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Jdigital bolsters integrity training as sports corruption is placed at forefront of Spanish reforms

Jdigital, Spain’s online gambling trade association, has shared knowledge and insights on match-fixing and sports corruption with the National Police Department. This week in Barcelona, Jorge Hinojosa, Director General of Jdigital, participated in a series of workshops organised by the Training & Development unit of Spain’s police department.  Jdigital’s workshops aim to strengthen the training of police officers across Spanish …

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Blexr recruits new senior management duo to lead media & marketing operations 

Blexr has moved to strengthen its day-to-day media and marketing operations by appointing two new executives to join its senior management team.  The Malta and Barcelona-based publisher has confirmed the appointment of Nick Walker as Chief Operating Officer (COO), joining Blexr from iTech Media, where he formerly served as Head of Agile Delivery. An expert in media operations and product …

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CIRSA appoints Antonio Hostench as new Group CEO 

Grupo CIRSA has announced the appointment of Antonio Hostench as new Chief Executive of the Blackstone-owned Spanish markets gambling group. Yesterday, the board of CIRSA informed stakeholders that it had decided to split the duties of CEO and Chairman that Joaquim Agut had served since 2018, following US PE fund Blackstone’s buyout of the company. Agut will now solely act …

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Sorare enlists SEON to enhance fraud prevention capabilities

Fantasy football platform Sorare has entered into a partnership with SEON, leveraging the latter’s solutions to detect fraud within its referral programme. The agreement will see Sorare utilise SEON’s onboarding monitoring, device fingerprinting and tailored risk rules offerings to identify and prevent referral fraud and protect its Non-Fungible Token portfolio. Solutions included under the terms of the partnership include Email …

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Betway commits to responsible sponsorships irrespective of Gambling Review outcomes

Super Group has lauded the social responsibility focus of its marketing efforts, applied across all the football sponsorship portfolio of its flagship sportsbook property Betway. Issuing an update on Betway’s football portfolio, the group pointed to the brand’s success in the UK, where it has forged collaborations with 13 clubs in the English Premier League, most prominently West Ham United …

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CIRSA improves trading outlook following positive LatAm reopenings

Grupo CIRSA, the Blackstone-owned Spanish gambling group, revealed that 2021 trading is ‘on par with company expectations’ as its global land-based units continue to be impacted by COVID circumstances.  Publishing a Q1 2021 trading overview, the CIRSA registered group operating profits of €28.6 million, generated from corporate revenues totalling €156 million. CIRSA underscored that period operating profits were generated against …

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SBC Digital Summit CIS: Football and sports betting ‘need’ one another

Football, which is arguably the ‘biggest sport in the world’, captures the attention of supporters and professional players across the globe. Fans who crave the sport often become more immersed via the route of betting and gambling.  The ever-changing industry is inevitably taking advantage of this spike in activity but with new, stricter regulations being fixed in place, what does …

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Liverpool and Manchester United in discussions to join new European Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United are taking part in negotiations to join a new European Super League, according to reports. Earlier this month, the top flight duo were spearheading a campaign, titled ‘Project Bigger Picture’, to reform the Premier League. The new campaign would have axed two teams from the league, giving the ‘big six’ “enhanced voting rights”. However, this was …

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Robert Griffin, MIRACL: Don’t Gamble With Passwords!

Robert Griffin, CEO of MIRACL, has urged betting leadership to move beyond its out-dated assumption that passwords can be considered as an effective security measure protecting customers. Presenting a case study at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, Griffin detailed that betting operators are still “gambling with passwords” which have become an obsolete security tool, no longer protecting player data and further hindering vital …

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David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity

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With betting markets re-emerging from lockdown last June, Sportradar launched its suite of Formula 1 live in-race betting products, seeking to revitalize F1 race-day engagements for global motorsport’s biggest audience.  As Round-6 of a revamped Formula 1 season gets underway this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix (Sunday 16 August Barcelona) – David Lampitt, Managing Director Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, …

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