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AgiproNews Italian View: Decree advertising ban forces ‘reality checks’ on all stakeholders

A new era for Italian industry incumbents begins as the media-wide ban on gambling advertising enters full force from 14 July 2019, exactly one year following the Lega-5Star coalition government publishing its Dignity Decree mandate. The marketing conduct of Italian gambling operators will be monitored by AGCOM, the national communications authority, which has been ordered to enforce the strictest discipline …

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FRESH8 to elevate bwin’s German advertising channels

GVC Holdings European sports betting property bwin has commissioned industry programmatic and content marketing optimisation specialist FRESH8 to support its advertising channels across Germany and Austria. The partnership will focus on elevating bwin’s current programmatic advertising strategies and planning across digital and social media channels, utilising FRESH8 marketing automation and personalisation software. bwin marketing confirms that it will utilise FRESH8’s …

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BOS Webinar Series continues with Luckbox – ‘Breaking The Esports Betting Barrier’

SBC’s fortnightly ‘Betting on Sports webinar series‘ continues on Wednesday 24 July 2019 with ‘Luckbox – Breaking the Esports Betting Barrier’, an exclusive in-depth look at the development and launch of the new esports betting platform. As a start-up aiming to conquer a discipline that has proved challenging for established bookmakers, Luckbox is perhaps the industry’s most intriguing ventures. The …

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Winning Post – Kenya bringing down the big beasts

Regulus Partners details how the tables have turned on Kenyan sports betting incumbents, operating in a market which was formerly branded as the ‘leading example’ for further regulated African gambling jurisdictions… ________________    The Kenyan government has reportedly written to telcos including Safaricom, the country’s leading mobile (and therefore payments) provider, with a list of operators that have not had …

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SG Digital launches ‘next level’ scorecards Match HQ

SG Digital

Delivering new ‘player first engagements’ and dynamics across its sportsbook network, SG Digital – the interactive arm of Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) – has launched new live score product ‘Match HQ’. Match HQ offers a diverse range of match tailored scoreboard cards for US and European sports audiences. It has been developed by SG Digital’s innovation studio Red7, offering sportsbook clients …

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Veikkaus Finland appoints SBTech to lead end-to-end sportsbook overhaul

Multi-channel sportsbook and systems provider SBTech has won the competitive tender to act as the lead online and retail sports betting systems provider for Veikkaus Finland. This morning, SBTech confirmed that it has won the hotly contested ‘public procurement process’ to service Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus, who in 2018 called for a wholesale systems upgrades improving the firm’s digital capacities …

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BETDAQ donates Addicks sponsorship to Children with Cancer UK

Continuing its commitment to the ‘Changing for the Bettor’ social responsibility mandate established by parent company GVC Holdings, BETDAQ has confirmed that it has donated its shirt sponsorship of Charlton Athletic to charity ‘Children with Cancer UK’. The online betting exchange has served as Charlton Athletic shirt sponsor since 2016, confirming that it will donate its final year as lead …

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SKS365 appoints ‘political figurehead’ Maurizio Bernardo as compliance advisor

Seeking to bolster its regulatory and compliance capacities, Italian betting operator SKS365 Group has confirmed the recruitment of Maurizio Bernardo as a corporate strategic advisor. A renowned figurehead in Italian politics, Bernardo is the former President of the ‘Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Finance Committee’, and further regarded as an expert of Italian gambling. Updating stakeholders, SKS365 governance confirms that Bernardo will …

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Bacta trials new measures on ‘category D’ fruit machines

Bacta the UK trade association for amusement/arcade sector stakeholders has moved to update its ‘code of- conduct’ and further trial new safety measures on ‘category D’ machines. The directive follows the conclusion of Bacta’s ‘general meeting’ on 9 July, in which associate members discussed new provisions to be sanctioned on category D fruit machines. Bacta members have agreed to evaluate …

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‘Grid that Gives’… SportPesa backs Racing Point F1’s cancer care commitment

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has moved to strengthen its title sponsorship of Formula 1 racing team Racing Point, announcing the launch of new charity initiative ‘Grid that Gives’. The F1 charity initiative will be launched this weekend at the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, raising funds for breast cancer sufferers in partnership with Racing Point charity partner ‘Breast …

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