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ACMA nears launch of BetStop across all Australian states

SBC News ACMA nears launch of BetStop across all Australian states

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced major progress on the development and launch of a national self-exclusion registry for Australian gambling.  The launch of a self-exclusion registry was announced last June, as a headline initiative of the ACMA’s 2022 roadmap to provide new safeguards for consumer protections for Australia’s digital and telecoms sectors.   Authorised as a federal …

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Stoke MP calls for Gambling Review ‘pause for thought’ as Tories vote for PM

SBC News Stoke MP calls for Gambling Review ‘pause for thought’ as Tories vote for PM

Jack Brereton MP has argued that rushing the Gambling Act review amid the ongoing political situation in Westminster ‘would be a mistake’, as other legislative decisions are delayed.  Writing in Politics Home, the Conservative representative for Stoke-on-Trent South – whose Adjutant constituency, Stoke-on-Trent Central, is home to bet365’s head office – highlighted ‘concerning’ reports about the apparently forthcoming White Paper’s …

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Betcris makes Polish top-flight football debut with Pogon Szczecin

SBC News Betcris makes Polish top-flight football debut with Pogon Szczecin

Betcris Poland has signed a sponsorship deal with Ekstraklasa team Pogon Szczecin, giving the online betting firm the official name of the club’s key partner. The two-year agreement, announced at the top-flight team’s new stadium in Szczecin, gives Betcris further brand recognition in the region. Jacek Jakubowski, Board Member of Betcris Poland, added: “Becoming a key partner of Pogon Szczecin …

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Bulgaria to review BST expansion of Toto BG network 

SBC News Bulgaria to review BST expansion of Toto BG network 

Bulgaria’s National Assembly has confirmed that it has received a bill that seeks to expand the games offering and retail coverage of state-owned gambling operator BST – Bulgarian Sports Totalisator (BST).  The mandate calls for BST, the operating company of Toto BG, to be allowed to expand its retail presence, doubling its point of sales network from 1,500 to 3,000 …

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GiG bolsters global expansion as UK client signed and Ontario licence acquired

SBC News GiG bolsters global expansion as UK client signed and Ontario licence acquired

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured two key milestones for its continued global growth, signing a tier-one UK firm as a client and gaining entry into Ontario. In the UK, the sports betting and iGaming software company has signed a head of terms agreement with Aspers Group, entering into a platform and managed services partnership with the retail operator.  The …

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Playtech stands by ‘long term prospects’ following TTB rejection 

SBC News Playtech stands by ‘long term prospects’ following TTB rejection 

The board of Playtech Plc has informed investors that Hong Kong investment fund TTB Partners will no longer submit a takeover offer for the FTSE250 gambling technology group.  Issuing a statement, TTB detailed that “due to challenging underlying market conditions it is not intending to make an offer for Playtech Plc”. TTB’s withdrawal follows Playtech’s board granting the Hong Kong …

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Entain fills C-level vacancies as new CTO and CCO confirmed

SBC News Entain fills C-level vacancies as new CTO and CCO confirmed

Entain has bolstered its senior leadership, making two internal promotions to appoint a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). The vacancies will be filled by Shailendra Maurya (CTO) and Dominic Grounsell (CCO), two established members of Entain’s management team, having worked at the company for four years and three years respectively. Maurya’s tenure with the FTSE100 betting …

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Sportradar launches Athlete Wellbeing betting harm minimisation programme

SBC News Sportradar launches Athlete Wellbeing betting harm minimisation programme

In partnership with several mental health and safer gambling organisations, Sportradar has initiated a programme to support athletes with responsible betting.  Developed by Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) for leagues and federations, teams, and collegiate governing bodies, the Athlete Wellbeing initiative aims to reduce the impact of sports betting on professional sports people’s mental health.  The core focus of SIS’ initiative …

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Optimove acquires AI top dog Graphyte

SBC News Optimove acquires AI top dog Graphyte

Optimove has acquired automated personalisation studio Graphyte, with a view of bolstering the personalisation and machine learning capacities of its CRM marketing platform for igaming and sports betting.  Founded by former Ladbrokes engineer Damian Evans in 2018, Graphyte is a London-based engineering studio that has specialised in building customised real-time personalisation tools for industry incumbents.  Since its establishment, Graphyte has …

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