Europe

DCMS calls for a review & evidence on credit wagering

Jeremy Wright, the UK Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is set to review gambling’s relationship with debt/credit transactions. In a move to develop a more socially responsible sector, Wright and DCMS will summon gambling and retail banking leadership, discussing government and social concerns on debt/credit funded wagers. UK news sources report that government …

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Twin aims for “unmatched casino experience” after CRM deal

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Online casino operator Twin is aiming to fulfil its mission “of providing an unmatched casino experience” after deploying the innovative Fast Track CRM solution. Marcin Jablonski, Twin’s Chief Brand Officer, expanded: “We share Fast Track’s vision of how easy CRM should be and believe this partnership will allow our CRM team to fulfil their mission of providing an unmatched casino …

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Lottoland makes €76m move for Zeal German assets

Keeping to its word, the governance Lottoland Holdings has put forward a €76 million cash offer, seeking to takeover Zeal Network’s core German market assets. At the start of a tumultuous week, Lottoland Chief Executive Nigel Birrell had written an open letter to Zeal Network shareholders, urging for them to refuse Zeal Network’s planned takeover of competitor Lotto24 AG, which …

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ABB backs bookmakers’ contribution to greyhound welfare

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has welcomed UK bookmakers’ decision to supply an additional £3m in funding to the provision of greyhound welfare and the uplift of the greyhound racing industry as a whole. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, after the UK Gambling Commission secured a voluntary agreement with Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting …

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Camelot to launch annuity game ‘Set For Life’ inbound for March 2019

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has announced the upcoming launch of its brand new game – ‘Set For Life’ which will feature a top prize of £10,000 a month for a period of 30-years. The annuity prized game forms part Camelot’s new look portfolio, which has been developed to celebrate 25-years of the National Lottery this 2019. Tickets for ‘Set …

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Sportradar extends Portuguese Football partnership

Sportradar and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have announced the renewal and extension of the pair’s exclusive integrity partnership for three further years with the newly-created Liga Reveleção, now part of the agreement. As part of the existing partnership with the FPF, Sportradar Integrity Services already monitored the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal football division, the first and second rounds of …

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Kiwi legend Rebecca Smith joins COPA90, leading upcoming ‘female football drive’

COPA90 the world’s leading youth football brand has appointed former New Zealand international, Rebecca Smith to serve as its first ‘Global Executive Director of the Women’s Game’. Smith, a former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year nominee, will oversee the development, integration and distribution of women’s football content across COPA90 domains. Furthermore, Smith will be tasked with leading a …

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All-In Diversity Project and AffiliateINSIDER land partnership

The All-In Diversity Project (AIDP) has announced a strategic partnership with AffiliateINSIDER, with AIDP Co-founder Kelly Kehn expressing that affiliates “have a big part to play” in terms of “creating a positive image for the industry”.   Moving into its third year, the AIDP aims to extending reach globally to new sectors of the industry as well as new geographical …

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‘A monstrous time bomb’ – Belle Vue housing plans slammed

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One of the country’s most prestigious greyhound tracks, Belle Vue, is under threat as plans to build houses on the historic site are set to be discussed by Manchester Council next month. The future of the stadium, which has been hosting racing since 1926 and was the first purpose-built greyhound racing stadium in the country, has been in jeopardy since the submission …

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28 pro tennis players implicated in Europol match fixing investigation

EU-wide crime agency Europol has reported that Spain’s Guardia Civil has arrested 83 individuals in connection to a criminal syndicate manipulating professional tennis competitions/matches. Publishing its report, Europol details that 28 professional tennis players are implicated in the ongoing investigation, with Europol revealing that one player had played at the last US Open Grand Slam tournament. The investigation, which began …

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