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Smarkets launches SBK seeking to break barriers between punter & sportsbook

Online betting exchange, Smarkets has this morning announced the official launch of its new sportsbook product ‘SBK’, seeking to disrupt all traditional wagering engagements. A sportsbook mobile app SBK seeks to deliver punters the ‘fairest and funnest’ app for betting on sport and politics, fusing Smarkets exchange prices with a social-optimised interface. Regarded as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech …

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No Mas… Spain moves forward on Ombudsman’s blanket advertising ban

Spanish gambling incumbents have been served their dreaded news, as national media reports that the PSOE minority government will accept ‘all recommendations’ put forward by Spain’s Civic Ombudsman on limiting gambling advertising. Despite holding no constitutional majority, the PSOE government will begin drafting a ‘Royal Decree’ which will establish new gambling advertising restrictions to be implemented as a federal law …

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Racing trio launches ‘AllSported’ JV aiming for ‘racebook excellence’

Seeking to bring new innovations and dynamics to racing markets, new joint-venture ‘AllSported’ has been formed by racing stakeholders TXODDS, Banach Technology and the Racing Post. Combining the firms’ knowledge and expertise in racing trading and technology development, the triumvirate have worked together to deliver a ‘racing-specific trading solution’. The AllSported JV sees TXODDS act as lead feed supplier of …

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Betting operators join payments suppliers for Payment Expert Forum line-up

Payment Expert Forum at Betting on Sports 2019

Payment Expert Forum, the only event for payments technology in the online gambling industry, has attracted an impressive speaker line-up that includes senior staff from leading operators such as GVC Holdings, Stars Group, Pinnacle and Betsson Group, and payments solutions suppliers Trustly, SafeCharge, Hipay and Checkout.com. Organised by SBC in partnership with PaymentExpert.com, the event at Olympia London on Wednesday …

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CIRSA orders Catalan makeover to complete Giga Games acquisition

Following a review by Spain’s Competition & Markets Commission (CNMC), Grupo CIRSA has been ordered to restructure its Catalonian commercial presence in order to complete its acquisition of slot machine and arcade hall operator Giga Games. CNMC has ordered CIRSA governance to dispose of two of its Barcelona bingo halls, whilst further demanding that the Blackstone owned gambling group ‘terminate …

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The Athletic begins UK voyage seeking to disrupt all levels of football content

UK media welcomes new US player ‘The Athletic’ a digital publisher seeking to disrupt sports journalism by offering in-depth content of every football club across the land. Backed by a raft of US venture capital firms, The Athletic comes to the UK media scene with deep pockets having raised a reported $90 million in enterprise funding to date. Founded by …

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Global Gaming maintains Swedish option launching NanoCasino.com

Embattled Global Gaming AB maintains a presence in its home market of Sweden, having this weekend launched its new online casino property NanoCasino.com. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group’s flagship NinjaCasino brand remains ‘indefinitely suspended’ by Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen, who in June revoked the licence of NinjaCasino operating company SafeEnt, charged with multiple AML and care-of-duty failures. Global Gaming governance maintains …

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Betting consolidation for Betdaq through fixed-odds sportsbook

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Betdaq has fulfilled a “key strategic aim” by launching a fixed-odds sportsbook to complement its 2% exchange and online casino.  The new sportsbook will be backed by a multi-channel marketing campaign that includes PR and social media activities with ex-England footballer Glen Johnson and above the line advertising starring renowned actor Ralph Ineson. The entirely new sportsbook offers a shared …

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Brazil opens consultation on vague betting mandate

The Brazilian government could potentially fast track legislation for regulating fixed odds betting, as Brazil’s Economic Ministry sanctions a month-long public consultation to seek guidance on regulating wagering services. Sanctioned this week, Brazil’s Economic Ministry is reviewing legislative provisions attached to the conditionally approved ‘bill MP-846’, which aims to establish a federal gambling framework for Brazilian online and land-based gambling. …

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Operator CEOs head 20/20 Vision track at Betting on Sports 2019

Betting on Sports 2019 20/20 Vision Track

Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson, and Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith are among the leaders offering their insights on the key issues shaping the betting industry as part of the 20/20 Vision – The Future In Focus track of Betting on Sports 2019.  The track, which takes place on the second full day (Thursday 19 September) of SBC’s flagship event at …

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