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FanDuel forms exclusive content & data partnership with fuboTV

Paddy Power Betfair US sports betting and daily fantasy sports subsidiary FanDuel Group has formed a ‘first-of-a-kind’ partnership with digital sports streaming platform fuboTV. The partnership sees FanDuel become the exclusive wagering and gaming partner of fuboTV, as FanDuel’s brand, products, data and content gain special coverage across all fuboTV channels. In addition, the partnership maintains a ‘carriage agreement’, which …

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EGBA – Single Market unity key to protecting online gambling consumers

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has backed the European Council’s statement urging the incoming EU Commission and Parliament to ‘focus on ensuring the Single Market rules are better implemented and enforced to benefit European consumers’. The EGBA backs the Council’s statement as ‘timely and justified’, stating that as yet the European Union’s ‘Digital Single Market’ has ‘not been sufficiently …

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Brexit concerns see bet365 migrate Gibraltar operations to Malta

Leading online bookmaker bet365, one of the biggest employers in Gibraltar, is reported to have sanctioned a multi-million relocation project to migrate its staff to Malta. Issuing a statement, bet365 management has confirmed that it has undertaken relocating ‘certain functionalities’ to Malta as part of its ‘strategic and contingency plans to ensure EU market access’. bet365 maintains its operations unit …

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Richard Flint – Industry needs to rethink treatment

Speaking to BBC News, Richard Flint outgoing Chairman of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has stated that the gambling industry ‘hasn’t done enough to look after problem gamblers’. Flint who departs Sky Bet governance this June, further details that industry leadership ‘should consider funding a network of gambling treatment centres’. Sky Bet’s outgoing chairman and former CEO, makes his …

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Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Sweden faces new realities following first stage of re-regulation

Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS), speaks to SBC on the early challenges and criticisms that a re-regulated Swedish market place has faced. _________________________ SBC: Gustaf, thanks for this interview. Leading BOS, can you detail your impressions on Sweden’s first quarter as a re-regulated online gambling marketplace?  Gustaf Hoffstedt: The re-regulation has been a …

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Luckbox picks OddsMatrix as lead sportsbook platform

Esports betting start-up Luckbox has extended its partnership with online gambling software and platform provider EveryMatrix, after agreeing to utilise its OddsMatrix engine as lead sportsbook solution. The announcement follows Luckbox launching its esports betting product in ‘beta mode’ to accept its first real money players. Updating the market, Luckbox informs that its first player wagers have been powered by the …

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‘Bettor Commitment’ sees GVC end BETDAQ Sunderland AFC sponsorship

GVC Holdings betting exchange property BETDAQ has rescinded its shirt sponsorship of Sunderland AFC, sticking to the principles of the FTSE100 betting group’s ‘Changing for the Bettor’  social responsibility mandate. Ending its relationship with Sunderland, GVC confirms that it has donated its shirt sponsorship to charity ‘Children With Cancer’, replacing BETDAQ as principle SAFC partner for the upcoming 2019-2020 football …

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Betfred extends Super League title sponsorship

Super League, the highest-level of professional rugby league for the Northern hemisphere, has secured its ‘biggest commercial deal ever’ after extending its ‘title sponsorship’ with Betfred for a further two seasons. Agreeing to new terms on a ‘multi-million-pound’ partnership, Betfred will continue to act as lead sponsor of the Super League until the end of season 2021, extending a partnership …

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WLA recognises mkodo as a lottery innovation stakeholder

London based mobile development and innovation studio mkodo has announced a significant coup for its gambling services and profile, confirming that it has been accredited with membership to the World Lottery Association (WLA). Recognised as the ‘leading authority’ for global lottery stakeholders, the WLA is a membership organisation, which seeks to act in the interests of ‘state-authorised’ lottery operators. In …

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Richard McGuire – ‘Transforming Sportech’ confident on US prospects and progress  

Speaking at Sportech Plc’s annual general meeting (AGM), company Executive Chairman Richard McGuire has updated investors on the firm’s ongoing corporate transformation strategy seeking to deliver ‘longer-term profitability’. McGuire currently leads Sportech, following the departure of former Chief Executive Andrew Gaughan last November, as the LSE listed racing systems supplier detailed that it would miss 2018 corporate expectations due to …

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