Luke Massey

Ugandan referee Kiwewa at the centre of bribe allegations

Ugandan football referee Emmanuel Kiwewa has been suspended for allegedly soliciting a bribe for a University Football League match. The Federation of Ugandan Football Association (Fufa) is investigating the allegations after he was suspended by the Fufa Referees Standing Committee (FRSC). As reported in the Daily Monitor, the FRSC has directed the following statement at the official. “The [Fufa] referees …

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BetConstruct sets November date for Gbets South Africa launch

Gbets

BetConstruct will launch its sportsbook with Gbets in South Africa before the end of the year after securing the necessary certification from the The Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. The fully managed sports betting solution was developed under BetConstruct’s National Manufacturer licence for the country, while the Letter of Certification by the province’s board was based on a report …

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efbet continues expansion strategy through Italy licences

Efbet

efbet has been given the green light to enter the sports betting and casino market in Italy by Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) – the country’s gambling regulator. This is just the latest part of efbet’s expansion strategy, with Bulgaria’s largest sportsbook and casino operator having already obtained licences for Romania, Serbia and Spain. Having signed the official papers …

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Hmayak Arakelyan, Digitain: USSD / SMS betting set for a red-letter day in Africa

Africa

In Africa, as with most emerging markets for gambling, it’s vital to get a firm handle on the complexities of this partitioned region writes Hmayak Arakelyan, Digitain’s Regional Director for Africa. For any African operators looking to make a sportsbook leap with a digital upgrade, or simply get started in a fast-moving marketplace, the most fundamental decision has to be selecting the …

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Double zero roulette delivers income gains for Chisholm

Chisholm

The introduction of double zero roulette has made a “small but definite improvement to gaming machine income” at Chisholm Bookmakers. Three weeks ago, the game was introduced on a trial basis by Howard Chisholm, the bookmaker’s managing director, to offset the huge loss of income as a result of the government reducing max stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) …

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Becher to lead Sportradar’s US betting strategy

Becher

Former Interwetten CEO Werner Becher has joined Sportradar as the company’s new managing director of US betting based in New York. Becher will be focused on the growth, development and execution of Sportradar’s betting strategy in the US, including the deployment of capital through “organic and inorganic investments” such as the recent acquisition of Optima. He left Interwetten in December …

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Chris Nikolopoulos, Betby: Striking out with a slicker sportsbook product

Betby

Betby is a new challenger in the sportsbook supply market having launched in late 2018. Fast forward just a year, and the company’s fully managed sportsbook service is already live with 16 brands, each offering odds on more than 400,000 sporting events across 60+ sports. We caught up with Chris Nikolopoulos, Commercial Director at Betby, to discuss the challenge of …

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IWG lands three-year instant win deal for Loterie Nationale

IWG

Instant Win Gaming (IWG) will drive the next phase of online lottery growth in Belgium through an extension of its partnership with International Game Technology (IGT). Loterie Nationale, the country’s National Lottery, has handed IWG a three-year contract to deliver its instant win content following a competitive procurement process. The supplier will, therefore, be integrating its own Progressive Play Remote …

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AGTech adds fantasy football to Paytm First Captains platform

First Captains

AGTech has added new football games to daily fantasy sports (DFS) site First Captains, which sits on the popular Paytm First Games platform. Paytm First Games is a joint venture between AGTech, a leading technology and content provider for both the lottery and mobile games/entertainment markets in China, and Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments company. Charlie Zhang, Vice President of …

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Sports and betting: Can the two ‘buddies’ learn from each other?

sports

Sports and betting are buddies that can’t do without each other thinks STATSCORE’s Jakub Myszkorowski. Yet have we got so used to the way they get on, that we’ve stopped trying to learn from one another?  Myszkorowski explains how betting organisations can boost their own businesses by looking at how sports teams analyse their opponents, optimise performance and integrate new …

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