Erin-Marie Gallagher

Peter Jackson: Gambling Act review should focus on forthcoming technology disruptions

The UK government’s upcoming review of the ‘2005 Gambling Act’ will be fundamental to ensuring that industry legislation keeps pace with technological advances according to Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter Entertainment. Jackson stated that a review was urgently needed to bring UK gambling into a ‘digital era’, in which reforms should focus on the wider use and impact of technology …

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Bingoal ups integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Belgian-based retail and online gambling company Bingoal has become the latest operator to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). By becoming an IBIA member, Bingoal will incorporate its sportsbook operation with IBIA’s global betting integrity monitoring and alert platform, sharing information on suspicious betting activities with approximately 85 other brands. Joeri Impens, CEO of Bingoal, commented: “As a socially …

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Swedish government holds consultation on extending gaming restrictions

The Swedish government has outlined new proposals to extend the current restrictions on the gaming industry until the end of June 2021, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The memorandum, which has been submitted for consultation until 23 November 2020, includes an extension to a series of ‘temporary measures’ introduced earlier this year such as a SEK 5,000 deposit limit …

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BGC urges Westminster to follow Wales’ ‘science-led approach’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has shown its support for the ‘science-led approach’ taken by the Welsh government, which has allowed betting shops and casinos to reopen their doors following the country’s two week ‘fire break’ lockdown. As of yesterday, 360 betting shops and four casinos in Wales were given the green light to reopen their doors, with a …

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Bookmakers support racing with additional streaming and data fees

Bookmakers have agreed to offer a much-needed cash boost for horseracing during the second coronavirus lockdown, after confirming that they will pay additional fees on existing streaming and data deals until 2 December. The extra revenue from online operators will help racecourses to make up for some of the funding shortfall caused by the widespread closure of betting shops in …

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Svenska Spel extends Swedish Sports Federation alliance

Svenska Spel has extended its partnership with the Swedish Sports Federation, Riksidrottsförbundet, with the agreement now expected to run until 31 December 2022. The new agreement is reported to be worth SEK 42 million over the two year period, and will be effective from 1 January 2021. The duo will focus on securing funds for the country’s sports organisations as …

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BETBY debuts tennis content on Betby.Games

BETBY has bolstered its Betby.Games offering with the addition of tennis competitions to its roster. The launch of tennis games on the supplier’s platform will deliver a range of markets and betting options, and can be integrated and active for an operator via an API integration. Leonid Pertsovskiy, Chief Executive Officer at BETBY, said: “The growth of our Betby.Games range …

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SIS supports international expansion with two hires

Sports Information Services (SIS) has strengthened its team after promoting Helen Ridley to the new role of Head of Group Account Management and also appointing Michele Fischer as Digital Sales Consultant for the US market. Having joined SIS over five years ago, Ridley will take responsibility for leading the Major Account team to build new global operator group relationships and …

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Nigel Huddleston and Neil McArthur back Safer Gambling Week 2020

Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, and UK Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Neil McArthur, have committed to raising awareness of responsible gambling by backing this year’s Safer Gambling Week. Taking place from 19 -25 November, Safer Gambling Week 2020 is led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), The Bingo Association (BA) and the British Amusement Catering …

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Ciaran O’Malley: The story behind the success at Trustly

For online payments provider Trustly, 2020 has been a year full of positive changes. Ciaran O’Malley (pictured), Vice President of Partnerships for the company, writes for SBC News about the momentum behind the Trustly brand and what it means for the gaming industry. 2020 is a year many people are ready to put well behind them. Despite the tumultuous times, …

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