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6 of the Best – Apps4 web media’s Alex Windsor

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Alex Windsor, founder of Apps4 web media. Keep reading to discover a sporting VIP experience that left Windsor hooked, a Premier League flop who proved to be an unlikely scorer in a winning wager and wide musical taste. Best Album  I love listening to music, be it in the car, in the office or when I …

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Mobile access drives platform development for 1xBet

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1xBet, a headline sponsor for next week’s Betting on Football, will be using the conference to promote the development of its platform, which is both “intuitive and simple to use” with a modern interface that can be easily accessed from mobile devices. To emphasise this focus, the company’s Head of Business Development Evgenii Kiriushin said that it expects mobile development …

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Ekstraklasa launches broadcasting rights tender for operators

Top-tier Polish football league Ekstraklasa has launched its tender to offer sportsbook operators the chance to purchase live broadcasting rights for fixtures during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The initial tender sale will solely focus upon offering domestic rights, with a fresh tender covering international broadcast rights hoped to be launched following the conclusion of the 2018/19 season. The league’s …

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Are we at peak betting? Find out at Betting on Football

Has the industry reached peak betting when it comes to technological innovations? That’s the question that will be asked on the first panel session of the ‘Leadership & Vision’ track (Wednesday 20 March) at next week’s Betting on Football conference. The subject matter – Peak betting – are economies of scale causing stagnation? – forms much needed executive debate and …

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Major board restructure sees Bragg Gaming unveil three appointments

Bragg Gaming Group has today announced that it will undergo a major restructure of its Board of Directors after appointing Akshay Kumar, Jim Ryan and Paul Pathak to its executive team. Akshay Kumar was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for Bragg Gaming, after holding positons at NetPlay TV PLC, and sports spread betting specialist Sporting Index. Throughout his career, …

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Bede Gaming’s European Lotteries membership accepted

Online gaming software supplier Bede Gaming has been inducted into the European Lotteries Association (EL) as an Associate Member. It comes at a time when the supplier is trying to strengthen its portfolio of lottery partners, and is expected to be formally announced by the EL General Assembly in May 2019. Alex Butcher, Managing Director, Bede Gaming, commented on the …

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Dutch KSA opens up consultation on player protection measures

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Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out to gather the opinions from the gambling industry and stakeholders regarding player protection measures as part of an industry-wide consultation. The Dutch Senate recently passed its Remote Gaming Act after debating the bill for two and a half years. But following the approval of the legislation, the KSA has been tasked with …

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Altior restores Cheltenham order after fast start for the books

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A narrow defeat for Champ in the RSA Chase and a “right result for the books” in the Coral Cup put the bookmakers in command once more at Cheltenham, before Altior – “one of the bankers of the week” – restored some order for the big players. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on another pulsating day of …

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UKGC sheds light on BetBright abrupt closure

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a statement on the closure and sale of former licensed incumbent BetBright. On Wednesday 6 March, BetBright announced its closure, having sold its entire technology stack and assets to London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings for £15 million. In its statement of closure, BetBright confirmed that all player funds and winnings would be …

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Sportium continues racing revolution with ARC’s ‘European Racing Channel’

Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa‘s Spanish sports betting joint-venture Sportium continues its directive on revamping horseracing as a wagering proposition for Spanish market consumers, announcing that it has launched Arena Racing Company’s ‘European Racing Channel’ across its entire retail network. Expanding its existing broadcast agreement with ARC, Sportium’s + 3,000 betting point network will transmit European Racing Channel content, showcasing some +45,000 …

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