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RMG leads media and betting duties for QIPCO British Champions Day

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has been charged with delivering the media and betting rights for UK racing’s most valuable raceday – Ascot’s ‘QIPCO British Champions Day’ (QBCD) hosted on Saturday 17 October. British Champions Series Ltd (BCSL), organisers of QIPCO British Champions Day, have entrusted RMG to distribute the global media rights for its £2.5 million Ascot raceday. RMG will …

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Svenska Spel and SvFF brand Sweden as ‘Zombie nation’ on sports integrity  

In a joint-article published by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Svenska Spel CEO Patrick Hofbauer and Swedish FA (SvFF) General Secretary Håkan Sjöstrand have called for an immediate overhaul of Sweden’s ‘match-fixing council’.  The Swedish government established its match-fixing council on 1 January 2019, coinciding with the launch of Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace. The council was earmarked as a key agency …

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Kindred places technology as the core theme of 2020 Sustainable Gambling Conference

Kindred Group Plc has disclosed that its fifth annual ‘Sustainable Gambling Conference’ will encourage its executive delegates to explore the question of ‘how technology can support a more sustainable industry?’  Due to take place on 21 October, Kindred’s sustainability conference will take place as an online event to accommodate COVID-19 measures. Each year Kindred invites executive guests from health services, …

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Betfair warns ADM of Italian exit should turnover taxes continue unadjusted 

Marcello Minenna, the new Director-General of Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency, has been urged to exclude horseracing and licensed betting exchanges from Italy’s new blanket 0.5% turnover tax increase which will be enforced across all wagering verticals – retail, digital and virtual sports.   Italian betting’s latest tax increase was authorised this summer after the Parliament approved a set of …

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Leadstar launches ApostasBrasil.com to advance LatAm profile

Leadstar Media has continued to expand its international footprint after announcing the launch of dedicated Brazilian sports betting portal – ApostasBrasil.com (BrazilBets.com). Marked as a key strategic launch, ApostasBrasil.com will serve as Leadstar’s flagship property for the imminent launch of Brazil’s regulated online gambling marketplace, expected in 2021 (dependent on regulatory developments). ApostasBrasil.com is Leadstar’s second Portuguese language website following …

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Cardiff City names 888Sport as training kit sponsor

888 Holdings flagship sportsbook brand 888Sport has bolstered its network of football partners after confirming that it has signed a new partnership with Cardiff City. Under the terms of the agreement, 888Sport will become the club’s first training wear sponsor and global betting partner for the remainder of the current 2020/21 season.  888 SVP head of B2C Guy Cohen said: “We’re …

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FA stands by ‘golden share’ to thwart Premier League power grab

The Times has reported that the FA is willing to implement a ‘golden share’ in a move to block Premier League giants from pursuing a radical overhaul of English football’s competition and reward structures. Dominating this weekend’s football headlines, the Daily Telegraph published its exclusive report outlining the objectives and changes that had been drafted by the owners of Liverpool …

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Dunder confirms full UK exit by end of October

Malta-based online casino operator Dunder (Dunder.com) has confirmed that it will exit the UK’s online gambling marketplace by the end of October trading. The online casino operated by Malta gaming group MT SecureTrade issued a statement to its players and media partners outlining that it would begin a ‘phased close down’ of its UK operations, ceasing operations by the end …

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Aspire completes ‘full service’ objectives as it finalises BtoBet acquisition   

Aspire Global has completed its acquisition of BtoBet in a transaction that sees Stockholm-listed technology group significantly amplify its igaming services and global commercial footprint.  Officially disclosed on 17 September, Aspire secured a formal agreement to acquire BtoBet’s sportsbook technologies and operating systems outright for a deal valued at €20 million. Deal terms have seen Aspire pay an upfront €15 million …

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GVC safeguards German profile by securing four Länder approved ‘transitional licences’

GVC Holdings has this morning confirmed that it has been approved four separate sports betting licences for Germany, adhering to market conditions set by the Länder approved ‘transitional framework’. Updating investors, the FTSE100 betting group confirmed that transitional licences have been authorised for its SportingBet, Ladbrokes, bwin and Gamebookers brands. Announced at the start of October, Germany’s 16 federal Länder …

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