UK

Daniel Graetzer launches Carousel seeking to deliver ‘superior customer-driven experiences’

In 2019 the industry welcomes new incumbent Carousel Group, an ambitious start-up seeking to deliver fresh dynamics, thinking and propositions within multiple regulated sports betting markets. Based out of Madrid Spain, Carousel is led by Founder and CEO Daniel Graetzer, a seasoned executive in industry commercial development and venture financing. This morning, an ambitious Carousel announces that it is in …

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BBC report reveals GamStop & MOSES self-exclusion failures

UK gambling has suffered an embarrassing weekend, as national media reports that the safeguards of GamStop – the sector’s online self-exclusion scheme – have been breached by problem gamblers. On Sunday 13 January, the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ program revealed that problem gamblers registered on the GamStop scheme had been able to circumvent exclusion provisions by simply changing minor details when registering with …

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Sky Bet promotes ‘trusted hand’ Ben Wright to lead safer gambling agenda

The new executive team of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has moved to create a new in-house role focusing on developing safer gambling directives, procedures, schemes and communications. Sky Bet, the new online sportsbook property of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has developed the senior management role of ‘Head of Safer Gambling’, which will be fronted by Ben …

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DCMS calls for a review & evidence on credit wagering

Jeremy Wright, the UK Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is set to review gambling’s relationship with debt/credit transactions. In a move to develop a more socially responsible sector, Wright and DCMS will summon gambling and retail banking leadership, discussing government and social concerns on debt/credit funded wagers. UK news sources report that government …

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ABB backs bookmakers’ contribution to greyhound welfare

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has welcomed UK bookmakers’ decision to supply an additional £3m in funding to the provision of greyhound welfare and the uplift of the greyhound racing industry as a whole. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, after the UK Gambling Commission secured a voluntary agreement with Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting …

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Kiwi legend Rebecca Smith joins COPA90, leading upcoming ‘female football drive’

COPA90 the world’s leading youth football brand has appointed former New Zealand international, Rebecca Smith to serve as its first ‘Global Executive Director of the Women’s Game’. Smith, a former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year nominee, will oversee the development, integration and distribution of women’s football content across COPA90 domains. Furthermore, Smith will be tasked with leading a …

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All-In Diversity Project and AffiliateINSIDER land partnership

The All-In Diversity Project (AIDP) has announced a strategic partnership with AffiliateINSIDER, with AIDP Co-founder Kelly Kehn expressing that affiliates “have a big part to play” in terms of “creating a positive image for the industry”.   Moving into its third year, the AIDP aims to extending reach globally to new sectors of the industry as well as new geographical …

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‘A monstrous time bomb’ – Belle Vue housing plans slammed

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One of the country’s most prestigious greyhound tracks, Belle Vue, is under threat as plans to build houses on the historic site are set to be discussed by Manchester Council next month. The future of the stadium, which has been hosting racing since 1926 and was the first purpose-built greyhound racing stadium in the country, has been in jeopardy since the submission …

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SBC to organise Sports Betting Tours at ICE London 5-6 February

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SBC (Sports Betting Community) will once again be organising the Sports Betting Tours at ICE London from 5-6 February as the sports betting industry gathers for the largest gaming event in the calendar. ICE London comes with a massive exhibition floor and tens of thousands of attendees, making finding and connecting with high quality or specific suppliers really challenging. The …

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Bookmakers commit to £3m funding scheme for Greyhound welfare

The UK greyhound scene secures a much-needed uplift, as this morning the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed a new funding deal of £3 million for the ‘Greyhound Trust’, focusing on animal welfare, training and protections. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, with the UKGC securing a voluntary agreement with – Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting & …

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