Ted Menmuir

GBGB assigns Racing and Sports PTY to upgrade UK greyhounds data intelligence

Racing and Sports PTY (RAS) has announced its first major UK partnership, becoming the new data intelligence partner of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB). Securing a long-term partnership, RAS will overhaul the GBGB’s database capabilities to help the governing body monitor and record all greyhound racing fixtures in the UK. Further to optimising GBGB’s database, RAS will aim …

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UKGC to apply new rulebook on Customer Care duties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced new rules that will require all licensed online gambling operators to actively identify and directly intervene with at-risk/harm players.  Coming into effect from 12 September, remote operators must monitor a “specific range of indicators as a required minimum to identify gambling harms“. New guidance will be issued to operators by June, outlining the …

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FDJ targets Paris Gold launching ‘Elite Femmes’ cycling competition

Française des Jeux (FDJ), France’s national lottery operator has launched the first edition of its ‘Coupe de France Elite Femmes’ pro-cycling competition, in partnership with the French Cycling Federation (FFC).  A first of its kind event for women’s pro-cycling, the Coupe de France is an eight-round back-to-back multi-format race competition that will help Team France test cycling routes and prepare …

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Andrew Rhodes: Outcome of UK Gambling Review will be significant on a global basis 

The global significance of the pending outcomes of the Gambling Review were laid out by Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), to industry leaders attending the ICE 2022 World Regulatory Briefing.  Opening his address, Rhodes welcomed ICE audiences to a ‘much-changed world’, adjusting to the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its radical change in …

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UKGC accused of exploiting National Lottery ticket sales

Sir Iain Duncan Smith has hit out at the “appalling” decision by the UK Gambling Commission to pocket £154.8m from National Lottery ticket sales meant for charities. The former Leader of the Conservative Party, who is also Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling-Related Harm (APPG), delivered his reaction after The Mail on Sunday revealed the UKGC awarded itself £50m more than budgeted in order to cover administrative …

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DAZN recruits Tiku as tech master to lead development of global sportsbook platform

DAZN has announced the appointment of Sandeep Tiku as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who will spearhead the global OTT sports media provider’s development of its much-anticipated proprietary sportsbook platform.  An industry figurehead, Tiku joins the DAZN executive leadership team from Entain Plc, where he formally served as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and executive board director of the FTSE100 gambling group. …

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IGT expands online casino suite executing €160m takeover of iSoftBet

IGT Plc has moved to expand its B2B online casino offering, by securing definitive terms to acquire Malta-based online casino solutions provider iSoftBet.  This afternoon, the board of IGT notified investors that it has agreed on a €160 million cash deal to acquire iSoftBet – undertaking an acquisition that will “more than double the IGT PlayDigital content library to approximately …

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Stats Perform ready for busiest ICE ever showcasing new breakthrough sportsbook innovations

Stats Perform has notified global betting stakeholders that it has received peak interest in its sportsbook product portfolio, having showcased its latest innovations at its ‘Light Up Your Sportsbook’ event last month.  On the eve of the ICE London 2022 Conference (12-to-14 April), Stats Perform Commercial Head John Harlow reported that the sports tech and data firm has been swamped …

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Winning Post: UK gambling forced to grow-up on advertising standards

Regulus Partners digs deep as to why the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) decided to introduce tough new measures to control the appeal and engagement of gambling advertising with young audiences. To the surprise of observers, the UK’s advertising monitor has moved ahead of regulatory judgements on industry marketing standards that were due to be settled by the government’s review …

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Kindred forecasts 30% revenue slump due to Dutch KOA drag

Kindred Group has notified investors that it anticipates a 30% revenue decline in corporate revenues to £247 million, as a result of ‘temporary Dutch market headwinds’ impacting its business.  The Stockholm-listed online gambling group issued a pre-close trading update ahead of its Q1 earnings call on Thursday 28 April, alerting investors of its expected + £100 million slump in revenues. …

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