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Portugal FPF becomes first national football federation to join Dugout platform

The Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF) has become the first national football federation to join sports social content platform Dugout. The FPF joins Dugout’s growing portfolio of social media sports content publishers, which at present stands at 100 professional football players and 51 of the world’s biggest football clubs. The partnership will see FPF utilise Dugout to publish content covering ... Read More »

Kindred Group wins CJEU appeal against ‘discriminatory’ Hungarian licensing regime

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) the European Union’s principal law court has ruled against the Hungarian government’s online gambling licensing framework, stating that the regime had placed unfair business conditions for European operators seeking to enter the market. A formal appeal had been brought to the CJEU by European sports betting operator Kindred Group, who detailed that Hungary’s Gambling ... Read More »

UKGC responds to the FA’s end of relationship with betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a response to yesterday’s news that the English Football Association (FA) has ended all commercial ties with the betting/gambling industry. Following a governance review, the FA has decided to end its £4 million per year betting partnership with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract. English football’s governing body is reported to ... Read More »

1×2 Gaming rebrands corporate identity to 1×2 NETWORK

Online gambling software and games provider 1×2 Gaming has announced that it will rebrand its corporate identity and structure to ‘1×2 NETWORK’, which company leadership believes better represents the firm’s services and overall industry proposition. The decision to rebrand to 1×2 NETWORK follows an internal review, in which 1×2 management wanted to highlight new asset Iron Dog slots studio alongside ... Read More »

Operators charged over unfair bonus terms as CMA gets tough

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law with their labyrinthine bonus terms and conditions. As part of an ongoing investigation, the CMA is acting because it believes people aren’t getting the deal they expect from sign-up promotions and operators are unfairly holding on to people’s money. The ... Read More »

Betfair launches Fairer Game campaign seeking female football coaching talent

Partnering up with Women in Football, Betfair has launched its ‘Fairer Game’ campaign this week, with the betting firm funding 50 female football coaches who will aim to gain their UEFA B licenses. The company has set itself the long-term goal of doubling the number of UK female football coaches with UEFA A licenses, which at present stands at 29 ... Read More »

UKGC wants operators to get tough on customer ID checks

Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded operators that if they only request identity documents when a customer withdraws their funds, they could be putting their business at risk of failing to meet anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility standards thus breaching the conditions of their licence. The UKGC details that it is concerned following a ... Read More »

The FA cuts Ladbrokes partnership, stating no more to gambling relationships

The English Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract (reported to be worth £4 million per year). Following an internal management review, FA governance has deemed the sponsorship to be inappropriate as the body has to act as supervisor for the sport’s integrity and its ... Read More »

KAX Media rebrands to Gambling.com Group

Following an internal review, Industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition group KAX Media has rebranded to Gambling.com Group. The affiliate marketing specialist has rebranded to better represent its legacy domain Gambling.com and to better communicate its business services. The new name only applies to the Group’s holding company. The Group will continue to use the KAX Media brand as the ... Read More »

Kambi secures Colombia full services deal with Corredor Empresarial

Updating the market, Nordic Nasdaq-listed industry platform and software provider Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it has secured full services betting provisions contract with Colombian gambling group Corredor Empresarial SA. The partnership will see Kambi become the exclusive platform provider for Corredor’s new online gambling brand BetPlay, servicing the asset with sports betting and casino provisions. Furthermore, Kambi will ... Read More »