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Entain reinforces grassroots support with Pitching In boost

Entain has enhanced its support for grassroots non-league football by boosting its Pitching In initiative, with the financial support from the operator topping £1 million. The extension of the initiative will see the FTSE 100 sports betting and gaming operator contribute a further £150,000 to the Trident Community Foundation (TCF), a project coordinated by the clubs of the three Trident …

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Serie A secures UK coverage with BT Sport deal

Italy’s Serie A will be covered on BT Sport in the UK, following a deal between the league and the subscription-broadcaster. The three-season contract will see BT Sport conduct live broadcasts of all Italian top-flight matches until 2024, beginning on 21 August. Every match will be broadcast on the opening round of fixtures, whilst at least five live games shown …

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Flutter matches trading expectations as Jackson ups FanDuel’s US growth projections

Flutter Entertainment Plc has underlined the scale, efficiency and product excellence of its global brand portfolio that has registered a 40% increase in active monthly players (AMPs) to 7.6 million.   Publishing its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), the firm recorded group pro-forma revenues of £3 billion, up 30% on corresponding H1 2020 results of £2.4 billion.  Headline …

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BtoBet appoints Guy Gani to lead technological development

BtoBet has appointed Guy Gani as its new Chief Technology Officer in preparation for its ‘next phase of growth’, of which product technological engineering development will play a key role. Gani, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Management, will take on the position from 1 September 2021, with a focus on developing the company’s betting technology …

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Lord Chadlington joins the shortlist for UKGC Chairmanship

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published a shortlist for its vacant Chairman position including Conservative peer Lord Chadlington (Peter Selwyn Gummer), former Deloitte board member Marcus Boyle and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board Chair Anna van der Gaag. One of the key responsibilities of the new Chairman will be to coordinate the recruitment process for the new Chief Executive, with …

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Gambling Act Review: VIP schemes reportedly face ban

Sports betting operators’ VIP schemes have been reportedly targeted by government Ministers, according to the Daily Mail, as a new outcome of the overhaul of the 2005 Gambling Act. Citing government sources, the Mail detailed that the practice has been reportedly described as ‘immoral’ by gambling law reform advocating Ministers, who have argued that VIP schemes encourage problem gambling. Under …

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Bill South: Traders are the frontline in the fight against betting corruption

Match-fixing and betting corruption is a major challenge for both operators and sports sanctioning bodies, due to the detrimental impact it has on the fairness of wagering markets as well as the integrity of sports. In a recent update published on the William Hill Plc website, Bill South, the company’s Director of Security and Community Affairs, discussed how effective match …

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BGC pledges to ‘maintain momentum’ on safer betting ahead of football restart

As the new English football season gets underway this evening, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged to ‘maintain the momentum’ on safer betting and player protection initiatives. This will include the continuation of measures, aimed at ensuring safe betting and protecting younger audiences, such as a pre-9pm watershed whistle-to-whistle ban on TV betting advertising from five minutes before …

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Entain showcased as a Bloomberg Global 50 leader on corporate ESG

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has been featured on Bloomberg’s ’50 Global Leaders’ campaign – showcased amongst the most effective global firms achieving its sustainability objectives as a corporate discipline. The campaign, which is being promoted on Bloomberg’s digital media platform, highlights the work on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives and directives by leading international companies.  Showcasing Entain, Bloomberg highlighted the …

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FansUnite secures long-awaited UK licence approvals

FansUnite has secured licences from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), enabling the Canadian company to provide its B2B technology and B2C betting and gaming services to the British market.  The licences have been granted to FansUnite’s Askott Entertainment Inc and EGG Limited subsidiaries – having submitted applications on 4 March 2021. The licences have significantly boosted the operator’s presence in …

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