Sportsbook

BetVictor punter on track to land £1 million jackpot

One BetVictor punter is on course to become a millionaire after an extraordinary World Cup bet which netted them €3,360 from a €1 stake. The anonymous punter placed the bet through the UK operator’s new #PriceItUp Builder ahead of Brazil vs Switzerland. In doing so they were automatically entered into The Million Pound Bet – BetVictor’s World Cup competition for …

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Lotteriinspektionen seeks to publish Swedish online gambling application forms on 10 July

Updating the market, Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has confirmed that it will publish its online gambling licence application forms on 10 July. The forms will be published on the regulator’s website as soon as the Swedish government settles on the final enactment of Gambling Ordinance, a mandate which has previously been published and notified to the European Commission. The Gambling …

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DraftKings appoints Kambi as US sportsbook lead

Stockholm-listed sports betting technology and software supplier Kambi Group Plc continues its strong US commercial momentum confirming that it has secured a multi-year services agreement with leading US fantasy sports operator DraftKings. Issuing a short statement, Kambi governance confirms that DraftKings has selected its technology platform as the lead system for its upcoming US sports betting market expansion. “The agreement, …

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SG Digital details World Cup’s top trends as tournament hots up

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The group stages of the World Cup are now well and truly in full swing, and at around 6pm (UK time) each nation will have competed in 2018’s competition once. Gambling industry data specialists H2GC estimates that the Russian World Cup could break numerous betting records, with an expectation that total gross win could topple €1.7bn detailed, as the showpiece …

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Susan Ball departs Kambi Group governance

Issuing a corporate update, Stockholm-listed betting technology supplier Kambi Group Plc has disclosed that Susan Ball has resigned as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors with immediate effect. The technology firm reports that has Ball departed Kambi Group governance to ‘pursue other business opportunities’. The former Unibet Plc Chief Financial Officer and ex-senior partner at Ernst & Young …

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No Joke… Coral taking KSI vs Logan Paul very seriously!

Whilst all bookmakers are consumed by Russia 2018 trading, they may have neglected a major sporting event taking place this summer. Scheduled for a sell-out Manchester Arena on 25 August, British social media star KSI is set to box controversial American vlogger Logan Paul. A  boxing match between two novice ‘whitecollar’ fighters, won’t set the sporting world alight, however, bookmaker …

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Betway – Busy sporting week could see UK wager half a billion

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Global online gambling firm Betway is predicting that as much as £500m is set to wagered across Britain in a betting bonanza of a week. Two England games in the space of six days at football’s biggest showpiece, the World Cup currently ongoing in Russia, bookends five days of betting at Royal Ascot, which could see UK punters wagering half …

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FSB Tech powers 138.com UK sportsbook

Isle of Man online bookmaker 138.com has announced that its UK-facing sportsbook property will be powered by sports betting platform provider FSB Tech (FSB). Updating the market, FSB has been selected as 138.com’s lead digital systems supplier for sportsbook provisions across desktop and mobile verticals servicing the UK market. Darren Howland, Head of Product at 138.com, said: “We have taken great …

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AgiproNews Italian View – ADM reinstalls tough commands on AML & player registrations

Following public consultations with industry associations and legislative concessionaires, Italian regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has confirmed that it will push through new anti-money-laundering (AML) standards for the Italian betting sector. The ADM details that it decision follows, a 26% increase in online gambling AML alerts recorded by the Italian Financial Authority. Furthermore, the Italian betting regulator …

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Paddy Power & Chime Sports seek ‘No Nonsense’ Russia 2018

The first weekend of World Cup Russia 2018, saw Paddy Power launch its first TV advertising campaign under the guidance of new creative agency Chime Sports. The Irish bookmaker debuted the first TV advert of its new campaign series ‘Paddy Power – Enough of the Nonsense’, competing for brand coverage during a saturated Russia 2018 opening weekend. “While VAR is …

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