Erin-Marie Gallagher

Sportsbet.io becomes main club partner of Southampton FC

Coingaming Group’s cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io has been selected as the new ‘main club partner’ and front-of-shirt sponsor for Southampton Football Club. The one-year deal, which will run for the 2020/21 season, will see Sportsbet.io’s logo displayed on the front of the first-team and under-23 shirts. Commenting on the agreement, Tim Heath, CEO of the Coingaming Group, said: “We are absolutely …

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Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting

The widespread cancellation of live sports has hindered betting activity in Denmark, with figures from the country’s regulator Spillemyndigheden showing a decline in GGR. Publishing its statistics for Q2 2020, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Danish betting and gaming industry are apparent with the betting sector reporting a 41.22% decline in GGR for the quarter, falling from …

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Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth

Earlier this year, Gamingtec set itself an ambitious goal of making significant headway in the B2C sector, which doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. Heading up Gamingtec’s B2C division is Alberto Alfieri (pictured), who will lead the way for the company’s expansion into additional European markets. Discussing plans for his new role, Alfieri looked back upon childhood lessons …

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Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum

Better Collective

Better Collective has highlighted the strength of its digital business model in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19, as widespread sporting cancellations hindered performance during Q2. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Publishing its interim results for the period 1 April – 30 June, Better Collective noted a 4% decline …

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YGAM achieves City & Guilds status for second year

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has been awarded the City & Guilds Assured status for the second year running. Following a ‘robust evaluation process’, YGAM has chosen to work exclusively with City & Guilds for all their certifications, across all educational programmes and resources. Lee Willows, YGAM Chief Executive, said: “Our team have very much enjoyed working …

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SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal

Scientific Games (SG) has accelerated its digital expansion after confirming a new agreement with the National Lottery in Netherlands, Nederlandse Loterij, to supply its sports betting product suite. Building on a long-term partnership with the lottery, SG has now gone live with its full digital sports betting solution, in an agreement that covers the supplier’s managed trading services and access …

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Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer

Australian racing and wagering company Tabcorp has completed the institutional component of its AU$600 million entitlement offer, with the 97% take-up raising AU$371 million. Tabcorp’s latest financing transaction was revealed following last week’s publication of the ASX gambling group’s 2019/2020 fiscal results, recording operating losses AUS $870 million (€520m), primarily attributed to ‘asset impairment charges’ restructuring the firm’s wagering units. …

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Danish FA backs Danske Spil’s Safe Play campaign

Danske Spil has confirmed a new partnership with the Danish Football Association (DBU) which will see the duo collaborate on a new campaign to protect underage gamblers. The partnership comes ahead of Danske Spil’s flagship ‘Sikkert Spil’ campaign, which will roll out a new Game ID to everyone who wants to gamble in stores, regardless of age and deposit. Niels …

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Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts the week by analysing the regulatory landscape in Sweden, and the APPG’s open letter to the UKGC on stake and prize limits. UK: in Parliament – Come in No3; your time is up There was a whiff of singed cotton about the politics of gambling this week as the Welsh firebrand, Carolyn Harris (Lab, …

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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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