cup reached €333 m, an increase of +75% over the 2014 event, mostly attributable to the French team’s performance. The overall trend remained strong, with +8% growth in non-World Cup player stakes.

ParionsSport also signed major four-year partnerships with four leading French football clubs (Olympique de Marseille, Olympique Lyonnais, AS Monaco, and FC Nantes), and launched the “Parions Club” challenge with each of them, giving the top punters in each club a VIP treatment in stadiums or at points of sale, in addition to their winnings.

Player stakes in lottery, instant lottery and draw-based games, grew 1.1% to €12,770 m. Player stakes on instant lottery games (scratch-card games in point of sale and digital) continued to grow, +3.2% to €7694 m.

Digitalisation drives growth in all lottery games, whether instant lottery or draw-based games. On-line lottery games were up +12% thanks to the steady increase in new players, with close to 1.9 million players at the end of 2018, and very frequent marketing events in the online gaming portfolio, with a launch, a relaunch, or a modification every week.

In 2018, FDJ stopped charging rent for point of sale equipment and started paying commission on promotional and free coupons. This year, a new commission structure has been introduced, with different rates across the various product lines and price ranges. In this context, net commissions earned by FDJ retailers were €785 m in 2018, up 5.7% on 2017.

After internalising its sales force and setting up its own logistics, FDJ has completed its business transformation and has direct control of its network.

The Group has continued to make substantial investments in points of sale, specifically in technology and equipment.

Source: European Gaming Media
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