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Maurizio Bernardo named new Senior Strategic Advisor at SKS365

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Former President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Finance Committee and expert connoisseur of the gaming and betting sector, Bernardo comes to strengthen the corporate body with the role of strategic consultant to CSR and compliance activities

SKS365 has formally confirmed the entry of Maurizio Bernardo as the company’s new Senior Strategic Advisor in Italy. Bernardo will assist the company in defining compliance programs following the coordinates of international best practices and will cover top-ranking corporate positions by taking also care of Stakeholder Relations.

Member of Parliament during the XV, XVI and XVII legislatures, Bernardo was President of the 6th  Finance Committee of the Chamber of Deputies. Throughout his political career, during which he has perfected the knowledge and comprehension of the gaming and betting sectors – areas in which SKS365 operates as one of the market leaders – Bernardo has also been part of the local Regional Government in Lombardy, with the task of managing Social Policies and Public Utility Services.

Maurizio Bernardo is an important asset for the Group – comments Bepi Pezzulli, SKS365’s General Legal Counsel, adding – His figure will be pivotal in adding strategic competence to the company who is currently engaged in massive investments on compliance programs and governance systems. The entry of Maurizio certainly increases our ability to produce high level  corporate social responsibility initiatives.”

In addition to his role as a strategic consultant, Bernardo will also take part in the development of specific activities related to the CSR area of the company, which confirms its path of complete renewal and corporate restructuring also by the recruitment of specialized professionals with the goal of perfecting compliance issues and related activities. A path that has accompanied SKS365‘s strategy since 2018, and is recalled by the words of the company’s Country Manager, Francesco Gaziano: “Maurizio strengthens our commitment to Italy, one where sports betting is part of the culture and the collective imagery. Giving central importance to the Italian market also means creating high employment levels, as well as ensuring relevant tax revenues for the Country’s economy.

 

About SKS365

SKS365 Group is an authorized sports betting and gaming operator, one among the leaders in the Italian betting market, where it operates under the Planetwin365 brand. The passion for sports, driven by principals of transparency and security with the goal of creating value for the Entertainment industry are all elements that SKS365 offers its clients to further develop the gaming experience and expand business opportunities for all commercial partners.

Through the Planetwin365 brand, SKS365 offers a unique and diversified gaming experience both online – via the Planetwin365.it website – and offline, through a retail network of 1000 shops all around the Italian territory.

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Chief Information Security Officer Joins Continent 8

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Continent 8 Technologies, the award-winning, multi-jurisdictional global network and cloud infrastructure solutions provider, today announced that Brian Borysewich has joined Continent 8 as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Brian will bring four decades of experience in the industry to Continent 8’s Cyber security, network operations, and compliance teams.

Brian is a seasoned cyber security professional and has served in many roles from systems security administrator to the C-level suite. He has empowered Fortune 50 companies to secure their environments, has held leadership roles at both eBay and PayPal at their respective headquarters in Silicon Valley USA, as the principal cybersecurity architect.

Brian’s experience includes over 15 years within the United States government intelligence agencies. He is a former Black Hat and Anonymous hacker who has since used his experience to provide companies, governments, and educational institutions with methods and techniques to protect valuable assets and data. He has been a keynote speaker and mentor at various security conferences and panels.

“As a global leader that protects some of the world’s most valuable information, we take data security seriously,” said Michael Tobin, CEO of Continent 8. “Brian has been globally recognized as a cyber security practice leader. His accomplishments and leadership have helped companies and governments around the world protect both brand and financial resources. I look forward to working with him in these challenging, but exciting times, as businesses and nations enter ever increasing Cyber security attacks in size and velocity.”

Additionally, Brian has extensive expertise in iGaming, which will assist Continent 8 in serving its wide range of clients in that industry. A pioneer in early online gaming, he provided gaming site technology as early as 1995, when the first customers bet before the flurry of regulation. He served for four years as IGT’s Global Operations Solutions Delivery Architect and Manager.

Brian’s arrival supports the company-wide dedication to security that strives to keep client data safe, secure, and private across the global network and public cloud infrastructure on a regional, national, and global level.

Continent 8 is an award-winning, multi-jurisdictional global Cloud infrastructure solutions provider that connects, manages, and secures the world’s most valuable information. Its advanced data centers and high-quality networks support critical online operations in both private and public-sector organizations in over 50 locations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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Greece to Raise Tax Rates on Online Gambling

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The Ministry of Development in Greece has introduced a new proposal, which raises the costs for online gambling operations.

Permits for iGaming operations will cost €3 million (sports betting) or €2 million (online casino and poker). Greece demands online gambling licensees to pay a 35% tax on their gross gaming revenue.

Greece is soon to feature a casino resort. Two operators have already bid for the construction and operation of the facility.

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Veikkaus Appoints New Supervisory Board Members

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Veikkaus, the gambling monopoly in Finland, has appointed new supervisory board members to amplify and raise the responsible gambling standards.

There are a total of 28 members on the board. 13 members are representatives of various political parties and 13 representatives of Veikkaus’ stakeholders. There are two representatives from Veikkaus’ employees. The board would be led by chair Jukka Gustafsson and vice-chair Jani Mäkelä.

The first six months of 2019 have not been great for the state-run Finnish Gambling monopoly Veikkaus. In its financial report, Veikkaus has posted a 6% decline in overall turnover during the first six months of 2019.

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