Sportsbook

Jordan Stevens charged over E8 betting breaches

The Football Association (FA) has charged Leeds United midfielder Jordan Stevens after the player was found to be in breach of the governing body’s regulations on betting. The player was found to be in breach of the FA Rule E8, after placing 59 bets placed by the midfielder during the 2018/19 season according to an FA spokesperson. FA E8 rules on betting …

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Betfair signs Clive Owen to lead exchange marketing campaign

Betfair has teamed up with actor Clive Owen (star of Children of Men, Closer, Sin City) to launch ‘What are the odds‘, a new integrated campaign to mark the brand’s return to marketing the Betfair Exchange. The new campaign has been developed by Leo Burnett London as creative lead and will further roll-out a series of educational films across the exchange’s multiple social and …

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Lord Chadlington leads UK Top-5 committee overseeing ‘responsibility expenditure’

GVC Holdings has this morning communicated that the UK’s ‘five leading betting operators – bet365, GVC, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and William Hill – will establish an ‘independent committee’ recommending ‘how to best administer funds’ attached to safer gambling initiatives. Leadership of the betting operators’ have tasked Lord Chadlington (Peter Selwyn Gummer), a vocal campaigner on safer gambling measures, to chair …

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Sportradar strengthens fight against match-fixing in the DFL

Sportradar Integrity Services has strengthened its current agreement with the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga in a move that will see the duo ramp up the fight against match fixing in connection with sports betting. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportradar has rolled out its Fraud Detection System (FDS) which seeks to carry out  systematic and continuous monitoring, detection, documentation …

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Betting consolidation for Betdaq through fixed-odds sportsbook

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Betdaq has fulfilled a “key strategic aim” by launching a fixed-odds sportsbook to complement its 2% exchange and online casino.  The new sportsbook will be backed by a multi-channel marketing campaign that includes PR and social media activities with ex-England footballer Glen Johnson and above the line advertising starring renowned actor Ralph Ineson. The entirely new sportsbook offers a shared …

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Brazil opens consultation on vague betting mandate

The Brazilian government could potentially fast track legislation for regulating fixed odds betting, as Brazil’s Economic Ministry sanctions a month-long public consultation to seek guidance on regulating wagering services. Sanctioned this week, Brazil’s Economic Ministry is reviewing legislative provisions attached to the conditionally approved ‘bill MP-846’, which aims to establish a federal gambling framework for Brazilian online and land-based gambling. …

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Fitzdares bets big on ‘industry-first’ live chat app engagement

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has announced an ‘industry-first’ after launching a ‘built-in live chat function’ to support its mobile betting app. The premium bookmaker details ‘a game-changing service’ for its members, delivering a centralised hub to check prices, place bets or even ask for an opinion/advice from the Fitzdares trading team all from within the app. The launch of the live chat …

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‘Systematic failings’ cost Ladbrokes Coral £5.9m

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The Gambling Commission has found ‘systemic failings’ at the Ladbrokes Coral Group leading to the imposition of a penalty package consisting of £5.9m payment and a series of improvement measures that must be implemented by new owner GVC. The regulator has also revealed that more sanctions may be coming down the line as further investigations into the actions of Personal Management …

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FSB accelerates growth strategy with £23m Clairvest Toronto backing

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Industry sports betting and turnkey platform provider FSB Technology (FSB) has accelerated its enterprise strategy, having secured £23 million in working capital from Toronto TSX-listed private equity firm Clairvest Group Inc. The growth equity investment sees Clairvest become the majority investor in FSB, as the technology firm seeks to expand its platform services across regulated markets to help industry incumbents …

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Genius Sports supports DFB in new integrity programme

The German Football Association (DFB) has strengthened its fight against match-fixing and betting-related corruption by launching a new integrity programme in collaboration with Genius Sports. The new initiative will monitor over 7,500 games per year, offering increased visibility across global betting on all Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, German internationals, women’s and youth team fixtures. Steven Burton, Managing Director at Genius Sports, …

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