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Petr Cech, Kirsty Gallacher and Vinnie Jones confirmed for star-studded SBC Awards 2020

Goalkeeping legend Petr Cech and sports broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher have been confirmed as the hosts of the SBC Awards 2020 on 9 December, while Premier League footballer turned Hollywood star Vinnie Jones is set to make a special guest appearance. This year’s prestigious betting and gaming industry awards will be broadcast live from Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge home, with an …

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LeoVegas returns to bond market securing long-term growth options

LeoVegas AB has announced its intention to issue a new senior unsecured bond, carrying a minimum value of SEK 500 million (€50m) and maximum liquidity of SEK 1.2 billion (€117m). Returning to market, LeoVegas’ board confirmed that it has appointed SEB and Swedbank to serve as joint bookrunners facilitating the transaction for institutional investors, who will be able to access …

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Billericay Town FC raises awareness of safer gambling with new partnerships

Billericay Town FC raises awareness of safer gambling with new partnerships

Billericay Town FC has committed to raising awareness of safer gambling initiatives after confirming its new partnership collective with the Big Step, Gambling with Lives, GamFan, RecoverMe, GamBan, and the All Bets Are Off podcast. From 27 November until 4 December, the National League South team will ‘signpost fans and followers to groups that assist with gambling addiction such as …

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Sportradar renews Hero ISL integrity commitment

Sportradar renews Hero ISL integrity commitment

Sportradar has added a multi-year extension to its agreement with India’s premier football league, the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL). Building on their original partnership, which was signed in 2016, Sportradar Integrity Services will monitor all matches using its Fraud Detection System (FDS) that identifies betting-related manipulation in sport. The FDS utilises algorithms, a substantial database of information and …

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EDC commitment sees GamingMalta secure breakthrough 2021 for Malta esports 

GamingMalta has announced a significant milestone for Malta’s burgeoning esports community, after pro-esports organisations Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo committed to hosting the ‘European Development Championship’ (EDC) series in Malta from 2021 onwards.     A new fixture on the European esports calendar, the EDC Series will host five tournaments across Malta with the aim of promoting grassroots esports development. Players will compete …

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Delasport delivers sportsbook iFrame solution for ProgressPlay

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Delasport has struck a new deal to deliver a ‘Plug & Play’ sportsbook iFrame solution for B2B white label platform provider ProgressPlay. The advanced solution, said Delasport, will complete the ‘already exemplary’ ProgressPlay offering which had, until now, been more focused on the gaming side. It will be rolled out to both new and existing clients of the ProgressPlay platform. …

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Inside Edge: Man City ‘too short’ for the title and the impact of fans on home advantage

fans - Chelsea’s Mason Mount is consoled by Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane after his missed penalty in the shoot out leads to them losing the Carabao Cup fourth round match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

With confirmation that a limited number of fans will be able to return to live sporting events across parts of England, it looks like we could soon be enjoying that matchday experience once more. Nick Haynes from Form Labs explains why the lack of fans has also been a detriment to the home team advantage. We’re already a quarter of …

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Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) has banned Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry for eight years for two match-fixing incidents and failing to produce his phone records to the governing body. McKinstry has been issued a six-and-a-half-year ban for match-fixing, on top of an additional 18-month suspension for failing to provide the DRA with an itemised phone bill. In August, the International …

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Stats Perform agrees six-year WTA data deal with GVC Holdings

WTA - (200229) -- DOHA, Feb. 29, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return during the women's singles semi-final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the 2020 WTA Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar, Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)

Stats Perform has backed up its landmark data deal with the WTA Tour by reaching a six-year agreement with GVC Holdings, soon to become Entain Plc. As part of the deal, it will provide a new and exclusive, official WTA tennis data service enabling in-play bets to be placed across GVC, whose sportsbook brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, …

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GamCare forms research collaboration on gambling vulnerabilities

GamCare has formed a new collaboration with City University and research agencies LAB and Ignition House to better understand online gambling behaviours and vulnerabilities. Launching its project, GamCare stated that deeper research is required in order to identify potential indicators of vulnerability and harms of people engaging in online gambling. The project has been split into two phases, with GamCare …

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