Europe

Sportsradar becomes data partner for Belarus Football Federation

Sportsradar,  supplier of sports related data, has announced a new partnership with The Football Federation of Belarus (BFF). Sportradar has signed a five-year deal with commercial rights holder Sport Tube LLC to become official “Sports Data Partner of the Football Federation of Belarus”. The BFF is the governing body of football in Belarus, based in Minsk. It organizes the Belarusian …

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Gala Coral announce social partnership with Ruby Seven Studio

Gala Coral have announced its first venture into the social gaming sector, by agreeing a strategic partnership with San Francisco based mobile gaming and social games studio – Ruby Seven Studio. The social games developer is set to develop exclusive social and real money games for the igaming operator, as Coral looks to expand its igaming inventory and create a …

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Czech Rep set to overhaul gambling laws

The Czech Republic is gearing up for an overhaul of its current gambling laws, in order to allow the government mandate to prepare for the regulation and legislation of online gambling. At present the Czech Republic has five licensed operators who supply fixed odds betting terminals – Sazka, Synot, Chance, Fortuna and Tipsport.  The proposed amendments will allow the licensed …

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Paddy Power still top of the money-back bookmakers

Paddy Power continues to dominate the money-back offers arena, as the latest monthly report from affiliate FREEBETS.com puts the Dublin-based layer top of the rankings for March. In a month dominated by the Cheltenham Festival, alongside high-profile domestic and European football action, punters were offered some great insurance with valuable money-back offers galore. After a quiet February by recent standards, …

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Ukash secures fourth Queen’s Award

Ukash, the online cash payment provider, is one of just a select few companies to receive four consecutive Queen’s Awards. Announced on Her Majesty the Queen’s official birthday, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise features a diverse collection of UK businesses. But it is the inclusion of Ukash for the fourth consecutive year that, perhaps most effectively, reflects the changing landscape …

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Commission begins review of conditions and codes

The UK Gambling Commission has started a review into strengthening the social responsibility and player protection/harm minimisation elements of its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice, and its Guidance to Licensing Authorities. This review was referenced at page 8 of the LCCP responses document published on 31 March. The review, which is being led by Gambling Commission Commissioner Rachel Lampard, takes …

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Gaming in Holland concentrating on ‘Opportunities in a regulated market’

The third edition of the Gaming in Holland Conference – to be held June 23 and 24 June in Amsterdam – promises to be the most exciting conference yet. Not only because regulation of online gaming in The Netherlands is drawing near, but also thanks to the world-class speaker line-up. More than thirty influentials from the international gaming industry will …

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Emmie Faust – MC&C Media – Finding growth during times of squeezed margins

Ahead of the Betting on Football Conference – Team SBC caught up with Emmie Faust, Business Director of MC&C Media,  to discuss igaming and sports betting marketing trends and impacts. Emmie is an igaming marketing veteran, who set up the first dedicated igaming marketing agency in 2005 – Jack Media London. Jack Media recently merged with MC&C to create MC&C …

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Gibraltar fire disrupts betting services

Igaming operators saw their online services disrupted on Easter Sunday after an explosion hit the main Gibraltar power station. The explosion was caused due to a waterport power station catching fire due to mechanical failure. Gibraltar based fire services spent hours trying to control the fire from spreading further. The impact of the explosion left many companies and Gibraltar residents …

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‘Enough is Enough’ petition launched by ABB

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has launched its petition to protect UK high-street bookmakers against the recent public and government backlash, which it believes has had a negative impact on the industry’s business operations. The petition named ‘Enough is Enough’ launched over the Easter holiday weekend and will be visible throughout UK retail betting shops. UK bookmakers will be …

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