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Lauren Fleshman’s ‘Good for a Girl’ wins William Hill SBOTY2023 award 

SBC News Lauren Fleshman’s ‘Good for a Girl’ wins William Hill SBOTY2023 award 

“Good for a Girl: My Life Running in a Man’s World” – the memoir of US athlete/coach Lauren Fleshman has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award (#SBOTY2023). Fleshman becomes the 36th winner of the William Hill SBOTY prize, recognised as the highest accolade for sports writing in English literature. “The announcement makes history as it is …

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DSWV claims full-house as ODDSET joins trade body

SBC News DSWV claims full-house as ODDSET joins trade body

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has accomplished a major directive for its trade body, as ODDSET Sportwetten joins its association representing the interests of German bookmakers. The addition of ODDSET as a new member will see DSWV represent all betting businesses licensed in Germany, since the launch of the Fourth Interstate Market (GlüNeuRStv), on 1 July 2021. DSWV noted: “ODDSET’s membership represents …

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KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

SBC News KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has warned web hosting providers to ensure that they comply with the advertising laws of the Gambling Act (KOA Act), thereby protecting Dutch consumers from unlicensed online gambling. The warning follows KSA imposing two ‘binding instructions’ on ISP provider Cloudflare to terminate its services hosting the affiliate websites of Nederlandscasinos.net and Onlinecasinosspelen.com. The KSA …

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Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

SBC News Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) of the Australian state of  Victoria has called for stricter regulations on gambling advertising. The public body has recommended that its state government align with South Australia’s policy, which bans gambling adverts on TV from 4pm to 7:30pm. The recommendation forms part of the PAEC report, following an eight-month review of three Auditor-General …

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FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

SBC News FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

Sources suggest that France’s national lottery operator could be in line for exclusive iCasino licence…   Could lottery operator Française des jeux be about to agree a deal with the French government that would see it become the only company licensed to operate online casino games in the country? According to French industry sources, FDJ and the country’s authorities are working …

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Kambi: Under the Hood… Sports integrity and compliance

SBC News Kambi: Under the Hood... Sports integrity and compliance

Kambi goes ‘Under the Hood’ again this week courtesy of Director of Operational Compliance Paul Finnigen, who focuses on the technology behind sports integrity and compliance.  Paul Finnigen (Director of Operational Compliance, Kambi): The future of sports betting hinges on the crucial element of trust that consumers must place in sporting events. The role that Kambi and other sportsbooks around …

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Revolutionizing responsible gaming: MyStridePositivePlay…The MTV of player protection

SBC News Revolutionizing responsible gaming: MyStridePositivePlay...The MTV of player protection

In the words of Tom Friston, Co-founder of MTV: “Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.” Taking that as inspiration, Dr. Mary Donohue, CEO of The Digital Wellness Center – winner of the Alpha Hub Play Well Challenge 2023 – offers her view on the future of player well-being.  MTV changed the …

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KSA fines BetCity.nl €3m for slack AML measures

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling authority of the Netherlands, has imposed a €3 million penalty on BetEnt NV, the operating company of BetCity.nl. The penalty relates to BetCity.nl’s failure to comply with the rules of the Netherlands Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act (Wwft). A subsidiary of Entain Plc, BetEnt was warned by KSA of shortcomings in AML compliance in …

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PaymentExpert: Tech giants commit to UK’s Online Fraud Charter

SBC News PaymentExpert: Tech giants commit to UK's Online Fraud Charter

The UK government has deepened its commitment to protecting citizens from fraud after reaching what it calls ‘the first agreement of its kind’ with global tech companies. Eleven Big Tech conglomerates – Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Match Group, Microsoft, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube – are expected to sign a pledge to remove fraudulent content from their platforms as …

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Catena appoints Sean Hurley as NED for new US vision

Catena Media

Catena Media has confirmed the appointment of Sean Hurley as a non-executive director (NED) of the Stockholm-listed iGaming media publisher. Hurley will fill the position vacated by Per Widerström, who resigned from Catena’s board in September, fulfilling the requirements to become Group CEO of 888 Holdings. Investors were informed that Hurley’s NED appointment “will become effective once all necessary filings …

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