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Betfred makes US move with OPTIMA and SCCG Management

OPTIMA

Betfred will be debuting the suite of managed sports betting and trading products from OPTIMA at this week’s Betting on Sports America conference. The world’s largest privately owned retail bookmaker is ready to make its move in the post-PASPA US market in partnership with both OPTIMA and SCCG Management. The full suite of managed products as part of OPTIMAMGS™ includes …

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US lotto disruptor Jackpocket secures Gavin Issacs as corporate advisor

SBTech Isaacs

SBTech Chairman Gavin Issacs, one of global gambling’s leading figureheads has backed New York start-up Jackpocket, an enterprise seeking to revolutionise consumer lottery engagements across all US states. Issacs the former Group Chief Executive & President of Scientific Games (2014-17), will act as a senior advisor to Jackpocket’s board, leadership and investment partners. Founded by tech entrepreneur Peter Sullivan, Jackpocket …

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BHA commits £1m to gene doping research programme

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has committed itself to a funding round of £1m in a bid to prevent gene doping in the sport, after experts have warned that it could present the “dawn of a new era.” The funding, which is expected to cover a five-year programme, will help develop detection methods to prevent gene doping. The detection methods …

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bet365 to launch US prepaid cards programme with EML Payments

Australia ASX-listed omni-channel payment solutions provider EML Payments, continues to expand its sports betting profile, confirming that it has been appointed as lead ‘prepaid cards’ provider for bet365’s upcoming New Jersey sportsbook properties. Securing a multi-year arrangement, EML has been tasked with delivering a tailored ‘reloadable payment cards programme’, for bet365’s opening US ventures. Announcing a key corporate initiative, in …

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Richard Thorp departs as FSB commercial lead

Richard Thorp long-term commercial lead for sports betting platform and systems provider FSB Tech, has confirmed through a Linkedin update, his departure from the company as Business Development Director. A seasoned executive in industry commercial development and marketing, Thorp has served as FSB’s commercial lead since 2014, joining the firm’s founding enterprise team from the Racing Post. Charged with leading …

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Suren Khachatryan, Digitain: Focusing development on the customer’s need for speed

Digitain

Digitain CCO Suren Khachatryan discusses the company’s new set of offices, why African operators are switching platform providers to meet new local market demands and how its own sportsbook solution stood up to the World Cup challenge, as well as why page load, scroll and click speeds remain fundamental to the success of its partners. SBC: The company is preparing to open …

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Scientific Games marks new sportsbook era launching OpenSports suite

Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has detailed a new dawn for its SG Digital division, launching new vertical ‘OpenSports’ – an ‘unparalleled suite’ which will maintain its entire sports betting product inventory. Updating the market, SGC states that the launch of OpenSports marks ‘the transformation of its Sportsbook product vision’, delivering an enhanced stack of solutions and …

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No way back! Spain heads for an inevitable gambling reform

Regardless of the outcome of Spain’s General Election this Saturday 28 April, the ensuing government in whatever shape or form will be tasked with reforming the nation’s advertising and gambling codes. The week of Good Friday, Spanish news sources reported that the minority PSOE government had agreed to Podemos party demands on restricting gambling services and betting advertising. Campaigning in …

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AAMS gains new powers as Lega-5Star signs Italy up as Magglingen member

Italian betting incumbents will be forced to undertake further market adjustments as Lega MP and Undersecretary for Sports, Giancarlo Giorgetti confirms a wagering ban on all sports deemed to be played/participated at an amateur level. The Lega-5Star coalition government has sanctioned Italian gambling regulator AAMS to issue a new decree, which implements an outright ban on wagers placed on ‘competitions exclusively …

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Gambling.com becomes first APSE syndicated betting member

Strengthening its position as a US sports publisher, industry affiliate marketing network Gambling.com Group (Gambling.com) informs that it has become the first sports betting syndicated member of the Executive Committee of the ‘Associated Press Sports Editors – APSE’. Following a committee vote, the affiliate marketing group’s flagship Gambling.com and bookmaker review portal bookies.com have been confirmed as APSE members, passing APSE …

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