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Sportsbet.io teams with Southampton to promote Safer Gambling Week in new campaign

Southampton Football Club and gambling brand Sportsbet.io have joined forces to launch a new campaign which raises awareness of 2020 Safer Gambling Week. The Safer Gambling Week campaign runs from 19 to 25 November, and the Premier League side will provide fans with support and advice on how to bet responsibly. A dedicated space on the official club website will …

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32Red’s Neil Banbury: A ban on gambling sponsorships could be fatal for sporting club initiatives

A ban on betting sponsorships would have a ‘huge impact’ on sporting organisations and important initiatives established by football clubs, 32Red’s Neil Banbury has warned. In an interview with Insider Sport ahead of the 2005 Gambling Act review, Banbury expressed his fears about how damaging prohibiting gambling companies from partnering with sports bodies and clubs could be. The operator recently …

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Varsity Esports Foundation signs up to ESIC

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has enlisted the Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF) as its newest member. VEF has made a commitment to adhere to the commission’s ethical standards and Anti-Corruption mechanisms through the strategic partnership. The organisation will promote ESIC’s Integrity Programme, which aims to prevent and prosecute all forms of cheating, such as match manipulation and doping in esports …

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Premier League club joins forces with YGAM charity

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) charity has teamed up with Burnley Football Club in a bid to educate supporters about the risks of gambling, the Burnley Express reported. The pair aim to visit local Lancashire schools and take over PSHE lessons, with the help of the club’s foundation, Burnley FC in the Community. “The training provided by …

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Superbet enlists SportCaller in first CIS-facing deal

Free-to-play (FTP) sports game provider SportCaller has joined forces with Romanian betting operator Superbet, in a new CIS-facing partnership. The deal will help the free-to-play (FTP) game supplier expand its reach into the central and Eastern European markets through the Superbet Group, which already has a footprint in the market. On the other hand, the multichannel sportsbook will benefit from …

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SBC Digital Summit CIS: Football and sports betting ‘need’ one another

Football, which is arguably the ‘biggest sport in the world’, captures the attention of supporters and professional players across the globe. Fans who crave the sport often become more immersed via the route of betting and gambling.  The ever-changing industry is inevitably taking advantage of this spike in activity but with new, stricter regulations being fixed in place, what does …

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SBC Digital Summit CIS: Key to staying afloat is diversifying products

In what has been an ‘unbelievable year’ for betting operators and media and marketing companies alike, the vast majority of firms believed that they had benefited from the after effects of COVID-19, as was the consensus from the guest speakers at the SBC Digital Summit CIS event. Mark McGuinness, Director of Marketing and Customer Success at Dam Mad Media and …

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Professional cricketer Chris Wood unites with EPIC

Professional Hampshire CCC cricketer Chris Wood has today joined EPIC Risk Management in a new role as a Pro-Sport Facilitator. The 30-year-old, who has struggled with a betting addiction for 11 years, hopes to help others by sharing his ‘incredible story’ after linking up with the gambling-harm minimisation consultancy company. Wood made his professional debut in 2010 for Hampshire against …

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Better Collective acquires two new platforms

Betting media group Better Collective has acquired two new platforms, zagranie.com and irishracing.com, in separate transactions. Poland-based sports betting brand zagranie.com was founded in 2017 and its acquisition expands Better Collective’s reach in the Polish market. In addition, the firm has also purchased established racing publisher irishracing.com. The site, which has covered Irish and British horseracing along with major international …

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IBIA records highest suspicious betting figures for Q3 2020

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has identified and reported 76 incidents of suspicious betting issued to respective authorities during the third quarter of 2020.  The betting alerts covered seven different sports and found the most cases in football and tennis, which each held 25 incidents, making up 66% of the total.  Meanwhile, the IBIA revealed that esports followed closely …

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