Erin-Marie Gallagher

Sky Sports tackles social media abuse with new measures

Sky Sports has upped its commitment to tackling online abuse and hate across its platforms after rolling out a series of new measures across its digital and social sites. Currently, more than 40 million users engage on Sky Sports’ channels on digital and social media platforms which the broadcaster stated has ‘seen a spike in hateful comments on the basis …

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Racing Post launches QR code for betting shop paper download

The Racing Post will allow customers in betting shops to download its daily newspaper to their mobile devices after launching a new QR code system. The new initiative was launched post-lockdown to support high street betting shops increase footfall to their shops and offer customers a chance to read the paper in a safe manner. Discussing the new QR codes …

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Norwegian regulator supports ‘holistic regulation’ to maintain player protections

Lotteritilsynet, Norway’s gambling regulator, has reaffirmed its belief that proposals for a new common gambling law will facilitate ‘a more holistic regulation of the Norwegian gambling market’. Responding to the Ministry of Culture’s consultation on regulatory reform of the gambling industry, Lotteritilsynet stated that a reform is needed which ‘will ensure responsible gambling’. Earlier this year, Abid Raja, Norway’s Minister …

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Danske Spil begins roll out of player ID cards

Danske Spil has started to roll out its new player ID cards, shifting all land-based betting towards an account-based digital system. The ID card, branded ‘Sikkert Spil’ (‘Safe Play’) – has initially been made available to stores that sell Oddset and Tips services. Rolled-out this October, the state-owned operator confirmed that the card will be made mandatory throughout its partner …

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ic3group supports industry with new strategic advisory service

Ic3group has agreed to offer strategic support to the betting and gaming sectors after confirming the launch of its new advisory service. The new service will see the group partner with operators and suppliers across the world to offer advice on their growth and expansion strategies. The company was founded by David Copeland, Chris Miller and Keith McDonnell, who between …

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TIU suspends Spanish player for courtsiding offences

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a four-year ban and $15,000 fine to Spanish tennis player Gerard Joseph Platero Rodriguez after he was convicted of courtsiding. The player has become the first to be charged with the offence, which involves the transmission of live scoring data from a match to a third party for betting purposes. Six months of …

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BetGames.TV poised for growth as Andreas Köberl named new CEO

Live dealer betting games supplier BetGames.TV has poised itself for the ‘next level of growth’ after confirming the appointment of Andreas Köberl as its new Chief Executive Officer. Köberl joins the firm from Playtech Sports where he started out as Commercial Director before leading the Trinity Bet Group, operating the Germany and Austria-facing sportsbook brand HPYBET. Celebrating his new role, …

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Spotlight Sports Group names Sam Houlding as new CCO

Spotlight Sports Group has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Sam Houlding will become the new Chief Commercial Officer. Houlding will take over from former Chief Commercial Officer Mike Griffin, who left his role as Chief Revenue Officer of the group on September 30th. Commenting on his new role, Houlding said: “I am thrilled to be taking the …

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Sportech and UK Tote Group renew sports betting partnership

Sportech has confirmed that it has signed a new multi-year licensing and services contract with UK Tote Group. The extended partnership will assure Sportech’s continued delivery of pools betting technologies and services via its Quantum System, which underpins the Tote’s domestic pools betting. The Quantum system will also allow the UK Tote to significantly deepen its pool volumes, featuring global …

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Better Collective finalises Atemi takeover in £40m deal

Better Collective has completed a ‘major strategic move’ after confirming that it has completed the acquisition of igaming lead generation specialist Atemi Group. The acquisition has been valued at approximately £40 million, of which £32.5 million is paid upfront at closing. This will be done via a combination of £27.8 million in cash and £4.7 million in Better Collective shares …

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