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Mansion revamps VS profile with IMG ARENA

Gibraltar-based Mansion Group has revamped its virtual sports offering, securing a multi-year agreement with IMG ARENA, the betting innovation studio of leading international sports agency and publisher IMG. Integrated through IMG ARENA’s existing partnership with Leap Gaming, Mansion has deployed a full suite of VS content across its UK online gambling portfolio. Moving forward, Mansion customers will benefit from instant …

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Johnson odds-on to become shortest-serving Prime Minister

Following on from the Government’s defeat in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon, Paddy Power has tipped Boris Johnson to become the shortest-serving Prime Minister in UK history. The bookmaker has slashed the odds on Johnson resigning his position as PM after the Supreme Court ruled his decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, with odds now listed as 2/1 that he …

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UEFA to establish third club competition in 2021

UEFA has confirmed that it will establish a third European club competition ‘The UEFA Europa Conference League – UECL’, beginning in 2021. President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the development of the UECL at UEFA’s executive committee meeting in Nyon (Switzerland), detailing that the competition would allow for ‘more clubs to participate and benefit’ from European football formats. At present details remain …

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William Hill publishes longlist for SBOTY2019 awards

William Hill has announced the fourteen contenders which will make up the long list for its 31st ‘Sports Book of the Year Award’ (SBOTY2019). The award, considered to be the bookmaker’s legacy competition, is regarded as the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. This year’s longlist has been whittled down from 151 submissions and sees acclaimed SBOTY past winners …

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Fitzdares strengthens commitment to racing with Peterborough Chase sponsorship

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has confirmed that it will be continuing its support of the UK racing industry through its sponsorship of the upcoming Peterborough Chase in December.  The bookmaker will be launching the £500,000 Best Mate Bonus to mark the 50th anniversary of the race, and to celebrate the revered jump horse, Best Mate.  The half a million pound bonus …

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BHA extends Musselburgh’s temporary licence in search for new track operator

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has issued an extension to Musselburgh’s temporary licence, which is due to last until the end of the year. The extension comes as the racecourse continues its search for a racecourse operator, as its original temporary licence is due to expire on 15 October. Musselburgh management anticipates confirming a new operator this month. In recent years, …

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Fan up! Sky Bet launches EFL Rewards app

As title sponsor of the English Football League (EFL), Sky Bet has launched its proprietary ‘EFL Rewards’ app driving engagement between football fans and the clubs they follow. Made available through the Apple App Store and Google Play, Sky Bet’s EFL Rewards gives loyal fans the opportunity to win a range of prizes including EFL matchday tickets and signed merchandise. …

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UK exit for “unsalvageable” EveryMatrix white label business

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EveryMatrix has let go of its B2C operating licences for remote betting and casino in the UK after deciding that its white label business has been “irreparably damaged”. This is despite the company’s “best efforts to swiftly prove the ability to operate in a safe, responsible, and compliant manner”, as shown by a recent partnership with beBettor. Back at the …

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IGT recognised for commitment to diversity at Pride of Gaming Awards

International Game Technology (IGT) was ‘honoured’ to be recognised for its commitment to workplace diversity and inclusivity at the inaugural Pride of Gaming Awards.  The award ceremony was created by CasinoBeats and aims to recognise both gaming industry professionals and groups whose work benefits society and improves the wider communities. “IGT recognizes that it is necessary to have a multicultural …

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Winning Post: Sweden stresses its ‘duty of care’

Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners provides insight into whether Swedish gambling operators can effectively deliver a ‘duty of care’ to customers, and how the introduction of further problem gambling clinics can support harm prevention. UK: safer gambling – Leeds follows London on gambling disorder clinic This week, the second NHS clinic for problem gambling opened in Leeds. …

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