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Tipico and CVC enter William Hill offcut chase  

Tipico, Germany’s biggest betting firm, is reported to be ‘among the frontrunners’ vying to acquire William Hill’s UK and European offcuts, put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment. As reported by Sky News this afternoon, ‘City sources’ have disclosed that Tipico tabled a ‘credible offer to Caesars’ – who have priced William Hill’s surplus units at a combined value of …

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IBAS argues ‘compelling case’ for gambling ombudsman in annual report

The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) has published its annual report for the year 2019/20, reiterating calls for the creation of a gambling ombudsman to handle industry related complaints.  Overall, IBAS found that the volume of formal requests for adjudication were reduced by approximately 15%, largely attributed to the closure of betting shops, racecourses, casinos and bingo clubs, although the number …

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PandaScore upgrades esports data and odds capacity for LOOT.BET

PandaScore has secured a ‘breakthrough partnership’ after becoming the lead esports data and odds feed supplier to esports bookmaker LOOT.BET.  The partnership will see PandaScore supply its comprehensive esports feed, providing in-play data for competitive gaming’s most popular markets including League of Legends, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, Rocket League, Overwatch, PUBG, FIFA, Valorant and King of …

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UKGC consolidates licensing applications under new service

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service combining all applications for personal licences and Annex A approvals, entitled ‘Apply for a Personal Licence’. Covering both personal function licences (PFL) and personnel management licences (PML) – as well as the aforementioned Annex A – Apply for a Personal Licence is supported by an ‘updated processing tool’ enabling faster …

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ASA calls on gambling to improve its age targeting performance

The Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has urged adult-content advertisers to make better use of audience and media targeting tools to minimise children’s exposure to age-restricted adverts.  The plea – directed to alcohol, gambling, and high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) advertisers – follows ASA’s latest ‘monitoring sweep’ of online advertising platforms measuring the coverage of age-restricted adverts to UK audiences. …

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FSB appoints David Charnock to oversee LatAm growth

FSB has strengthened the leadership of its expansion strategy in the Latin American markets, appointing David Charnock as its Business Development Director for the region. As Business Development Director for LatAm for the sports betting and igaming platform provider, Charnock will operate out of FSB’s San Jose office, with the responsibility of ‘continuing the upward momentum’ that the firm has …

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Austrian Tennis safeguards events with Sportradar integrity systems

The Austrian Tennis Association has inked a two-year agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services for the monitoring of the Energie Burgenland ÖTV State Championships. As part of the collaboration, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide bet monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for both the ladies’ and mens’ singles and doubles draws, as well as the tournament’s mixed doubles matches. The UFDS, which is already …

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Zohrab Karapetyan: How Digitain is supporting sportsbook partners for Tokyo 2020

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From skateboarding to surfing, Digitain has ramped up the number of Olympic sports it is supporting for its sportsbook partners during Tokyo 2020. We spoke to Zohrab Karapetyan, Digitain’s Sportsbook Product Manager, about launching new initiatives to meet the growing Olympic betting appeal and mitigating the impact of time difference on turnover, particularly in Europe, before looking slightly further ahead …

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Sportsflare and HUDstats deliver first positional esports betting widget

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Sportsflare will collaborate with HUDstats on a first-of-its-kind positional betting widget for CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2 as part of a new esports data partnership. Through this agreement, the Tiidal Gaming Group subsidiary said that both parties will add complementary and best in-class skills to create and deliver innovative esports products to market, resulting in a complete software …

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Cooperation required as sports authorities tackle the globalisation of sports corruption

With the effects of the coronavirus crisis still being felt throughout the world of sports, authorities and governing bodies are facing more pressure than ever in the fight against match-fixing and sports corruption.  Delving into the ongoing challenges that authorities face when combating the manipulation of competitions, a panel titled ‘Match-Fixing Phenomenon at the time of COVID’ at SBC Digital …

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