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Unibet invests into mental health initiative with Newbury sponsorship

In a move which seeks to improve the accessibility to racing for those suffering with mental health problems, Kindred Group-subsidiary Unibet has confirmed it has made an investment into #GoRacingGreen.  Unibet will invest in the initiative, spearheaded by Debbie Matthews, which will see the duo partner at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 17 August for Unibet Hungerford Day.  #GoRacingGreen aims to: …

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Football integrity trio reports suspicious betting decrease

The ‘Global Football Report 2019’, released today by the working partnership of Stats Perform’s integrity unit, Starlizard Integrity Services and TXODDS, found that matches identified as having suspicious betting patterns decreased from 397 to 377 in the last year.  The report, which aims to provide stakeholders of the sports integrity community with an informative overview of current trends related to suspicious football …

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Live or latent? Why scouts need to be in the stadiums

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Data from live scouts is the fuel that powers the sports betting business says Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE. Yet, while different levels of latency might have been accepted in years gone by, the need for the fastest and most reliable data – particularly to meet the demand for in-play wagering – means that all live scouts need …

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LeoVegas posts record Q2 revenues despite big market challenges

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LeoVegas said it has found a more balanced geographical mix despite finding the UK market “challenging” and delivering just satisfactory results in Sweden. The operator’s Group CEO Gustaf Hagman said that Q2 2019 was its best quarter ever, with revenues of €94.4 million (up 8 per cent from Q2 2018) contributing to “good underlying growth and profitability” for H1 2019 …

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Trustly study finds 94 per cent support for instant withdrawals

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94 per cent of players want instant access to their winnings, according to research from Trustly on nine of Europe’s leading countries for online sports betting and gaming. The online payment solutions provider was testing the hypothesis that payments, specifically fast payments, can create player value for a sample size of 1,700 across Spain, Poland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, …

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Better Collective advances US profile following strong H1 2019

Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AB has declared that its boost in exposure across the US market has put the company in ‘pole position for market leadership’ as explained in its Q2 interim report.  Publishing its Q2 2019 trading update (period ending 31 June 2019), Better Collective has reported a 64% increase in revenues up to €15.8m (£14.7m) which …

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GiG maintains global agenda despite tough H1 2019 trading

Despite facing ‘toughened regulatory environments’, the governance of Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) details confidence in the firm’s overriding corporate strategy, pursuing ‘global geo expansion’ growth through ‘strong B2B partnerships’ coupled with ‘internal B2C’ brand launches within ‘selected markets’. Publishing its first interim results as a Stockholm-listed enterprise, GiG records H1 2019 group revenues of €63 million, down 14% on corresponding …

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ComeOn launches AI responsible gambling tool

Igaming operator ComeOn has confirmed that it has been working alongside data science specialist neccton to launch a new responsible gaming tool based on artificial intelligence in a bid to help players avoid problem gambling behaviours. The tool has been developed in collaboration with  psychology academics, and ensures that it tracks player data, detects risk patterns, changes in behaviour as …

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Check please… Degree 53 publishes Age ID ‘UX Review’

Industry design, innovation and software development agency Degree 53 has published its latest ‘UX Review’ focusing on evaluating the impact of new age and identity verification processes, enforced by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in May this year. The report assesses how incumbents have approached the challenge of adjusting/addressing to the UKGC’s customer age verification requirements from a customer UX …

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Stars Group appoints video games pioneer John Schappert as corporate advisor

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has strengthened its corporate governance’s strategic capacity and technology-led competencies by confirming the appointment of John Schappert as a new independent director. Regarded as a pioneer of the video games industry, Schappert is the co-founder of Tiburon Entertainment, the original games development studio of ground-breaking sports titles Madden NFL, NFL Street and NASCAR Racing. …

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