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Winning Post: LatAm… Get local or die tryin

Whilst operators are highly motivated by the commercial opportunity offered by  LatAm jurisdictions as the sector’s next boom markets.  Regulus Partners warns of the perils of not executing a native approach to service ‘new world’ customers… Peru and Chile are likely to be joining Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina (province by province) as major LatAm countries which are offering domestically regulated …

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SIS to provide greyhound racing content to bet365 in long-term deal

SIS (Sports Information Services) has further enhanced its network of tier-one operator clients, signing a five-year agreement with bet365. The long-term deal will see SIS provide its full suite of greyhound racing services to the Stoke-on-Trent-based global betting and gaming firm.  This will cover a minimum of 42 fixtures per week from UK, Irish and international greyhound tracks – a …

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NHS problem gambling experts back statutory RET levy proposed by SMF think tank

The NHS most senior clinicians treating gambling disorders have called for the government to impose a statutory levy on gambling industry revenues to fund the health service’s research, education and treatment (RET) programmes. On Sunday, Dr Matt Gaskell, Clinical Lead of the NHS Northern Gambling Service, revealed his support of a policy directive proposed by think tank Social Market Foundation (SMF) that demands an …

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XB Net racing content ‘fits seamlessly’ into Indian market via NorthAlley deal

XB Net, a content provider for North American and Australian horse racing, has formed a digital distribution rights deal with Indian technology company, NorthAlley. As the betting firm expands its international footprint, the agreement covers XB Net’s live picture delivery and local pool-wagering services from a network of tracks in the two regions, giving NorthAlley a ‘highly-flexible’ programming schedule. This …

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SBK launches SBK Betting Zone to boost pre-Cheltenham content

SBK has announced the launch of the SBK Betting Zone, a new content hub combining writers, brand ambassadors, podcasts and previews.  The Smarkets-powered sportsbook has moved to bolster the range of content available to its customers via the new product, which will focus on highlighting the app’s odds to provide “insights, betting ups, and previews”. This will feature contributions from …

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Genius Sports bolsters 2022 commercial vision as NYSE status is settled

Genius Sports has reported positive financial results across all commercial verticals, as it ended  a transformative 2021 with a revenue increase of 75% year-on-year, albeit with a substantial EBITDA decline. Publishing its Q4 and full year 2021 trading update, the London-based, NYSE-listed sports technology and data rights firm revealed year end revenue of $262.7 million (2020:$149.7m), as Q4 earnings stood …

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Swedish 2021 gambling revenues hit SEK 26bn but sports betting declines

The Swedish betting and gaming market’s growth continued in 2021 despite temporary gambling restrictions imposed by the government, according to the latest figures from Spelinspektionen. Publishing trading results for the Swedish market for the full year and final quarter, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate revealed that total revenue across all verticals stood at SEK 26 billion (£2.04bn) at the close of …

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Maxima Compliance expands global management team with Burgoyne & de Graaff hires

Maxima Compliance has bolstered its global management team with the senior hires of Andrew Burgoyne as Head of Regulatory and Mike de Graaff as the company’s Regional Compliance Manager for the Netherlands. Burgoyne joins Maxima Compliance after more than three years as Compliance Manager at FTSE 100 online gambling Flutter Entertainment Plc. He previously worked for Sky and the Advertising …

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888 unifies flagship brands with Made to Play 

888 Holdings has debuted ‘Made to Play’, its new multi-media advertising campaign that “unites the 888casino, 888sport and 888poker brands under a single brand position”.  The ‘global master campaign’ showcases 888’s 25-year experience at the forefront of igaming innovations and entertainment, in which it has become one of the market’s most dominant and trusted players. Of significance, Made to Play …

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South African lottery & trade commissions dispute unresolved tender

South Africa’s National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has pointed the finger of blame at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTIC) as the R200bn operating licence still remains on the market. As reported by Business Report, the process was supposed to be initiated in February 2021, and completed by June 2023. However, NLC sources claim there are ‘orchestrated moves’ by the DTIC to …

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