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Barcelona Summit: Betting in the midst of changing technology and social cycles

A captivating discussion on the generational change that sports betting is currently witnessing opened the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital conference agenda. Two executives locked in the eye of the storm are Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings, and Sportradar founder Carsten Koerl, who were both on hand to debate 2020’s sweeping reform of betting’s global landscape and standard operating norms.   …

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Ralph Topping – ‘UK could be world leader in safer gambling’

The UK gambling industry could export its safer gambling expertise across the world if the Government were to have some vision for the sector, according to Ralph Topping, the former Group CEO of the William Hill Plc who has been inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame this week. In an interview for SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, the …

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BetVictor agrees Fulham front-of-shirt sponsorship

Fulham FC has confirmed that Gibraltar betting group BetVictor will serve as its ‘main team sponsor until the summer of 2022’. Agreeing terms on a two-year sponsorship, the BetVictor brand will be displayed on the front of Fulham’s first team and women’s playing kits.In addition, the bookmaker will be named as the club’s main team partner, with its logo also …

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Footstock announces UK launch to add a ‘fantasy edge to football trading’ 

New football trading platform Footstock has announced its UK launch ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2020/2021 Premier League season (Saturday 12 September). Spearheading its UK debut, Footstock announced ‘trading first’ as it launched a ‘£100K freeroll contest’ which will be open to all EPL fans that register with its player trading exchange.    The freeroll contest will run throughout …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Gambling advertising moves to its next chapter

Not that long ago, gambling advertising was far from the highly controversial subject it has become in more recent times. Re-reading findings from 2014 research into “public perceptions of gambling advertising in the UK”, commissioned by the Advertising Standards Authority, makes me realise just how much both public sentiment and the regulatory mood have changed since then. Six years ago, …

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GamCare launches dedicated chatroom for women affected by gambling harms

Expanding its problem-gambling support resources, GamCare has announced that it will launch a dedicated online chat room session for women who are affected by gambling-related harms on Saturday 12 September (19:00-20:00 hrs).  The chatroom, which will be open to ‘those who identify as female’, forms part of GamCare’s ‘daily support sessions’ – a resource made available via the charity’s website …

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Inside Edge: England’s revenge bid and Ronaldo goes for 100

Cristiano Ronaldo (POR), JUN 9, 2019 - Football / Soccer : UEFA Nations League final match between Portugal 1-0 Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Mutsu Kawamori/AFLO)

Over the next few months, Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – will be looking at the best of the weekend’s sporting activity. This time, we go from Cristiano Ronaldo and his bid to join the international 100-club, to England’s revenge mission in Reykjavík and Serena Williams’ latest attempt at matching Margaret Court’s 24-time Grand Slam record in New …

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UKGC calls for final input on slot design

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will close its public consultation on online slot design and in-game features today (3 September), concluding its gathering of opinions and insights on how to safeguard slot development and making games safer for the general public. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Marked as …

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Betfred bid for bankrupt Phumelela refused

Betfred is reported to have been rejected in its last-minute attempt to acquire bankrupt South African heritage wagering and racetrack operator Phumelela Gaming & Leisure.  South African racing news sources reported that Phumelela’s bankruptcy auditor refused to review Betfred’s ZAR 900 million (€45m) counteroffer submitted at the end of August as Phumelela closed its window for rescue proposals.  Stating its …

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GambleAware strengthens Bet Regret campaign with new partners

Launching the next wave of its Bet Regret safer gambling campaign, GambleAware has secured new partnerships with Supporters Direct Scotland and MAN v FAT. In addition, the charity has also renewed its existing partnership with both the Football Supporters Association (FSA) and the Scottish Football Supporters Association. The new and extended agreements will focus on promoting safer gambling throughout the …

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