Europe

Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets

Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Scott Kashket has been sanctioned with a two month suspension and £3446 fine after he admitted placing 183 bets on football matches. Kashket had been charged by the Football Association (FA) last month following a period between 2014 and 2016, during his time at Leyton Orient, in which the bets had been made. Kashket lost a total of £1,067.75 …

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Stoiximan dominates first-ever Betarades Greek Bookmaker Awards

TCB Holdings‘ flagship sportsbook property Stoiximan took home an unprecedented seven awards at the inaugural ‘Betarades – 2020 Greek Bookmaker Awards’. Stoiximan was crowned ‘Best Greek Sportsbook’ by Betarades judges, and also claimed the marquee title of ‘Players Choice’ for best Greek market bookmaker. In 2019, Stockholm-listed industry publisher Better Collective announced that it would be hosting a gala event for …

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Insider Sport: On the ball – Cypriot investigations launch as FIFA enhances integrity controls

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on FIFA launching its integrity toolkit, Cypriot match-fixing investigations, the Bundesliga’s latest technology partnership, and Arsenal’s stadium going cashless. FIFA announces integrity toolkit launch Building on the integrity programme it developed and implemented during …

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Interwetten praises record results despite ‘major regulatory challenges’

Sports betting and online gaming operator Interwetten has celebrated reaching a new record for its 2019 financial year, despite ‘major regulatory challenges’. Publishing a trading statement, Interwetten recorded a gross gaming revenue (GGR) of €99.5m for the year, marking a 25% increase compared to 2018, with betting stakes rising over €2bn for the first time. Dominik Beier, speaker of the …

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EGBA urges German authorities to reconsider ‘detrimental’ proposals

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the progress made on Germany’s new draft state treaty for gambling regulation, but has urged the gambling authorities to reconsider some of the proposals made. The proposals made which have focused upon consumer protection, state tax revenues and regulatory oversight of gambling have been backed by the EGBA. However, it emphasised …

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Camelot enters next phase of retail training initiative

Following a two-year research and development period, National Lottery operator Camelot has entered the next phase of its ‘Being A Responsible Retailer: Supporting Healthy Play’ retailer training. This next phase will offer Camelot retail partners access to face-to-face refresher training together with a new ‘Supporting Healthy Play’ leaflet outlining some key aspects of the training. Camelot’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, …

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1xBet signs title partnership deal with NAVI esports team

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International betting and gaming operator 1xBet has signed a title partnership deal with Ukraine-based esports team NAVI for 2020. 1xBet has confirmed that it will support NAVI in various esports disciplines across the year through a number of “powerful marketing activities”. It will also serve as the title sponsor on the NAVI website and for all of the team’s merchandise. …

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‘Get real’ on in-play restrictions and surveillance urges DSWV

DSWV, the ‘German Sports Betting Trade Association‘, has welcomed the new consensus reached for the online gambling components of the ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’, which would allow for federal provisions on online casino and poker. This week, the Bundesrat press agency confirmed that all 16 Länder (states) had agreed ‘in principle’ to allow for concessions on online casino, poker and …

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Gambling-related harm APPG outlines 2020 strategy

The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has outlined its 2020 strategy, as it continues to campaign for a reduction in gambling related harm. Carolyn Harris MP was re-elected as Chair of the Group. The Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, Lord Foster and Sammy Wilson MP were also elected as Vice-Chairs of …

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SportCaller supports Unibet retention with Streakr roll out

Kindred Group subsidiary Unibet has signed a new agreement with free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller to its marketing capabilities and support retention rates for the operator. Under the terms of the new agreement, SportCaller has rolled out its new game Streakr, which is expected to drive ‘deeper engagement and reliable retention.’ Johannes Nijboer, Sportsbook Business Portfolio Manager at Kindred Group, …

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