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Wales closes betting shops as country enters ‘firebreak’ lockdown

UK gambling faces another shock as First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford confirms that the country will enter a ‘time-limited firebreak’ from 6pm on Friday. The measures, which will last for 17 days, will take Wales back to the lockdown restrictions introduced in March and will result in the closure of 366 betting shops. Non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses …

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FA advances all levels of Women’s football

The Football Association (FA) has announced a new, four-year sustainable strategy to ensure the future of women’s football in England. The project, called ‘Inspiring Positive Change’, has eight key remits, which are listed as: early participation, development participation, club player pathway, elite domestic leagues and competitions, England, football for all, coaching and refereeing. As part of the plan, football will …

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RecoverMe gains Southampton FC backing

RecoverMe, a mobile health app tailored towards empowering individuals to manage gambling addiction, has received the backing of Southampton Football Club. Supporting the app’s launch, Southampton FC ‘will contribute significantly to support the growth and accessibility’ of the mHealth app, forming part of what the team calls ‘a responsibility to raise awareness of the support available for those that might …

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Turning behaviour into revenue: Xtremepush bangs the drum for smarter player engagement

Operators could – and should – be putting their customer data to more effective use, believes Victor Sevciuc, Head of Sales for Sports Betting and Gaming at Xtremepush.   He was speaking to us ahead of an upcoming Xtremepush webinar which will be hosted by SBC on Thursday 29 October, entitled ‘Turning player behaviour into revenue: Building an omnichannel approach to …

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Betfred enters High Court dispute over £1.7m payout infringement

Betfred has entered a UK High Court dispute over refusing a £1.7 million jackpot pay-out to a customer on the grounds that its casino game had suffered a ‘software malfunction’.  The lawsuit was filed by Andy Green from Lincolnshire who hit the jackpot in 2018, wagering on the Playtech-licensed ‘Frankie Dettori Magic Seven Blackjack’ game.  Betfred is reported to have …

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Lancashire betting shops the latest to close their doors as county moves into Tier 3

Lancashire is the latest region to be moved into Tier 3 of England’s new lockdown system, which will see approximately 100 betting shops across the county forced to close their doors from Saturday. Downing Street made the decision to move the entire region including the cities of Lancaster and Preston – into the ‘very high’ alert tier, which has been …

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GVC maintains FTSE4Good listing expanding duties with the Carbon Trust 

GVC Holdings has retained its position as a ‘FTSE4Good Index’ business following its annual review of corporate practices.   A London Stock Exchange CSR directive, the FTSE4Good Index was launched in 2001 tracking the performance of listed firms’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.   GVC Holdings has retained its listing on FTSE4Good Index having undertaken an independent assessment of its corporate …

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Acroud: The sports betting comeback and focusing on fast-growing markets

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Robert Andersson (pictured) is the CEO for Acroud, a leading company for iGaming lead generation. He spoke to SBC about how its poker heritage sets it apart from other affiliates, as well as putting more focus on sports betting, opportunities afoot in the US and how operators must move away from the ‘easy’ bonus led approach. SBC: Can you just …

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Inside Edge: The case for the defence in the Premier League

defenders - Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings (right) celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London.

There’s been little reaction from sportsbooks to a near 50% rise in goals by defenders in the Premier League, notes Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – in his Friday round-up of the weekend’s sporting activity. We’re already into the fifth week of the season and so much has happened already. Shock results by big scorelines …

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SPFL launches Championship OTT powered by StreamAMG

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has launched an exclusive online streaming platform operated by OTT specialist StreamAMG, broadcasting all Scottish Championship matches. The OTT platform has been launched to cater for international audiences, helping overseas fans follow live action of Scotland’s second tier of professional football. Meanwhile, domestically Scottish Championship clubs will be allowed to use the platform for …

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