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Kindred Group wins CJEU appeal against ‘discriminatory’ Hungarian licensing regime

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) the European Union’s principal law court has ruled against the Hungarian government’s online gambling licensing framework, stating that the regime had placed unfair business conditions for European operators seeking to enter the market. A formal appeal had been brought to the CJEU by European sports betting operator Kindred Group, who detailed that Hungary’s Gambling ... Read More »

Betfair launches Fairer Game campaign seeking female football coaching talent

Partnering up with Women in Football, Betfair has launched its ‘Fairer Game’ campaign this week, with the betting firm funding 50 female football coaches who will aim to gain their UEFA B licenses. The company has set itself the long-term goal of doubling the number of UK female football coaches with UEFA A licenses, which at present stands at 29 ... Read More »

The FA cuts Ladbrokes partnership, stating no more to gambling relationships

The English Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract (reported to be worth £4 million per year). Following an internal management review, FA governance has deemed the sponsorship to be inappropriate as the body has to act as supervisor for the sport’s integrity and its ... Read More »

K8.com nets Manchester City ‘Asia Betting Partnership’

English Premier League side Manchester City FC has announced that Asian focused firm Kai-Fa Yule operator of the K8.com sports betting brand has secured a ‘multi-year’ agreement becoming its ‘Official Asia Betting Partner’. Philippines-based bookmaker K8.com, will receive premium placement within all Manchester City, Asian related coverage, and will further be promoted throughout the Etihad Stadium (capacity: 55,000) on match ... Read More »

GVC Holdings appoints Jane Anscombe as Independent Director & Chair of Remuneration Committee

FTSE listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Jane Anscombe as an Independent Non-Executive Director. An investment and communications specialist Anscombe has over thirty-years’ experience in finance for the gaming, leisure and entertainment sectors.  She has held senior executive positions at Rank Group, Carlton Communications and Edison Investment Research. Further to joining GVC as an independent ... Read More »

Ajax secures Asia Betting Partnership with KB88

Amsterdam Dutch Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax has confirmed that Asian focused online bookmaker KB88 will serve as its new ‘Asia Betting Partner’ for a period of two seasons. This week, Ajax officials presented KB88 as a new Asian market partner. Ajax, Dutch football’s most historic side, will focus on promoting KB88 channels through its social media assets, with the club’s ... Read More »

GVC optimises Tennis markets ahead of Wimbledon

Gearing up for Wimbledon (3-16 July), FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has moved to optimise its tennis betting markets. Updating the market, GVC has undertaken a complete overhaul of its tennis offering, adding new data feeds combined with new in-play score visualisation graphics. GVC development teams detailed that the new features would improve user engagement and information speed times ... Read More »

Bruin Sports & WPP form new venture to distribute NFL Game Pass to Europe

New York sports investment firm Bruin Sports Capital has entered into a joint venture with international communications and marketing services firm WPP to become the lead supplier of NFL ‘Game Pass’ subscriptions for the European market. Having agreed Game Pass distribution rights with the NFL, Bruin and WPP will move to create a new sports content agency based in London, ... Read More »

LeoVegas nets ‘Sponsorship Double’ with Brentford FC

Championship football club Brentford FC has signed a two-year agreement with LeoVegas Group AB, which will see the LeoVegas online betting and gaming brands become the official ‘Shirt’ and ‘Title’ sponsors of the West London club. Securing sponsorship terms for the start of the 2017/18 EFL Championship (start date 4 August), LeoVegas will promote both its online casino and sports ... Read More »

Sirplay eyes Nigeria expansion with BETABET2000

Industry platform and software supplier for developing markets Sirplay has announced that it will enter the burgeoning Nigerian sports betting market in partnership with BETABET2000 (BetaBet Nigeria Group). Informing the market, BETABET2000 has detailed that it will switch its legacy betting solution to Sirplay’s modular platform, as it seeks to continue its Nigerian expansion within the coming months. Moving forward ... Read More »