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Draft Kings Incorporated hires Johnny Avello

To help further its foray into the provision of single-team sportsbetting services, American daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings Incorporated has reportedly hired veteran industry professional Johnny Avello (pictured) to serve as its new Operations Director.

To handle land-based sportsbetting operations:

According to a Wednesday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, Avello has over three decades of industry experience and joined DraftKings Incorporated on Monday following a 13-year spell running the sportsbook for the Wynn Las Vegas. The 65-year-old will now purportedly oversee the Boston-based firm’s entire network of land-based sportsbetting operations with his duties set to encompass all associated launch, risk management and trading …

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Norway initiates foreign online gambling television advertising crackdown

The media regulator for Norway has reportedly ordered some of the Scandinavian nation’s largest terrestrial and satellite television broadcasters to cease showing advertisements for foreign-headquartered online gambling providers.

According to a source, the move from the Medietilsynet watchdog comes amid a general crackdown against the marketing of unlicensed iGaming services after a 2021 investigation exposed ‘massive and serious’ breaches on the VOX, FEM, MAX and Eurosport Norway channels from American media behemoth Discovery Incorporated.

Decisive direction:

A new Medietilsynet edict has now reportedly directed domestic broadcasters Telia Norge AS, Allente, RiksTV, Al…