Europe

Kambi powers JSC Bulgaria’s Molodovan adventure

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform supplier Kambi Group Plc has strengthened its partnership with Bulgarian National Lottery operator JSC securing an ‘extended sportsbook agreement’. The enhanced partnership will see Kambi continue to act as lead sportsbook supplier of JSC’s flagship 7777.bg brand within the Bulgarian market, a contract Kambi has maintained since 2017.  In addition, JSC has commissioned Kambi to support …

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ISG scores La Liga matchday virtual ads deal with Mediapro

Live sports advertising specialist Interregional Sports Group (ISG) has significantly expanded its European football profile, announcing that it has secured the publishing rights for Spain’s La Liga  pitch-side virtual perimeter and virtual goal-side advertising inventory. Updating stakeholders, ISG informs that it has secured a three-season partnership with sports agency Mediapro managing pitch-side advertising for 53 La Liga games. ISG details …

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Nektan sanctions lower priced offload of Respin US asset

London AIM-listed mobile gaming services provider Nektan Plc has offloaded its US-specific mobile casino property ‘Respin’ to private enterprise Alternative Investment Partners, completing a £300,000 cash transaction. Updating the market, Nektan leadership details that it has sold its 57% equity in the US brand, at a lower price than originally anticipated, stating that the firm wishes to halt its ‘stateside …

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UKGC sets out key focus areas in 2019-20 strategy

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has set out its key areas of focus for the next 12 months as part of its 2019-20 Business Plan, detailing the ways it plans to protect customers, prevent harm, raise industry standards and improving regulation. As the regulator moves into the second year of its 2018-2021 strategy, the UKGC intends to “secure a more …

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Neil Banbury: 32Red – Gambling operators can do more than just support a club’s performance on the football pitch

The English football renaissance in 2018 has been underpinned by a healthy mix of club sponsors, in which gambling companies have more than played their part, writes 32Red General Manager Neil Banbury. Just this week, 32Red renewed its term as the Principal Sponsor of Derby County Football Club. Here, Banbury tells us more about the new deal, and why gambling …

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Befred online bingo advertisement not upheld by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has decided against upholding a complaint against a recent Betfred advert, after an individual questioned whether the broadcast normalised gambling. The advert in question featured a woman in the bath, a man preparing a meal and a woman exercising, all while playing online bingo on mobile devices. A voice-over could be heard during the advert, stating: …

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SKS365 appoints Luca Grisci as Planetwin365 retail lead

SKS365 Group the operating company of Italian bookmaker Planetwin365 continues its senior management restructure, confirming the appointment of Luca Grisci as Director of Retail divisions. A seasoned industry executive, Grisci joins SKS365 leadership team from Italian market competitor StanleyBet where he served in a number of executive roles focusing on retail operations and corporate development (2013-2019). Moving forward, Grisci will …

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Sokratis Kokkalis calls on Intralot operating review following ‘year of declines’

Intralot SPA Group Chairman & CEO Sokratis Kokkalis has confirmed that the Athens-listed gambling technology firm will undertake a full-scale operating review and cost reduction plan, following a year of corporate declines witnessed across all Intralot business verticals. Publishing its full-year 2018 results, Intralot records a -6.4% decline in group revenues to €870 million (FY2017: €930m), as governance reports diminishing …

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France Galop joins efforts to raise funds for Notre-Dame

French racing body France Galop has joined in efforts to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame cathedral after a fire destroyed parts of the building on Monday evening. The governing body’s president, Edoard de Rothschild, has announced that the Prix du President de la Republique will be renamed for this weekend’s meeting at Auteuil, with all proceeds going …

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FA charges Paul Scholes with ‘allegedly’ breaching betting rules

Issuing a short statement, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has charged former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes ‘with misconduct in relation to its betting rules’. The FA states that Scholes is alleged to have placed 140 bets on football matches between 17 August 2015 to 12 January 2019, breaching FA Rule E8. Under the association’s …

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