Erin-Marie Gallagher

BHA chief urges government to keep betting shops open in Tier 3

BHA chief urges government to keep betting shops open in Tier 3

Nick Rust, CEO of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), has called for the government to reopen betting shops once the current lockdown restrictions are eased, stating that there is ‘no evidence’ that betting shops have contributed to the spread of the virus. From 2 December, England is expected to return to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions. However, bookmakers have …

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Playtech strengthens eKYC capacity with Affordability UK

Playtech strengthens eKYC capacity with Affordability UK for critical 2021

Playtech will continue to support operators in meeting regulatory requirements after integrating Affordability UK into its Information Management Systems (IMS) platform.  Affordability UK is provided by eKYC and fraud detection specialists TruNarrative, extending the company’s partnership with Playtech to deliver a range of player onboarding and verification services. Ian Ince, Chief Compliance Officer at Playtech, commented: “As regulatory requirements around …

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Optimove signs BlueRibbon integration deal

Optimove signs BlueRibbon integration deal

Digital marketing software provider Optimove has entered a new partnership with BlueRibbon Software which will focus on boosting player engagement and retention. Under the agreement, BlueRibbon will build an ‘out-of-the-box integration’ with Optimove, enabling Optimove users to create custom jackpot campaigns, increasing player engagement, loyalty and retention. Yuval Shefler, VP Strategic Partnerships at Optimove, said: “BlueRibbon’s gamification solution is a …

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BGC urges government to allow betting shops to reopen in Tier 3

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Casinos and betting shops across England have offered to voluntarily introduce tighter coronavirus restrictions in order to be allowed to reopen in Tier Three areas once the current lockdown ends. Michael Dugher, CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), made a ‘direct plea’ to Cabinet ministers Michael Gove and Matt Hancock, stating that venues ‘will go even further’ to …

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Pinnacle boosts KYC capabilities through Sumsub deal

Pinnacle boosts KYC capabilities through Sumsub deal

Pinnacle will strengthen its commitment to social responsibility after signing a new partnership with Sumsub, an identity verification platform that covers the compliance disciplines of KYC, KYB and AML. Through the new agreement, Sumsub will support the operator in streamlining its onboarding customer procedures fulfilling key compliance requisites across multiple jurisdictions, as well as helping ‘protect their users from unnecessary …

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Fitzdares pays tribute to racing icons with new ‘Honour’ series

Fitzdares has launched a new series of short documentaries, the first of which will pay tribute to the late British flat racing horse trainer Sir Henry Cecil. The documentary series, entitled ‘Honour’, will be launched on 20 November across Fitzdares social media platforms, with the series voiced by BAFTA and Olivier award-winning actor Toby Jones. Discussing the new series, Fitzdares …

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Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – rounds off the week with a breakdown of the week’s sporting activity. He assesses whether there’s any truth to the idea that international breaks have a negative impact on domestic football and how Tottenham may fare against Manchester City. The international break can be perceived in different ways by …

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Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert has been selected as the new Chief People Officer for Scientific Games’ Digital team, joining the company from WPP where she served as VP Talent. Confirming her appointment, SG praised Probert’s wealth of experience in delivering ‘successful’ People and Culture strategies. As the new CPO, she is expected to place an increased focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion …

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BtoBet reaches ‘landmark’ agreement with Russia’s Sports Lotteries LLC

BtoBet reaches ‘landmark’ agreement with Russia’s Sports Lotteries LLC

Aspire Global has signed a new ‘landmark’ platform and lottery agreement with Russian National Lottery’s operator Sports Lotteries LLC. Through the agreement, which expands Aspire Global’s presence in the Russian market, it will see newly-acquired BtoBet provide its Player Account Management (PAM) module platform to the Russian lottery operator. Tsachi Maimon, CEO of Aspire Global, said: “Aspire Global and BtoBet …

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Betegy grows US footprint with JKR investment

Betegy will accelerate its plans to expand into the US betting market after raising a new round of investment capital from JKR Investment Group. By expanding into the US, the firm will use JKR’s investment to help media companies, gaming operators and professional sports leagues gather and display complex data from multiple sources. In addition, the sports data content production …

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