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UKGC responds to the FA’s end of relationship with betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a response to yesterday’s news that the English Football Association (FA) has ended all commercial ties with the betting/gambling industry. Following a governance review, the FA has decided to end its £4 million per year betting partnership with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract. English football’s governing body is reported to ... Read More »

1×2 Gaming rebrands corporate identity to 1×2 NETWORK

Online gambling software and games provider 1×2 Gaming has announced that it will rebrand its corporate identity and structure to ‘1×2 NETWORK’, which company leadership believes better represents the firm’s services and overall industry proposition. The decision to rebrand to 1×2 NETWORK follows an internal review, in which 1×2 management wanted to highlight new asset Iron Dog slots studio alongside ... Read More »

Operators charged over unfair bonus terms as CMA gets tough

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law with their labyrinthine bonus terms and conditions. As part of an ongoing investigation, the CMA is acting because it believes people aren’t getting the deal they expect from sign-up promotions and operators are unfairly holding on to people’s money. The ... Read More »

Betfair launches Fairer Game campaign seeking female football coaching talent

Partnering up with Women in Football, Betfair has launched its ‘Fairer Game’ campaign this week, with the betting firm funding 50 female football coaches who will aim to gain their UEFA B licenses. The company has set itself the long-term goal of doubling the number of UK female football coaches with UEFA A licenses, which at present stands at 29 ... Read More »

UKGC wants operators to get tough on customer ID checks

Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded operators that if they only request identity documents when a customer withdraws their funds, they could be putting their business at risk of failing to meet anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility standards thus breaching the conditions of their licence. The UKGC details that it is concerned following a ... Read More »

The FA cuts Ladbrokes partnership, stating no more to gambling relationships

The English Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract (reported to be worth £4 million per year). Following an internal management review, FA governance has deemed the sponsorship to be inappropriate as the body has to act as supervisor for the sport’s integrity and its ... Read More »

Busy Playtech BGT completes full deployment of Coral retail omni-channel software

Updating the market, Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has confirmed that it has completed the full deployment of its proprietary omni-channel sports betting technology across Coral UK estates (part of Ladbrokes Coral Group). The full deployment, sees PBS now provide terminals and software on more than 3,000 terminals within Coral’s retail stores, which have been integrated with ‘Coral Connect’ customer rewards ... Read More »

bettingexpert stays in second despite strong showing at Ascot

Ascot - Tipster Challenge

Square in the Air director Ben Cleminson and bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris made a flying start in the Tipster Challenge at Ascot by sharing success across the first four races. However, neither managed to find the long odds winners in the final two races of the day, which left Harris in second place despite increasing his weekly average with a 12.00-point ... Read More »

GVC Holdings appoints Jane Anscombe as Independent Director & Chair of Remuneration Committee

FTSE listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Jane Anscombe as an Independent Non-Executive Director. An investment and communications specialist Anscombe has over thirty-years’ experience in finance for the gaming, leisure and entertainment sectors.  She has held senior executive positions at Rank Group, Carlton Communications and Edison Investment Research. Further to joining GVC as an independent ... Read More »

Rank Group moves support teams to new Maidenhead office

Seeking to boost its operational capabilities, FTSE250 listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has moved its support staff to a new office located in the TOR Building of Maidenhead. The migration of support staff to Maidenhead forms part of Rank governance’s ongoing ‘organisational restructure’, which was announced during the firms H1 2016/17 interim results. At present, Rank is undertaking group-wide ... Read More »