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GambleAware discourages further delay to Gambling Act review judgement

SBC News GambleAware discourages further delay to Gambling Act review judgement

GambleAware has expressed concern that the government’s white paper judgement on the Gambling Act review may be further delayed.  Political turmoil in Westminster has cast uncertainty as to whether the white paper – originally slated for publication in the spring – will still be made public this month, as previously stated by the government. Boris Johnson’s withdrawal from the premiership …

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Gambling.com hires Peter McGough to lead Investor Relations

SBC News Gambling.com hires Peter McGough to lead Investor Relations

Gambling.com Group has moved to strengthen its key investment and stakeholder management, appointing Peter McGough as Vice President of Investor Relations.  An expert in representing financial services and emerging technologies, McGough joins Gambling.com executive management from Viridian Capital Advisors – where he led the New York hedge fund’s engagement with equity funds, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.  Gambling.com further underscored …

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Square in the Air and CTP birth Chalk + Dog to dominate North American gambling comms

SBC News Square in the Air and CTP birth Chalk + Dog to dominate North American gambling comms

Square in the Air (SITA) has partnered with US counterpart CTP Boston to launch new joint-venture agency Chalk + Dog Communications.  The JV seeks to become the leading public relations and strategic communications agency for North America’s disrupted and burgeoning sports betting and igaming sectors. Founded in 2006 by racing expert Bill Esdaile (MD), SITA has expanded its industry presence …

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BetConstruct’s Elliott Banks talks European strategy and CreedRoomz live casino

SBC News BetConstruct’s Elliott Banks talks European strategy and CreedRoomz live casino

Elliott Banks, UK Regional Director at BetConstruct, spoke with SBC at the recent Betting on Sports Europe conference about the company’s latest moves, notably its continued focus on European and global sports and its CreedRoomz live casino offering. With so much attention turned toward the rapidly expanding US market, Banks was asked for his view on the importance of staying …

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Low6 links with ITP to drive fan engagement and data collection

SBC News Low6 links with ITP to drive fan engagement and data collection

Low6 and Inside the Pocket (ITP) have announced a strategic partnership, as the former seeks to ‘broaden its global footprint’. The agreement will see Low6’s free-to-play (F2P) products incorporated into ITP’s content aggregation platform, enabling the firm to distribute its suite to a new network of sports betting operators.  Birmingham-based developer Low6 identified ITP as offering a ‘ground-breaking marketplace’, which …

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Delasport maintains focus on global expansion as UK licences acquired

SBC News Delasport maintains focus on global expansion as UK licences acquired

Delasport has secured entry into the UK betting and gaming market, achieving B2B licences for its sportsbook solution and other services.  Lauding the British sector as the ‘largest igaming market in Europe’ and ‘one of the world’s most mature’, Delasport will launch its full range of products to UK operators.  This will include its iframe and sportsbook, which covers over …

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DCMS diversifies Big Lottery Fund’s oversight with new board members

SBC News DCMS diversifies Big Lottery Fund's oversight with new board members

DCMS and the Secretary of State have announced the appointment of four new members to serve on the board of the National Lottery Community Fund. Commonly referred to as the ‘Big Lottery Fund’ – the Community Fund is managed as an independent public body that is charged with overseeing the grant-making duties and distribution of funds for good causes generated …

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UK Racing debuts #AllintheRace D&I campaign 

SBC News UK Racing debuts #AllintheRace D&I campaign 

UK racing has launched its nationwide #AllintheRace campaign, to promote diversity and inclusivity across all ranks of the heritage sport.  The campaign has been developed by the Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) – the voluntary body formed by UK racing stakeholders to steer and promote diversity and inclusion as an ‘industry commitment’. Launching the campaign, UK racing aims to …

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GambleAware provides research guidance on stigma conflicts 

SBC News GambleAware provides research guidance on stigma conflicts 

GambleAware has published the recommendations of its ‘Stigma Scoping Study’ – which has uncovered evidence of stigma and discrimination on gambling harm and addiction through research studies.  Scoping studies are recognised as the highest discipline of synthesizing research across separate reports, literature and investigative design methods.   The authorised report was undertaken by stigmatisation experts Dr Anne Stangl, Triantafyllos Pliakas, and …

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