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Norwegian Chess Federation forgoes Unibet’s ‘controversial proposal’

On Sunday night, the governance of the Norwegian Chess Federation Congress (NSF) voted against the ‘cooperation deal’ proposed by Kindred Group Plc flagship subsidiary Unibet. This June, Unibet marketing had propositioned a five-year principal sponsorship deal of the NSF, valued at NOK 50 million (€5m), representing Norwegian Chess’ biggest ever sponsorship. Lottstift, Norway’s national gambling regulator, would warn NSF governance ‘to …

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Svenska Spel backs new problem gambling research projects

Svenska Spel’s Games Research Council has shown its support towards five new research projects looking at gambling addiction, after confirming that it would be issuing grants totalling SEK5m (£425,471). Svenska Spel has highlighted three projects that will receive grants, with one set to focus upon the treatment of gambling addiction among elite players in Swedish ice hockey.  Another of the …

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BetShah brings player-led approach to new sportsbook

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BetShah believes it has created an online environment where players can find the widest variety of markets, ease of navigation, instant payments and ‘second to none’ customer support. The team at BetShah, a new sportsbook and casino operator which sponsored this year’s Betting on Football conference, includes former PAOK FC pair Ilias Petrogiannis and Jotis Panagiotas. The duo are joined by …

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GambleAware backs ViewItUk to boost treatment services’ data capacities

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Seeking to bolster the information and data gathering capacities of its ‘National Gambling Treatment Services’, industry charity GambleAware has formed a new strategic partnership with ViewItUk Ltd. A specialist in data gathering, insights and visualisation for health networks, GambleAware has sanctioned ViewItUk to lead collating, handling and analysing of data, on individuals who seek or are referred to treatment via …

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Next Level! Betfair hails record breaking France 2019

Betfair has revealed that Tuesday night’s Women’s World Cup semi-final between England and the USA broke all Betfair Exchange wagering records for women’s football. A busy night on the Betfair Exchange saw a total £14 million wagered on the match, with Betfair explaining that the tournament in France has taken betting on women’s football to the next level. The thrilling …

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GVC expands Optimove CRM dynamics across global group portfolio

FTSE100 online gambling group GVC Holdings Plc has renewed and extended its CRM and marketing partnership with ‘relationship marketing hub’ Optimove. Updating the market, GVC will move to extend Optimove marketing provisions and tools across its enlarged brand portfolio, which will include servicing UK Gala brands and new US MGM joint venture Roar Digital. Optimove has served as GVC’s lead CRM …

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Lords Committee calls for ‘reliable facts’ on gambling habits & impacts

Supporting UK regulatory policy and oversight, the House of Lords Select Committee researching the ‘social and economic impacts of the gambling industry’ has sanctioned a ‘call-for-evidence’ from industry-wide stakeholders. The Committee seeks to gain research insights and reliable facts on factors related to the gambling sector and its relationship with individuals affected by gambling disorders. Updating stakeholders, the Committee details …

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Virgin Bet demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Virgin Bet has become the latest operator to join the newly-rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), highlighting its commitment to upholding betting integrity.  The move will facilitate the expansion of the IBIA’s monitoring and alert platform, with 50 brands now holding memberships to the association.  Simon Mizzi, Marketing Director at Virgin Bet, said: “Betting-related corruption in sport represents a serious …

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Betting on Sports Webinar Series Kicks Off with ‘Rare Breed – Betting on Politics’

SBC’s new fortnightly ‘Betting on Sports webinar series’ opens on Wednesday 10 July 2019 (15:00 GMT) with Rare Breed – Betting on Politics, which will see an expert panel assessing how to price what many consider betting’s last authentic trading market. In a world of the Brexit, Trump and Scott Morrison shocks, politics presents bookmakers with very different challenges to …

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IMG reportedly eyes $1 billion data deal with the ATP Tour

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IMG is closing in on a 10-year, $1 billion deal with the ATP World Tour for betting data and live wagering rights, according to a report yesterday by SportsBusiness Media. The data market has been dominated by the likes of Perform Group, Genius Sports and Sportradar, who signed a five-year extension to its deal with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) – …

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