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Spelinspektionen strengthens Gibraltar ties with GGD collaboration

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s newly reformed gambling regulatory body, has signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) with the Gibraltar Gambling Division (GGD), seeking to cooperate in matters of public policy and further forming common interests. The GGD is a strategic unit of Gibraltar’s Ministry of Commerce, which details guidance on governing the British overseas territory’s vital igaming sector. Moving forward, Spelinspektionen and the GGD will …

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Genius Sports wins ‘game changing’ Football DataCo betting contract

Genius Sports Group betting subsidiary Betgenius has secured its biggest data contract to date, having been appointed as the ‘exclusive live data supplier’ for the English Premier League (EPL), English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) to the global sports betting industry. Commencing season 2019/2020, Betgenius will act as the ‘official supplier of live data’ for sports betting …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Applying ‘In-House’ SEO excellence to Brazilian facing brand

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Better Collective has been crowned Best In-House Team at the inaugural SEMrush Nordic Awards for the work between its in-house Organic Performance and Digital Intelligence teams on the optimisation of Brazilian facing website Sites de Apostas. The leading igaming affiliate, who this week reported Q1 revenues up 97 per cent, said that the award was proof that its growing stable …

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BMJ article calls for new tax to fund responsible gambling initiatives

According to an article published by The British Medical Journal (BMJ), there should be more emphasis placed upon the revamping of current gambling laws in order to prioritise the funding of problem gambling clinics. The report has called for the introduction of a mandatory tax on the industry which would see additional funds being allocated to industry initiatives and the …

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ECB launches cricket integrity hotline

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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has partnered with independent crime-fighting agency CrimeStoppers to launch a confidential corruption hotline, titled – ‘The Cricket Integrity Line’. The ECB launches its integrity hotline, as the English cricket season begins this April/May period, with its service allowing players and officials to ‘report suspicious activity anonymously’. The integrity hotline will be managed by …

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GVC, William Hill and bet365 top the list of GambleAware donations

According to recent figures released by GambleAware, UK operators GVC Holdings, William Hill and bet365 have topped the list of donations received by the charity, having given a combined amount of over £3.3m in 2018/19. GambleAware published its list of donations for the twelve months ending 31 March 2019. It has been pointed out that GVC Holdings, the umbrella group …

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Football weighs up ‘untapped potential’ of VAR advertising

The Financial Times has reported that a number of football governing bodies are exploring the potential of advertising/sponsoring ‘video assistant referee (VAR)’ match breaks. World football governing body, FIFA, is reported to have been approached by advertising companies seeking to sponsor ‘VAR breaks’, during last summer’s Russia 2018 World Cup tournament. The opportunity to advertise to football audiences during live …

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Irish National Lottery appoints Andrew Algeo as new CEO

Premier Lotteries Ireland, the operating company of the Irish National Lottery, has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Algeo as inbound Chief Executive. The update sees, Premier Lotteries end its executive search to find Dermot Griffin’s replacement, who at the start of 2019, announced that he would end his 14-year tenure a leader of the company. Algeo is expected to takeover leadership …

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FOX Sports partnership sees The Stars Group make its US multimedia play

The governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has announced the foundation of its first US strategic joint venture ‘FOX Bet’ in partnership with national sports broadcaster FOX Sports a subsidiary of media conglomerate FOX Corporation. Updating investors, the Stars Group details that it will launch a ‘first-of-its-kind’ sports media and wagering venture working alongside FOX Sports. ‘The Stars …

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SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights

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The High Court case around data rights between the two main horseracing broadcasters to the betting industry has come to an end, with  Sports Information Services (SIS) being found guilty of breaching the confidentiality of Arena Racing Company’s Raceday Data, but not on the more serious charges of conspiracy by unlawful means or copyright infringement of database rights. SIS said it may …

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