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Lauren Fleshman’s ‘Good for a Girl’ wins William Hill SBOTY2023 award 

SBC News Lauren Fleshman’s ‘Good for a Girl’ wins William Hill SBOTY2023 award 

“Good for a Girl: My Life Running in a Man’s World” – the memoir of US athlete/coach Lauren Fleshman has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award (#SBOTY2023). Fleshman becomes the 36th winner of the William Hill SBOTY prize, recognised as the highest accolade for sports writing in English literature. “The announcement makes history as it is …

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DSWV claims full-house as ODDSET joins trade body

SBC News DSWV claims full-house as ODDSET joins trade body

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has accomplished a major directive for its trade body, as ODDSET Sportwetten joins its association representing the interests of German bookmakers. The addition of ODDSET as a new member will see DSWV represent all betting businesses licensed in Germany, since the launch of the Fourth Interstate Market (GlüNeuRStv), on 1 July 2021. DSWV noted: “ODDSET’s membership represents …

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KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

SBC News KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has warned web hosting providers to ensure that they comply with the advertising laws of the Gambling Act (KOA Act), thereby protecting Dutch consumers from unlicensed online gambling. The warning follows KSA imposing two ‘binding instructions’ on ISP provider Cloudflare to terminate its services hosting the affiliate websites of Nederlandscasinos.net and Onlinecasinosspelen.com. The KSA …

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Riot Games takes equity stake in GRID as partnership ‘majorly’ expanded

SBC News Riot Games takes equity stake in GRID as partnership ‘majorly’ expanded

Riot Games and game data platform GRID have expanded their multi-year esports data partnership. The enhanced deal will see GRID become the official worldwide esports data partner for both the VALORANT Champions Tour and League of Legends esports.  Meanwhile, the game publisher has also taken an equity stake in GRID as a result of the partnership.  The announcement states that …

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Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

SBC News Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) of the Australian state of  Victoria has called for stricter regulations on gambling advertising. The public body has recommended that its state government align with South Australia’s policy, which bans gambling adverts on TV from 4pm to 7:30pm. The recommendation forms part of the PAEC report, following an eight-month review of three Auditor-General …

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betPawa switches focus to player welfare in GFA partnership

SBC News betPawa switches focus to player welfare in GFA partnership

betPawa has stepped down from its role as the headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League, in a refocused partnership with the Ghana Football Association (GFA). The Estonia-based operator has now expressed its commitment to enhancing player welfare by redirecting its efforts toward providing direct benefits to the footballers.  Per the revised partnership, betPawa will pay an increased locker room …

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FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

SBC News FDJ in talks for exclusive dot FR iCasino licence

Sources suggest that France’s national lottery operator could be in line for exclusive iCasino licence…   Could lottery operator Française des jeux be about to agree a deal with the French government that would see it become the only company licensed to operate online casino games in the country? According to French industry sources, FDJ and the country’s authorities are working …

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Betano first betting partner of UEFA as EURO 2024 sponsor

SBC News Betano first betting partner of UEFA as EURO 2024 sponsor

Betano has secured a global sponsorship deal for UEFA EURO 2024, which is being held in Germany.  The Kaizen Gaming-owned operator has become the first betting company to reach a partnership with UEFA. The deal follows Betano’s success in last year’s FIFA World Cup held in Qatar, also being named the first official partner of the global competition. George Daskalakis, …

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Kambi: Under the Hood… Sports integrity and compliance

SBC News Kambi: Under the Hood... Sports integrity and compliance

Kambi goes ‘Under the Hood’ again this week courtesy of Director of Operational Compliance Paul Finnigen, who focuses on the technology behind sports integrity and compliance.  Paul Finnigen (Director of Operational Compliance, Kambi): The future of sports betting hinges on the crucial element of trust that consumers must place in sporting events. The role that Kambi and other sportsbooks around …

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Inspired enhances racing graphics and simulations for SIS-owned 49’s

SBC News Inspired enhances racing graphics and simulations for SIS-owned 49’s

SIS (Sports Information Services) has strengthened its long-standing partnership with Inspired Entertainment. Now introducing five newly upgraded products to enhance SIS’ 49’s offering, the integration with 49’s content will allow bettors in betting shops across the UK and Ireland to access improved graphics and race simulations. Jessica Mills, Head of Product Proposition at SIS, said: “We have enjoyed a fantastic …

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