Erin-Marie Gallagher

Cash was still king for Ebor on-course bookies

The appetite for betting in cash was apparent at this weekend’s Ebor Festival, with one of the two on-course bookmakers only taking 3% of bets via card. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. As part of a two-week trial, two bookies were given the green light to offer betting …

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BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban

The Betting and Gaming Council has praised the ‘success of the whistle to whistle ban’ after data has shown a significant reduction in the number of TV gambling ads seen by children Research carried out by Enders Analysis found that during the whistle to whistle period, the number of betting ads seen by children fell by 97%. Under the ban, …

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YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has undergone a six-month independent evaluation, carried out by Clearview Research (CVR), which identified new ways that the charity can ‘effectively engage’ with ethnic minority communities. Building upon the CVR report commissioned by GambleAware last year, entitled ‘Gambling: a young BAME perspective’, CVR carried out a review into YGAM’s website, social media channels, …

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BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship

BoyleSports has grown its football sponsorship portfolio after being named the ‘principal partner’ for Coventry City Football Club. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The agreement, which covers the 2020/21 season, will see the BoyleSports logo adorn the front of the playing kit and replica shirts next season. Conor …

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Swansea City drops gambling sponsor

Swansea City has become the latest team to drop a gambling company as its main sponsor, having confirmed that Swansea University will become the front-of-shirt sponsor. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The university will feature on the front of the first-team’s new home and away shirts for the …

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BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to safeguard the future of London’s high-end casinos by modernising current payment regulations, including an amendment to section 81 of the Gambling Act 2005 to change ‘outdated legislation’. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The BGC highlighted the …

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MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio

MansionBet continues to expand its portfolio of football partnerships after confirming that it has become the ‘principal shirt sponsor’ of Championship football team Bristol City. Bristol City joins the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth who have all been sponsored by MansionBet previously. Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at MansionBet, commented: “Sponsorship of a Championship team …

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Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands

On the eve of England’s final test match against Pakistan, FSB Head of Trading Mark Wilson (pictured) gave SBC News valuable insight on the rise of cricket algorithms and how he and FSB had to quickly adapt their cricket strategy during lockdown. SBC: International cricket made a return earlier this summer with the Test series. Can cricket step-up to the …

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‘Volatile’ Swedish regulations see Raketech grow global focus

Raketech Group has decreased the dependency of its affiliate publishing network on Swedish coverage, stating that the ‘volatility’ of the market due to the re-regulations has made it ‘challenging to navigate’. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Publishing its 2020 interim results (period ending 30 June), Raketech revealed that …

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RWA takes zero-tolerance approach to online abuse

Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) has urged gambling operators to ‘take firm steps’ in identifying and blocking punters that are engaging in the online abuse and harassment of athletes from their platforms It follows on from a series of reports that jockeys, AFL and NRL players are facing a barrage of abuse on social media from exasperated punters. According to Brent …

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