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Austrian Tennis safeguards events with Sportradar integrity systems

The Austrian Tennis Association has inked a two-year agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services for the monitoring of the Energie Burgenland ÖTV State Championships. As part of the collaboration, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide bet monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for both the ladies’ and mens’ singles and doubles draws, as well as the tournament’s mixed doubles matches. The UFDS, which is already …

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Saxony-Anhalt appoints Anne Poggemann as first officer of German Gambling’s supervisory unit 

The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has confirmed the appointment of Anne Poggemann as the first officer of ‘Glücksspielaufsicht’ – German gambling’s new supervisory authority.  Last year, the state of Saxony-Anhalt was awarded the rights to house German gambling’s first federal supervisory unit, upholding the licensing duties, market standards and compliance obligations of the Fourth Interstate Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime. Germany’s re-regulated gambling …

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Sportech begins its lightened tenure on London AIM

Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has completed its full public listings migration onto the London AIM exchange.  As of 8:00 AM this morning, the London AIM accepted the admission of Sportech shares priced at 20 pence each, with the wagering and racing systems supplier maintaining its ‘SPO’ ticker. Sportech’s listings migration was first proposed last June, as the company’s …

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DCMS summons inquiry of National Lottery competition process  

DCMS has launched an inquiry to evaluate and examine its handling of the ‘competition process’ of the National Lottery’s operating tender.  Despite facing several COVID-19 related headwinds, the ‘Fourth National Lottery Competition’ was officially launched on 28 August 2020 – overseen by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and its Advisory Panel. The ongoing multi-billion competition seeks to award the next …

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EC probes FDJ’s €380m French national lottery contract

The European Commission (EC) has launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ examining how Groupe FDJ secured its 25-year exclusive concession to operate France’s national lottery. The Commission has launched its investigation following two separate complaints that highlighted Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) paying the French government a fee of €380 million to operate France’s national lottery games and retail distribution network. FDJ’s exclusive …

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Ladbrokes retains Neverland as lead creative agency

Ladbrokes has confirmed that it will retain Neverland as its lead creative agency, following the success of its “This Time We Play Together” campaign launched for this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 championships.  Dominic Grounsell, Entain Plc’s UK and IRE MD for Sports Brands, confirmed Neverland’s renewal to marketing news source Campaign, praising the agency’s creative approach and fresh thinking to …

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Spreadex nets Fulham FC shirt sponsorship

Fulham FC has signed up financial trading and sports betting firm Spreadex as a principal partner of the EFL Championship club for the next two seasons. The Spreadex Trading logo will become a regular feature at Craven Cottage, including on the back of all kits worn by the players. Fulham’s 2020/21 kits will be revealed later this week ahead of Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Charlton, while …

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Playtech records strong B2B growth riding on calmer global tides

Playtech Plc has maintained confidence in delivering on its full-year financial targets and corporate objectives, as the FTSE250 technology group secures a series of positive outcomes during the first-half of 2021 trading.  Updating investors, Playtech outlined that group performance was in-line with expectations since the last trading update published on 26 May 2021, as the group cites ‘very strong online …

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Belgian justice minister calls for drastic Decree reforms of gambling protections 

Belgium’s Council of Ministers will revise a series of gambling safeguards and new industry proposals put forward by Justice Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne.  Last Friday, the Berlaymont Assembly approved Van Quickenborne’s proposed draft amendments to Belgium’s ‘Royal Decree on Games of Chance and the Protection of Players’ (1999). Van Quickenborne had recommended that ministers amend the …

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Sisal GoBeyond competition aims to accelerate Italy’s brightest start-ups

Sisal SPA, the operating firm of Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery draw, has continued its funding of talent development projects for Italy’s new workforce through the hosting of its ‘GoBeyond’ competition.  Entering its fifth year, Sisal’s innovation competition is co-hosted with investment fund CVC Capital Partners and aims to advance the development of Italian start-ups focused on social impact and enterprise. …

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