Erin-Marie Gallagher

Finnish authorities crack down on illegal gambling advertisements

Finland’s Police and Transport and Communications Agency Traficom have confirmed that they are going to work alongside one another to strengthen initiatives which monitor and prevent illegal gambling advertisements on television and radio. As it stands, only Finland’s state-owned Veikkaus is permitted to run and market gambling of any kind across the country, with any other marketing operations pertaining to …

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Marathonbet named as sponsor for Windsor’s Summer Sprint Series

Marathonbet has penned a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse which will see the operator named as the principal sponsors of the Summer Sprint Series at the Berkshire racecourse. The Sprint Series is set to be held over the course of 10 famous Monday Night fixtures at Royal Windsor, with the £75,000 Final taking place …

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Boris Johnson tipped as new Tory leader as May steps down

Boris Johnson is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Theresa May confirmed she is to leave 10 Downing Street on 7 June. May made the announcement this morning after meeting Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee, the influential group of backbench MPs from May’s Conservative Party, after it became clear …

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New Zealand to repeal betting levy in the next three years

New Zealand’s government is set to phase out the country’s betting levy over the next three years, as they move towards repealing the current system on the racing industry. As confirmed by Racing Minister Winston Peters, the funds that had been generated by the levy will now be distributed towards the racing and sports sector, instead of towards the Crown. …

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Kemp departs Ladbrokes Coral to join Together for the Tote

Together for the Tote has confirmed that Mark Kemp has been appointed as the group’s UK Managing Director, after holding the same position at Ladbrokes Coral. Due to take on the new role later in the year, Kemp has held a number of positions across the gambling sector with executive board experience across marketing, operations and product in both the …

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Sportradar adds long-term extension to AP agreement

Sportradar has inked a long-term extension of its agreement with The Associated Press (AP) which will see them continue to deliver core sports data content across both AP’s traditional and digital platforms. Following a successful three-year alliance, Sportradar will continue to share its data APIs, which will also encompass data for the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), …

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BetMakers pens deal with Betgenius to deliver global racing content

After entering into a new two-year partnership with Genius-Sports subsidiary Betgenius, BetMakers could begin to offer its racing data and pricing services to as many as 150 more operators around the world The Australia-headquartered supplier – formerly B2C brand TopBetta – is set to offer proprietary fixed pricing and data from 250,000 races per year to Betgenius’ clients, with content to …

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Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally …

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Malta Gaming Authority pens new Memorandum of Understanding with police

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the island’s police force in a move to minimise illegal gambling activities in the industry. The MoU, which will see the MGA and the police collaborate with one another, will place an emphasis upon the exchange of information regarding gaming operations as well as information on …

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Spain’s Ombudsman calls for complete ban on gambling advertisements

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Spain’s acting ‘Civic Ombudsman’, Francisco Fernández Marugán, has urged the Spanish government to issue a complete ban on advertising gambling products and services which would extend to the media, radio, television and internet. The proposed ban, which specifically excludes the state-run lottery operators Loterias and ONCE, comes as a ‘soon to be formed’ Spanish coalition government is expected to implement new …

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