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SBC to celebrate 10th birthday at London Baby

Sports Betting Community (SBC) will mark its 10-year anniversary by hosting next month’s London Baby, the largest networking party held on the first night of  ICE London, one of the biggest gaming industry exhibitions in the world. On Tuesday 5 February, around 900 industry guests will be joining in the celebrations at one of the hottest party destinations in central …

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Dr. Laila Mintas to chair Advisory Board for Bet.Works

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The former Deputy President for Sportradar US, Dr. Laila Mintas, has been appointed as Chairwoman of the Advisory Board for Bet.Works. Dr. Mintas, who left her role at Sportradar in December 2018, believes that the sports betting platform provided by Bet.Works, a US-based iGaming and sportsbook technology platform supplier, will “fill a major void” that exists in today’s marketplace. Recognised …

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Euro quartet demands that Andorra expel Jocs SA

A quartet of European gambling operators’ formed by Casinos Austria, Genting Group, Partouche France and Grupo CIRSA (Spain) have confirmed a combined lawsuit against the Principality of Andorra for awarding its sole national casino licence to regional enterprise Jocs SA. Last October the gambling operators demanded that Andorra’s executive and Gaming Control Board (CRAJ), move to annul the decision to …

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GVC confirms Swedish launch for bwin and partypoker

GVC Holdings has confirmed that following receipt of a Swedish gaming licence, it has launched bwin and partypoker in the country. Both brands now offer dedicated websites under the .se extension, with an Android mobile app is also available, with an iOS version expected to follow over the coming days. bwin.se will utilise the feature-set and content from the group’s …

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Britbet issues apology over Lingfield non-runner error

Britbet and the Tote have vowed to ensure that similar errors aren’t made in the future after the favourite in the last race at Lingfield on New Year’s Eve was marked as a non-runner on Tote screens at the course. The mistake came after well backed sprinter Stopdworldnletmeof was double declared at the meeting, therefore withdrew from an earlier race, …

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Football Index secures January sponsorship of Notts County

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Football Index has boosted its sponsorship portfolio after agreeing a deal to become front of shirt sponsor of League Two side Notts County for the month of January 2019. Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission under BetIndex Limited, Football Index is the world’s first football stock market where you can buy and sell footballers with real money. The company’s logo …

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SBTech targets increased US presence through Isaacs addition

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Gavin Isaacs will use his “extensive network, knowledge and experience” of the US market to drive an increased presence for SBTech across the pond. The former Scientific Games CEO has become the new Non-Executive Chairman for SBTech, a sports betting and gaming technology supplier who reacted to last year’s PASPA repeal by striking several partnership agreements with leading casinos in …

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Hot Swap delivers “instant win” for Inbet’s retail betting clients

Hot Swap

Inbet Games has delivered an “instant win” to kick off 2019 through Hot Swap, a new feature designed to boost both traffic and revenues for its retail betting partners. Now running on Inbet’s Lima platform, Hot Swap allows players to swap out any symbol on any reel, as long as there are at least two of the same symbols across …

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Playtech reaches £25 million deal with Israeli tax authorities

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Playtech has agreed to pay Israeli authorities approximately £25 million following a civil tax audit assessing its activity in the country between 2008 and 2017. The gambling software company confirmed this morning that it had reached a settlement on 31 December 2018, after acknowledging that the Israeli tax authorities had made “transfer pricing adjustments in relation to certain functions”. The …

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Celtic, Betway and William Hill – SBC’s biggest hits of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that the World Cup embodied what was a year filled with highly engaging betting events. However, this year’s top ten read articles show interest in a wider range of stories published on SBC in 2018. Celtic and Dafabet streaks ahead after MotoGP deal Celtic Football Club are no stranger to …

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