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GambleAware highlights ‘higher risk’ of gambling harm in LGBTQ+ community

SBC News GambleAware highlights ‘higher risk’ of gambling harm in LGBTQ+ community

GambleAware has revealed that some members of the LGBTQ+ community may be at a higher risk of gambling harm. The newly published scoping study – ‘LGBTQ+ People and Gambling Harms: A Scoping Review’ – was commissioned to build an understanding of the lived experience of gambling harm amongst the LGBTQ+ community in Great Britain. Researchers from the University of Brighton …

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Rank returns interim profits against tough UK headwinds 

SBC News Rank returns interim profits against tough UK headwinds 

Rank Group Plc has returned statutory profits against continued ‘UK macro headwinds’ impacting the performance of its land-based gambling units. Publishing its H1 2023/2024 interim results for the period ending 31 December, the LSE gambling group registered a 9% increase in corporate net gaming revenues (NGR) of £362m (H1 2022/23: £332m). Citing strengthened all-round operating efficiencies, interim trading saw Rank …

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SSG and BoyleSports introduce ‘Destination Cheltenham’ Content Hub

UK Tote saddles up for ‘Journey to Cheltenham’

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG) has partnered with BoyleSports to deliver a custom-built Cheltenham Festival Content Hub. The ‘Destination Cheltenham’ Content Hub will boast key features that the group has reported as ‘highly successful’ in previous iterations – maintaining an immersive experience for users.  Head of B2B Sales at SSG, Daniel Smith, commented: “We’re delighted to undertake our first-ever ‘Destination Cheltenham’ …

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Allwyn begins bold revamp of National Lottery for benefit of good causes

SBC News Allwyn begins bold revamp of National Lottery for benefit of good causes

Allwyn UK has a ‘new bold vision’ for the National Lottery, as it takes on the duty of raising money for good causes across the UK and making a difference in the lives of ordinary people. As of 1 February, Allwyn assumes stewardship of the National Lottery, taking over the UK government’s multi-billion-pound contract supporting charities, heritage projects, and cultural …

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National Gambling Helpline says 2023 record year for gambling harm help

SBC News National Gambling Helpline says 2023 record year for gambling harm help

The National Gambling Helpline has revealed that the number of people who reached out to the gambling harm prevention initiative in 2023 reached a record number. According to a report from the group, the helpline registered a total of 52,370 calls and online chats, which constitutes a 24% increase compared to the year prior. Moreover, August 2023 was the busiest …

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UK Gambling registers highest slots activity in close of 2023 

New UK govt social media advertising rules welcomed by BGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest datasets tracking  participation in UK gambling up to December 2023.  The Commission continues to gather data from the “biggest operators covering 80% of the online gambling market” – an initiative started in March 2020, monitoring gambling behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic. As stated, “this release compares Quarter 3 (Q3) of financial …

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Niccolo Cassettari: Logifuture’s laser-focus commitment to emerging markets

SBC News Niccolo Cassettari: Logifuture’s laser-focus commitment to emerging markets

Niccolo Cassettari, Chief Business Development Officer at Logifuture, talks about the company’s multi-faceted approach to doing business and what it takes to be more than just a white label specialist.  SBC: Logifuture has earned a solid reputation as a white label specialist, but the company also markets a wide-range of B2B products. Can you share more information on its inception, …

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Sportradar’s Alpha Odds recalculation tool lifts client profits by 10% 

SBC News Sportradar’s Alpha Odds recalculation tool lifts client profits by 10% 

Sportradar has reported that its automated odds recalculation tool, Alpha Odds, delivered an average profit increase of 10% for clients in 2023, compared to the performance of its conventional odds product.  The tool, which allows operators to generate bespoke betting prices in line with their risk exposure and liabilities, was launched in 2022 and boasts a client roster of more …

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FairPlay Sports Media acquires Quarter4 to drive BetTech transformation

SBC News FairPlay Sports Media acquires Quarter4 to drive BetTech transformation

FairPlay Sports Media (FPSM) has announced the acquisition of Toronto-based Quarter4 (Q4). Described as a deep-learning neural network specialising in predicting sporting outcomes and providing unique data and content opportunities, ​​this is the first acquisition to be made by FPSM. A Bruin Capital business, the move aligns with FairPlay’s mission to transform the BetTech capabilities of its media network for …

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