Europe

Richard Flint – Industry needs to rethink treatment

Speaking to BBC News, Richard Flint outgoing Chairman of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has stated that the gambling industry ‘hasn’t done enough to look after problem gamblers’. Flint who departs Sky Bet governance this June, further details that industry leadership ‘should consider funding a network of gambling treatment centres’. Sky Bet’s outgoing chairman and former CEO, makes his …

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Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Sweden faces new realities following first stage of re-regulation

Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS), speaks to SBC on the early challenges and criticisms that a re-regulated Swedish market place has faced. _________________________ SBC: Gustaf, thanks for this interview. Leading BOS, can you detail your impressions on Sweden’s first quarter as a re-regulated online gambling marketplace?  Gustaf Hoffstedt: The re-regulation has been a …

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Kemp departs Ladbrokes Coral to join Together for the Tote

Together for the Tote has confirmed that Mark Kemp has been appointed as the group’s UK Managing Director, after holding the same position at Ladbrokes Coral. Due to take on the new role later in the year, Kemp has held a number of positions across the gambling sector with executive board experience across marketing, operations and product in both the …

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Luckbox picks OddsMatrix as lead sportsbook platform

Esports betting start-up Luckbox has extended its partnership with online gambling software and platform provider EveryMatrix, after agreeing to utilise its OddsMatrix engine as lead sportsbook solution. The announcement follows Luckbox launching its esports betting product in ‘beta mode’ to accept its first real money players. Updating the market, Luckbox informs that its first player wagers have been powered by the …

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‘Bettor Commitment’ sees GVC end BETDAQ Sunderland AFC sponsorship

GVC Holdings betting exchange property BETDAQ has rescinded its shirt sponsorship of Sunderland AFC, sticking to the principles of the FTSE100 betting group’s ‘Changing for the Bettor’  social responsibility mandate. Ending its relationship with Sunderland, GVC confirms that it has donated its shirt sponsorship to charity ‘Children With Cancer’, replacing BETDAQ as principle SAFC partner for the upcoming 2019-2020 football …

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Sportradar adds long-term extension to AP agreement

Sportradar has inked a long-term extension of its agreement with The Associated Press (AP) which will see them continue to deliver core sports data content across both AP’s traditional and digital platforms. Following a successful three-year alliance, Sportradar will continue to share its data APIs, which will also encompass data for the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), …

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Keith O’Loughlin, SG Digital: Bringing five key modules under the OpenSports umbrella

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SG Digital has reorganised its set of sports betting products into five OpenSports modules that can be “mixed and matched” to meet the specific needs of a customer. We spoke to Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, to find out more about the new set up, how it benefits the company’s existing partners, and why it …

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Strong Q1 opening sees Gambling.com push US agenda

Industry affiliate marketing publisher Gambling.com Group Plc has detailed a strong start to 2019 trading, as the firm moves to accelerate its US market agenda. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), Gambling.com details growth across all core business metrics, as revenues total €5.2 million (Q1 2018: €3.4m). Detailing strong ‘organic growth’, Gambling.com reports a period increase …

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Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally …

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Jdigital – Spanish Ombudsman holds a ‘misinformed agenda’ on gambling

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade body, Jdigital has issued a response to ‘Civic Ombudsman’, Francisco Fernández Marugán, who this week urged the new Spanish government to implement ‘a complete ban on gambling advertising’. Issuing a personal statement, López de Torre details that Fernández Marugán is deeply misinformed in his knowledge of existing Spanish gambling laws …

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