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SBC Digital Summit: Ludovico Calvi leads off Lottery Day track

Day three of the SBC Digital Summit sees industry leaders discuss how the lottery sector has adapted to the host of COVID-19 caused challenges and what can be expected from the industry as a whole when the virus eventually dissipates.  Delivering the opening day-three keynote at the SBC Digital Summit, Ludovico Calvi, President of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), …

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SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience 

Adaptability will be an essential quality for betting operators seeking to engage with customers on an increasingly digital-led footing as COVID-19 continues to ensure a retail lockdown. That was one of the big takeaways from a four-strong panel at today’s SBC Digital Summit titled ‘An Opportunity to Revisit the Omni-Channel Approach’.  In opening the session, moderator and head of Digitain’s …

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AGA urges White House to intervene over Paycheck Protection Program

A letter addressing the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) Interim Final Rules released by the Small Business Administration (SBA) has been sent to President Trump by the President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) Bill Miller.  The letter builds on the release of Miller’s recent statement which discussed his concerns regarding the SBA’s interim regulatory guidelines. However, the AGA …

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Napoleon deepens integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Belgium-based operator Napoleon Sports & Casino has announced it has joined the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) expanding portfolio of licensed retail and online sports betting brands. As a result, the Napoleon Games group, which has offered online sports betting since 2012, and its sportsbook will now join around 50 other operators in feeding IBIA’s unique global betting integrity monitoring …

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Philip Canavan: ‘ASA legislation cannot be taken lightly’

SEM Global’s director and founder Philip Canavan has emphasised how operators need to be more meticulous in abiding by advertising guidelines following the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banning a Betway ad that featured West Ham’s Declan Rice. Betway were found to be in breach of CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 16.3.14 (Gambling), which states that betting operators are prohibited from featuring under-25s …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi. ___________________ DAZN takes over …

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Roy Barrett takes on ‘formidable challenge’ with new FAI role

Roy Barrett, managing director at Goodbody Stockbrokers, has been unveiled by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) as the board’s new independent chairperson.  Barrett is now set to take over as the chair of the board when current president Donal Conway stands down on 25 January, with FAI board members hopeful that Barrett’s pedigree aids in rescue package discussions with …

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DraftKings announces NY Knicks, NY Rangers and MSG partnership

DraftKings has announced a marketing partnership which sees it become the exclusive official sports betting and daily fantasy sports partner of the NY Knicks, NY Rangers and Madison Square Garden (MSG).  As a result, the agreement will see DraftKings benefit from premier brand integration access across MSG’s assets, including digital platforms, in-game promotion and out-of-home signage. Ron Skotarczak, EVP Marketing Partnerships …

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MansionBet expands horse racing sponsorship with HRI

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Online sports betting operator MansionBet has announced the expansion of its current horse racing sponsorships into Ireland for 2020 with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). As a result of the deal, the Gibraltar-based operator is now set to sponsor over 60 events throughout the UK & Ireland, including Doncaster, Newmarket, Newbury, Cork, Naas and Fairyhouse. Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at Mansion, …

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Simon Dorsen, Okto: ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’

In an interview with CasinoBeats.com, Simon Dorsen, director of gaming at Okto Group, has claimed that ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’ in 2020.  Discussing the importance of paying attention to the regulatory hurdles throughout the coming year, Dorsen delved into Europe’s regulatory framework, particularly to suggest how different licenses are required to limit the movement of …

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