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Dylan Mitchard: Betgenius – Live basketball betting a data-driven success

As turnover on in-play basketball continues to rise, Dylan Mitchard, Business Development Manager at Betgenius, looks at how further investment into data capture technology will deliver an even more engaging and profitable product for bookies… ______________ A regular in the top-three betting sports in key European markets, basketball’s importance to bookmakers has never been greater. The majority of our clients …

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UKGC places extra demands on Casino 36 management

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sanctioned the management of Wolverhampton-based ‘Casino 36’ to undertake ‘extra training’ as part of a £300,000 penalty package for money laundering and social responsibility failures. A UKGC investigation has revealed that Casino 36 had failed to ensure adequate AML provisions with regards to undertaking customer ‘enhanced-due-diligence (EDD)’, ‘source-of-funds (SOF)’ and source-of-wealth (SOW) check carried out …

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Sportium delivers on Andalusian racing promise

Sportium the Spanish market joint-venture of Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa has announced a new dawn for Andalusian racing opening its new wagering property at the ‘Gran Hipódromo Dos Hermanas’ racetrack. Last November Sportium announced that it had secured an exclusive partnership with Dos Hermanas operator AHD Iberia, moving to revamp the historic Andalusian racetrack’s entire wagering capacity. Citing a number …

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Sportradar & PlaySight to disrupt Belgian EMBL basketball

A three-way tie-up is set to disrupt Belgian basketball viewership, with global sports data firm Sportradar partnering with video analytics firm PlaySight and the EuroMillions Basketball League (EMBL), Belgium’s highest level of professional basketball. Moving forward all EMBL syndicated games and content will be produced and distributed utilising PlaySight’s Smart AI and automated production sports technology through Sportradar OTT. The content partnership …

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New look Pronet Gaming appoints Alex Leese as CEO

Industry turnkey solutions provider Pronet Gaming, has confirmed the appointment of former William Hill Plc director Alex Leese as Chief Executive Officer. In his leadership remit, Leese will be responsible for leading the turn new commercial drive and strategy into newly regulated markets, a key mandate following the sale of Pronet Gaming to an undisclosed private equity group. Leese joins …

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Kindred drops Spanish market pursuit

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has this morning confirmed that it will not pursue its licensing application for the regulated Spanish online gambling market. The European online gambling group details that it had begun its DGOJ licensing application process in December 2018. However, a strict deadline to adjust its platform provisions for Spanish market compliance requirements sees Kindred withdraw its application …

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International drive sees Digitain open UK regional office

Bolstering its commercial capacity, industry omnichannel systems provider Digitain has confirmed the opening of a new UK regional office in Sheffield.   Recently appointed Head of International Business Development Simon Westbury will head up the Sheffield hub, which will provide ‘localised client-facing and account-management services’ supporting Digitain’s international growth plans. In its update, Digitain confirms that it has begun to …

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Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Swedish market requires clear guidance on under-18 wagering criteria

Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary-General of Swedish online gambling trade association BOS, has requested that gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen offer clarity on recent fines related to ‘betting on sports events’ sanctioned under Chapter 8 of Sweden’s revamped Gambling Act. Requesting an ‘urgent meeting’, the BOS leader urges Spelinspektionen to offer ‘clear and detailed guidance’ on Chapter 8 and its board definition, related to …

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HBLB places sectional timing and tracking tech at the front of 2019 budget

The UK Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published its official expenditure plans, outlining racing funding allocations for the full calendar year 2019. In its statement, HBLB governance details that it has established how to allocate its reduced budget of £94m (previously £99m) to support racing innovations, resources and stakeholders. The statutory body overseeing the racing levy responsibilities has committed …

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Betfred expansion points towards Spain

Betfred has this morning confirmed that it will enter the regulated Spanish gambling market, having secured DGOJ licences to operate online B2C sportsbook and casino services. Entering 2019, the UK legacy betting group underlined its intentions to launch a Spanish online gambling business, seeking to diversify its market make-up and revenue channels. Confirming Betfred’s Spanish market developments, Group Chief Operating …

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