Erin-Marie Gallagher

William Hill US settles content lawsuit against FanDuel

William Hill US has settled its copyright infringement lawsuit against FanDuel after the competing sportsbook operator distributed a near-identical “how to bet” guide at the Meadowlands Park Racetrack. It has been reported that the money received as part of the settlement will be used to fund the development of creative writing programs at universities across New Jersey, as well as initiatives …

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GambleAware backs Self Exclusion amid political reprieve

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Industry charity GambleAware has reaffirmed its support of the nationwide self-exclusion scheme GamStop amid reports that the scheme had been breached by problem gamblers. Entering 2019, the betting industry got off to a rocky start after BBC five live reports revealed that gamblers registered with the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter details provided at registration, allowing the continuation of …

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BetVictor on the hunt for ‘its next face of horse racing’

BetVictor has announced that they’re conducting a nationwide search to find “its next face of horse racing”, to complement the operator’s continual expansion to its sponsorship and media portfolios. Sold as the “dream role for racing fans”, applicants will be in with the chance to represent the betting operator at race meetings throughout the year, taking part in live interviews …

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Ladbrokes Coral prepares for FOBT cuts with best-odds extension

In a move to counter the impact of cuts to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) stakes, Ladbrokes and Coral have announced that they will be extending their best-odds guaranteed offer across all over-the-counter bets. Customers of both operators, which act as one under the umbrella of GVC Holdings, will be able to take advantage of the offer from 8 am …

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ABB backs bookmakers’ contribution to greyhound welfare

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has welcomed UK bookmakers’ decision to supply an additional £3m in funding to the provision of greyhound welfare and the uplift of the greyhound racing industry as a whole. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, after the UK Gambling Commission secured a voluntary agreement with Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting …

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UKGC reappoints Trevor Pearce to board of commissioners

Industry watchdog UK Gambling Commission has confirmed its reappointment of Trevor Pearce to the Board of Commissioners for a second term of four years, from July 1 2019 to June 30 2023. Pearce has 40 years of prior experience in law enforcement with the Kent County Constabulary as well as  the National Crime Squad, Serious Organised Crime Agency, and National …

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Red Rake secures UK remote gambling software licence

Valencia-based Red Rake Gaming will be offering gaming content to its UK customer base after securing a remote gambling software licence. The gaming developer plans on launching its content in the next few weeks following the success of its first batch tested in line with UK Gambling Commission standards. Red Rake Gaming is currently in the process of certifying the …

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MGM-GVC appoints Matt Prevost as first marketing lead of Roar venture

MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings strategic US interactive joint venture ‘Roar Digital’ has confirmed the appointment of Matt Prevost as first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), leading the venture’s customer engagement strategy. A seasoned industry executive, Prevost joins Roar following a four-year tenure as CMO of Coral Interactive in Gibraltar (2011-2015). While at Coral, he led digital marketing activity operations in …

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Government commits to opening further clinics to tackle problem gambling

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to address compulsive gambling as part of a £20.5bn NHS shake-up. The proposed treatment centres will provide access to mental health services for the 500,000 adults and young people with gambling problems. There is currently only one clinic that specialises in treatment for compulsive gamblers in the UK, which is insufficient for …

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MGA implements first phase of its Sandbox Framework

The Maltese Gaming Authority (MGA) has launched the first of its two-phase Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) and the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) within the gaming industry. During the initial phase, the MGA will accept applications for the use of DLT Assets, directly or via third party service providers, by its respective licensees. …

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