Erin-Marie Gallagher

Lord Foster takes charge of ‘Peers for Gambling Reform’ group

A group of peers within the House of Lords will undertake a review of gambling industry safeguards, duties and customer protections, seeking to inform the government about urgent changes to gambling regulation. ‘Peers for Gambling Reform’ (PGR) will be Chaired by Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat). Vice Chairs of the Group will include Lord Smith of Hindhead (Conservative), Baroness …

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Betway puts new spin on Kevin Pietersen partnership

Online operator Betway has extended its partnership with Kevin Pietersen, which will see the Ashes winning batsman continue as a brand ambassador until 2023. Retaining his role as Official Global Cricket and Brand Ambassador for Betway, Pietersen will share his experience, knowledge and opinion on world cricket through bespoke content and behind-the-scenes access. Paul Adkins, Marketing and Operations Director at …

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BGC slams ‘illogical’ North East casino curfew

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has slammed the further lockdown imposed on North East England, stating that the restrictions will ‘inevitably lead to job losses in the casino sector’. Following a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the region, health secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the enforcement of a ‘regional lockdown’, which will see leisure and entertainment venues, such as …

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Armenia tightens up gambling regulations with new location restrictions

Armenia is reported to be tightening up its gambling regulations, with measures due to impact both the location and size of betting venues. Reported by Armenian media outlets, during a government meeting Finance Minister Atom Janjughazyan stated that bookmakers will now be required to operate solely at locations which are a certain distance away from ‘heavily populated areas, as well …

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Sportradar seals BCCI partnership ahead of IPL launch

Sportradar Integrity Services has entered into a new agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which will see the sports integrity solutions provider monitor any betting irregularities during the 2020 Indian Premier League. As part of the agreement, Sportradar will support the BCCI’s anti-corruption unit to monitor and safeguard the integrity of the matches. Sportradar Integrity …

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YGAM spearheads GP problem gambling training initiative

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has confirmed that it will lead a new initiative to ‘deliver specialist training on gambling, gaming, and digital behavioural addictions to healthcare professionals’. The ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme is the result of a collaboration between YGAM, Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council, and Betknowmore UK. YGAM will take responsibility of leading the collaboration, …

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MansionBet ups commitment to greyhound racing with BGRF contributions

MansionBet has become the latest bookmaker to contribute to the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF). By becoming a contributor to the fund, MansionBet will support the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) in delivering essential welfare and integrity initiatives through the Greyhound Commitment. Ross Harkins, Head of Sportsbook at MansionBet, said: “Over the past year we have invested a lot …

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Tabcorp raises $230m through retail bookbuild

Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it has completed the ‘retail component’ of its AU$600 million (€370 million) entitlement offer, having raised approximately AU$230 million (€142 million). Completing the retail phase of its entitlement offer authorised following Tabcorp publishing its 2019 results, the ASX gambling group sold 8.5 million retail entitlements through the placement generating $2.7 million for company shareholders. The …

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Xtremepush to use Beechbrook ‘firepower’ to target €15m worth of acquisitions

Irish digital marketing software company Xtremepush is reportedly seeking acquisitions worth up to €15 million after successfully raising €4.25 million in funding from Beechbrook Capital. The acquisition strategy, according to co-founder and chief executive officer Tommy Kearns, will support the organic growth of the company and help ‘put boots on the ground’ in the US. “Our strategy is to continue …

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Genius Sports Group nets extension to Spanish ACB partnership

Genius Sports Group has confirmed an extension to its long-term exclusive betting data partnership with the Spanish ACB league. As part of the extension, Genius Sports Group’s Betgenius division will gain the official rights to continue distributing real-time ACB data to its global network of licensed sportsbook operators Commenting on the agreement, Sean Conroy, Commercial Director at Genius Sports, stated: …

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