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Winning Post : UK gambling… No sign of the fun ever stopping

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners breaks down a week in which UK gambling has been cross-examined by Parliament, the House of Lords, the NHS and further academic institutions… ________________ UK Parliament – no sign of the “fun” stopping in spite of Britain’s political meltdown In spite of the staccato nature of parliamentary politics right now, there was still time this …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – ITV plans its Champions League return

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on ITV pending battle to regain Champions League coverage,  Raheem Sterling’s latest commercial success and Tim Howard’s history-making role with Everton FC. ___________________  ITV eyes UCL battle rights with BT Sport UK free to …

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6 of the Best: Prophet’s Dean Sisun and Jake Benzaquen

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In this week’s 6 of the Best, we have a joint submission from the co-founders of Prophet, Dean Sisun and Jake Benzaquen. They tell us about who they think is the best lyricist of their generation, and which bet has stood out for them. Best Holiday Dean: New Zealand. I rented a ridiculous hippie-style van called the “ALF” with a …

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Tennis alert drop off casts doubt on IRP data findings

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Sportradar has suggested that the Independent Review Panel (IRP) would have delivered a different set of conclusions about corruption in tennis had it been completed a year later. David Lampitt, MD of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, pointed to the “dramatic drop off in the number of integrity alerts for tennis over the last 12 months” as evidence that the situation …

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Martin Lycka: Us versus Them – psychology of gambling regulation

In the fourth of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka debates the antagonistic relationship that can develop between the regulator and the industry. __________________ Operators v. Regulators, undoubtedly a top billing in the industry nowadays. Just pause and think how many times in recent past you have bumped into an …

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Sergey Portnov: McGregor and Tyson have helped Parimatch reach new demographics

Using renowned athletes such as Conor McGregor and Mike Tyson is key for an operator to help distinguish themselves from others, according to Parimatch CEO, Sergey Portnov. Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports event, Portnov explained to SBC some of the benefits that Parimatch has seen from its partnerships with McGregor and Tyson, and how the two athletes have helped the operator reach two entirely …

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Morten Andersen, Better Collective: Why iGaming businesses must do their homework to succeed in the US

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Morten Andersen, the all-time leader for number of games played in the National Football League (NFL), will be joining the Better Collective team in his role of Brand Ambassador at next week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. For the latest in the popular Better Collective Spotlight series, Andersen outlined his contribution to the company’s US mission, as well …

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Rob Griffin: MIRACL – KYC need not be another betting hurdle

H2 trading saw all betting operators report tough and costly adjustment periods, complying with enforced KYC demands across multiple markets. Rob Griffin CEO of  MIRACL, developer of tailored ID provisions for highly regulated markets tells SBC that betting incumbents can clear their KYC hurdles by challenging out-of-date verification concepts and operating norms.  ___________________ SBC: Hi Rob, thanks for this interview, you …

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Raising the bar: Why FSB isn’t waving the white label flag to regulation

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FSB has implemented ‘state-of-the-art systems’ for customer protection to prevent future issues for its white label platform. Dave McDowell, FSB CEO, added that the recent crackdown on white label operators by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) shows that the regulator isn’t afraid to take “pretty severe measures” against companies who don’t raise their game when it comes to customer protection, …

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Winning Post: Hard lessons to be learnt in Kenya

Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners offers its insight into some of the topics facing the gambling industry over this last week, including SportPesa’s decision to withdraw from Kenya, the closure of Towcester racecourse, and the privatisation of FDJ. Kenya: taxation and regulation – hard lessons from a game over Kenya’s tempestuous few years of gambling ‘reform’ has now apparently …

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