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Facebook focuses on developing its ‘niche sports’ capacity

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Peter Hutton, Facebook’s Director of Sports Partnerships, has detailed that the US social media and technology giant is developing a strategy to help cover ‘underserved sports’. As reported by Broadcast Now, Hutton told Sportel Monaco exhibition audiences that Facebook platforms would be better served to tap up niche audiences attracted to sports which have limited coverage across traditional mainstream media …

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Genting begins £1.6m upgrade of Glasgow property

Genting UK has sanctioned a  £1.6 million renovation of its Glasgow Sauchiehall Street casino property, which it is said will see a “complete revamp of one of the city’s most popular gaming venues”. Work on Genting Casino Glasgow is currently underway with the entity to continue to operate as normal during the refurbishment, as a completion date towards the end of next month is …

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YGAM & Betknowmore form education first partnership

UK problem gambling support and education organisations the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Betknowmore have formed a strategic partnership announced at this year’s CasinoBeats Summit as part of the inaugural Safer Gambling Forum. Both organisations will collaborate in the development of new training programmes, which seek to improve standards for relevant industry and social stakeholders tackling problem gambling harms. Key stakeholders …

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Dean Sisun, Prophet: Bringing a new value proposition for exchange punters

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Prophet co-founder Dean Sisun told SBC News that his company’s new style of betting exchange will ‘specialise in giving something back to the consumer’.  Launched last week as the first customer-friendly ‘cashout alternative to bookmakers’, the Prophet exchange allows punters to sell their bets to interested buyers, deviating away from the cashout rates set by traditional bookmakers with the intention …

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Nick Iliffe, Stats Perform: Integrity challenges & collaboration in practice

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Collaboration amongst stakeholders in the global sports integrity landscape is universally accepted as being vital in the fight against match-fixing and corruption writes Nick Iliffe, Integrity Intelligence Manager at Stats Perform. Attend any sports integrity conference and you will probably hear someone mention the need for collaboration within the first 15 minutes of a presentation.  Yet what is often discussed …

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Betclic Everest waves adieu to the UK

French online gambling group Betclic Everest has confirmed that it has withdrawn its entire UK market presence. Last week, Betclic Everest brands – Betclic, Everest Gaming and Expekt – issued communications to players and marketing partners confirming their UK market withdrawal effective from 31 October. Post the withdrawal date, Betclic Everest brands will allow limited access to ‘My Account’ areas, allowing …

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UK not leaving EU on October 31 trading on exchanges at 97%

Punters have shown little faith in PM Boris Johnson passing his Brexit deal in Parliament before the 31st October, with the possibility of a deal being reached currently trading at 3% on the Smarkets betting exchange.  Johnson continues to face an uphill battle in Westminster, having lost a succession of important votes since taking up the role of Prime Minister.  …

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SIS inks Dubai Racing Club partnership extension

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a two-year extension to its current media rights agreement with the Dubai Racing Club (DRC).  Under the terms of the agreement, SIS will continue to hold the exclusive UK and Irish LBO rights and international online rights for Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse, alongside rights for international LBO customers for a …

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Sky Sports Racing secures NYRA and Woodbine partnerships

Demonstrating its commitment to North American racing, Sky Sports Racing has secured two multi-year partnerships with New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Woodbine Entertainment Group.  The two new agreements will see the broadcaster acquire the exclusive UK and Ireland broadcast rights for all races from Woodbine, Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont Park Racecourses  Matthew Imi, Chief Executive of At The Races, …

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UKGC reports drop in underage gambling but maintains its concerns

Publishing the results of its 2019 Young People & Gambling survey, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has found a decline in participation of gambling activities among 11 -16-year-olds in Great Britain.  The research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, looks at forms of gambling and gambling style games that young people legally take part in along with gambling on age restricted …

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