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BetVictor strengthens greyhound product offering with SIS deal

BetVictor has signed an agreement with Sports Information Services (SIS), which will strengthen the operator’s current British and Irish greyhound content offering. Delivered as part of the operator’s new ‘Bet and Watch’ format, customers will have the opportunity to utilise regular short-form betting events, which is hoped to provide more engaging betting content designed to improve retention and dwell time. Eoin Ryan, …

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Philip Bowcock – Pivotal 2018 has laid global growth foundations for William Hill

Closing a ‘pivotal 2018’ for William Hill operations, Group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock states that the firm’s reformed executive team has ‘real clarity and purpose’ on its objectives and guidance for 2019, entering a period which will define the legacy bookmaker’s future business entity. “This business has seen a lot of change over its 85-year history, but arguably, never before …

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888 secures sports betting boost through BetBright deal

888 has secured the long-term product development strategy for its 888Sport division after acquiring the BetBright sports betting platform for £15 million. The platform will be integrated into 888’s proprietary gaming backend, giving the online gaming entertainment and solutions provider ‘complete ownership’ over its technology and product development across four key verticals – sport, casino, poker and bingo. However, more …

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BetEasy pens Australia sports betting agreement with NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has penned an exclusive agreement with Stars Group-owned BetEasy to enter into its first ever sports betting partnership in Australia. As part of the agreement, BetEasy will have access to and be able to use official NBA betting data and marketing materials. In addition, BetEasy will work closely with the NBA to protect the game’s …

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Dutch KSA increases illegal online gambling fines as part of policy review

Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has upped its minimum illegal online gambling sanctions from €150,000 up to €200,000 following the decision from the country’s Senate to approve its Remote Gaming Act. The fines, which come into force today, may be subject to change depending on the number of illegal sites and games as well as the number of bonuses and prizes …

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Betfred takes aim on golf becoming title sponsor of the British Masters

UK bookmaker Betfred announces a ‘sponsorship first’, for its marketing portfolio confirming that it has become the title sponsor of the ‘British Masters’ golf tournament (9-12 May –  Hillside Golf Club – Southport Merseyside). Betfred marketing confirms that it has secured a 2-year agreement with the PGA European Tour, becoming title sponsor to one of its lead tournaments for its …

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Sportradar to deliver in-game edge through official MLB deal

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Sportradar will deliver a significant competitive edge to sportsbooks ‘in-game’ after securing the exclusive rights to distribute official real time game statistics from Major League Baseball (MLB) to media companies and regulated sports betting operators. Starting with the 2019 season, the new multi-year partnership encompasses media and gaming rights at both international and domestic levels. Across international markets outside of …

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RGA warns Watson over online slots stake and prize restrictions

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has warned Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson that his party’s recommendations to introduce curbs on stake, spend and game speed for online gambling could send players to illegal offshore sites. Watson will today make a call for a new Gambling Act with the introduction of a new ‘Category E‘ designation to sit alongside the Categories …

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Labour wants greater curbs for online gambling in a new Gambling Act

Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson is to call for greater restrictions on online gambling in order to align the sector more closely with land-based gambling rules. At an IPPR policy seminar later today, Watson will call for the introduction of limits to spend, to stake and to speed in online gambling and the introduction of a new ‘E Category’ …

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Majority of GLMS suspicious betting alerts come from football

The GLMS has revealed that football received the most suspicious betting alerts in 2018, with 482 of 631 alerts coming from the sport, of which, 46 matches were reported to UEFA and 18 matches were reported to FIFA. Suspicious football alerts originated mainly from Europe, with 359 coming from the continent, compared to South America where 61 alerts were reported. …

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