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Sportingtech: our data-driven approach fuels Brazil success

Brazil football fans

It cannot be underestimated how big a year 2024 is for sports betting. The Olympic Games, the UEFA European Championships and CONMEBOL’s Copa America all have the potential to be betting bonanzas.  The latter, especially, could be crucial given that Brazil – Latin America’s largest country with a football-frenzied population – is establishing a regulated framework for betting. Given the …

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PGA TOUR forges RG advertising guardrails with coalition membership

SBC News PGA TOUR forges RG advertising guardrails with coalition membership

The PGA TOUR has made a significant commitment to sports betting integrity by entering a partnership with the Coalition of Responsible Sports Betting Advertising.  Focusing on ensuring responsible practices within sports betting advertising, the coalition was formed by the NFL and FOX in 2023. Other members include the MLB, NASCAR, NBA, WNBA, NHL, and NBC Sports.  Scott Warfield, Vice President …

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Operators to debate new UK stake limits in CasinoBeats Summit Webinar

SBC News Operators to debate new UK stake limits in CasinoBeats Summit Webinar

Industry experts will discuss the recent announcement by the UK government to impose stake limits on online slots in a specially created CasinoBeats Summit Webinar tomorrow. Scheduled for 12 noon on Wednesday 28 February, “What’s at stake? Adapting to lower statutory slot limits – A CasinoBeats Summit discussion” will be the first live debate to cover the new changes which …

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BetUK to appear on Blackburn kit in Newcastle FA Cup clash

SBC News BetUK to appear on Blackburn kit in Newcastle FA Cup clash

BetUK has been named Blackburn Rovers’ sleeve sponsor for tonight’s FA Cup fifth-round match against Newcastle United. Taking place at Ewood Park, the LeoVegas-owned operator’s branding is set to be present on Blackburn’s kit as they play against the Premier League side – broadcast on BBC One and via BBC iPlayer.  Sam Behar, Director of UK, Ireland, and Sponsorships at …

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MPs split on what is intrusive & frictionless on affordability checks debate

Report: RET levy likely as MPs reappraise White Paper

The debate on UK gambling adopting mandatory affordability checks on customers has drawn distinct opinions across political ranks. Yesterday, the debate was brought to Westminster Hall as MPs responded to UK racing’s petition to “abandon financial risk checks as proposed by the White Paper”. Collecting over 103,000 signatures, UK racing cites that the current proposals favoured by the UK Gambling …

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Betano expands Galo sponsorship to include women’s team

SBC News Betano expands Galo sponsorship to include women’s team

Betano has extended its sponsorship of Clube Atlético Mineiro (Galo) for the upcoming season.  The expanded deal – which originally began in 2021 at the beginning of the club’s successful  campaigns in the Brasileirão, Copa do Brasil and Campeonato Mineiro – will see the gambling brand continue to feature on the front of the first team’s black and white shirts. …

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Ellipse Entertainment latest client of mkodo’s GeoLocs Ontario offering

SBC News Ellipse Entertainment latest client of mkodo’s GeoLocs Ontario offering

Ellipse Entertainment has reached a new deal with mkodo to bolster the user interface developer’s GeoLocs tool in the Ontario market.  Ellipse has a presence in Ontario through its High Flyer Casino brand, and will leverage GeoLocs in the province, Canada’s only regulated betting market, to provide ‘a safe, secure, and fraud-free environment’. GeoLocs was developed by mkodo with North …

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KSA steps up 2024 ‘Safe Play’ player protection agenda

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

The Netherlands Gaming Authority (KSA) has released the new vision of its ‘Safe Play’ mission together with its updated objectives. As part of its Supervisory Agenda 2024, the objectives highlight the areas where the KSA believes need to be strengthened with more robust risk protections. Going forward into the year, the topics of particular focus as described by the regulatory …

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BHA reveals Porter-Mackrell as 2024 Thoroughbred Industry Employee

SBC News BHA reveals Porter-Mackrell as 2024 Thoroughbred Industry Employee

David Porter-Mackrell of Newsells Park Stud has been named the Employee of the Year at the 2024 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards – sponsored by Godolphin. Yesterday’s awards ceremony at Ascot Racecourse – attended by The Princess Royal and hosted by ITV Racing’s Ed Chamberlin – celebrated the contribution of racing’s workforce to British racing and saw £128,500 in prize money …

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Blue cards and sin bins: the implications for operators

SBC News Blue cards and sin bins: the implications for operators

Jeevan Jeyaratnam, COO of Abelson Odds, offers up a fascinating thought-leadership viewpoint on the impending arrival of the blue card to the beautiful game. Operators and suppliers, he says, will have to carefully consider how they intend to handle its implications.  Feeling Blue The controversial decision on the use of blue cards has been delayed until March 2 after, most …

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