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GambleAware Comms Chief welcomes CAP betting marketing clampdown

The decision by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) to prohibit featuring of high profile sports figures in betting marketing campaigns has been welcomed by GambleAware’s Chief Communications Officer. Writing for marketing news site Campaign, Alexia Clifford – who also serves as Director of Marketing for Public Health England – argued that advertising and marketing regulations have failed to keep …

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Stats Perform continues football analytics partnership with Birkbeck University

Birkbeck, University of London and Stats Perform have announced an extension of their collaboration, with the sportstech firm continuing to deliver a dedicated football analytics module at the school. The eight week module will function under the University’s Sport Management and Business of Football MSc, and will commence at the start of the 2022 summer semester, covering a range of …

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BoyleSports secures sponsorship of Spotlight’s weekly golf show

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG) and BoyleSports have announced a new partnership, which will see the Irish operator act as title sponsor of the content and media company’s weekly golf programme.  BoyleSports sponsorship of The Sweet Spot will see its branding featured on each weekly show, which features ‘golf gurus’ discussing betting options and markets on the sport, covering tournaments such …

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FansUnite further expands UK presence via Dragon Bet deal

FansUnite has entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dragon Bet to supply its Chameleon iGaming platform to the Lovell Brothers Limited-owned Welsh sportsbook. The MoU covers a long-term licensing agreement that will enable Dragon Bet to utilise the Canadian sportstech group’s white-label software, which is due for launch in the UK later this year. FansUnite has been pursuing …

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Rank softens year earnings as UK venues catch a cold 

Rank Group Plc has downgraded its 2021/2022 full-year EBIT profit guidance from £55m-to-£65m to the lower range of £47-to-£55m – having considered  Q3 trends that detail a ‘softness in venue trading’ and ‘continued inflationary costs’.     The LSE gambling group has notified investors that it continues to monitor post-pandemic elements that are impacting the full recovery and day-to-day trading of its …

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GambleAware invests £2.5m into gambling harms prevention through Education Hubs across England & Wales

GambleAware has invested £2.5 million to expand The Gambling Education Hub Service (GEHS) to span across England and Wales.  The grant has been issued to safer gambling charity GamCare working alongside education partners YGAM and the Adferiad Recovery to expand GEHS programmes. Following a successful pilot in Scotland, GEHS – which helps prevent gambling harms among young people through early …

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DAZN to launch next-gen sportsbook platform with Pragmatic Play 

Global sports OTT platform DAZN Group has this afternoon confirmed that it will partner with Pragmatic Play to launch its much-anticipated sportsbook offering.  Having re-capitalised its business at the start of the year, DAZN announced to investors that it would launch a sportsbook platform, to expand its business beyond its OTT sports programming vertical. Early 2022 developments have seen DAZN …

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Smarkets: Boris faces a coin-flip on leading Conservatives into next election

PM Boris Johnson may have paid a £50 fixed penalty notice for attending an ‘impromptu birthday party’ at 10 Downing Street – yet Partygate allegations continue to dog his leadership of the Conservative Party. Mocked by opposition, Johnson continues to deny that he misled the public and fellow ministers, unaware of multiple parties held at Number 10 as UK households …

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Campaigners call for Scottish greyhound racing ban

The Scottish SPCA, one of Scotland’s leading animal welfare organisations, has called on MSPs to initiate a ban on greyhound racing in the country. In a letter to Scottish legislators, the body’s Chief Superintendent, Mike Flynn, described greyhound racing as an ‘outdated industry’ and pointed to cases of death and injury to greyhounds, as well as alleged use of steroids, …

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Incentive Games secures ‘flagship moment’ with Esports Technologies deal

Incentive Games and Esports Technologies have entered into a commercial agreement, with the former supplying the esports betting provider with free-to-play games.  The software licence and service agreement deal will see Esports Technologies incorporate a customised suite of free-to-play products into its range of brands, including a number of European operators.  Esports markets covered by the partnership include CS:GO – …

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