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Boris reshuffle sees Smarkets shorten odds on 2023 General Election

Smarkets has reviewed the surprise promotions and cruel dismissals of PM Boris Johnson‘s latest cabinet reshuffle, forecasting its consequences on the future of UK politics.  Prior to Wednesday’s proceedings, Westminster sources had detailed that Johnson was seeking to re-energise his senior cabinet with strong and competent characters to lead key departments post-pandemic.  Yet, remaining loyal to his lieutenants, Johnson retained …

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APBGG probes UKGC’s competence and effectiveness

The Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group (APBGG) has initiated an investigation into the ‘competence and effectiveness’ of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as the regulating and licensing authority  of UK gambling. Under the inquiry, licensed operators will be able to issue complaints to the APBGG concerning three categories – whether the UKGC has acted ‘ultra vires’ and gone …

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SoftSwiss sportsbook makes Africa entry with N1Bet.ng launch

SoftSwiss sportsbook makes Africa entry with N1Bet.ng launch

The SoftSwiss sportsbook platform has made its first foray into the African market after launching N1Bet.ng in partnership with N1 Group. The platform will launch under a local licence in Nigeria, which SoftSwiss received in February 2021. The launch of N1Bet.ng, it says, will be a “natural step” in the development of its sportsbook brand.  “We have been working on …

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Betsson seeks new CEO as Lindwall completes turnaround objectives 

The board of Betsson AB has informed that it has begun an executive search to find a replacement for Group Chief Executive Pontus Lindwall. The leadership succession has been authorised as Betsson’s board concludes that Lindwall has achieved all objectives of the group’s ‘Back on Track’ strategy under his stewardship. In September 2017, Lindwall re-took leadership of Betsson as the …

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Whittingdale exits DCMS as gambling awaits Ministerial re-assignment

John Whittingdale, the DCMS minister overseeing the review of the 2005 Gambling Act, has been removed from his position in PM Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle. The minister will be returning the backbenches, and will allegedly be replaced by former Cabinet Office Parliamentary Secretary Julia Lopez, MP for the Greater London constituency of Hornchurch and Upminster. Despite her promotion to …

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SIS takes A McLean partnership digital with online racing content

SIS will support A McLean Bookmakers’ digital expansion after agreeing to supply its horse and greyhound racing content to the operator’s online brand, BetMcLean. By building on its long-standing relationship with the Northern Irish operator, SIS will help increase engagement and deliver ‘incremental revenues’ via the supply of live pictures and data of racing footage delivered in a Watch and …

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William Hill’s Evoke ordered to re-verify its Swedish customer base  

William Hill records further Swedish compliance struggles, as its Evoke Gaming subsidiary is demanded to re-verify player accounts registered during 2019 by gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen. An investigation by Spelinspektionen outlined a number of verification discrepancies related to customers registered by Evoke brands during the period of January-to-July 2019. Spelinspektionen’s investigation focused on Evoke’s management of its licensing duties, in which …

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Northern Ireland betting overhaul enters first Assembly stage

The planned overhaul of Northern Irish betting and gaming regulations took another step yesterday, as the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill entered the Northern Ireland Assembly. Having successfully passed the first stage, the first phase of the regulatory adjustment focuses on land-based operations. If fully passed through the Stormont, the Bill will enact the most significant changes to …

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ParlayBay ‘hits the ground running’ with Genius Sports deal

ParlayBay ‘hits the ground running’ with Genius Sports deal

Genius Sports has agreed to power the ParlayBay portfolio of in-game accumulator solutions by providing its official sports data. As a result of the new partnership, which supports the launch of ParlayBay, Genius Sports will provide official data from its portfolio of competitions including the English Premier League, NFL, AFA, Liga MX and EuroLeague Basketball. “We are thrilled to introduce …

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David Elmore to lead GiG’s North American sales strategy

David Elmore has joined Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) as its VP Sales for North America, as the igaming provider seeks to capitalise on the US sports betting and gaming sector. The new hire’s primary role at GiG will be to contribute to and deliver the company’s North American commercial and sales strategy, placing its solutions and services at the forefront …

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