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Unworkable 35% gambling tax sees Sportpesa suspend all Kenyan sports sponsorships

Kenyan sports betting operator Sportpesa has announced that it will end all forms of sponsorship with national sports clubs and bodies, as the operator deems Kenya’s 35% betting/gambling tax to be unworkable. This weekend Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri detailed to Kenya news sources, that his firm would suspend all sponsorships with sports stakeholders from January. Speaking to local press, Karauri ... Read More »

Ace! LeoVegas serves up ‘Summer of Tennis’ campaign

LeoVegas is betting big on tennis this summer, with the mobile betting specialist operator announcing its ‘Summer of Tennis’ campaign. Launched this week, LeoVegas Sports will allow for ‘its customers to bet on every single point made across all tennis competitions this summer’. As a player incentive, LeoVegas is adding hundreds of pounds of free bets and a chance for ... Read More »

Amaya promotes David Carrion to Director of Marketing for PokerStars

Updating the market, Toronto-listed Amaya Inc has confirmed the promotion of David Carrion to the leadership position of Director of Marketing for its PokerStars division. Carrion has been involved with PokerStars marketing and operations since 2010, joining the online poker room under the management of Rational Group. Carrion has worked on a number of international expansion projects for the PokerStars ... Read More »

Portugal FPF becomes first national football federation to join Dugout platform

The Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF) has become the first national football federation to join sports social content platform Dugout. The FPF joins Dugout’s growing portfolio of social media sports content publishers, which at present stands at 100 professional football players and 51 of the world’s biggest football clubs. The partnership will see FPF utilise Dugout to publish content covering ... Read More »

Kindred Group wins CJEU appeal against ‘discriminatory’ Hungarian licensing regime

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) the European Union’s principal law court has ruled against the Hungarian government’s online gambling licensing framework, stating that the regime had placed unfair business conditions for European operators seeking to enter the market. A formal appeal had been brought to the CJEU by European sports betting operator Kindred Group, who detailed that Hungary’s Gambling ... Read More »

UKGC responds to the FA’s end of relationship with betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a response to yesterday’s news that the English Football Association (FA) has ended all commercial ties with the betting/gambling industry. Following a governance review, the FA has decided to end its £4 million per year betting partnership with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract. English football’s governing body is reported to ... Read More »

1×2 Gaming rebrands corporate identity to 1×2 NETWORK

Online gambling software and games provider 1×2 Gaming has announced that it will rebrand its corporate identity and structure to ‘1×2 NETWORK’, which company leadership believes better represents the firm’s services and overall industry proposition. The decision to rebrand to 1×2 NETWORK follows an internal review, in which 1×2 management wanted to highlight new asset Iron Dog slots studio alongside ... Read More »

Operators charged over unfair bonus terms as CMA gets tough

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law with their labyrinthine bonus terms and conditions. As part of an ongoing investigation, the CMA is acting because it believes people aren’t getting the deal they expect from sign-up promotions and operators are unfairly holding on to people’s money. The ... Read More »

Betcartpartners to sponsor SBC Betting Forum networking drinks

The first edition of the SBC Betting Forum will take place on 12th July at this year’s iGaming Super Show, with Betcartpartners confirmed as sponsors of the event’s networking drinks. The event, co-organised with SBC Events, will feature talks on the latest industry trends and will also act as a networking opportunity for delegates at the Amsterdam show. The day ... Read More »

Betfair launches Fairer Game campaign seeking female football coaching talent

Partnering up with Women in Football, Betfair has launched its ‘Fairer Game’ campaign this week, with the betting firm funding 50 female football coaches who will aim to gain their UEFA B licenses. The company has set itself the long-term goal of doubling the number of UK female football coaches with UEFA A licenses, which at present stands at 29 ... Read More »