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Paddy Power faces legal action over Solskjaer Brexit dig

Paddy Power has been threatened with legal action for failing to consult Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for using his likeness to support a dig at the current Brexit situation. The 46-year-old Norwegian, who has enjoyed such success at Old Trafford since replacing Jose Mourinho in December, reportedly reacted by saying that Paddy Power will have “big problems” …

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GAMSTOP adds Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling to board of directors

National online self-exclusion initiative, GAMSTOP, has committed to broadening its governance and providing a trusted environment for all stakeholders through two new appointments to its board of Non-Executive Directors. The two new members, Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling, follow the selection of the initiative’s Independent Chair, Jenny Watson CBE in September. Watson commented on the new appointments: “We are …

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Winning Post: UK racing… what road follows Cheltenham?

Like all industry stakeholders, Regulus Partners looks forward to the events, excitement and drama of this week’s Cheltenham Festival. Nevertheless, the festival’s success and mass appeal cannot hide racing’s structural problems which must be confronted head-on in 2019…     This week, the Cheltenham Festival marks the apex of GB jumps racing, one of the biggest mass engagement opportunities that GB …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Preparing for the biggest week in horse racing

Having described the Cheltenham Festival as “the biggest week in horse racing”, leading igaming affiliate Better Collective will provide its tipster community on bettingexpert.com with the best advice on which horses to bet on, where to bet and how to enjoy the action live. On the eve of the Festival, Joe Ryan, Video Production Lead for Better Collective, breaks down …

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Amelco targets ‘unparalleled pricing accuracy’ launching Quantum Outrights

Sports betting platform and trading services provider, Amelco has stated that it has released football betting’s ‘most advanced outright pricing model’ launching its ‘Quantum Outrights’ feed. Quantum Outrights has been developed utilising Amelco’s proprietary machine learning tools, with Amelco detailing that its new product can price the outcome of all 380 games across the Premier League season with an unparalleled …

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SportCaller strengthens William Hill alliance with Golden Race

Ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller has extended its alliance with William Hill to launch its new Golden Race. The launch of the new game is intended to enhance player-engagement with the bookmaker’s audience. Players can compete for a jackpot prize of up to £1m by trying to predict the outcome of a given number of runners …

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#HeyHarry – BetVictor ups football knowledge by appointing Harry Redknapp as new Ambassador

Online bookmaker BetVictor will refresh its football image and content, appointing Harry Redknapp as new Brand Ambassador on a two-year contract. One of English football’s most popular and opinionated figureheads, Harry Redknapp has managed six Premier League sides in a coaching/managerial career spanning 35-years. The appointment of Redknapp as Brand Ambassador sees BetVictor marketing launch its new #HeyHarry campaign across …

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David Foster departs Paddy Power Betfair to lead GVC regulatory affairs

David Foster has departed his role as Public Affairs Manager at Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) after being appointed as the new head of regulatory affairs at GVC Holdings. After spending over three years at PPB, Foster was tasked with overseeing the development of both regulatory and policy frameworks to facilitate the operator’s growth strategy. “Really excited to have started my …

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UKGC seeks wide business input on National Lottery contract

Addressing an audience of executives at the ‘Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond’ event in London, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has urged media, technology, telecoms and publishing stakeholders to offer vital input on the next National Lottery licence. In 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) working alongside the UKGC will launch the initial framework …

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Rafi Ashkenazi: Stars Group will take advantage of UK disruption

Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive of the Stars Group Inc, has stated that effective integration of Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG) assets will simply lead to an enlarged Stars Group taking a larger market share of UK gambling. During the close of 2018, all listed gambling operators detailed tough trading, adjusting to new UK market conditions. For Ashkenazi, this represents the …

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