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Payment Expert: PSD2 merger sees EC simplify e-payment rules.

SBC News Payment Expert: PSD2 merger sees EC simplify e-payment rules.

European-licensed online gambling businesses have been alerted that the European Banking Authority (EBA) has called for its PSD2 supervision framework to be merged with the EU’s Electronic Money Directive.  The EBA, which serves as the regulatory agency for financial services of the EU, has recommended the merger of its e-payment supervisory schemes,  in response to stakeholder feedback and the ‘increasing …

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New Zealand announces $76m gambling harm prevention strategy

SBC News New Zealand announces $76m gambling harm prevention strategy

The New Zealand government has injected NZD $76m into a new gambling harm minimisation and prevention strategy, covering five key areas.  Notably, the investment will be used to support training pathways to boost the skills and diversity of a workforce, including peer and cultural support workers, as well as expansion of digital services.  Educational initiatives of the Strategy to Prevent …

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AFC Bournemouth nets Dafabet as shirt sponsor for EPL return

SBC News AFC Bournemouth nets Dafabet as shirt sponsor for EPL return

AFC Bournemouth has marked a return to English football’s top flight by detailing a two-year agreement that will see Dafabet serve as its principal sponsor. Under the terms of the collaboration, the online casino and sports betting operator will feature on the front of the men’s playing shirts in what is lauded as “an important part” of the club’s commercial …

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Ronaldo Nazário joins Rivaldo as Betfair’s latest brand ambassador

SBC News Ronaldo Nazário joins Rivaldo as Betfair’s latest brand ambassador

Betfair International, part of Flutter Entertainment, has named Brazilian national footballer, Ronaldo Nazário, as the firm’s latest brand ambassador. The three-time FIFA World Player of the Year and two-time World Cup winner joins Betfair on 30 June – witch shares the date of the 20th anniversary of Brazil’s fifth World Cup win in Japan in 2002. Kimberley Daly, Managing Director …

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Kiron launches iGOAL instant win football title

SBC News Kiron launches iGOAL instant win football title

Kiron Interactive has announced the release of its latest virtual sports betting game iGOAL, which will be distributed across all global markets where the firm has a presence. The developer predicts that the new product will take virtual sports wagering ‘to the next level’, whilst also ‘setting new industry standards’. Designed using 3D animation, betting algorithms and with a focus …

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KSA: Govt intervention ‘the obvious choice’ if industry fails to self-regulate

SBC News KSA: Govt intervention ‘the obvious choice’ if industry fails to self-regulate

Public debate on the prevalence of gambling advertising in the Netherlands following last year’s re-regulation continues, as the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulator issued another update. Releasing a statement, Rene Jansen, Chairman of KSA – the Dutch Gambling Authority (DGA) – asserted that some operators in the country ‘look for the edges of the law’ with regards to marketing their products.  Firms …

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Winning Post: Can ARC break the tyranny of Studflation…

SBC News Winning Post: Can ARC break the tyranny of Studflation...

Regulus Partners begins its week of industry observations by analysing Arena Racing Company’s (ARC) decision to overhaul its prize-pool structure and points system of its UK racing fixtures. Should ARC’s strategy be executed correctly, the changes adopted may prove to be beneficial for all UK racing stakeholders battling the heritage sport’s visible declines… Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced some …

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Sportradar debuts ORAKO all-in-one sportsbook solution

SBC News Sportradar debuts ORAKO all-in-one sportsbook solution

Sports betting technology provider Sportradar AG has confirmed the launch today of ‘ORAKO’ –  an all-in-one sportsbook solution for betting operators seeking to introduce sports wagering or enhance their existing offer.  ORAKO comes packed with the technology, products and tools operators need to quickly launch and establish an omnichannel sports betting service for customers. It is, the firm added, also …

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ParlayBay to leverage DDS’ cricket and kabaddi data

SBC News ParlayBay to leverage DDS’ cricket and kabaddi data

ParlayBay and Decimal Data Services (DDS) have entered into a commercial agreement, which will see the supply of cricket and kabaddi data. The deal will enable ParlayBay, a sports betting games provider, to leverage statistics and data from the two sports to support development of ‘exciting and realistic games’ for its clients.  Games produced using the data will include features …

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Ulrik Bengtsson stands down as CEO of William Hill as 888 takeover nears completion

SBC News Ulrik Bengtsson stands down as CEO of William Hill as 888 takeover nears completion

William Hill has confirmed that Ulrik Bengtsson has stepped down as Chief Executive of the company, which expects to complete its sale to 888 Holdings on 1 July. Issuing a statement, Bengtsson told investors that he had accomplished the objectives of his leadership tenure, which saw William Hill internationally diversify its business, followed by its £3 billion sale to Caesars …

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