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UKGC cracks AML whip issuing £4.5m penalty packages for ‘weak controls’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has imposed £4.5 million in penalty packages on four online casino operators in relation to failed AML procedures and maintaining inadequate consumer safeguards. The penalty packages form part of the Commission’s ongoing investigation into the UK online casino sector. In its update, the UKGC confirms that InTouch Games will pay £2.2 million in lieu of financial penalties for …

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SBC signs up Champions League finalist for industry tournament

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Spanish football legend Gaizka Mendieta will be playing in the second edition of the SBC Championship, held on Wednesday 22 May at Stamford Bridge. Backed by headline sponsor Trustly Group, alongside supporting partners BetConstruct and Catena Media, the 16-team five-a-side football tournament will once again be officiated by former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher. Midfield maestro Mendieta, who …

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SBC Bookies Corner: European Elections – A Strange Affair…

Brexit delays see the UK electorate participate in next Thursday’s European Elections (23 May). With Conservative and Labour parties damaged by their handling of Brexit, does this ‘last UK-EU election’ point towards a new dawn for UK politics? Furthermore, what are the implications of any UK-EU election results – SBC gets the bookies lowdown… ______________ SBC: Both Conservative and Labour …

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Eight out of 10 virtual bets in Africa placed through Golden Race

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Eight out of 10 bets placed on virtual sports in Africa last year were facilitated by Golden Race, through either the company’s Golden Box or Online platform. That was one of the key messages from the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter as part of an interview at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey. Wachter also spoke about …

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Jack Davison: Genius Sports – Betgenius & Football DataCo partnership benefits all football stakeholders

Last week, Genius Sports subsidiary Betgenius announced its biggest and most important commercial agreement to date, becoming the ‘exclusive live data supplier’ of Football DataCo servicing the global betting industry. Valued as one of the most important data contracts in sport, starting season 2019/2020 Betgenius will supply entire data provisions for the Premier League (EPL), English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Professional Football League …

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APBGG: There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to tackling problem gambling

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether ‘the gambling  industry is giving players enough control?’ – at the latest meeting of the Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group  –APBGG – (7 May 2019). The subject matter was discussed by Sarah Hanratty, Chief Executive Officer at the Senet Group; Damon De Ionno, Managing Director …

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Rafi Ashkenazi – Bold FOX JV is the ideal platform for US domination

Hosting a special conference call, Rafi Ashkenazi Chief Executive of The Stars Group Inc, has detailed further insights and arrangements related to the firm’s announced joint venture ‘FOX Bet’, partnering with US national broadcaster FOX. Securing a 25-year commercial agreement, the Stars Group will act as lead sports betting and igaming services provider for the FOX Corporation. “This partnership gives …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Applying ‘In-House’ SEO excellence to Brazilian facing brand

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Better Collective has been crowned Best In-House Team at the inaugural SEMrush Nordic Awards for the work between its in-house Organic Performance and Digital Intelligence teams on the optimisation of Brazilian facing website Sites de Apostas. The leading igaming affiliate, who this week reported Q1 revenues up 97 per cent, said that the award was proof that its growing stable …

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FOX Sports partnership sees The Stars Group make its US multimedia play

The governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has announced the foundation of its first US strategic joint venture ‘FOX Bet’ in partnership with national sports broadcaster FOX Sports a subsidiary of media conglomerate FOX Corporation. Updating investors, the Stars Group details that it will launch a ‘first-of-its-kind’ sports media and wagering venture working alongside FOX Sports. ‘The Stars …

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Sportradar: Embracing the “next generation” for collecting sports data

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A recent recipient of re-certification from the ISO for the quality, efficiency and distribution of sports data, Sportradar has refused to rest on its laurels, particularly when it comes to embracing the “next generation” for how this data is collected. David Lampitt is the Head of Global Sports Partnerships for Sportradar, whose data collection process currently involves more than 7,000 …

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