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ANJ begins civic feedback of French gambling advertising  

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s national gambling regulatory agency – has hosted its first ‘citizen workshop’ on gambling advertising.  The research directive forms part of the ANJ’s ‘public consultation phase’ on the prevalence of gambling advertising launched by the regulator following the conclusion of the UEFA Euro 2020 championships. This October, the ANJ will host ‘citizen workshops’ across …

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Growth hungry Esports Technologies opens Malta office 

Esports Technologies Inc has continued its strategic expansion by announcing the opening of a ‘state-of-the-art’ office in Malta, supporting the Nasdaq group’s European growth plans. The Malta office will house the majority of Esports Technologies’ staff that directly support its European igaming operations and work closely with the Esports Technologies technology hub located in Dublin. The firm’s new Malta office …

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Betano boosts Portuguese CSR duties by joining the Sporting Foundation

Betano has significantly expanded its Portuguese markets CSR commitments after becoming a principal partner of the Sporting Foundation – the charitable arm of Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting Lisbon). This summer, Betano – the flagship, pan-European sportsbook brand of Kaizen Gaming – became the principal sponsor of Sporting Lisbon. Undertaking its biggest Portuguese market sponsorship commitment, Betano pledged to support …

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Entain deploys Graphyte CX across all UK igaming brands

Industry CX and innovation studio Graphyte AI has secured a major partnership extension as Entain Plc confirms that it will continue to utilise Graphyte as its lead customer personalisation software provider. The FTSE100 gambling group begun to work with Graphyte in 2019, charged with developing a customised real-time personalisation platform for Ladbrokes Casino. The partnership has been expanded to include …

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EPIC launches Pro Sport Advisory to place gambling harms at the forefront of elite sports agenda  

EPIC Risk Management has unveiled the first members of its ‘Pro Sport Advisory Board’ which has been established to safeguard and raise awareness of gambling harm’s threat to elite sports. The nine-person board is composed of diverse members who each provide expertise in pro-sports, gambling, addiction, sports integrity, athlete welfare and the lived experience of gambling harms. Board members will …

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Sorare backs its non-gambling status under UKGC evaluation

Sorare has issued a response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) placing its blockchain fantasy football platform under investigation.   Yesterday the UKGC issued a warning, alerting the public that Sorare (Sorare.com) did not maintain a UK gambling licence.   The Commission confirmed that it was evaluating Sorare’s fantasy football game and digital collectables platform with regards to whether the business was …

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Entain maintains 2021 growth despite Deutsche and KOA drags

Entain Plc has continued to match its corporate growth against high expectations, with the FTSE100 gambling group citing progress on all 2021 corporate objectives. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the three month period ended 30 September, Entain recorded a 4% increase in group net gaming revenues when compared to Q3 2020 Registering a 10% increase in NGR for the …

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Sportradar to overhaul ICC’s data and streaming capacities

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of pro-cricket, has announced that Sportradar will serve as its new lead data and media rights distributor. The partnership will see Sportradar charged with the data and media distribution of 275 ICC syndicated matches including eight men’s and women’s tournaments – starting this month with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup hosted by …

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UKGC issues public warning on unlicensed Sorare 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has alerted the public that Blockchain-based fantasy football operator Sorare (Sorare.com) does not carry a UK gambling licence.  The Commission warned players that “any activity completed on the site by consumers in Great Britain is outside of the gambling regulations that a licensed operator should comply with”. Launched in 2018, Sorare is an Ethereum blockchain …

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Paul Merson’s BBC documentary to place gambling addiction in the public spotlight

The subject of problem gambling returns to UK primetime terrestrial TV screens, as BBC One will air tonight its “Paul Merson: Football, Gambling & Me” (9 pm) programme.  The documentary will recount the former footballer’s latest relapse into gambling addiction, triggered by the anxieties of COVID-19’s national lockdown, in which Merson has admitted to losing his entire earnings and life …

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