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Sweden launches ‘Larsson Inquiry’ on black market matters

Sweden’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed that Gunnar Larsson, Director General of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, will lead an inquiry to safeguard Sweden’s regulated online gambling marketplace against black-market threats.    The appointment of Larsson was officially announced by Swedish Social Affairs Minister Ardalan Shekarabi, the lead advocate of recent ‘temporary player restrictions and controls’ that have ruptured Sweden’s online …

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Kindred Group aligns with Middlesbrough FC in community initiative

Kindred Group has donated its shirt sponsorship of Middlesbrough FC to the MFC Foundation as part of a new agreement with the Championship club to strengthen its links with community initiatives. The online gambling operator, which owns sports betting and casino brands 32Red and Unibet, is one of Boro’s principal partners. The two parties currently promote safer gambling practices through …

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SSC Napoli joins Betsson’s StarCasino infotainment platform

Betsson AB has continued to expand its StarCasino.sport entertainment platform for Italian football fans after welcoming SSC Napoli as a new exclusive Serie A content partner. Recognised as Southern Italy’s biggest and most historic football club, SCC Napoli joins Milanese giants’ AC and Inter Milan as StarCasino.sport platform partner, with Betsson creating exclusive video content for Calcio Napoli fans. Abiding …

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Sportradar renews Hero ISL integrity commitment

Sportradar renews Hero ISL integrity commitment

Sportradar has added a multi-year extension to its agreement with India’s premier football league, the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL). Building on their original partnership, which was signed in 2016, Sportradar Integrity Services will monitor all matches using its Fraud Detection System (FDS) that identifies betting-related manipulation in sport. The FDS utilises algorithms, a substantial database of information and …

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Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

Kyle McKinstry issued eight-year match-fixing ban by DRA

The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) has banned Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry for eight years for two match-fixing incidents and failing to produce his phone records to the governing body. McKinstry has been issued a six-and-a-half-year ban for match-fixing, on top of an additional 18-month suspension for failing to provide the DRA with an itemised phone bill. In August, the International …

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Stats Perform agrees six-year WTA data deal with GVC Holdings

WTA - (200229) -- DOHA, Feb. 29, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return during the women's singles semi-final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the 2020 WTA Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar, Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)

Stats Perform has backed up its landmark data deal with the WTA Tour by reaching a six-year agreement with GVC Holdings, soon to become Entain Plc. As part of the deal, it will provide a new and exclusive, official WTA tennis data service enabling in-play bets to be placed across GVC, whose sportsbook brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, …

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Alberto Garzón: Royal Decree laws stand fair for all broadcasters and advertisers

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Minister who has been tasked with overseeing the federal reform of Spanish gambling laws, said there will be no backtrack from the government on the recently enforced Royal Decree on Advertising. Garzón made his statement after being questioned on Spanish football’s imminent funding crisis by sports radio broadcaster Onda Cero. Last week, La Liga President …

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New Zealand Cricket appoints Stats Perform to revitalise data capacity

Stats Perform has continued its strong commercial momentum by confirming that it has become lead data distributor and AI innovations partner for New Zealand Cricket (NZC). Under the agreement, Stats Perform’s analytics unit Opta will lead NZC data collection and insights, revitalising syndicated NZC match data for commercial and integrity purposes, and providing a greater depth of match insights and …

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Genius Sports Group enters into data and streaming agreement with Polish basketball

Genius Sports Group enters into data and streaming agreement with Polish basketball

Genius Sports Group has penned a deal with the Polish Basketball League (PLK) and Polish Basketball Association (PZK) to become the ‘Official Data and Streaming Partner’ of the division from the 2020/21 campaign. For the next 10 years, the sports data and technology company will provide Polish basketball with its data collection, management and distribution solutions. Moreover, the FIBA LiveStats …

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ANJ: French sports betting thrives with Q3 bounceback

ANJ - French sports betting thrives following Q3 bounceback

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has celebrated a ‘spectacular’ performance during Q3 trading, as the French gambling market begins its bounceback from global disruptions brought about by the pandemic. Praising its recovery from Q2 trading, which resulted in a loss of activity due to the cancellation of sports across the world, ANJ reported that turnover had grown by 25% compared …

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