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UKGC responds to the FA’s end of relationship with betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a response to yesterday’s news that the English Football Association (FA) has ended all commercial ties with the betting/gambling industry. Following a governance review, the FA has decided to end its £4 million per year betting partnership with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract. English football’s governing body is reported to ... Read More »

UKGC wants operators to get tough on customer ID checks

Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded operators that if they only request identity documents when a customer withdraws their funds, they could be putting their business at risk of failing to meet anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility standards thus breaching the conditions of their licence. The UKGC details that it is concerned following a ... Read More »

IGT wins 7-year West Virginia Lottery lead systems supplier contract

New York-listed lottery and gambling technology provider IGT Group has been awarded a seven-year ‘base contract’ to provide West Virginia Lottery with its principal lottery draw system along with an array of game provisions. IGT informs that it won the contract following a competitive procurement, to replace West Virginia’s legacy systems. The services contract is expected to start on 28 ... Read More »

Kambi secures Colombia full services deal with Corredor Empresarial

Updating the market, Nordic Nasdaq-listed industry platform and software provider Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it has secured full services betting provisions contract with Colombian gambling group Corredor Empresarial SA. The partnership will see Kambi become the exclusive platform provider for Corredor’s new online gambling brand BetPlay, servicing the asset with sports betting and casino provisions. Furthermore, Kambi will ... Read More »

Busy Playtech BGT completes full deployment of Coral retail omni-channel software

Updating the market, Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has confirmed that it has completed the full deployment of its proprietary omni-channel sports betting technology across Coral UK estates (part of Ladbrokes Coral Group). The full deployment, sees PBS now provide terminals and software on more than 3,000 terminals within Coral’s retail stores, which have been integrated with ‘Coral Connect’ customer rewards ... Read More »

Rank Group moves support teams to new Maidenhead office

Seeking to boost its operational capabilities, FTSE250 listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has moved its support staff to a new office located in the TOR Building of Maidenhead. The migration of support staff to Maidenhead forms part of Rank governance’s ongoing ‘organisational restructure’, which was announced during the firms H1 2016/17 interim results. At present, Rank is undertaking group-wide ... Read More »

Churchill Downs spends $60 millon on revitalising Trackside Kentucky

US Racetrack operator Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced that it will invest approximately $60 million in the redevelopment of its ‘Trackside’ training facility in Louisville Kentucky. Updating investors, Churchill Downs seeks to simulcast racing machines to the 85,000-square-foot facility, opening Trackside as a consumer wagering premises, which the company believes will further complement its existing Kentucky racing portfolio. Churchill Downs ... Read More »

SCREW EU! Paddy Power shows ‘Strong & Stable’ support for Theresa May ahead of Brexit negotiations

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has erected a 110-ft statue of UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the White Cliffs of Dover promoting its ‘Bet on Brexit’ markets. As an embattled Tory government begins EU exit negotiations this week, the mischievous Paddy Power stated that it wanted to offer some ‘strong and stable’ support for PM May and her UK negotiating ... Read More »

ACT says YES to Tabcorp-Tatts AUS $11 billion merger

Following an arduous nine-month regulatory compliance review, the AUS $11 billion merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group has received approval by The Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). Tabcorp governance this morning issued a corporate update detailing the ACT’s ‘merger greenlight’, with full details of its competition review expected to be published on Thursday 22 June. Updating investors, Tabcorp governance stated ... Read More »

Racing Post moves to acquire ANZ Bloodstock News.

Horseracing media firm the Racing Post has confirmed that it has moved to fully acquired Bloodstock Media Limited, the media owner of ANZ Bloodstock News. The media acquisition sees Racing Post takeover all Bloodstock Media assets, the leading news authority for the Australasian bloodstock industry. Racing Post management stated that it would begin to combine the resources of its Racing ... Read More »