Sportsbook

Susanna Dinnage u-turns on Premier League leadership

Issuing a short statement this weekend, the governance of the English Premier League (EPL) has confirmed that Susanna Dinnage will not be taking on the role of Premier League Chief Executive in 2019. Last November, EPL governance had announced the inbound appointment of Dinnage as first female Chief Executive of the Premier League replacing outgoing incumbent Richard Scudamore, who ended …

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Year in Review: Sportsbooks revel in 2018 growth

With the opening of new markets and the opportunity of the World Cup, this year marked a significant chance for sportsbooks to elevate engagement and embark on expansion. The World Cup, as shown by Google’s most searched terms, was arguably the buzzword for 2018. England surpassed everyone’s expectations by reaching the semi-finals, front-runners such as Portugal and Brazil were knocked …

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Better Collective strengthens Swedish footprint with Ribacka takeover

Leading iGaming affiliate Better Collective has completed its €30m (£27m) takeover of Swedish based affiliate marketing company Ribacka Group AB following its acquisition of all shares in the company. The entire purchase value of the shares is not to be paid immediately; the initial payment of  €15m will be paid in cash at closing while the remaining two instalments of …

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888 secures Swedish expansion

Online gaming operator 888 has been confirmed as the latest operator to secure a Swedish expansion after it landed a online gambling licence, which will allow it to offer casino, poker and sports betting in the country. The agreement was confirmed with a statement by 888, to its shareholders, with the operator now being listed among the licence holders on Lotteriinspektionen’s site. The full list of licensees can …

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Generational Change! Interwetten appoints Dominik Beier as betting’s youngest leader

The governance of DACH region online betting group Interwetten Sports has confirmed the upcoming appointment of Dominik Beier as new ‘speaker of the board and lead corporate spokesman’. Updating the market, Interwetten governance expects Beier to take corporate leadership of the betting group from April 2019. Beier will replace current Interwetten leader Werner Becher, who this November confirmed that he …

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David Lowden to depart role at William Hill

David Lowden, a non-executive director on the board of UK betting and gaming operator William Hill, is to leave his position with the company in March. Lowden (pictured) has accepted a position as chairman and independent non-executive director of London-listed healthcare and communications group Huntsworth. He takes on the director role on 1 January and will become chairman of the board of Huntsworth …

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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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Oddschecker: Punters enthused by Manchester United manager market

Online odds comparison site, Oddschecker has revealed that the market for Manchester United’s next manager was its third most popular of 2018. The only markets that Jose Mourinho’s successor trailed on was the Grand National and Eurovision, with Oddschecker analytics detailing 43% more traffic on the Manchester United manager page than the highest viewed market during the Cheltenham Festival in …

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Tennis IRP demands tough love on data supplies as a fix for integrity

Tennis’ Independent Review Panel (IRP) has published its much anticipated ‘Final Report’ on betting related-integrity issues, measures and protections commissioned jointly by the sport’s governing bodies of the ATP, WTA, ITF, and the Grand Slam Board. The IRP concludes a two-year study headed up by leading UK sports QC Adam Lewis, whose research is supported by US attorney Beth Wilkinson …

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Bethard accelerates ‘Euro strategy’ gaining Irish vision for 2019

New industry incumbent Bethard Group (Bethard) has confirmed that it has secured an Irish ‘remote operator licence’, granted by Ireland’s Tax & Customs Revenue Department. Issuing a short market update, Malta-based Bethard confirms that its Irish remote licence complements the firm’s core strategy of expanding its European regulated market profile in 2019 and beyond. Launched at the start of the …

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