Europe

Betfred donates £1.25m Cheltenham profits to charity

Betfred’s appeal to help fund the Royal Manchester Hospital £4 million appeal for vital equipment has reached its halfway point, with Fred Done donating all profits made from all over-the-counter bets during the Cheltenham Festival to the iMRI appeal. On the first day of the festival, which is said to traditionally be one of the busiest days in the racing …

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Golden Race to present 3D Virtual Football upgrades at Betting on Football

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Golden Race, creator and global provider of virtual sports and betting solutions, is presenting the latest version of its multi-awarded 3D Virtual Football at next week’s Betting on Football. This enhanced version features a new virtual stadium created with on-site scanning, advanced animations based on real players movements, and new player models applying proprietary scanning technologies. It also presents true …

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Czech PE’s split SAZKA European gambling assets

Czech private equity firms KKCG and EMMA Capital have confirmed that they will move to split the ownership of assets in pan-European betting and lottery operator SAZKA Group. SAZKA is the Czech national lottery operator, which holds majority/significant holdings in European operators – OPAP Greece (33%), Casinos Austria (30%), LOTTOITALIA (33%) and SuperSport Croatia (67%). Agreeing on undisclosed terms, the …

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William Hill advances ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign with Dan Whitlam appointment

As part of the advancement to its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ campaign launched in July 2018, William Hill has appointed Dan Whitlam as its Head of Responsible Gambling for retail. Whitlam will be tasked with working alongside the Compliance, Gaming, L&D and Data Science divisions to strengthen and develop the ways in which the operator identifies, interacts and intervenes with …

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Peter Woodfine, Vermantia: Why retail can still rival the solitary world of online betting

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On the eve of next week’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Peter Woodfine – Business Development Director at Vermantia – says in-shop betting is changing. But he is a firm believer that retail will always be detail. There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the death of retail, but to paraphrase Mark Twain – it’s been …

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EGBA – EU common rulebook will solve online gambling inconsistencies

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Maarten Haijer, Director General of the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA), has urged European Union policymakers to push for the development of a common rulebook on online gambling protections, standards and safeguards. Writing a guest post on EU news source Politico.eu, Haijer reaffirms EGBA’s position that a reported +12 million European online gambling consumers are being underserved by inconsistent …

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Bookies take a hammering on Black Thursday at Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Having held a slender lead at half time, the bookies took an “unprecedented beating” on day three at Cheltenham after Defi du Seuil led out a procession of short priced winners. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on ‘St Patrick’s Thursday’ at the Festival, which left the bookies staring into a Paisley Park-shaped “abyss” after a nightmare day …

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SportPesa backs Irish Football by joining FAI responsibility ranks

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has continued its aggressive European marketing expansion after confirming a two-year commercial partnership with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Announcing the partnership at the FAI’s AVIVA Stadium in Dublin, SportPesa Marketing lead Shaun Simmonds confirmed that the betting group would fully commit to FAI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. “We are delighted to announce this ground-breaking partnership …

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Betinvest Lottery secures Gaming Associates Europe certification

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The Lottery solution from Betinvest has been certified by Gaming Associates Europe Limited, one of the UK’s most reputable laboratories which is accredited in the EU zone as well as Crown or British Overseas territories such as the Isle of Man and Gibraltar. This allows Betinvest to supply its in-house Lottery solutions to both online and retail gaming operators in …

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Kambi Group – Leaders Webinar – Delivering on Bet-Builder’s True Capacity

Webinar

Powering a diverse range of betting tier1 operators across multiple markets, Stockholm-listed Kambi Group Plc has to deliver and maintain an optimal betting suite meeting its partners’ high demands. Hosting an exclusive ‘SBC Leaders Webinar’  (Wednesday – 3 April) Kambi Group’s Chief Product Officer Mattias Eriksson and Chief Commercial Officer Max Meltzer detail the product journey (from concept-to-delivery) of Kambi’s next generation …

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