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Colossus Bets backs greyhound Grand National in five-figure deal

Bernard Marantelli, CEO and Founder of Colossus Bets, has agreed a five-figure sponsorship deal with the Greyhound Grand National. It comes after Central Park promoter Roger Cearns admitted that this year’s event was in danger of not being staged after an intended sponsor pulled out due to the threat of the competition being staged behind doors. Commenting on the sponsorship …

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PPF to promote Gamstop services in new partnership

The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has secured a new partnership with national multi-operator self-exclusion service Gamstop. Through the new partnership, PPF will raise awareness of the self-exclusion platform across its website and social channels – ensuring that both consumers and athletes know how to access Gamstop services should they need it. Simon Taylor, chief executive of the PPF, commented: “Professional …

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HooYu leads Midnite Esports KYC makeover

New esports wagering platform Midnite has moved to strengthen all components related to its KYC and ID verification disciplines by partnering with digital customer onboarding specialist HooYu.  Launched at the start of the year, Midnite is seeking to become a leading esports wagering platform by offering players the most comprehensive selection of live watch-&-bet markets on esports’ most popular games …

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ICE moves to a summer 2021 schedule

Next year’s ICE 2021 and iGB Affiliate London conferences are expected to take place from 29 June to 2 July after event organisers Clarion Gaming carried out a ‘close consultation with the international community of stakeholders’. Citing global covid concerns, back in July Clarion Gaming announced that its flagship ICE 2021 conference would be rescheduled to a provisional date in …

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SAZKA moves full steam ahead on National Lottery tender

Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group has officially confirmed that it has entered the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) competition for the 4th licence to operate the National Lottery. Since the UKGC published its competition timetable at the start of the year, SAZKA has long been viewed as a ‘National Lottery suitor’ seeking to win the multi £ billion operating contract from …

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Sky Sports tackles social media abuse with new measures

Sky Sports has upped its commitment to tackling online abuse and hate across its platforms after rolling out a series of new measures across its digital and social sites. Currently, more than 40 million users engage on Sky Sports’ channels on digital and social media platforms which the broadcaster stated has ‘seen a spike in hateful comments on the basis …

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Racing Post launches QR code for betting shop paper download

The Racing Post will allow customers in betting shops to download its daily newspaper to their mobile devices after launching a new QR code system. The new initiative was launched post-lockdown to support high street betting shops increase footfall to their shops and offer customers a chance to read the paper in a safe manner. Discussing the new QR codes …

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Inside Edge: Penalties galore…but has the market overcorrected?

penalties - Referee Peter Bankes checks the VAR pitch side monitor before giving a penalty for a hand ball against Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier during the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

Over the next few months, Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – is doing a Friday round-up of the best of the weekend’s sporting activity. As you can imagine, penalties are top of this week’s agenda. Three game weeks down and we’re beginning to get a taste of what this Premier League season may have in …

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Buzz Bingo appoints MSG Partners to reconnect with customers

Buzz Bingo is set to overhaul its entire marketing strategy after appointing London-based MSQ Partners as its lead ‘integrated agency’ to revitalise its media planning and brand profile. A key strategic appointment, Buzz Bingo has tasked MSQ agencies with developing an effective high coverage marketing and communications strategy, letting bingo players across the country know that Buzz Bingo venues have …

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Spotlight Sports Group names Sam Houlding as new CCO

Spotlight Sports Group has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Sam Houlding will become the new Chief Commercial Officer. Houlding will take over from former Chief Commercial Officer Mike Griffin, who left his role as Chief Revenue Officer of the group on September 30th. Commenting on his new role, Houlding said: “I am thrilled to be taking the …

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