Erin-Marie Gallagher

GentingBet honours New Zealand pre-tournament bets following England win

Following the dramatic clash at Lord’s between England and New Zealand in yesterday’s 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup final, GentingBet has committed to honouring all pre-tournament bets on New Zealand winning the Cricket World Cup. The Black Caps fell short of winning the World Cup yesterday after England were named as the 2019 champions on a little-known boundary-countback rule, following …

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Spain combats betting corruption with new national commission

Spain’s Ministry of the Presidency has given the go-ahead for the formation of a new national commission which is due to tackle betting-related fraud as well as the prevention of sports corruption. The commission is due to consist of representatives from the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the National Police, the Civil Guard, the Higher Sports Council as well as …

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ASA overturns Sky Bet ‘request a bet’ ad ruling

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has decided to reverse its ruling against a TV advertisement for online operator Sky Bet, meaning that ruling is now ‘not upheld’.  The advert in question was originally broadcast to viewers on 30 August 2018. Following two complaints, the ASA had originally ruled that the advert was ‘socially irresponsible’ and supposedly in contravention to BCAP …

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GiG suspends Swedish sportsbooks over ‘lack of clarity’ in regulations

Online gambling firm Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has allegedly halted its sportsbook operations for its proprietary Rizk and Guts brands across Sweden, citing the country’s regulatory framework as the main reason. As reported on igamingbusiness, GiG has argued that the current ‘lack of clarity’ in Swedish gaming laws has meant that the brands will ‘temporarily suspend’ all bets until there …

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GambleAware report suggests ‘clearer’ strategy needed on advertising

Published in its latest interim report, GambleAware has conducted research into the impact that different forms and frequencies of gambling adverts had upon children, young people and vulnerable adults. The research, carried out by two consortia led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, found that lotteries and bookmakers are among the highest …

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Dettori fans causing rethink on bet liabilities

After continuing his streak of summer successes at Sandown this weekend, Frankie Dettori has forced UK bookmakers to rethink their strategy on Dettori-accumulators, resulting in a number of bookmakers deciding to limit punters’ stakes on the champion jockey or insist on some legs be settled on SP only.  Speaking on Luck on Sunday, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director Simon Clare defended …

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Optibet expands betting offering in Lithuania

Following the launch of its brand in Lithuania back in October 2018, Optibet has strengthened its current offering by including the addition of betting to its product range. The news comes as the operator confirms the enhancement to its in-house development strategy, which seeks to create opportunities for customer acquisition, increased revenue, improved profit margin and a generally more diversified …

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Allee named bettingexpert.com’s World Tipster Champion

German tipster, Allee, has been named World Tipster Champion 2019 as part of an annual competition run by Better Collective’s flagship tipster network, bettingexpert.com. The annual competition, sponsored by Bet365, monitors the best tipsters across Bettingexpert’s different language portals, with allee awarded a cheque of €10,000. World Tipster Champion 2019, allee celebrated the accolade: “Being the World Tipster Champion is a dream …

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Svenska Spel backs new problem gambling research projects

Svenska Spel’s Games Research Council has shown its support towards five new research projects looking at gambling addiction, after confirming that it would be issuing grants totalling SEK5m (£425,471). Svenska Spel has highlighted three projects that will receive grants, with one set to focus upon the treatment of gambling addiction among elite players in Swedish ice hockey.  Another of the …

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GREO supports UKGC National Strategy in new collaboration

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has collaborated with independent research dissemination specialist Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) to help provide additional support to the regulator’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Under the terms of the new partnership, GREO will work alongside the UKGC to launch a new activity programme tailored towards supporting the National Strategy’s key focus areas: treatment and education, treatment …

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