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Genius Sports saddles up for rumoured IPO rodeo with dMY SPAC

Sports betting returns to Wall Street’s grapevine as Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal report that Genius Sports is the target of a future IPO by a special purpose acquisition company’ (SPAC). The US news sources cite that tech executives Harry You, a former VP of EMC Corp (now Dell EMC), and Niccolo De Masi, former Chief Executive of San …

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Ukraine appoints former special forces general Ivan Rudyi to lead UGLC 

The government of Ukraine has formally announced the appointment of Ivan Rudyi as first Director-General of the Ukrainian Gambling and Lottery Commission (UGLC).  The appointment of Rudyi as the UGLC’s founding director-general was confirmed last Friday following the publication of a telegram issued by Oleg Nemchinov, leader of Ukraine’s Council of Ministers.  A high-profile figure, Rudyi is a former general …

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EveryMatrix calls for Bet Builder makeover with Algosport

Algosport

EveryMatrix has partnered with betting innovation studio Algosport to bolster its sportsbook bet builder and multi-bet capacities for its current and future clients. The partnership sees EveryMatrix overhaul its sportsbook same-match multi-bet provisions by integrating Algosport’s ‘Bet-Builder suite’, instantly amplifying its match range and pricings for popular ‘build your own bet’ types. Backing Algosport, EveryMatrix states that it has upgraded to …

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EFL stands by betting sponsorships ahead of Gambling Act review

The English Football League (EFL) has backed its approach to betting advertising and its relationship with the UK gambling sector amid heightened political scrutiny. Publishing a statement on Sunday following a Sunday Times report suggesting that gambling sponsorship is going to be banned, the EFL underlined its duties in maintaining that betting advertising and sponsorships across its leagues and competitions …

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Betsson rides high on global profile following record Q3 performance

Betsson AB has continued its strong 2020 momentum after the Stockholm-listed online gambling group backed its domestic and international prospects closing year-end trading.  Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update, Betsson recorded group revenues of SEK 1.67 billion (€161m), up 31% on corresponding 2019’s SEK 1.27 billion.   Driving performance, Betsson noted a record 46% increase in active customers across its online …

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BetVictor and BILD form german power couple with launch of BILDBet

BILD, Germany’s highest-selling newspaper has confirmed that it has entered a ‘strategic brand cooperation’ with Gibraltar bookmaker BetVictor to launch ‘BILDBet’ for Germany’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace. Issuing a corporate statement, Axel Springer SE the publishing group of BILD confirmed that it had formed its strategic partnership with BetVictor, securing a German federal interstate sports betting licence. This October, BetVictor …

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BOSE Digital: Oddschecker breaks down ‘record-breaking’ Premier League campaign

‘Unexpected’ is arguably one of the buzzwords that comes to mind when discussing the 2019/20 Premier League season, with bookmakers and fans surprised at league outcomes, the length of the season and the performance of some of the league’s biggest teams. Delivering a keynote speech on day two of the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, James Tippett, Commercial Executive …

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GVC strengthens Board’s expertise with two appointments

GVC Holdings has strengthened its corporate governance confirming the appointment of two new directors to its board. Issuing a statement, GVC revealed that David Satz has joined the company as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Robert Hoskin will also be promoted to the board as an Executive Director on 1 January 2021, assuming the role of Chief Governance Officer. …

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IMG ARENA enhances basketball offering with LBA deal

Sports betting service and content hub IMG ARENA has boosted its basketball offering after securing the worldwide betting rights for the Lega Società di Pallacanestro Serie A (LBA). In a five-year deal, IMG ARENA will gain the rights for all LBA events, beginning with the recent 50th anniversary of the prestigious Supercoppa won by A|X Armani Exchange Milano. Freddie Longe, …

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CAP consultation places gambling content and messaging under the spotlight

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) the body that governs UK Advertising Codes has launched a consultation aimed at strengthening its rules and guidance to better protect children (under-18s) and vulnerable audiences from gambling harms. Outlined as its key objective, CAP will update its codes to restrict the potential for gambling and lottery adverts to engage and adversely impact with …

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