Europe

Betway loses appeal against €10k Swedish fine

Betway’s appeal against a fine imposed by Sweden’s gambling regulator, the Spelinspektionen, has been rejected by the Administrative Court in Linköping. The Super Group sports betting and gaming brand’s case to the court was ‘rejected in its entirety’ by the court, upholding the SEK 100,000 (€9,800) fine imposed on the firm by the Swedish Gamlbling Inspectorate.  Spelinspektionen imposed the financial …

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Florian Geheeb: Sportradar – ad:s stands for operator efficiency

Sportradar’s ad:s service has been embellished with some interesting new technological innovations to improve efficiency and ease of use. Global Director Advertising Sales Florian Geheeb explains more. Sportradar used the recent ICE London event to reveal an expanded version of its ad:s digital marketing service. The firm has broadened the platform beyond programmatic display and video advertising to include paid …

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IMG ARENA invests in Signality to deliver future data gains  

IMG ARENA has disclosed that it has undertaken a strategic investment in Swedish compound-computing specialist Signality with a view to enhance the data gathering and processing capacity of its sportstech, media and betting product portfolio.  Founded in 2016, Signality has developed a cloud-based SaaS platform to help sports businesses/stakeholders extract live data from videos and related media,  helping provide partners …

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Kindred continues to support working parents with Women in Racing

Kindred has extended its partnership with Women in Racing on the Racing Home programme, which aims to educate stakeholders within the racing industry about motherhood and parenthood.  Racing Home has now launched an online educational portal as well as a rehabilitation programme and a podcast series to further support working parents. This offers guidance to mothers returning to riding post-pregnancy, as …

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Malta requires Hungary to clarify licensing conditions to EU member states

Malta has become the first EU member state to submit a ‘detailed opinion’ on Hungary’s draft proposals to reform its online gambling laws, ending its state-owned monopoly regime. Last February, the government of Hungary notified the European Commission (EC) of its plans to review draft proposals that will establish a new regime liberalising its domestic online gambling marketplace. Back in …

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888 targets June date to complete William Hill takeover

888 Holdings has moved a step closer to finalising its acquisition of William Hill’s UK and European assets, as the company’s shareholders approved the merger by a vast majority.  Following the conclusion of its Extraordinary General Meeting, 888 revealed that 99.73% of shareholder votes cast were in favour of the takeover, representing 306,997,411. In contrast, 819,264 (0.27%) voted against, with …

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SOFTSWISS clients save €2.8m thanks to highest level of anti-fraud support

The SOFTSWISS Anti-Fraud team helped its clients to save €2.8m in Q1 2022, according to new results published by its Managed Services division.  For the first three months of the current year, the service focused on investigating suspicious activity in online casinos. It reported that it has resolved more than 75 “major complaints” during this period.  Anastasia Vyshinskaya, Anti-Fraud Team …

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Altenar receives certification for data protection and system security

Altenar has secured an ISO IEC 27001 certification, as it prepares to move forward with its expansion plans later this year. The firm’s internal processes were subjected to a test against ‘strict assessment criteria’, requiring compliance with 114 controls and seven clauses over a nine-month period.  Altenar also undertook a series of internal audits prior to the certification process, which …

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Flutter replaces KPMG with Deloitte as sportsbook auditor

Flutter Entertainment has named Deloitte as the auditor for its Paddy Power and Betfair sportsbook brands, according to a report from The Times. Deloitte replaces KPMG – one of its rivals in the ‘Big Four’ auditing firms alongside PwC and EY– as Flutter’s auditor partner, ending a 20 year business relationship. By entering into the agreement with Flutter, Deloitte has …

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Stats Perform: How to generate ‘the best analysis possible’ from FA Cup fixtures

Featuring 160 games and over 700 clubs from the top-tier to tenth division of the English football pyramid, the FA Cup poses unique challenges for data collection and analysis. Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool, Stats Perform’s Sr. Data Editor & Audience Engagement Manager, Matt Furniss, disclosed the lengths data providers need to go to …

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