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Barclays adds ‘gambling-block’ component to UK accounts

Barclays has confirmed that it will become the first UK high-street bank to integrate a ‘gambling-block’ component across its customer-facing digital platforms. Updating the media, Barclays informs that the gambling-block feature will allow customers to turn-off engagements/transactions with all gambling-related properties – retail bookmakers, casinos, racetracks, lottery and digital betting enterprises. The gambling-block feature has been co-developed with citizen financial …

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Betsson shuts down NetPlay subsidiary TV & London profiles

Continuing its restructure/realignment of assets and divisions, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has confirmed that it will undertake a new strategy for its UK-centric brands in 2019. Betsson management has confirmed that it will not renew TV contracts for its NetPlay interactive gaming subsidiary with UK broadcasters ITV and Channel 5 (Viacom). The decision sees Betsson refocus on developing …

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INTRALOT appoints ‘partnership pro’ Fernando Ors Villarejo as US sports betting lead

Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems provider INTRALOT SA has this morning confirmed the appointment of Fernando Ors Villarejo as new President of Sports Betting at INTRALOT Inc – the firm’s North American division. A twenty-year industry veteran, Villarejo joins INTRALOT’s US executive from Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, where he led new market initiatives as joint Chief Development and …

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AgiproNews Italian View: ADM’s Trademark tarnished by Mafia investigations

The repercussions are gathering pace on November’s arrests relating to money-laundering and illegal gambling charges, undertaken by Italian Police’s joint ‘anti-Mafia’ taskforce.   No Italian gambling/betting stakeholder should expect an easy end of year, as Italian Parliament probes for an explanation on the nation’s biggest money-laundering investigation, underlying more than two-years of systemic AML and corruption failings. Last week, thirty …

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Law firm seeks £1.5m in victim compensation against UK betting firms

Closing 2018, The Guardian newspaper reports further headaches for UK betting leadership as London law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett (Mackrell) seeks £1.5 million in victim compensation settlements against FTSE-listed betting firms’ – William Hill Plc and Paddy Power Betfair (PPB). The victim compensation claims relate to addicted gamblers wagering with stolen money at William Hill betting shops and PPB’s Betfair …

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Luckbox ups esports data muscle with Abios

Preparing for its full product launch in early 2019, esports-betting platform Luckbox announces its latest match functionality – ‘esports calendar’, developed in partnership with data provider Abios. Delivering a comprehensive esports calendar, Luckbox will support its player community with vital information on live CSGO, live Dota 2 and live League of Legends events, including upcoming matches and results. Furthermore, Luckbox …

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NBA nets first LATAM betting partnership with Supermatch Uruguay

US Basketball’s NBA has moved to strengthen its Latin American profile,  confirming it has secured a multi-year partnership with Uruguay-licensed gambling operator La Banca’s ‘Supermatch’ sportsbook property, which becomes the first ‘official gaming partner‘ of the NBA for Latin America. The new partnership will be promoted across the 6,000 Supermatch Uruguayan retail betting points, with the sportsbook brand further securing exclusive coverage on …

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Stephen van Rooyen: Sky – RGA code will not tackle ‘standards disparity’ in gambling advertising

Stephen van Rooyen, the Chief Executive of Sky UK & Ireland, has written a personal letter to The Times, stating that the industry’s planned ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling/betting advertising’ during sports broadcasts will have minimal impact as a gambling-prevention measure or safeguard. This week, UK gambling stakeholders await the full publication of a new mandatory advertising/marketing code, agreed-on by members …

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Arriba! SIS ups LATAM profile with Codere racing content

Multi-channel racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) enhances its live betting channels, adding Codere Latin American racing content to its program. Updating stakeholders, SIS has agreed a three-year partnership with Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA, which will see it act as lead ‘live pictures and data distributor’ of Codere LATAM syndicated racing properties. Detailing …

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Turbo Charged…‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) seeks to bring F1 script to racing in 2019

2019 will be a year of new concepts and propositions for the sport of horse racing, as its stakeholders seek fresh ideas to re-engage with the wider general public. This December, further foundations for ‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) were announced, a new proposition seeking to deliver racing’s first league competition featuring high profile teams competing to be champions of ‘The …

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