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IOC enforces betting code for Tokyo 2020

Hosting its third ‘International Forum on Sports Integrity’ (IFSI), governance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a series of new cooperative measures strengthening global sports integrity. The IOC’s integrity forum sees more than 100 diverse stakeholders, representing all functions of sports, cooperate and share knowledge in strengthening integrity disciplines. Gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the …

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RMG renews broadcast partnership with Meydan Dubai

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has extended its contract with the Meydan Group to provide production and distribution of the next two full horseracing seasons at the course for a further two years. The season is now underway and culminates with the prestigious $35 million Dubai World Cup card on 28 March 2020 – recognised as the most international and valuable day’s racing. Timeline Television will …

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Valencia moves to revamp its autonomous gambling code

Valencia becomes the latest Spanish autonomous region to update its laws governing gambling establishments operating within its municipality. Concluding its plenary session, Valencia’s municipal government ‘Generalitat Valenciana‘ confirmed that it had given approval to drafting the ‘Ley del Juego’ bill, moving to establish measures preventing minors from accessing gambling halls and implementing further support programs tackling problem gambling. In its …

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Tabcorp governance survives investor AGM backlash

Tabcorp Holdings governance has survived a bruising annual general meeting (AGM), in which the firm’s corporate governance and executive leadership were questioned by frustrated investors of the ASX-listed gambling group. AGM voting saw 35% of Tabcorp shareholders oppose the re-election of Paula Dwyer as corporate chairman, extending her tenure for a further two-years. Further investor upheaval saw 37% of Tabcorp …

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UKGC publishes ‘Marketing Workshop’ knowledge findings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the findings and recommendations of its first ‘Co-creation Workshop’, an event in which industry marketing stakeholders shared their knowledge and experience in adjusting to the UK’s new advertising standards. Hosted on 12 September, the UKGC Workshop heard feedback from marketing leaders with regards to complying with new UK advertising requirements related to promotions, …

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Italy’s new coalition hikes taxes again on machine revenues

No respite will be offered to Italian gambling incumbents, as the newly installed 5Star-DP coalition government confirms the fourth set of tax hikes on gaming machines sanctioned over the past year. Inbound with 5Star-DP’s first ‘Budget Law’ decree, Italian gambling faces an increase in video lottery terminals (VLT) turnover tax to 9% – formerly set at 7.9%. Meanwhile, arcade operators …

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UK not leaving EU on October 31 trading on exchanges at 97%

Punters have shown little faith in PM Boris Johnson passing his Brexit deal in Parliament before the 31st October, with the possibility of a deal being reached currently trading at 3% on the Smarkets betting exchange.  Johnson continues to face an uphill battle in Westminster, having lost a succession of important votes since taking up the role of Prime Minister.  …

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SIS inks Dubai Racing Club partnership extension

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a two-year extension to its current media rights agreement with the Dubai Racing Club (DRC).  Under the terms of the agreement, SIS will continue to hold the exclusive UK and Irish LBO rights and international online rights for Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse, alongside rights for international LBO customers for a …

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Tipico boosts retail exprience with Bettorlogic content

Leading DACH-region bookmaker Tipico Sportwetten will enhance its betting shop engagement and all-round customer experience by utilising Bettorlogic content and analytics solutions. Securing a new partnership, Tipico will deploy Bettorlogic’s extensive betting content service across its entire German and Austrian retail portfolio. The agreement will see Tipico’s 1,200 betting shops upgraded with Bettorlogic’s comprehensive range of live updates and further …

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Svenska Spel allows retailers to sell games via new online platform

Svenska Spel

Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has launched a new online gaming platform which will allow ‘all physical agents affiliated with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino to sell their participation games to customers all over Sweden.’ The new platform will be rolled out through the operator’s Svenska Spel Sport & Casino subsidiary, with retailers permitted to offer the Stryktipset, Europatipset, Topptipset, …

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