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Apollo reportedly still eyeing up betting industry interests

Apollo Global Management is still interested in expanding its foothold in the betting and gaming industry, according to reports from CNBC. The US business news outlet has stated that Apollo is in ‘preliminary discussions’ to merge its Yahoo Sports holding – the investment firm that purchased Yahoo last year – with sports betting companies, notably PointsBet.  According to CNBC’s sources, …

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EL calls for peace in Ukraine as LeoVegas ceases bets on Russian sports

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now in its ninth day, and criticism from a range of political arenas and economic areas has continued to mount, including the betting space. Issuing a statement today, the European Lotteries and Toto Association (EL) criticised the invasion and called for peace, whilst LeoVegas has become one of the latest businesses to limit its …

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Swedish Inspectorate to maintain safer gambling momentum as market expands

The betting and gaming market in Sweden has continued to grow in 2021, in terms of total sales and consumer numbers, according to the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, Spelinspektionen. Publishing its full year report for 2021, Spelinspektionen reported that total Swedish gambling sales – meaning stakes minus winnings paid out – for the entirety of the country’s gambling market amounted to …

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Entain leadership places innovation at forefront of 2022 duties 

Entain Plc’s leadership duo of Group Chief Executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen and Deputy-CEO Rob Wood have outlined their shared objective to showcase the FTSE100 business’ innovation capabilities during 2022.  Innovation and organic growth were marked as ‘capital allocation priorities’ by Andersen and Wood, hosting yesterday’s Entain leadership conference call with investors and market analysts. The start of 2022 saw Entain maintain …

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Bet365 experiences stake decline but maintains prominent market position

Bet365 Group has experienced a bounceback from COVID-19, with the company reporting that profits remain high despite the amount wagered on sports across its platform falling last year. Issuing its financial statement covering the 12 month period ending on 28 March 2021, the Stock-on-Trent-based operator revealed that the amount wagered on sport on the bet365 website fell by 13%. Despite …

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Low6 cites YouTuber focused marketing for UltimateFan success

Low6 has reported it has achieved commercial targets for its UltimateFan offering, an app that operates fantasy sports platforms across a range of international sports. Launched last summer before the rescheduled UEFA 2020 European Championships, UltimateFan has now been installed over 150,000 times, and was further bolstered by the beginning of the 2021/22 National Football League (NFL) season. In the …

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STS applies Mentor to comprehensively monitor player engagements 

STS Group has achieved a major technology and responsible gambling objective launching ‘Mentor’ its new player behavioural monitoring solution.  Developed by independent engineering studio Neccton – Mentor will be initially applied across STS’s UK online gambling inventory to monitor customer engagements. A 15-year specialist in player security for online gambling, Neccton has developed Mentor to be the most comprehensive and …

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Entain nets FY2021 profit rise against heavy retail drags

Entain Plc has branded 2021 as another transformative year for its business that has expanded its global brand portfolio to service 31 regulated/regulating markets.    Publishing its full-year 2021 results, the company registered group net revenues of £3.88 billion, up 7% on corresponding FY2020 results of £3.63 billion. Headline performance saw its online portfolio declare a ‘ninth consecutive year of double-digit …

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Sportradar UFDS flags ‘record high’ instances of match-fixing

Sportradar’s Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) recorded 903 instances of ‘suspicious betting activity’ in 2021 – the highest level in its 17-year history. Highlighted as a key finding in a new report entitled ‘Betting Corruption and Match-fixing in 2021’, the data and sports betting provider identified 903 suspicious matches across 10 sports, spanning 76 countries – a 2.4% increase on …

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Stats Perform ‘lights up sportsbooks’ with blockbuster launch of 5 new products

Sports data, streaming and AI pioneer Stats Perform has today unveiled what it described as a “blockbuster range of new products for sports betting operators” at an online event entitled ‘Light Up Your Sportsbook’, which can be replayed here. The five new products include industry-first innovations designed to make live streaming, player stats bets, same-game multis and other popular sports …

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