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ATP Tennis makes virtual sports debut with IMG ARENA

Tennis’ ATP Tour will launch its first virtual sports product after expanding its longstanding partnership with IMG ARENA – the sports betting innovation studio and content hub of global sports publishing group IMG. The sport’s first officially branded virtual sports product features logos from the ATP Masters 1000 series and official tournament names. It has been designed to deliver players …

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Michael Dugher – Betting will support the government in time of need

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of single industry representative body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has stated that UK gambling will support the government in a time of national crisis. On Friday, the BGC published its ‘compulsory action plan‘ outlining 10 measures strengthening industry social responsibility and consumer standards, which all BGC members will adhere to during the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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GVC ups responsible gambling measures to support BGC call of duty

GVC Holdings has underlined its support for the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘coordinated approach’ to provide consumers with the safest gambling environments during the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.  The FTSE250 betting group has emphasised the need for greater responsibility during a period in which a ‘quarter of the global population in some form of lock-down’. This could lead …

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Digitain to ‘navigate the storm’ with alternative betting markets

Combating the widespread disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Digitain has revealed plans to boost its catalogue of alternative markets to the front of its ranks. The sportsbook and platform provider hopes that its ‘action-packed line up’ of content will address the shortfall in betting markets. The package of content will include in-house skill games, alternative sporting markets, a variety …

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Flutter maintains confidence in Stars Group agenda 

FTSE100-listed Flutter Entertainment has underlined that its multi-billion pound merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG) remains on track, as the group plans to undertake several COVID-19 adjustments.  Planning for 2020 disruptions, Flutter confirmed that it has secured a new debt arrangement which provides the company with access to a £1.3 billion revolving credit facility, supporting the group’s business continuity …

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BetConstruct launches peer-to-peer betting product from Wiseodds

BetConstruct has strengthened its portfolio of partnerships after confirming a new deal with sports betting supplier Wiseodds. The agreement makes BetConstruct the first partner to integrate the Wiseodds peer-to-peer betting product onto its platform. Aris Gabrielyan, Head of Regional Business Development at BetConstruct, said. “Wiseodds has launched a game-changing and risk-free product that combines elements of sports betting and poker, …

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Neil McArthur: ‘Best behaviour is paramount during this time of crisis’

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership urging the industry to maintain the highest operating standards during ‘uncertain and unsettling times’. Updating stakeholders, McArthur explained that the UKGC’s executive team is carrying out an assessment of the industry-wide impact of the coronavirus, which will influence the Commission’s regulatory approach during 2020.   McArthur …

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Adrian Marsh u-turns on joining William Hill as CFO

William Hill has confirmed that it will recommence the executive search for its Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) after Adrian Marsh revealed his intentions to remain with his current employer. Marsh, who intended to join William Hill’s executive team during Q1 2020, informed the operator that he would remain as Group Finance Director of international packaging business DS Smith. In …

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Puntt sets about filling the ‘glaring void’ in esports wagering

New esports wagering incumbent Puntt.gg (Puntt) has announced the launch of its esports betting platform, which seeks to deliver new betting dynamics to esports markets. Merging pool betting dynamics with unique esports match play and tournament characteristics, the Puntt platform believes it can become the leading destination for the burgeoning esports wagering scene. Driving its launch, Puntt detailed that it will …

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Biden and Trump flip-flopping for favouritism in US presidential race

As the US gears up for election season, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are currently joint favourites to become the next President of the United States. Both Trump and Biden are currently trading at 46% on Smarkets to win the presidential election, while Biden remains the clear front-runner in the Democratic race with 89% to Bernie Sanders’ 2%. Trump’s handling …

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