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ECB renews Sportradar InteractSport partnership following app success with cricket community 

Sportradar has announced that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has extended its live data and fan engagement partnership with its InteractSport solution until 2024. Collaborating since 2017, the ECB has utilised InteractSport live data and scoring provisions to develop its suite apps providing cricket results, insights, content and stats across England and Wales. The partnership’s success has seen …

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OneFootball nets $300m funding round to accelerate Web 3  domination

OneFootball has raised $300 million in working capital, completing its series-D funding round led by blockchain investment fund and incubator Liberty City Ventures. The funding round was executed to accelerate the football media platform’s growth and tech expansion within Web-3 to “drive platform and user growth, fund further product development and support an expansion of the OTT streaming portfolio.” Proceeds …

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Sky Bet smartens football bets with new Checkd Acca Assist tool 

Checkd Dev the betting innovation studio of sports media publisher Checkd Group has announced that its customised ‘Acca Assist’ betting tool will be trialed by Sky Bet for the remainder of the current football season. Acca Assist allows bettors to formulate their own accumulator bets that are informed by statistics supplied by Opta.  The betting tool is based on SmartAcca, …

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LeoVegas to broaden new market horizons to counter Euro drags  

LeoVegas AB has posted stagnant financial results, with corporate performance dogged by market exposures to changed regulatory conditions within the Netherlands and Germany. Publishing its Q4 trading statement, the firm saw its period like-for-like corporate revenues maintained at €98 million. The Stockholm-listed operator informed investors that “excluding Germany and the Netherlands”, period revenues would have increased by 26%. Q4 adjusted …

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PickGuru announces UK launch with £1m competition 

PickGuru, the new venture of Stats Perform and DAZN co-founder Oliver Slipper, has launched in the UK, promoting its £1 million ‘UltimateGuru’ game.     The start-up has launched its app on Apple and Google stores, which host UltimateGuru, a multi-sport predictor contest where players forecast the outcome of 12 major sporting events in the 2022 calendar. UltimateGuru participants must predict the …

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Novibet unites with GBG to boost seamless player journey

Novibet has strengthened its digital identity capabilities through a new partnership with GBG.  The collaboration will seek to optimise the brand’s overall customer onboarding experience, for the UK market – as Novibet deploys GBG’s ID3Glbal technology to onboard players. Nikos Katsaros, Legal & Compliance Director, Novibet commented on the link: “We chose GBG based on their proven experience – successfully …

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GamCare calls on collaboration to fill gambling block inefficiencies

GamCare has called for UK financial institutions and businesses to work together in ensuring that all ‘gambling block’ loopholes are closed in order to protect vulnerable consumers. The call for collaboration follows GamCare hosting its ‘Gambling Related Financial Harm’ workshop in which diverse financial stakeholders shared insights on the design and safety features of gambling block tools used by banking …

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UKGC suspends unfit Nektan Plc’s B2C licences 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the remote B2C online gambling licences of mobile gaming group Nektan Plc.  The Commission informed that it has placed Nektan under a section 116 investigation, examining the ‘manner in which the operator carried its licensee practices’ and whether the company had breached its licence conditions and compliance duties. In its notice, the Commission …

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Gambless maximises global reach following ORCHA certification

Gambless, the mobile app which provides anonymous and remote support for problem gamblers, has been certified as an ORCHA clinical software, available for distribution to international public health agencies. ORCHA is an independent medical software evaluation and distribution agency, trusted by national health bodies in 11 countries, including the NHS in the UK. The agency’s ‘Clinical Index’, evaluates new software …

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Europol and Premier League clamp down on piracy streaming service

Europol has closed down one of the ‘world’s largest’ sport streaming piracy operations with the assistance of the top flight Premier League and Spain’s La Liga, along with the country’s police authorities. More than 100 million users downloaded the application – called Mobdro – which was connected to websites and platforms in Spain and Portugal with links to servers in …

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