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Fitzdares boosts digital muscle with FSB upgrades

UK Private bookmaker Fitzdares has confirmed that it has upgraded its online sportsbook and casino properties, utilising FSB Tech as its lead platform provider. Updating the market, FSB has integrated its flexible sports-betting solutions across the Fitzdares services, which features a highly-customisable new app, enhancing the bookmaker’s user experience and customer engagements. Delivering a key project, the FSB upgrades have …

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Disrupt & Discover… Playtech ups POP content dynamics

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has enhanced its ‘Playtech Open Platform – POP’ gaming content aggregation system. Updating the market, Playtech development details that product enhancements have been designed to ‘transform the way content is created, discovered and distributed by operators’. POP has been integrated with Playtech’s lead IMS platform, in which its customers will benefit from access to …

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UKGC reappoints Trevor Pearce to board of commissioners

Industry watchdog UK Gambling Commission has confirmed its reappointment of Trevor Pearce to the Board of Commissioners for a second term of four years, from July 1 2019 to June 30 2023. Pearce has 40 years of prior experience in law enforcement with the Kent County Constabulary as well as  the National Crime Squad, Serious Organised Crime Agency, and National …

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Red Rake secures UK remote gambling software licence

Valencia-based Red Rake Gaming will be offering gaming content to its UK customer base after securing a remote gambling software licence. The gaming developer plans on launching its content in the next few weeks following the success of its first batch tested in line with UK Gambling Commission standards. Red Rake Gaming is currently in the process of certifying the …

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UKGC’s AML guidance places high responsibility on industry officers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) begins 2019’s legislative agenda publishing its industry guidance on ‘preventing money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism – (fourth edition)’. The UKGC’s report is led by the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a European Union inter-governmental body responsible for setting international standards on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) frameworks and …

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BETR smart contract upgrade features new affiliate program

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Blockchain-based BETR has backed up the recent release of its sportsbook app – BETROdds – by launching a new version of its smart contract featuring BETR Affiliates. This new development, designed to encourage wider use of the BETR token, has made it possible to tag BETR wallets introduced by affiliates. It enables affiliate commissions to be paid instantly from the …

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ASA clears Coral advertisement of being misleading

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A national press advert for Coral has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority, after being brought under question by The Campaign for Fairer Gambling. Featuring in the Racing Post during the World Cup last year, text within the ad stated “PRICE BOOST Argentina v Iceland MESSI TO SCORE 2+ GOALS 5/1,” with the wording “WAS 3/1” struck through before …

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Ladbrokes Coral launches ‘unified partnership programme’ with Income Access

Paysafe Group’s marketing subsidiary Income Access begins 2019 with a major coup announcing that Ladbrokes Coral (GVC Holdings) will relaunch its affiliate marketing programme utilising its platform and system provisions. Income Access reveals that it has been selected as lead affiliate marketing software for Ladbrokes, Coral and Gala brands operating across multiple international markets. Updating stakeholders, Anat Schlesinger – Marcom Manager at …

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Uncertainty continues as February Towcester meeting is moved

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that Towcester’s 13 February fixture has been moved to Musselburgh. It comes after the historic venue entered into administration due to trading difficulties causing its three scheduled meetings for the end of 2018 to be moved. Prior to entering into administration, a statement from the course revealed: “Towcester Racecourse Company Limited, proprietors of …

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Industry VC Optimizer Invest splits AM & consultancy functions

Malta-based industry venture capital firm Optimizer Invest has moved to restructure and realign its operations, separating its asset management and consultancy divisions. In connection with the separation, Optimizer Invest informs that its corporate shares in Stockholm-listed Catena Media and Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will be redistributed to senior partners – Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Andre Lavold and Mikael Riese Harstad.  The …

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