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Coral points to an October Oscars 2019 showdown

Summer for Hollywood is over, as movie studios get serious releasing their 2019 Academy Awards movie contenders this fall. Straight off the bat, October sees the release of two well-backed Oscar 2019 ‘Best Picture’ contenders in ‘A Star is Born’ (Warner Bros) and ‘First Man’ (Universal Pictures), bookmaker Coral is paying attention to what it believes could become an early …

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At the Races pens exclusive Hong Kong racing rights deal

At The Races (ATR) and Sky Sports Racing are to be the new exclusive, non-terrestrial, broadcast home of Hong Kong racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland until July 2022, it has been revealed today. Revealed by ATR and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), who have overseen racing in the territory since 1984, it’s to see a record £120m …

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GVC’s Kenneth Alexander calls for betting leaders to commit to advertising restraints

Kenneth Alexander, Chief Executive of FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings, thinks that the industry’s leading players must show restraint in advertising in order to win back the public’s trust. Business news source City AM reports that Alexander will this week call for a ‘ban on gambling adverts being shown before the UK 9 pm watershed period’. The boss of GVC …

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Winning Post – Online regulation: Mispricing access?

This week one of each of the three categories of online gaming licences in Pennsylvania became available as Rivers Casino withdrew its applications (slots, table and poker); these can be added to seven further licences still unclaimed, applications for which close at the end of the month. So far, therefore, only 74% of the available supply in PA has been …

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Big Rethink – Reputation matters when trying to capture top talent

As industry leaders and investors place a higher emphasis on developing technology-led enterprises, can betting stakeholders secure talent and develop employee resources competing within a global marketplace? The ‘Big Rethink’ panel at the 2018 ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ examined the complex subject matter of industry talent and enterprise development amid changing business and social values. Opening discussions, panel moderator Kelly …

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The Special Ones! Sport Industry announces its 30 ‘NextGen Leaders’ for 2019

Sports publishing group Sport Industry has announced its next ’30 rising professionals’ working within UK sports, who will form part of its ‘NextGen Leaders 2019’ development program. Announcing its fourth annual cohort of young sports business professionals under the age of 30, Sport Industry details its most diverse development program to date with 43% of women making up ‘NextGen Leaders …

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‘Three Simple Tools’ sees Sky Bet continue safer gambling commitment

Sky Bet continues to promote safer gambling to UK sports audiences, announcing the launch of its new ‘Three Simple Tools’ nation-wide advertising campaign. The campaign which features ‘Sky Soccer Saturday’ pundits Charlie Nicholas, Matt Le Tissier and Phil Thompson will act as the follow up to Sky Bet’s ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign first launched in 2017. Raising audience …

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Immersive B2B focus sees Premier Punt rebrand to Incentive Games

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Industry fantasy sports operator Premier Punt Group has fully rebranded its business entity to Incentive Games. Issuing a market update, the company detailed that its rebrand reflects the company’s move towards becoming an industry sportsbook games and application developer. In recent months, Premier Punt has restructured its operations, seeking to deliver a broader portfolio of products to betting incumbents, with its …

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Market mover McGregor set to break UFC betting records

This weekend’s UFC 229 card from Las Vegas marks the much anticipated return of Conor McGregor, as the Irishman aims to once again achieve what no man has done before and defeat lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Inevitably the event has lead to overwhelming excitement from the betting sector, with sports fans clamouring to pick a winner of the blockbuster main …

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Raketech targets Finnish sports top spot with UrheiluVeikkaus.com

Industry affiliate marketing network Raketech announces the launch of its latest Nordic property UrheiluVeikkaus.com targeting fast growth within Finland’s lucrative online betting scene. Confirming the launch of UrheiluVeikkaus.com (Finnish translation – SportsBetting.com), Raketech details that it seeks to create Finland’s best and most informative sports betting community. The new portal will serve as Raketech’s flagship brand for Finland, engaging sports …

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