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BBIN seals Nova Esports sponsorship deal

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Asia-based igaming software supplier BBIN has targeted a competitive edge for its esports offering after forming a strategic alliance with Nova Esports. As a global strategic partner, BBIN will be using its social media and exclusive broadcasting channel to bridge the gap between esports and its fans. Starting this month, it will also be supporting the organisation through title sponsorship …

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Dutch KSA fines Kindred €470K for breaching 1964 conditions

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has been fined €470,000 by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) in relation to breaching legislative terms set by the ‘1964 Gambling Act’. Kindred said that the Dutch KSA has sanctioned the penalty to Malta-based trading subsidiary Trannel International Ltd for accepting wagers from Dutch customers in violation of 1964 Gambling Act regulatory provisions. The European operator details …

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2019 realities see Catena Media diversify strategy and verticals

Publishing its interim H1 2019 results (period ending 30 June), Catena Media Plc said it is ‘working hard to adapt to new market conditions’ facing all industry incumbents. The Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing network reported tough Q2 2019 trading, facing seasonal adjustments, regulatory headwinds and ‘high casino pay-offs’. The tough set of factors see Catena post a flat H1 2019 revenue …

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Macri blow threatens Buenos Aires gambling agenda

Industry observers will be monitoring Argentine political movements closely following a week of ‘primary shocks’, which may impact the progress of Buenos Aires launching its approved regulated online gambling marketplace. Last week, the Argentine public shunned President Mauricio Macri and the PRO Party at the nation’s Primary Elections, Argentina’s run-off candidacy format prior to the General Elections scheduled for 27 …

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Betfred underlines Spanish commitment by sponsoring RCD Mallorca

Betfred has become the latest UK betting incumbent to expand its Spanish football profile, after striking a two-season shirt sponsorship deal with La Liga football club RCD Mallorca. The bookmaker confirmed its first-ever non-UK sponsorship by securing a partnership with the Balearian football club – facilitated by Sportradar’s marketing solution ad:s – ahead of the start of this season’s La Liga …

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NZ Racing boosts broadcast coverage with Sportsbet partnership

New Zealand’s ‘Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA)’, the body charged with overseeing the restructuring of NZ racing, has secured a new deal which sees Flutter Entertainment’s Australian market subsidiary Sportsbet launch live streaming of races driving new audience engagements. The partnerships will see Sportsbet host live streams of NZ thoroughbred and harness racing fixtures, with further coverage of greyhound racing events, …

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New ‘Bet Regret’ sees GambleAware ask bettors to rethink behaviours

Targeting UK football fans, this weekend industry charity GambleAware launches the next phase of its ‘Bet Regret’ safer gambling campaign, which will encourage audiences to reconsider their gambling habits. Launching new Bet Regret marketing inventory, GambleAware will accompany the campaign with the tagline of ‘Think Twice or You’ll Bet Regret it’. GambleAware has run its Bet Regret campaign since February …

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Veikkaus reforms ethics council in response to public pressure

Finland’s under pressure gambling monopoly Veikkaus will re-establish an independent ethics council to make sure that it fulfils its social responsibility mandate across all operating verticals. The ethics council confirmation came after the state-owned operator introduced a raft of new gambling protection measures this week, including significantly reducing the number of slots across its leisure portfolio. Furthermore, adhering to new legislative …

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Report dispels “unrealistic assessments” of Norwegian market

Oslo Economics has published a report examining Norway’s current monopoly gambling framework serviced by state-owned incumbents Norsk Tipping and Rikstoto. In its report, Oslo Economics – a Norwegian non-governmental agency researching national policy impacts – investigates the potential ‘risk of transition’ facing national stakeholders, should Norway replace its existing ‘exclusive rights model’ for an ‘open licensing framework’ favoured by private enterprises. The agency assesses …

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Responsibility mandate sees Ladbrokes end SPFL legacy sponsorship

Serving GVC Holdings’ group-wide ‘Changing for the Bettor’ social responsibility mandate, Ladbrokes informs that it will not renew its legacy title sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). The bookmaker, who has served as SPFL sponsor since the 2015/16 season, had previously chosen to donate its £2 million per season sponsorship to industry charity GambleAware, promoting its ‘Bet Regret’ …

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