Sportsbook

Spelinspektionen warns Swedish operators to respect bonus offer rules

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued another warning to its licensees, but this time, regarding the controls surrounding its bonus offers to customers. The regulator set out rules which state that operators within Sweden are only permitted to offer players a bonus during the first time they play on their site. However, in a letter sent to all licensees, Spelinspektionen …

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GambleAware launches high impact ‘Bet Regret’ campaign

GambleAware has announced the launch of its latest gambling-harm awareness campaign – ‘Bet Regret’ – aiming to raise public awareness of betting triggers and impulsive behaviours. Seeking maximum impact, the Bet Regret campaign will be launched during Sky Sports’ broadcast of Manchester United vs Liverpool FC on Sunday 24th February, a match which is expected to generate the highest TV audience for the …

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Altenar targets cash out edge for Italian market

Cash Out

Sportsbook software provider Altenar has welcomed reports that Italian sports betting operators will soon be allowed to offer cash out functionality to customers on a trial basis. According to Italian news agency Agimeg, this cash out introduction will arrive alongside another positive regulatory reform for operators, enabling them to cancel the payout of winning single bets emanating from ‘clearly wrong …

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AJNA in focus: What’s next for BetConstruct’s Third Eye?

AJNA

The central component of BetConstruct’s ICE London exhibition was AJNA, or Third Eye, a scouting solution which recognises the game flow of sporting events and provides advanced player tracking in real time. Dmytro Fedyukov, Head of Data Science at BetConstruct, delivered an update on AJNA as it is today, where it will go in the future, and the key target …

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SportPesa denies €80 million Kenya player winnings tax dispute

Business Daily Africa has reported that the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) has placed a demand for a minimum KSH 10.3 billion (€80m) on market-leading bookmaker SportPesa, attached to backdated taxes spanning a period of three-years. The KRA tax charge has been filed against SportPesa’s private entity ‘Pevans East Africa’, stating that the betting group had withheld taxes that should have …

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EGBA – Lotteritilsynet punitive actions prove that Norway needs gambling reform

The executive of pan-national industry trade body – the ‘European Gaming & Betting Association – EGBA’, has accused Norway’s gambling authority Lotteritilsynet of regulatory over-reach for demanding that national banks block payments deemed to correspond with online gambling transactions. EGBA governance reacts to weekend news reports that Lotteritilsynet is actively targeting the restriction of payments of six Malta MGA licensed operators …

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JenningsBet selects FSB to drive digital revamp

Independent bookmaker JenningsBet has confirmed that it will re-launch its online betting property utilising FSB Tech platform provisions, as the legacy bookmaker emphasises accelerating its digital profile within a much changed UK betting landscape. JenningsBet confirms that it has selected FSB as its lead platform supplier moving to revamp its digital sportsbook property with reactive in-play odds, comprehensive pricing modules and …

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Dutch senate passes Remote Gaming Act after years in limbo

Two and a half years after the original bill was passed in its House of Representatives, the Dutch Senate has finally passed its Remote Gaming Act, paving the way for igaming regulation across the Netherlands.  With the aim of addressing the unregulated online gambling market for Dutch consumers, the new legislative framework will be integrated into law through a Royal …

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BetB2B brands pass 1 million mark for daily players

BetB2B

Betting brands created using the BetB2B platform – including 22bet.com, 1xbet.com, 1xbit.com and betwinner.com – are now serving over 1 million players each day. BetB2B, a partner brand of 1xBet, allows for the quick launch of sports betting, esports, slots, live casino, bingo, games, TOTO and financial betting services. Clients can choose which of the betting components are most relevant …

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Paddy Power: Rebel divorce sees odds tumble on Corbyn departing Labour leadership

Bookmakers have placed the spotlight on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how he handles the departure of breakaway rebels forming a new Independent Party within UK politics. Branded the ‘Gang of Seven’, the rebel cabal has been deemed as the biggest reprimand of Corbyn’s party leadership, and his handling of Labour’s position on Brexit. Since yesterday’s confirmation of the …

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