Sportsbook

MGA signs data sharing agreement with Malta FA

In a bid to prevent match-fixing and corruption within football, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has teamed up with the Malta Football Association to share data and information on suspicious betting activities. The partnership, which came into effect on 5 December, will ensure that both parties will have access to all necessary data to carry out their regulatory obligations. MGA …

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OLG doubles Canada’s GLMS representation

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has become the latest member of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) – the state lotteries’ mutualised monitoring system for sports betting. OLG is the association’s 33rd member and the second Canadian organisation to join after Loto Québec. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OLG manages a successful and regulated sports wagering …

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Metric Gaming boosts US product capacity with Sports IQ odds

Metric Gaming has entered a strategic partnership with US sports odds compiler Sports IQ to build and launch a full suite of next generation US sports betting products. Updating stakeholders, Metric Gaming and Sports IQ will team-up to develop a one-stop solution for the major US pro-leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL), delivering an optimal ‘simple price feed’ for US …

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Irish government passes amendment to Gaming and Lotteries Bill

The Irish Government has passed a Sinn Féin amendment to the country’s Gaming and Lotteries Bill which will see the cap on prize money handed out by bingo operators increased from 50% to 75%.  The decision comes after previous policy proposals came under scrutiny from industry stakeholders over fears that it would force bingo halls to close around the country.  …

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GambleAware publishes ‘Bristol study’ findings on young gambling trends

The research and findings of the ‘Bristol Children of the 90s’ study will be published and analysed at today’s GambleAware annual conference which focuses on ‘keeping children and the young safe from gambling harms’. The study commissioned by GambleAware and undertaken by Bristol Medical School’s Centre for Child Health measured young gambling interactions by researching audiences aged 17, 20 and …

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Betgenius appoints Bill Anderson as US commercial lead

Bolstering its commercial capacity and new market development, Genius Sports’ sportsbook management and wagering data subsidiary Betgenius has confirmed the appointment of Bill Anderson as Vice President of Americas. A seasoned industry and media executive, Anderson is the former US business development lead for sports data supplier Perform Media (2018-2019), and has further held senior executive roles at GAN and …

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Danish regulator warns 888 over AML concerns

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has issued a request to 888 Denmark Limited to amend its operator procedures in order to comply with the Danish Anti-Money Laundering Act. In its investigation, the regulator found that the operator was not adhering to protocols set out under section 25(1) and section 26(1) of the legislation.   The section states that the operator …

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Stars Group sanctions full buyout of BetEasy Australia

The Stars Group governance has enforced its majority rights to acquire the remaining 20% shareholding in Australian market subsidiary BetEasy. Issuing a corporate filing, Stars Group confirms that it has agreed with minority investors to purchase BetEasy’s remaining shareholding for AUS $151 million (€93m) – with governance further agreeing to settle AUS $100 million (€60m) in previous performance incentives related …

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IBIA boosts platform ranks as Kambi joins integrity body

Sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi has strengthened its commitment to integrity after becoming the latest to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Under the terms of its membership, Kambi will be able to both utilise the IBIA’s global monitoring and alert platform, as well as feed data into the platform in order to strengthen betting integrity. The …

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MGA seeks to strengthen cooperations as Malta Politics is rocked by further corruption claims

Michele Magro, General Counsel of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), has confirmed that the regulator will work with Italy’s ADM Customs Agency and further authorities to ‘eliminate criminal infiltrations in online gambling’. Magro confirmed to Italian betting news source AgiproNews that MGA officials had met with Italian counterparts in Rome to discuss regulatory cooperation and further information sharing to strengthen …

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