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Mourinho’s men dominate week two in the SBC League of Legends

SBC League of Legends

Esports Insider’s Sam Cooke stormed into contention in the SBC League of Legends after amassing 76 points in the second week of this year’s Fantasy Premier League. However, Cooke is still 23 points off league leader James Birch, who might come to regret using his ‘triple captain’ chip so early in the season, despite Romelu Lukaku’s goal at the Liberty …

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David Clifton – Don’t gamble on your affiliates

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In my December 2016 article for SBC News, I wrote about affiliates coming into the ICO’s firing line, which in turn leaves gambling operators facing liability for affiliates’ data protection misdemeanours – a situation that will hit home even harder when the recently announced Data Protection Bill is published by Parliament and, subsequently, when the General Data Protection Regulation comes …

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GalaBingo lands prime time advertising slot

GalaBingo.com has strengthened its relationship with Channel 5, after becoming the new broadcast sponsor of Australian soaps, Neighbours and Home & Away in a deal brokered by Sky Media and 7 Stars. Expanding its media deal with the British commercial television network, the new agreement will extend the brand’s visibility, as well as heightening its messaging amongst its key audience. …

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Playtika agrees partnership with Spain’s oldest football club

The first social gaming company to offer free-to-play casino style games, Playtika has agreed to become the primary sponsor of Spain’s oldest football club, Sevilla. As part of the deal, Playtika will advertise the World Series of Poker’s free to play poker room on the iconic Sevilla shirt throughout the 2017/18 season.   Playtika branding will also appear around Sevilla’s …

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‘Wider sports appeal’… Argyll Entertainment switches BetOnBrazil.com to SportNation.bet

Online sports betting group Argyll Entertainment has informed that it has ‘switched over’ its BetOnBrazil.com brand to SportNation.bet, to form a ‘stronger connection’ with its new digital media asset SportNation.com. Argyll informs that it will maintain a close relationship with sports broadcaster Alan Brazil, who helped launch the operator’s first sports betting property BetOnBrazil.com last August. Moving forward Brazil will …

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RMG announces first apprentices of Media JETS Traineeship program

Continuing its youth development and training schemes, Racing UK’s Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced Shelley Birkett and Jason Kiely as recipients of its new Media JETS Traineeship. Joining the development program, the RMG’s young apprentices will learn all aspects of modern media dynamics including presenting, punditry, digital production, marketing and PR. Birkett, who is 23 and based in Malton …

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Berlin based Glück Games appoints Rafael Razim as Technology lead

Gibraltar and Berlin-based real money games developer Glück Games has confirmed the appointment of Rafael Razim its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). A games development veteran joins Razim Glück Games senior management team, having previously served as Managing Director of multichannel retargeting solutions firm Remintrex (2014-2017). Furthermore, Razim previously co-founded Berlin-based GimiGames, a VC-backed multiplayer skill-gaming platform, and a real-money …

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Ladbrokes extends title sponsorship of Rugby League’s ‘Challenge Cup’

Updating the market, Ladbrokes has informed that it will continue to work with the Rugby Football League as title sponsor of its Challenge Cup, English Rugby League’s legacy knockout competition. Ladbrokes marketing has signed a one-year extension, which will see the competition continue to be branded as the ‘Ladbrokes Challenge Cup’. The sponsorship extension is signed on the week of …

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Jacob Lopez Curciel – OPTIMA – Creating the right user journey for horse racing betting

OPTIMA - horse racing

Jacob Lopez Curciel is the Founder, Chairman and CEO for OPTIMA, a licensed B2B Software Developer of sports betting and gaming solutions with partners in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. OPTIMA has been confirmed as the Platinum event sponsor for next month’s Betting on Sports, held at the Olympia Conference Centre from 12-15 September. The company will present software platform OPTIMA …

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GVC boosts HTML5 site content with Pragmatic Play partnership

Updating the market, GVC Holdings has moved to broaden its online casino content across its portfolio of websites by forming a supplier partnership with HTML5 specialist games developer Pragmatic Play. GVC will roll-out Pragmatic’s portfolio of over 80 HTML5 slots titles into a number of their brands, including in the initial phase bwin, PartyCasino, and Gamebookers. Top Pragmatic titles include …

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