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Danish Government forms crime unit to tackle match fixing

SBC News Danish Government forms crime unit to tackle match fixing

Denmark’s Culture and Sports Ministry is set to announce a new crime/investigation unit that will tackle match within the nation’s professional sporting leagues. Danish Minister of Culture Marianne Jelved has revealed that the unit had been formed with the aid of several key establishments including Danish professional sporting bodies, the police, betting operators and governmental agencies. The unit will focus …

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Belgium blacklist to include gambling related apps

SBC News Belgium blacklist to include gambling related apps

Kansspelcommissie, Belgium’s Gambling Commission may sanction gambling and sports betting relted mobile apps to be blacklisted. The Belgian commission is currently reviewing marketing policies and frameworks with regards to the Belgian igaming market. The commission had stated to Belgium news sources that it would review both real money and social gambling apps which are readily available to Belgian consumers. Of …

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BetButler database acquired for £1

SBC News BetButler database acquired for £1

Curacao based Momaco has acquired the player database of bankrupt sports betting broker BetButler.com for the sum of £1. The investment company reported that it was currently studying the potential launch of a British facing sports betting product in the coming months. BetButler had ceased trading on September 1, as the management of the financially stricken operator looked for new …

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Voting open for British Poker Awards

SBC News Voting open for British Poker Awards

Voting is now open for the fifth annual British Poker Awards (www.thebritishpokerawards.com), with poker enthusiasts from around the world able to vote for their best players in more than a dozen categories. The ceremony will honour the best and brightest of the British poker scene, in both the live and online realms, as well as recognising those who have made …

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Senet Group backs pre-watershed TV ban on betting advertising

SBC News Senet Group backs pre-watershed TV ban on betting advertising

Business news source the Financial Times reports that leading UK operators, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power are set to introduce a voluntary ban on advertising free bets and free money gambling offers before UK TV watershed of 21:00. The four operators, founding members of the recently launched independent gambling advertising standards commissioner ‘The Senet Group’, hope that the …

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Heart-breaking near miss for Colossus Bets HDA15 jackpot punter

Colossus Bets, home of the £10,000,000 Colossus and the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, saw one player hit the proverbial crossbar in their £1,000,000 HDA15 football jackpot this evening.  The last surviving player in the weekend’s pool, who placed the bet through Betfair, just needed Manchester City to beat Roma in the UEFA Champions League fixture earlier this evening to …

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Greek Court deems OPAP monopoly legal

SBC News Greek Court deems OPAP monopoly legal

Greece’s High Court  ruled on Tuesday that former state owned operator OPAP’s monopoly of betting markets was legal. The courts rejected a long standing challenge put forward by international operators disputing the OPAP’s handle on betting and lottery operations in Greece. OPAP monopoly of Greek lottery and sports betting, had been challenged by William Hill, StanleyBet and Sportingbet. The operators …

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NetBet strikes Nice sponsorship

SBC News NetBet strikes Nice sponsorship

French Ligue 1 football club OGC Nice has agreed terms with European sports betting operator NetBet, which will see the NetBet sports betting brand promoted on the OGC Nice club shirt. Malta licensed NetBet will be additionally promoted with branding placements inside the club’s Allianz Riviera Stadium (capacity – 34,000). The NetBet brand will also be further promoted via OGC …

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