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Landmark 2018 sees Gambling.com push for US acceleration

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Gambling.com Group has detailed its confidence in its future prospects following strong progress achieved during a ‘transformative year’ for its business. Primarily competing within the saturated UK and Nordic online gambling marketplaces, Gambling.com recorded a 63% group revenue increase to €16.2 million (FY2017: €9.9 million), with the company underlining strong organic growth. Detailing a number of automation …

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Sportradar prepares for Brazil’s online betting boom

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Lorenzo Caci, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Sportradar, admitted that “retail is still king” for sports betting in Latin America (LatAm), but suggested that the potential for online penetration – particularly in countries such as Brazil – could end up tilting the balance. Caci said that while users generally have more trust in the idea of going to …

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DAZN launches sports distribution platform – DAZN Connect

OTT sports streaming service DAZN has launched its new live sports distribution service – ‘DAZN Connect’ helping rights holders, broadcasters and media partners distribute content. DAZN details that it has developed a +30,000 live event platform, allowing multiple media owners to consolidate their sports acquisition and distribution requirements under one platform. In its update, DAZN details that it has built …

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UKGC forms its widest collaboration on reducing problem gambling harms

Publishing its ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called on its widest network of stakeholders to combat gambling harms. Presenting its ‘three-year strategy’, the UKGC details that it will coordinate with UK health bodies, charities, communities, regulators and wider businesses on tackling problem gambling. The Commission’s new strategy has established two strategic priorities in …

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Betsson rebrands ‘Oranje & Kroon’ Dutch online casino properties

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has confirmed that it will rebrand its two Dutch-facing online casino properties of Oranje Casino and Kroon Casino. Moving forward, Kroon Casino will operate under its new identity of ‘Casino Winner’, whilst Oranje Casino will be rebranded to ‘Loyal Casino’. Betsson has operated both online casinos since 2014, forming part of its €40 million acquisition of Oranje …

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Digital Fuel boosts US Vision with Pennsylvania trusted approval

Industry full-service marketing agency Digital Fuel, announces its second major ‘US win’ of the month, confirming that it has been authorised to operate marketing services for the state of Pennsylvania. Updating the market, Digital Fuel confirms that it has been sanctioned as a ‘wagering industry specialist’ by state regulators, allowing to the company to service marketing provisions. News of Pennsylvania’s …

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SBC Spotlight: UK & US partnerships point towards gambling’s new frontier

The eyes of gambling leadership in the UK are increasingly on the market of the United States, as opportunities are likely to knock following last year’s repeal of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), after a challenge by New Jersey enabled states to allow sports betting. In recent years there has been a steady trail of merger …

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GVC pushes for complete ban on TV Advertising

Issuing a corporate statement, the governance of FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning called for an end to all ‘UK sports-betting broadcast advertising, at any time of the day’. In its statement, GVC declares that it believes that the inbound ‘TV whistle-to-whistle’ advertising ban, set to be implemented from 1 July will not serve the industry for its …

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David Stanton – Ireland hurt by gambling reform delays

Addressing Irish Parliament last week, David Stanton Fine Gael MP detailed to a Justice Committee his frustrations at delays in introducing new gambling laws to Ireland. Although the Irish government has approved the mandate of the  Gaming & Lotteries (Amendment) Bill, which will establish a new independent regulator monitoring the Irish gambling industry – Stanton maintains that Ireland has been hurt …

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Biztech Software strikes long-term Paddy Power deal

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Biztech Software has secured a landmark long term agreement with Paddy Power to continue the delivery of its ‘next generation’ sports betting EPOS acceptance and settling solution for the operator’s 600+ betting shops. Biztech, who first secured a multi-year deal with the Irish operator in April of last year, launched Arkle in 2007 to secure and streamline the betting shop, while …

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