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TipsterChat: Brazil’s betting future lies in authentic connection

SBC News TipsterChat: Brazil's betting future lies in authentic connection

For many customers, tipsters serve as trusty companions, offering expert predictions to navigate the intricacies of betting. “What if you could see the bets made by the best bettors in the world?” reads the website of TipsterChat;  an app that makes it possible for users to connect with such experts. . We sat down with TipsterChat CO-Executive CEO, Carlos Sánchez, …

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Svenska Spel to close Cosmopol Gothenburg & Malmö venues on 24 Feb  

SBC News Svenska Spel to close Cosmopol Gothenburg & Malmö venues on 24 Feb  

Svenska Spel has confirmed that it will close its Casino Cosmopol venues in the cities of Gothenburg and Malmö on Saturday, 24 February. The decision follows Svenska Spel’s conclusion of negotiations with the respective trade unions on the closure of venues deemed ‘no longer profitable’ for Sweden’s state-owned gambling group. The closure of Cosmopol’s Gothenburg and Malmö venues follows Svenska …

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Stockholm District Court dismisses Holknekt challenge against Kindred 

SBC News Stockholm District Court dismisses Holknekt challenge against Kindred 

The District Court of Stockholm has dismissed a legal challenge against Kindred Group related to the compensation of losses of gambling addict Per Holknekt. Renowned fashion designer and founder of online retailer Odd Molly, Holknekt began legal proceedings in July 2022 against Kindred Group and its relationship with subsidiary Trannel Ltd. Holknekt claimed that he was a VIP customer of …

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SBC Summit Rio: Blaze ready for Brazil’s new frontier in igaming

SBC News SBC Summit Rio: Blaze ready for Brazil’s new frontier in igaming

In their inaugural participation at the SBC Summit Rio (5-to-7 March 2024), Blaze (Blaze.bet), the bronze headline sponsor, highlights the significance of the event as a pivotal platform for networking, learning, and growth. Frances Kintana, HR Director, shares their enthusiasm for leveraging the summit to forge valuable industry connections, stay ahead of trends, and drive strategic advancements. _________ SBC: What …

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Sportradar appoints Felippe Marchetti as integrity lead for Brazil

SBC News Sportradar appoints Felippe Marchetti as integrity lead for Brazil

Sportradar has confirmed the appointment of Felippe Marchetti as Integrity Partnerships Manager for Brazil, helping the NASDAQ tech group scale its integrity and intelligence capabilities for South America’s biggest sports market. Marchetti is experienced in the governance of Brazilian pro-sports, having previously served as a researcher for the Brazil’s Ministry of Sport and as an independent sports integrity consultant deeply …

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iCasino the main draw for France at ICE 2024

SBC News iCasino the main draw for France at ICE 2024

If Latin America was most often mentioned as the region of focus for both suppliers and operators during ICE London last week, when it came to France all the questions and industry chatter focused on whether online casino (or iCasino as the natives say) regulation was a real possibility in the near-to-medium term. This was perfectly illustrated during the roundtable …

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FDJ maintains growth as lotto loses shine in 2023

SBC News FDJ maintains growth as lotto loses shine in 2023

Groupe FDJ lauds its improved operating efficiencies to overcome a year of stagnant results in its flagship Française des Jeux (FDJ) lottery offering. This morning, the Paris Euronext gambling group published its full-year 2023 accounts, declaring corporate revenues of €2.61bn, up 6% on FY2022 comparative income of €2.46bn. Corporate leadership underlined new efficiencies achieved in 2023, as FDJ’s recurring EBITDA …

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Betsson rewards investors €89m dividends to celebrate Jubilee 2023 results 

Betsson AB CEO Pontus Lindwall

Betsson AB has proclaimed a second successive year of record-breaking financial results and KPIs as it celebrates its 60th year in business. Publishing its full-year 2023 results this morning, the Stockholm-listed gambling group’s corporate revenues stood at €948m, up 22% on FY2022 results of €777m. Year trading saw the firm register a 60% increase in EBITDA to €262m (FY2022: €173m) …

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Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

SBC News Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

Tim Miller reflected on the journey and the scale of work undertaken on the UK Gambling Act review and its subsequent White Paper consultations as the most comprehensive examination of a gambling market undertaken by a regulatory agency. Many believe that the process of the Gambling Review had been triggered before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) …

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Kamer rejects ad-blackout as Dutch ministers back loss limits and tougher penalties   

SBC News Kamer rejects ad-blackout as Dutch ministers back loss limits and tougher penalties   

The mandate to implement a ‘total ban on gambling advertising’ has been rejected by the Kamer of Netherlands. Yet, Dutch ministers maintain that ‘overarching playing limits’ must form part of the government’s ongoing amendments of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act). A blanket ban on gambling advertising had been proposed by CDA MP Derk Boswijk. When put to vote yesterday, …

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