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DAZN appoints Segev as Group CEO to turbocharge 2022 growth drive

DAZN has completed a group leadership restructure, to help support its global growth ambitions to become the dominant OTT entertainment platform for sports fans.    Updating media, DAZN informed that Shay Segev would take on the sole duties of Group CEO having formally served as a joint-CEO alongside company Co-Founder James Rushton. The former CEO of Entain Plc was branded as …

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All-in Diversity Project signs Hensel Grad as debut strategic partner of 2022

The All-in Diversity Project has strengthened its network and signed its first strategic partner of the new year in the Hensel Grad Law Firm.  By linking with Hensel Grad, All-in aims to further strengthen its foothold in the rapidly expanding sports betting and gaming industry, with the equality and diversity non-profit hoping to leverage its new partner. Hensel Grad is …

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Bacta: Gambling Review must carry interest of a recovering arcade sector

Greg Wood, President of Bacta, has declared that the interests of British arcade operators will be heard by the government ahead of the critical outcome of the generational review 2005 Gambling Act.  For a third year running, British arcade operators will have to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on their businesses, as patrons stay at home and entertainment venue restrictions are imposed …

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888poker enlists Chris Eubank Jr as cultural ambassador

888poker has signed middleweight boxer Chris Eubank Jr as a cultural ambassador, with the deal coinciding with the 20th anniversary of its launch.  In celebration of its two decades of operations, the 888 Holdings online poker brand intends to host various events over the next 12 months, including a series of player-focused sessions with the number one ranked middleweight.  The …

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UKGC: Expanded local approach strengthens National Strategy to reduce harms

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has stood by the progress of its ‘multi-agency approach’ that has been applied through its National Strategy to reduce gambling harms launched in 2019.  An update by Rob Burkitt, the Commission’s policy lead on shared regulation, underscored the importance of local authorities’ support of the National Strategy to achieve a shared objective to reduce gambling …

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PDC ends bookies sponsorship affair of World Darts Championship

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has ended the 20-year run of bookmakers title sponsoring its flagship World Darts Championship.  On Monday, Matchroom Sports – the event organiser of the PDC – confirmed that online car buying platform Cazoo would replace William Hill as title sponsor of the World Darts Championship in 2023. The sponsorship forms part of a comprehensive multi-year …

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DAZN nears discounted buyout of BT Sport

DAZN is nearing its objective to acquire BT Sport, with the aim to become a major sports broadcaster within the UK, showcasing Premier League and UEFA Champions League matches.  Citing sources ‘familiar with the matter’, Reuters reports that DAZN is finalising a deal in the region of $800 million (£580m) to acquire BT Sport, the network that has challenged Sky …

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YGAM receives RSPH accreditation for ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme

  The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has secured formal accreditation for its ‘Mindful Resilience’ initiative from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Operated in collaboration with Betknowmore UK and Bournemouth University, Mindful Resilience functions as a specialist programme aimed at supporting health professionals with gambling treatment.  The programme equips these health specialists with the ‘knowledge and …

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Sky Bet wins Glassdoor Employees Choice Award

Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has been recognised as one of the UK’s ‘best places to work’, having been awarded the Glassdoor ‘Employees Choice Award’. Maintaining its fifth straight year on Glassdoor’s top-50 workplace index – Sky Bet ranked as the UK’s 29th best employer, based on the feedback of current and former employees anonymously rating businesses via Glassdoor’s …

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