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BGC dedicates 20% of advertising to safer gambling

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to making sure that 20% of TV and radio advertisements from its members are safer gambling adverts. In April, BGC members voluntarily removed all TV and radio product advertising for a period of six weeks during the lockdown. Writing on Politics Home, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher explained that the trade association …

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SportCaller backs Tote Ten to Follow as Flat season returns

Free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller has extended its partnership with the UK Tote Group with the return of the Tote Ten to Follow. SportCaller has committed to delivering a suite of new features which is expected to drive reliable engagement throughout the course of the competition, which will run from 16 June to 17 October. Cillian Barry, SportCaller MD, said: …

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SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera

SBC Magazine

The future for esports betting, the regulatory soap opera in Brazil, a new COO for LeoVegas and how online gaming can drive the industry’s comeback are just some of the key topics in Issue 9 of SBC Magazine. Available to view online HERE, we start by analysing Sergey Portnov’s “calculated risk” approach to Parimatch leadership, before reflecting on how Carsten Koerl …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Puzzle upon puzzle marks the path ahead

UK gambling regulatory developments during the last month or so have led many to query the reason behind the Gambling Commission’s decision to publish (on 12th May) additional customer interaction guidance for remote operators. What some have found puzzling is not only the range of topics covered in that additional guidance but also its prescriptive nature, particularly bearing in mind …

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bet365 terminates legacy telebetting service

bet365 has confirmed the closure of its long-running telephone betting (telebetting) operations, stating that demand for the service had declined to minimum rendering it obsolete. The Coates family-owned betting business has operated a telebetting service since the company’s foundation in 2000 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This week, bet365 confirmed that it had shut down its 0871 218 4131 telebetting number, revealing …

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Kwiff charges racing markets with Racing Post content  

Mobile bookmaker Kwiff has optimised its racing audience capacities by integrating Racing Post content solutions.   Starting this week, all Kwiff racing markets will feature in-depth Racing Post analysis and insights provided by the publisher’s ‘data-filled racecards’. Agreeing terms on a comprehensive content package, Kwiff’s UK and international racing markets (South Africa and UAE) will be supported by Racing Post’s high-quality …

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SIS upgrades streaming network with Phenix solutions 

Redeploying its broadcast services following lockdown, Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it will optimise its streaming capacity by utilising Phenix real-time video solutions.  Updating its global partners, SIS revealed that it has installed Phenix streaming provisions which will significantly reduce network latency across its 24/7 live broadcast programming. Phenix’s technology upgrades will be deployed across SIS’ 24/7 Live …

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Shared Vision: Sportradar backs NSoft’s new AI-powered product

Sportradar has extended its partnership with NSoft by signing an additional agreement dedicated to the global awareness of NSoft’s AI-powered Vision software. NSoft Vision, which will launch in Australia and other markets later this month, is an AI-boosted Video Management System which aims to prioritise data utilisation to support companies in making ‘better business decisions’. Vision covers all surveillance industry …

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Highlight Games goes live with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine

Highlight Games has agreed to make its portfolio of products available via EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine platform. Under the terms of the agreement, the London-based video virtual sports specialist will make English, Italian and Greek variants of its Soccerbet product available to operators on EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine platform. This will soon include a Turkish variant. Amund Stensland, CasinoEngine COO for EveryMatrix, commented: “We …

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HBLB funds additional fixtures as racing returns

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is due to fund nine additional racing fixtures across June and July, in recognition of the ‘high level of immediate demand to run’. With Scotland and Wales resuming racing later this month, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has revised its current racing programme to include race meetings at Scottish and Welsh courses. Tom Byrne, …

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