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EFL continues mental health support by backing Mind campaign

The English Football League (EFL) has extended its partnership with Mind (Mind.org.uk), continuing support for the mental health charity’s flagship ‘On Your Side’ campaign. Operating since 2012, Mind seeks to raise funds improving UK support networks and volunteer training programmes tackling the complexities of mental health issues and its impacts on victims’ families, friends and communities. Partnering with the EFL in 2018, …

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Scientific Games seeks next level recommendations with Vaix.ai

Scientific Games Corporation has announced its latest digital partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) engine Vaix.ai that is set to offer personalised recommendations and tailored betting choices to sports bettors through the OpenMarket branch of the firm’s OpenSports product suite. As a result, Vaix.ai will now utilize an AI model through the product suite to enhance sports betting experiences by providing sports, league, team, …

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BGC warns government of ‘migration limitations’ on UK’s night time economy

Michel Dugher, Chief Executive of the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has warned the UK government that its post-Brexit immigration policy could impact the nation’s tourism and night-time economies.   The BGC has become the latest UK trade body to question the Conservative government’s points-based immigration policy, which it aims to sanction from the start of 2021. This February, …

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Ladbrokes backs its UK credentials launching ‘Where the Nation Plays’

Ahead of next week’s Cheltenham Festival (10-13 March), Ladbrokes has debuted its new UK TV advertising campaign ‘Where the Nation Plays’. Forming part of a series which will cover racing, football and gaming, ‘Where the Nation Plays’ aims to highlight Ladbrokes’ heritage and proven credentials operating as the UK’s ‘most trusted bookmaker’. In its campaign notes, Ladbrokes marketing underlined that …

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Harald Neumann ends tenure as Novomatic CEO

Novomatic

Austrian gambling technology conglomerate Novomatic AG has confirmed that Harald Neumann has handed his resignation as Group Chief Executive. Issuing a corporate statement this weekend, Novomatic governance disclosed that Neumann had resigned from CEO duties on Saturday 29 February, ending his six-year tenure as company leader. Novomatic governance detailed that Neumann had chosen to leave leadership of the technology group’s executive …

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Bookies Corner – Super Tuesday holds no foregone conclusions

US media predicts a ‘Bernie Blowout’ as 14 states head to the polls in a critical ‘Super Tuesday’ (3 March) Democratic Party primary vote. Nevertheless, bookmakers believe that ‘primary season’ still holds plenty of twists, turns and unknowns as a divided DNC chooses its leader to dethrone Donald Trump’s Presidency.    SBC gets the bookies lowdown as a vital stage …

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Wanda demands overhaul of Puerto Rico’s gambling frameworks

Wanda Vázquez Garced, Governor of Puerto Rico, is seeking an overhaul of the Caribbean island’s gambling laws to revive its economy and tourism following the severe damage of back-to-back hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Last week, Vázquez personally recommended the appointments of advisors Professor José Balasquide-Córdova and Cristóbal Méndez to lead the development of Puerto Rico’s ‘Games Commission’. Writing to …

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Minute Media secures $40m venture backing to accelerate global appeal

Minute Media has has raised a further $40 million in venture capital to help accelerate the digital sports publisher’s next stage of global growth and further product launches. Closing its latest funding round led by London-based VC fund Dawn Capital, Minute Media raises its total enterprise funding to date to $160 million. A transformative 2019 saw Minute Media aggressively expand …

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Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m

Stockholm-listed Better Collective A/S has moved to further diversify its publishing network by confirming the outright acquisition of esports player community HLTV.org for €35 million. Updating investors, Better Collective governance stated that the acquisition will establish the company as a leading digital publisher within the burgeoning global esports scene. Operating since 2002, Denmark based HLTV.org is recognised as the leading …

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ECJ rejects Stanleybet Italian €8m tax appeal

European betting group StanleyBet has lost its European Court of Justice (ECJ) appeal, contesting an Italian tax dispute related to wagers processed through its data centres. During the four-year long tax dispute, StanleyBet had brought an appeal to ECJ judges, challenging Italy’s Customs & Monopiles Agency (ADM) €8 million tax demand. Italy’s ADM had demanded that StanleyBet pay €8 million …

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