Retail

Tabcorp adds new pari-mutuel dynamics with Longitude Nasdaq

Tabcorp Holdings has moved to strengthen its racing pari-mutuel provisions, launching the ‘merged pool’ betting services of racing technology developer Longitude, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nasdaq.  Led by an executive team of technology and racing veterans, Longitude seeks to disrupt traditional tote betting systems, offering racing customer broader market selections with deeper engagement. In its partnership with leading Australian …

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FOBTs fears sees betting rethink its place on the high street

As the UK government enforces its £2 FOBTs stake reduction beginning this April, betting leadership is reported to be reviewing all options with regards to the industry’s presence on the high street. During the course of 2018, all major UK high street incumbents – Ladbrokes/Coral, William Hill, Betfred and Paddy Power established special units assessing the potential impacts of FOBTs …

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BNDES issues fourth postponement of LOTEX Brazil sale

BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank has sanctioned its fourth postponement of the sale of state-owned instant win (scratch card) operator LOTEX. Last week, an under pressure BNDES issued a corporate communication informing the media and stakeholders that its scheduled Tuesday 26 March auction of LOTEX enterprise had been cancelled. In its update, BNDES governance informs that the LOTEX auction …

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Spain’s DGOJ launches new civic campaign on protection & integrity

Spanish gambling regulatory authority – la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has released its new civic awareness campaign, warning national stakeholders of preventing under-age-gambling and potential sports corruption. The DGOJ campaign has been launched in partnership with Spain’s federal police force and ‘Central Citizen Unit’. Titled ‘Con el Deporte no se juega’ – ‘We don’t play with sports’, …

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BHA releases its updated whistle-blowing policy to the public

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has gone public with its updated whistle-blowing policy, making the new plans available to both the wider public and the racing industry. The new policy comes as a bid by the BHA to cement its ongoing commitment to maintaining integrity, credibility and accountability in how it operates across the industry. Catherine Beloff, Director of Legal …

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Golden Race presents HTML5 technology for retail operators

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Golden Race has introduced the latest HTML5 technology to support the creation and development of its complete set of virtual sports products and casino games. In doing so, the virtual betting provider has taken another visual and technical leap forward to keep offering the best solutions for its growing set of land-based operators. “Currently, more than 40,000 shops are running the …

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Transformative 2018 sees OPAP confident of future prospects & identity

Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA has published its full-year 2018 results, detailing a transformative year for its business, undertaking a number of critical upgrades and refinancing its operating structures. “2018 marked the 60th anniversary of OPAP’s foundation and the entire OPAP team is proud of what was achieved in this historic year. We successfully delivered all of our key business …

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Novibet enhances racing muscle with Press Association data provisions

CIS market bookmaker Novibet has moved to significantly enhance its horseracing provisions, entering a live-data and content partnership with the Press Association (PA). The live data agreement will enable Novibet to enhance its UK and Ireland racing markets, with PA insights, racecards, form guides and in-depth statistics for hundreds of races taking place each month. Updating stakeholders, Hassan Ghalayini, Novibet’s …

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Sportsbet fined for displaying illegal gambling advertisements

Australian operator Sportsbet has been hit with an AUS$10,000 (£5350) fine from New South Wales’ authorities after being convicted of displaying illicit gambling advertisements on its website. The advert in question displayed cartoon depictions of two male characters with their thumbs up, alongside the text: “Refer a Friend – Get a $100 Bonus Bet for every friend you refer to …

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Japan gives the go ahead for new gambling resorts

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given the green light to approve new gambling resorts across the country, with hopes to open the first resort in Osaka by 2024. The government approved the opening of casinos in 2016, followed by the approval of another bill which would pave the way for the legalisation of integrated resorts. It is hoped that …

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