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Lottoland launches Win-Win Charity scratchcard to support UK charities

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Online lotto betting operator Lottoland has launched a new Win-Win Charity scratchcard to support its aligned charities – Hospice UK, Blue Cross for Pets and the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK. The scratchcard has a top prize of £50,000 and 20p of every £1 game cost will go to these good causes. Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care, ensuring adults and children with a …

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F1 selects PokerStars as principal betting sponsor

Formula 1 (F1) has announced PokerStars as its new official betting sponsor, following a deal struck between the online poker brand and the racing series’ sponsorship and data rights agency, Interregional Sports Group (ISG). The agreement will see the Flutter Entertainment-owned brand, which operates as part of The Stars Group, feature exclusively across Formula 1 broadcasts until 2023. Additionally, the deal expands the global racing …

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Maxima Compliance appoints Catalin Zaha as product lead

Industry full-service compliance agency, Maxima Compliance has confirmed the appointment of Catalin Zaha to the newly created role of Chief Product Officer (CPO). A seasoned software engineer and product management expert, Zaha joins Maxima Compliance from Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power Betfair unit, where he served as a product manager optimising data for regulatory and financial purposes. “Maxima Compliance continues to build …

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GAMSTOP nets ‘best outcomes’ in independent evaluation of self-exclusion 

GAMSTOP, UK gambling’s self-exclusion scheme, has cited that eight out of 10 players (82%) have stopped or reduced their gambling habits since registering with its services. The headline figure was communicated to GAMSTOP following an independent evaluation of player self-exclusion outcomes undertaken by research agency Sonnet.   Based on the survey feedback of more than 3,300 users of GAMSTOP, 84% …

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Sweden requires bigger regulatory objectives to balance gambling marketplace

A deep dive on the prospects and realities of Sweden’s regulated online gambling marketplace opened the ‘Key Markets’ track on day one of the CasinoBeats Summit Malta. “Three years on from its re-regulation in 2019, Swedish gambling has faced perhaps the toughest balancing act of any European marketplace in the context of its liberalisation and regulation.” This was an observation …

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Luckbox aims for deeper customer insights with Solitics

Luckbox has chosen Solitics to serve as its lead customer engagement and business intelligence platform, as the esports betting group plans its next phase of corporate growth. A specialist is real-time data aggregation, Solitics will arm Luckbox teams with in-depth and executable player behavioural insights, to provide Luckbox with the ability to personalize and automate customer engagements. Utilising Solitics business …

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ITIA examines betting Irregularities of Wimbledon matches

Two 2021 Wimbledon matches are under investigation after bookmakers flagged ‘possible irregular betting patterns’ to the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). According to German newspaper Die Welt, the probe is centred around a first-round singles match and a first-round men’s doubles match, which raised suspicion when a series of bets were placed. The Times also added that no British players are involved. The German publication …

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Betway backs youth academy project of MIBR esports 

Betway has backed esports partner Made in Brazil’s (MIBR) launch of its ‘Feitos no Brasil’ scouting and player development programme which aims to strengthen the organisation’s CS:GO ranks.  From July to August, MIBR will host player try-out events sponsored by Betway, with the aim of finding Brazilian esport’s top CS:GO talents to join MIBR’s new academy roster. The project sees …

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Imperva warns of 3x bot traffic targeting bookmakers during Euro 2020

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity solutions provider Imperva Inc has revealed the level of security threats faced by bookmakers from bot traffic and account takeover attacks during the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. New data from Imperva’s Research Labs finds that in the build-up to England team matches, UK sportsbooks recorded a two-to-three-fold increase in bot-related traffic. It underlined concerns as bot-traffic can be …

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UK Racing seeks youth feedback on marketing appeal 

CareersinRacing.com, the recruitment and talent development arm for UK racing, has launched a ‘Youth Collaboration Group‘ which aims to provide young people with direct opportunities to reshape the heritage sport of horse racing. Supported by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), CareersinRacing.com is looking for ‘young people with an interest in horse racing and marketing’ to contribute their views and opinions …

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