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UKGC offers public guidance on ID rules, rights and responsibilities

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded the general public of the safer gambling requirements that operators must adhere to when customers sign-up and register with online gambling platforms.  Licensed UK operators must ensure that all customers are ID varied, certifying that a customer is old enough to gamble and whether they have ever participated in self-exclusion from gambling services.  …

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Royal Ascot generates ‘record number of transactions’ for SG’s OpenSports

Despite this year’s Royal Ascot taking place behind closed doors, Scientific Games reported a ‘record breaking’ number of account transactions across its OpenSports platform on the first day of the meeting. The sports betting technology provider recorded a 44% increase in the volume of bets placed on the opening day of the event when compared to last year. Meanwhile, there …

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Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog 

MansionBet has boosted its content engagement capacity by recruiting Spotlight Sports Group editorial team to run its website blog (https://blog.mansionbet.com/). The Gibraltar-based online bookmaker said it has moved to revamp its onsite blog’s editorial content with a view to attracting and re-engaging audiences after the restart of the global sports calendar. Industry publishing group Spotlight Sports, the operating company of …

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FSB teams up with Cricket.com to launch predictions game

FSB has signed a new agreement with Cricket.com to launch a new prediction-based game which will be made available across Cricket.com’s website and mobile app. It will allow cricket fans to test their knowledge of the game, as well as compete with their friends and other members to top private and public leader boards for virtual points. Sam Lawrence, CTO …

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Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport”

As live sports slowly resumes this month the topic has been raised over the long term future of the esports betting industry, which rose in prominence during the global health pandemic. Marek Suchar is the Head of Sales at Oddin.gg, a B2B esports odds feed and risk management provider. He spoke to SBC News about the future of the esports …

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GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger 

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced the recent expansion of its sports news and entertainment coverage in the US via a new podcast partnership between its flagship brand, World Sports Network (WSN.com), and expert sports bettor Bill Krackomberger. Krackomberger commented on the new show, saying: “I’ve been approached to do podcasts before but I believe this is the right place for it. After betting …

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Betway ends all football transfer markets

Betway has confirmed that it will no longer publish betting markets related to football player transfers, with the decision due to be enforced across all operating territories.   The bookmaker’s decision follows two high-profile disputes involving former Premier League players Daniel Sturridge (ex-Liverpool FC) and Kieran Trippier (ex-Tottenham Hotspurs), however is reportedly not connected to any ongoing FA disputes. This March, …

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Bethard exits UK online gambling scene 

Bethard Group has confirmed that it will terminate its entire UK online gambling market presence next month.   The Malta-based gambling operator communicated to UK customers that its flagship Bethard brand would no longer accept wagers or further transactions from the 6 July.  UK customers have been given until the 10 August to withdraw funds and clear their player accounts, as …

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LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership

Real-time sports updates and results provider LiveScore hopes to deliver a ‘front-row’ experience for UK football fans after confirming that it will be launching its first streaming service. LiveScore has confirmed that all remaining matches in Italy’s Serie A season will be broadcast to UK fans after securing live streaming rights. The deal will also see LiveScore secure the rights …

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GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal

GVC Holdings will back tennis’ ‘Eastern European Championship’ charity initiative to raise vital funds in support of international COVID-19 relief efforts. Held in Belgrade at the ‘Tipsarevic Academy’, the Eastern European Championship is a six-week exhibition tournament (15 June – 23 July) created by former tour pro Janko Tipsarevic to raise funds for COVID-19 and tennis development charities. The special event marks …

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