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UKGC outlines tougher sanctions for betting operators

Coming into force on 31 October 2018, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has outlined that strengthened sanctions against gambling companies that break advertising rules or breach consumer law. The new regulations come after the UKGC went through an open consultation period and are the latest step as the industry trade body looks to implement its vision for the market, with …

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The FA Cup – Any magic for the bookies?

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The third round of the FA Cup gets underway at the weekend and whilst this means a shot at glory for those outside the Premier League, it means something different for the bookmakers. Does an FA Cup weekend mean more or less betting volume these days? How do you promote a weekend of games to a bettor who doesn’t know …

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Barton’s betting holds up Burnley move

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Midfielder Joey Barton has been charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to betting’ with the allegation that the Englishman placed over 1200 bets in the past decade. This is a familiar territory for Barton as it was only in November that the former Rangers man was charged by the Scottish FA for breaching its betting rules. In this instance …

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Thomas Hogenhaven – Better Collective – A SmartBets 2016

Thomas Hogenhaven is the Chief Product Officer at Better Collective. In another of our end of the year series, we spoke to Hogenhaven about the launch of SmartBets, big data, esports and innovation in betting.   SBC: Having launched in June in time for the Euros, how has the latter part of the year been for SmartBets, and what has …

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Rob Dyche – Esport Gaming – Standing alone

Rob Dyche is the Cofounder and CEO of Esport Gaming, an esports focused betting platform licenced in Curacao.  At the recent Esports Betting Summit, one of the points of discussion was whether esports is more suited to a dedicated platform or whether it should be integrated into a traditional sportsbook like any other new market. SBC readers can hear the thoughts …

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Bookies’ Corner: Brexit – Will we stay or will we go?

This, the second in SBC’s new Bookies’ Corner series, sees the experts from the world of betting hash out the EU Referendum and whether there’ll be a Brexit.  It has been speculated that Brexit may become the biggest political betting event in history. Political betting has been gaining popularity in recent times with the Scottish Referendum breaking records, and this …

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Pinnacle Sports unleashes new and improved Pinnacle Sports Mobile

Pinnacle Sports, an online bookmaker licensed in Malta and Curaçao, has launched an exciting new look to its mobile site. With mobile betting now something huge numbers of customers enjoy, Pinnacle has amended its product to ensure that it is now notably faster and easier to bet on the move with its betting product.  As speed is just as crucial as betting value, …

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Online Betting Uplift in France

Jean-Francois Vilotte, president of the French regulatory authority ARJEL, has relayed in an interview with the French news publisher ‘Les Echos’ that gross gaming revenues in France’s online gaming and betting market have began to finally bear fruit, despite a shaky start post regulation of the French betting market, that witnessed a drastic change of the market structure. Sports betting …

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