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Swifty acquires UKGC-suspended bookmaker Goldchip

Sports betting firm Swifty Global has confirmed its acquisition of Goldchip, a UK-focused betting firm which recently landed in hot water with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Described by Swifty as a ‘particular compliance problem’, Goldchip’s licence was suspended by the UKGC last month after failure to meet licence conditions, as well as social responsibility and anti-money laundering shortcomings. Despite …

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Punters back Boris to survive vote of confidence but premiership is in doubt beyond 2022

Following a four-day public holiday celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the British public has woken to news that PM Boris Johnson will be subjected to a vote of confidence by fellow Party peers.  The vote was triggered this morning as Sir Graham Brady, Chair of the 1922 Committee, informed the media that he had received over 54 letters (15% …

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BGC members to open 15,000 tech vacancies under ‘Levelling Up’ agenda

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has provided further details on its ‘Levelling Up’ plans for the next five years, as the standards body aims to assist with the UK’s post-COVID bounceback. Issuing an update this morning, the British betting and gaming trade association and standards body detailed that its members plan to generate 15,000 tech jobs over the next …

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‘Giving customers the courage to try’ – Shape Games’ CCO on industry innovation

As a raft of innovations roll out across the international betting industry, customer retention remains one of the key challenges that firms aim to solve.  Ahead of this week’s Betting on Sports Europe (BOSE) conference at London’s Twickenham Stadium, Morten Tonnesen, CCO at event sponsor Shape Games, outlined his views on gaming’s business obstacles and how these can be solved.  …

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QuinnCasino secures first major agreement with Scottish football club

QuinnCasino has entered a collaboration to become Dundee United‘s principal partner and will appear on the front of the kit for the 2022/23 football season. Benefitting from advertising across a number of ‘key touch points’ at Tannadice, the online gambling company will have branding on the men’s first team home and away shirts. “We are delighted that QuinnCasino is becoming …

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SUZOHAPP: Global logistics should be no burden on business

Tim Kennedy, Vice President of Sales for Europe at SUZOHAPP experts in the manufacturing and global distribution of gambling and sports betting products tells SBC that supplier logistics count more than ever in a disrupted marketplace. SUZOHAPP is a sponsor of the Betting on Sports Europe Conference  (7-9 June Twickenham Stadium, London) SBC : What makes Betting on Sports Europe stand …

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ESA Gaming: EasySwipe will be World Cup 2022 best cross-sell performer

Ahead of next week’s Betting on Sports Europe Conference (7-9 June @ Twickenham Stadium) – SBC catches up with Thomas Smallwood, Marketing Manager of ESA Gaming,  a specialist supplier of seamless easy-access online casino games. ESA Gaming has developed its games portfolio to ensure that operators benefit from optimal cross-sell opportunities with wider audiences, which it believes will be a …

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Smarkets: Boris’ future on a knife-edge as peers call for a vote of confidence 

Boris Johnson faces his toughest period as British Prime Minister, as Conservative peers weigh up putting their party leader up for a vote of confidence.  As media reports that 28 Conservative ministers have submitted letters of no-confidence in Johnson – the Party appears split on how it should handle the aftermath of Partygate scandals.     Monitoring developments, Smarkets Politics has stated …

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Sir Hugh Robertson to drive ‘health and future growth’ of Genius Sports

Genius Sports has appointed Sir Hugh Robertson, Former UK Minister for Sport and the London Olympics, as an Advisor for the company with immediate effect.  The sports data and technology company highlighted Robertson as having a ‘wealth of experience’ which he will bring to the company’s newly formed Business Advisory Council to help identify strategic development opportunities.  Mark Locke, CEO …

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Sportech confident of EBITDA positive year results despite Lindley CEO exit

Sportech Plc has issued a business update, informing investors that Andrew Lindley has chosen to step down as Chief Executive of the London AIM wagering and racing systems provider.  Investors were informed that Lindley would not stand for re-election as company leader ahead of today’s AGM. Lindley’s departure comes less than a year in charge of Sportech, in which he …

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