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Betsson shuts down NetPlay subsidiary TV & London profiles

Continuing its restructure/realignment of assets and divisions, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has confirmed that it will undertake a new strategy for its UK-centric brands in 2019. Betsson management has confirmed that it will not renew TV contracts for its NetPlay interactive gaming subsidiary with UK broadcasters ITV and Channel 5 (Viacom). The decision sees Betsson refocus on developing …

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INTRALOT appoints ‘partnership pro’ Fernando Ors Villarejo as US sports betting lead

Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems provider INTRALOT SA has this morning confirmed the appointment of Fernando Ors Villarejo as new President of Sports Betting at INTRALOT Inc – the firm’s North American division. A twenty-year industry veteran, Villarejo joins INTRALOT’s US executive from Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, where he led new market initiatives as joint Chief Development and …

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Law firm seeks £1.5m in victim compensation against UK betting firms

Closing 2018, The Guardian newspaper reports further headaches for UK betting leadership as London law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett (Mackrell) seeks £1.5 million in victim compensation settlements against FTSE-listed betting firms’ – William Hill Plc and Paddy Power Betfair (PPB). The victim compensation claims relate to addicted gamblers wagering with stolen money at William Hill betting shops and PPB’s Betfair …

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Luckbox ups esports data muscle with Abios

Preparing for its full product launch in early 2019, esports-betting platform Luckbox announces its latest match functionality – ‘esports calendar’, developed in partnership with data provider Abios. Delivering a comprehensive esports calendar, Luckbox will support its player community with vital information on live CSGO, live Dota 2 and live League of Legends events, including upcoming matches and results. Furthermore, Luckbox …

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Winning Post – Gambling Commission consults on harm prevention

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – It’s not funny that we don’t talk anymore Reports this week that British gambling operators will take action to effectively bar themselves from advertising on television during live sports …

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Stephen van Rooyen: Sky – RGA code will not tackle ‘standards disparity’ in gambling advertising

Stephen van Rooyen, the Chief Executive of Sky UK & Ireland, has written a personal letter to The Times, stating that the industry’s planned ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling/betting advertising’ during sports broadcasts will have minimal impact as a gambling-prevention measure or safeguard. This week, UK gambling stakeholders await the full publication of a new mandatory advertising/marketing code, agreed-on by members …

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Dotan Lazar, LVision: Serving up increased data through live streaming conversion

Tennis has always been a key component of any sportsbook, with its fast paced, back and forth nature lending itself perfectly to betting, particularly around in-play markets. However, while sports such as football have enjoyed significant increases in both betting innovation and market coverage, tennis has been left a little behind. The importance of the delivery shouldn’t be underestimated, with …

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Turbo Charged…‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) seeks to bring F1 script to racing in 2019

2019 will be a year of new concepts and propositions for the sport of horse racing, as its stakeholders seek fresh ideas to re-engage with the wider general public. This December, further foundations for ‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) were announced, a new proposition seeking to deliver racing’s first league competition featuring high profile teams competing to be champions of ‘The …

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Andrew Morgan, ICS: Engaging bettors through the power of voice

As 2019 approaches, the methods used by operators to engage bettors continue to evolve, with the importance of maximising every platform becoming increasingly valuable. We caught up with Andrew Morgan, International Director at Independent Content Services, who emphasised why sportsbook operators must consider voice as an integral part of 2019 marketing plans. SBC: What does “voice” mean when it comes …

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No Harmony! EGBA outlines EU-wide failings on protection & responsibility standards

Online gambling trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association  (EGBA) has published its latest study ‘Consumer Protection in EU Online Gambling Regulation’, outlining significant all-around failings in consumer protections across EU member states. The study is authored by Dr Margaret Carran of City University London and reveals an un-harmonised and unequal marketplace with regards to online consumer protections which …

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