James Ross

Kieren Fallon signs exclusive horse racing deal with BetUK

BetUK has signed a deal with six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon as part of an exclusive horse racing partnership.  The link-up with the former Irish jockey will strengthen BetUK’s racing offer by providing expert tips, knowledge and insight as part of a series of podcasts – entitled Fallon’s Fancies – available to watch on its platform. Fallon, the three-time winner …

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Player Protection Symposium set to educate industry professionals on the best responsible gambling practices — SBC North America Summit

Super Bowl winner Amani Toomer and former NY Knicks star Charles Oakley will be among the speakers as senior executives from the gambling industry gather in New York for the Player Protection Symposium on July 12. The event is part of the SBC Summit North America 2022 sports betting and iGaming conference and tradeshow, which runs on July 12-14 at …

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ParlayBay links-up with GRID Esports to power next-generation of gaming

Sports betting games provider ParlayBay has formed an alliance with GRID Esports as it looks to power its next-generation gaming experience.

Sports betting games provider ParlayBay has formed an alliance with GRID Esports as it looks to power its next-generation gaming experience.  The link-up between the two will see ParlayBay be able to build and utilise sports betting games for the esports vertical, aided by GRID Esports as its supplier of esports data.  Patrick Nordwall, CEO at ParlayBay, commented: “We are …

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Everton agree ‘highest ever’ front-of-shirt sponsorship via Stake.com deal

Premier League side Everton Football Club has secured its highest ever value front-of-shirt deal with Stake.com.

Premier League side Everton FC has secured its highest ever value front-of-shirt deal with Stake.com. Labelled as the biggest main partner agreement in the club’s 144-year history, the deal will see the Stake.com brand featured on front of the men’s and women’s shirts, replacing last season’s sponsor Cazoo.  In addition, the casino and sports betting platform’s branding will be visible …

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GiG launches sportsbook and PAM in Colombia via Sportnco Gaming

GiG has inked an additional agreement with an unnamed existing partner, via its subsidiary Sportnco Gaming, to provide its sportsbook in Colombia.

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has inked an additional agreement with an unnamed existing partner, via its subsidiary Sportnco Gaming, to provide its sportsbook in Colombia.  Alongside its sportsbook launch, GiG’s player account management (PAM) will also be launched in Colombia, making it the third regulated market that provides both software and services to the client.  Hervé Schlosser, Managing Director of …

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Entain witnesses emissions reduction in 2021-22 ESG report

Entain has witnessed a 7% reduction in absolute GHG emissions from 2020, as well as revealing a majority of its revenue stems from domestic regulated markets.  Publishing its 2021-22 ESG report, which sets out the firm’s approach to, and performance on, sustainability and ESG related issues, the operator revealed that, alongside the aforementioned, its UK and Republic of Ireland retail …

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Gibraltar requires “sufficient presence” for licensees in Gambling Act draft

Gibraltar has submitted its Gambling Act draft for consultation which will require licensees to have a “sufficient presence”. 

Gibraltar has submitted its Gambling Act draft for consultation, which will require licensees to have a “sufficient substantive presence” in the jurisdiction.  Introducing five objectives for the regulation of gambling in the British oversees territory, the current bill would require interested companies to have a presence in Gibraltar, whilst also looking into the suitability of their owners.  The five drafted …

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BetGames aims to ‘transform live sports’ via Twain Sport launch

BetGames, a betting games studio, has launched Twain Sport, a specialised vertical which it states will ‘transform live sports’. 

BetGames, a live dealer and betting games studio, has launched Twain Sport, a specialised vertical which it states will ‘transform live sports’.  Said to offer the ‘first truly tier-one’ hybrid sports tournaments, Twain Sports will launch in August of this year and provide live-streamed basketball (T-Basket), followed by football themed tournaments (T-Kick) with additional plans to extend its catalogue in …

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Kindred launches Unibet in the Netherlands following KSA licence approval

Kindred Group has lauded its Dutch licence approval from Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands Gambling Authority – as an ‘important part’ of the firm’s strategy to operate in locally licensed markets. As part of its gambling licence approval, Kindred will launch its flagship brand Unibet (Unibet.nl) into the Netherland’s regulated market. Anne-Jaap Snijders, Chief Commercial Officer, Kindred Group, stated: “We …

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BHA’s Nick Rust honoured with OBE

Nick Rust, the British Horseracing Authority’s Chief Executive, will receive an OBE for his services to the sport of horse racing.  Having served in his position for nearly six years, Rust will officially step down as chief executive from 1 January.  During his tenure, Rust has dealt with various challenges including the changes to the Levy, overseeing the review of …

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