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UKGC forms its widest collaboration on reducing problem gambling harms

Publishing this afternoon it’s ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called on its widest network of stakeholders to combat gambling harms. Presenting its ‘three-year strategy’, the UKGC details that it will coordinate with UK health bodies, charities, communities, regulators and wider businesses on tackling problem gambling. The Commission’s new strategy has established two strategic …

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David Stanton – Ireland hurt by gambling reform delays

Addressing Irish Parliament last week, David Stanton Fine Gael MP detailed to a Justice Committee his frustrations at delays in introducing new gambling laws to Ireland. Although the Irish government has approved the mandate of the  Gaming & Lotteries (Amendment) Bill, which will establish a new independent regulator monitoring the Irish gambling industry – Stanton maintains that Ireland has been hurt …

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Biztech Software strikes long-term Paddy Power deal

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Biztech Software has secured a landmark long term agreement with Paddy Power to continue the delivery of its ‘next generation’ sports betting EPOS acceptance and settling solution for the operator’s 600+ betting shops. Biztech, who first secured a multi-year deal with the Irish operator in April of last year, launched Arkle in 2007 to secure and streamline the betting shop, while …

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Betfred makes US move with OPTIMA and SCCG Management

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Betfred will be debuting the suite of managed sports betting and trading products from OPTIMA at this week’s Betting on Sports America conference. The world’s largest privately owned retail bookmaker is ready to make its move in the post-PASPA US market in partnership with both OPTIMA and SCCG Management. The full suite of managed products as part of OPTIMAMGS™ includes …

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BHA commits £1m to gene doping research programme

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has committed itself to a funding round of £1m in a bid to prevent gene doping in the sport, after experts have warned that it could present the “dawn of a new era.” The funding, which is expected to cover a five-year programme, will help develop detection methods to prevent gene doping. The detection methods …

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bet365 to launch US prepaid cards programme with EML Payments

Australia ASX-listed omni-channel payment solutions provider EML Payments, continues to expand its sports betting profile, confirming that it has been appointed as lead ‘prepaid cards’ provider for bet365’s upcoming New Jersey sportsbook properties. Securing a multi-year arrangement, EML has been tasked with delivering a tailored ‘reloadable payment cards programme’, for bet365’s opening US ventures. Announcing a key corporate initiative, in …

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No way back! Spain heads for an inevitable gambling reform

Regardless of the outcome of Spain’s General Election this Saturday 28 April, the ensuing government in whatever shape or form will be tasked with reforming the nation’s advertising and gambling codes. The week of Good Friday, Spanish news sources reported that the minority PSOE government had agreed to Podemos party demands on restricting gambling services and betting advertising. Campaigning in …

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Tracey Crouch joins Horse Welfare Board as independent member

Former Minister for Sport and Civil Society (DCMS), Tracey Crouch, has joined the British racing’s Horse Welfare Board after being appointed as an independent member.  The MP for Chatham and Aylesford will join Barry Johnson, President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and past Chairman of World Horse Welfare, on the board. The Welfare Board will oversee the promotion …

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Betway strengthens racecourse presence with Cork sponsorship

Betway has bolstered its position in the Irish racing market after penning a new deal which would see them named as the new sponsor for Cork Racecourse’s Grade 3 Chase on Easter Sunday. The valuable £40,000 prize will be run as the Betway Chase this weekend, set to be broadcast across RTÉ in addition to live coverage on Racing TV. …

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UKGC advises operators to reassess novelty market approach

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Earlier this week, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released its latest advice to operators, suggesting that they should be reassessing their approach to allowing customers to wager bets on novelty markets. The regulator has strongly suggested that, in relation to markets centred around reality tv shows dependent on public voting, operators should cease to accept bets “in parallel to the …

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