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The World Cup’s Finest With Kindred’s Eric Konings

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. A Dutch theme descends over The World Cup’s Finest this afternoon, as Eric Konings, a Sports Betting Integrity Officer at Kindred Group, …

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William Hill appoints Kirsty Gallacher as new Brand Ambassador

William Hill marketing has confirmed the appointment of former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, as its ‘New Brand Ambassador’. Gallacher one of the most recognisable UK sports journalists/broadcasters joins William Hill’s brand ambassadorial team, working alongside Robbie Savage (football) and Sir Tony McCoy (racing). In its update, William Hill details that Gallacher has signed a ‘long-term’ brand representative contract and …

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Lotteriinspektionen seeks to publish Swedish online gambling application forms on 10 July

Updating the market, Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has confirmed that it will publish its online gambling licence application forms on 10 July. The forms will be published on the regulator’s website as soon as the Swedish government settles on the final enactment of Gambling Ordinance, a mandate which has previously been published and notified to the European Commission. The Gambling …

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Severe online restrictions see change at Norwegian regulator

Norwegian gambling regulator Lotteri- og Stiftelsestilsynet has reappointed Gunn Merete Paulsen as its Director General, as pressure increases on the government to further restrict remote online gambling services. Paulsen retakes leadership of the regulator, replacing former incumbent Atle Hamar who has been repositioned as Norway’s Environment Secretary. A former PWC executive, Paulsen had served as Deputy Director General of Lotteri- og …

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DraftKings appoints Kambi as US sportsbook lead

Stockholm-listed sports betting technology and software supplier Kambi Group Plc continues its strong US commercial momentum confirming that it has secured a multi-year services agreement with leading US fantasy sports operator DraftKings. Issuing a short statement, Kambi governance confirms that DraftKings has selected its technology platform as the lead system for its upcoming US sports betting market expansion. “The agreement, …

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The World Cup’s Finest with NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today we head across the pond to the USA, recently announced as joint hosts (alongside Canada and Mexico), of the 2026 World …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Sky Bet’s Paul Lowery

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Paul Lowery, Head of Sports Trading at Sky Betting and Gaming, is the latest to share his own personal World Cup highlights …

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En Marche to sell FDJ on the condition that France revamps gambling regulatory framework

As anticipated, Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche government has confirmed that it will privatise French state-owned gambling and lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ). However, FDJ’s sale comes with several strings attached, as the French Assembly demands that En Marche moves to restructure France’s national gambling regulatory framework. As a key initiative of Macron’s ‘France enterprise and innovation program’, En Marche will …

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MGM hires Scott Butera to lead US sports betting vision

New York-listed gambling and leisure group MGM Resorts International, has confirmed the executive appointment of Scott Butera as new President of Interactive Gaming. A 25-year gambling and hospitality leadership veteran, Butera has formerly served as President of Foxwoods Resorts and as Commissioner of the Arena Football League. In its corporate update, MGM governance details that Butera will be primarily tasked …

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No Joke… Coral taking KSI vs Logan Paul very seriously!

Whilst all bookmakers are consumed by Russia 2018 trading, they may have neglected a major sporting event taking place this summer. Scheduled for a sell-out Manchester Arena on 25 August, British social media star KSI is set to box controversial American vlogger Logan Paul. A  boxing match between two novice ‘whitecollar’ fighters, won’t set the sporting world alight, however, bookmaker …

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