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Betegy grows US footprint with JKR investment

Betegy will accelerate its plans to expand into the US betting market after raising a new round of investment capital from JKR Investment Group. By expanding into the US, the firm will use JKR’s investment to help media companies, gaming operators and professional sports leagues gather and display complex data from multiple sources. In addition, the sports data content production …

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GVC pilots new technologies to bolster new ARC programme 

GVC Holdings is piloting two new safer gambling technologies to enhance its group-wide ‘advanced responsibility and care (ARC)’ programme which was launched in November as part of the firm’s new ‘Sustainability Charter’.  Announced as a frontline directive, GVC launched its ARC programme which will see the firm deploy its proprietary technologies, systems and platforms to collect group-wide ‘behavioural play data’ …

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Neil McArthur: Gambling Act reform will hold no grace period for inbound changes

Neil McArthur

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has stated that the government and its regulatory agencies will take every opportunity available ‘to make Great Britain the world leader for safer gambling’. Opening the ‘Raising Standards’ conference at London’s Southbank Centre on the eve of the industry’s ‘Safer Gambling Week’, McArthur addressed the relationship between licensees and the …

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GVC’s sustainability commitment praised with DJSI recognition

GVC’s sustainability commitment praised with DJSI recognition

GVC Holdings has reiterated its commitment to responsible operations after the betting group retained its position as a member of Dow Jones ‘Sustainability Index for Europe (DJSI)’. Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the ‘gold standard for corporate sustainability, tracking leading sustainability-driven companies based on analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors as well as S&P DJI’s robust index …

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Compare.bet launches betting tips and odds comparison for UK users

Multi-vertical online gambling comparison site Compare.bet has increased its focus on sports betting by launching two new features – betting tips and odds comparison. A site with more of a background in online casino, creating a high-quality sports betting product has emerged as a key company objective for 2021. Compare.bet’s odds comparison service, which currently aggregates six UK bookmakers with …

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BGC highlights importance of gambling’s ‘symbiotic relationship’ with sports

BGC highlights importance of gambling’s ‘symbiotic relationship’ with sports

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has emphasised the financial support that the betting industry provides for UK sports which have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In a submission to a House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into ‘sport in our communities’, the BGC stressed that the likes of horseracing, snooker, football and rugby league have …

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Codere modifies high coverage AS partnership to obey Spanish advertising laws

Codere has confirmed that it has renewed its media partnership with Spanish sports daily AS (AS.com) that will see the two companies continue to develop exclusive football content, despite the Spanish government enforcing new federal restrictions on betting advertising. Working with AS, last season Codere launched its interactive football show ‘Mister Underdog’ which proved a success, securing a following of …

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IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has entered into a new partnership with Sweden’s Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) whereby the duo will ‘work together on projects of mutual interest’. Through the memorandum of understanding (MoU), BOS and IBIA’s collaboration will likely focus on the challenges presented by recent regulatory changes in Sweden. Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of BOS, commented: “A …

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AiDP Index highlights pay parity concerns

AiDP Index highlights pay parity concerns

The All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) has published its second ‘annual report’ which tracks global gambling’s workforce make-up and further corporate directives related to improving the industry’s equality and inclusion disciplines. The ‘All-Index 2019’ compiled data from 26 gambling organisations ‘representing over 100 brands’. The Index’s headline figure indicated a near 50/50 split, with 46.7% of a total 125,697 employees surveyed …

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GAN acquires Coolbet for €150m to accelerate sportsbook ambitions

GAN Plc has reached a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Malta-licensed operator ‘Coolbet’ for a total consideration of €149 million. The igaming software supplier will acquire Coolbet from its operating firm Vincent Group Malta, which will see it takeover the operator’s brand IP, trading and proprietary software assets.  Updating investors, GAN branded Coolbet one of the fastest-growing European B2C operators, who …

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