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Super Group hit by Q2 macro elements, but remains positive on settled NYSE status.

SBC News Super Group hit by Q2 macro elements, but remains positive on settled NYSE status.

Super Group Inc (SHGC), the parent company of Betway and Spin brands, has praised its diverse geographic make-up as a clear factor in overcoming challenging macroeconomic headwinds bearing down on gambling markets.    Completing its second quarter as an NYSE-listed enterprise, SGHC registered Q2 group revenues of €320m, down 10% on 2021 comparative results of €355m. The slowdown in Q2 headline …

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Duelbits begins brand visibility strategy with Aston Villa

SBC News Duelbits begins brand visibility strategy with Aston Villa

Duelbits has made its debut into the Premier League, becoming Aston Villa’s official European betting partner for the current football season. The crypto casino and sportsbook’s branding will now appear on pitch-side LED boards during domestic games at Villa Park, in a bid to gain major exposure for the company. Marco Pinnisi, Chief Marketing Officer at Duelbits, said: “We felt …

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BetVictor expands white label portfolio with talkSPORT BET launch

SBC News BetVictor expands white label portfolio with talkSPORT BET launch

Sports radio station talkSPORT plans to significantly expand its sports betting presence with the launch of a new brand, talkSPORT BET, in partnership with BetVictor. The partners have stated that the talkSPORT BET brand will combine BetVictor’s experience in betting with the radio station’s ‘trusted editorial brand’ as a popular source of sports-oriented news and entertainment among the UK public.  …

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Sportradar monitors betting patterns of Saudi Arabian football

SBC News Sportradar monitors betting patterns of Saudi Arabian football

Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) has teamed with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) in helping the organisation launch an SAFF Integrity app for its football competitions. In a bid to combat match-fixing, several football tournaments organised by SAFF will be monitored by Sportradar’s Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS): a bet monitoring system verified sports betting and integrity experts. SIS  Managing …

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Smarkets ‘fully accepts’ £630k Gambling Commission penalty

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed out its latest penalty for social responsibility and anti-money laundering breaches, charging online operator Smarkets. A penalty of £630,000 was dealt to the Malta-based firm, which operates the SBK sportsbook, for failing to carry out ‘adequate’ source of funds checks as well as identifying or interacting with at-risk customers.  Of significance to the …

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Entain launches new CEE venture in partnership with EMMA Capital 

SBC News Entain launches new CEE venture in partnership with EMMA Capital 

Entain Plc has disclosed its plans to become the leading Central and Eastern European betting business by launching a new venture, ‘Entain CEE’. As announced this morning in the FTSE100’s gambling group’s H1 2022 Interim results, Entain has agreed to acquire a majority stake in leading Croatian betting group SuperSport for €600m. The deal will see Entain acquire a 75% …

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Entain keeps post-H1 consensus ahead of critical portfolio refresh

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has reported that it continues to achieve strategic objectives, as its business benefits from a ‘broader recreational customer base’ across regulated markets. Publishing its Interim 2022 trading results, the FTSE100 gambling group declared a ‘robust H1 performance’ against challenging global economic and regulatory headwinds. H1 trading saw Entain generate group net-gaming-revenues (NGR) of £2.11bn, up 18% on comparative …

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Thomas Smallwood, ESA Gaming: Cross-sell opportunities during Qatar 2022

SBC News Thomas Smallwood, ESA Gaming: Cross-sell opportunities during Qatar 2022

Thomas Smallwood, Head of Marketing at ESA Gaming, discussed with Jessie Sale at Betting on Sports Europe (BOSE) the firm’s growing portfolio of mobile non-traditional games and how the upcoming World Cup provides the perfect opportunity for fan engagement.  With a packed sports schedule in 2022, Smallwood agreed that now is the time for businesses to take advantage of these opportunities, especially for cross-selling and …

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bet-at-home expects €11m income reward for discontinued Austrian business

SBC News bet-at-home expects €11m income reward for discontinued Austrian business

Embattled bet-at-home AG has announced that it expects to recoup €11.4m in attributable income related to its discontinued Austrian business.  Dire 2021 trading saw bet-at-home forced to exit Austria’s online gambling marketplace, having lost a long-standing legal dispute against customers who sought a reimbursement for ‘playing on an unlicensed website’. While the Austrian exit saw the firm wind-up its Malta …

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