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Snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan heads to Olympia London

Ronnie O'Sullivan, Betting on Sports

Betcris Ambassador and snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan will be in attendance at the fourth Betting on Sports conference and exhibition, which takes place at Olympia London this week.  The event marks the first public appearance of ‘The Rocket’ since he reaffirmed his position as the world’s most dominant snooker player with a dramatic victory in the Shanghai Masters, his 72nd …

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NSWL gets global ESPN treatment

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will now be broadcast to a global audience following ESPN acquiring it’s worldwide broadcasting rights. The broadcaster already holds the national rights to the competition, with this new announcement allowing ESPN to stream upcoming fixtures across it’s platforms such as it’s ‘ESPN Player’. Scott Guglielmino, Senior Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN commented on …

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Mondobets establishes first Ceuta gambling HQ

Mondobets has become the first online gambling incumbent to establish an operating presence in the autonomous Spanish city of Ceuta.  The move comes after the North Africa based jurisdiction opened its doors to the world of online betting in 2018, offering industry stakeholders tax and operational incentives with the aim of competing against Gibraltar, the British overseas territory adjusting to UK …

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CashBet’s Ed Brennan: Regulation the “key enabler” to 2019 crypto turnaround

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Cryptocurrencies may have taken a battering this year, but there are brighter times ahead according to Cashbet President Ed Brennan, who predicted that 2019 will be the year in which the concept achieves mainstream adoption for igaming. SBC: What movements and tech advances have defined crypto for igaming in 2018?  EB: There were a lot of ICO’s in 2018. The …

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Lotteriinspektionen publishes first licences for re-regulated Swedish market

Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has this morning announced its first sixteen approved operators, which will be allowed to service Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace from 1 January 2019. As anticipated, established Stockholm-listed enterprises’ Kindred Group Plc, Betsson AB and LeoVegas AB feature on the Lotteriinspektionen approved list. In a statement released this morning, Kindred Group confirmed that it had secured approval …

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Worcester and Southwell to see 7bets4free.com series return

With only two week to go until the start of Worcester’s season, Arena Racing Company (ARC) and 7bets4free.com have announced the return of the Fixed Brush Hurdle Series. Taking place at Worcester, on its 300-year anniversary, and Southwell racecourses, the series will begin on Thursday May 10, encompassing 42 qualifying races, before a £30,000 final makes it way to Worcester …

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James Packer resigns from role as Crown Resorts director

Crown Resorts has today announced the resignation of well-known billionaire director James Packer. There was no official reason given for the move, but a number of mainstream media outlets cite an unnamed spokesperson who claims the decision relates to Packer’s mental health. The Australia-listed company thanked Packer in a brief statement earlier this morning. “We have appreciated James’ contribution to …

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Sky Bet links with Injured Jockeys Fund for Cheltenham initiative

Sky Bet and Heavyweight Sports has outlined ambitions to raise the profile of a nominated charity, ahead of Sky Bet’s sponsorship of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. This year’s high profile Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle will see the UK’s most popular online bookmaker link up with the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF). As Sky Bet not only offers …

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Sportech to upgrade Parx Racing Pennsylvania mobile & web services

Pennsylvania based racetrack operators Keystone Turf Club and Bensalem Racing Association have appointed Sportech Racing & Digital to upgrade the web and mobile betting solutions for its Parx Racing venue. The agreement sees the Sportech Plc division, extend its totalisator services at Parx Racing, through its agreement with Bensalem and its syndicated off-track betting locations. Deal stakeholders inform, that Parx …

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Yggdrasil expansions continue into Spain

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Yggdrasil Gaming has continued its expansion strategy into new markets, with an announcement that a deal has been reached to offer its titles within Spain. Working in conjunction with existing partner GVC, Yggdrasil details that the firm is set to enter the regulated Spanish iGaming market later this year. GVC, whose strong presence within market of Spain is partly aligned …

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