Tag Archives: betway

Countdown to Cheltenham: The Festival will have its highs and lows says Betway

With the Countdown to Cheltenham well underway, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event. Speaking with Betway’s Head of Corporate Communications and PR Alan Alger, he revealed that sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a key asset for the operator, and suggested that Ballymoy could be worth backing …

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Betway expands Euro profile securing Portuguese licence

Portugal’s Comissao de Jogos do Turismo (SRJI) has granted Betway a licence to operate B2C online casino and betting services. The government agency which leads licencing initiatives for Portugal’s gambling marketplace, sanctioned by the nation’s Tourism Board has granted online gambling rights to Betway’s Malta operating subsidiary GM Gaming Ltd. Portugal becomes Betway’s ninth European regulated marketplace, in which the …

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Winning Post: Adtech kerfuffle highlights need for responsible gambling

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners looks at the launch of Gamvisory, Penn National Gaming’s 36% acquisition of Barstool Sports and the use of adtech in safer gambling initiatives. US: sports betting – a seat at the table or a stool in the corner? This week Penn National Gaming announced that it would take a 36% initial stake in Barstool Sports, valuing …

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UKGC faces pressure to release Betway ownership details

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is facing pressure to reveal the details of Betway’s ownership, with the Daily Mail claiming the operator’s ownership structure is lacking transparency. Betway has recently come under fire from some anti-gambling campaigners regarding its use of gambling incentives. According to the UKGC, however, UK licence holders are required to provide detailed information to the regulator …

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GVC tops the list of GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3

Recent figures released by industry charity GambleAware have listed GVC Holdings, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment as the top three donors to the charity for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 December 2019. For the first three quarters of the year, the industry charity had received £7.6m in voluntary contributions, however this does not include funds received through regulatory …

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Philip Canavan: ‘ASA legislation cannot be taken lightly’

SEM Global’s director and founder Philip Canavan has emphasised how operators need to be more meticulous in abiding by advertising guidelines following the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banning a Betway ad that featured West Ham’s Declan Rice. Betway were found to be in breach of CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 16.3.14 (Gambling), which states that betting operators are prohibited from featuring under-25s …

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ASA pulls Betway ad featuring Declan Rice

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has pulled a Betway advert after it was deemed to be in breach of advertising regulations. The advert in question, which was shown on 19 October 2019, was challenged after it featured 20 year old England footballer Declan Rice. Under current advertising regulations, betting operators are prohibited from featuring under-25s which play a ‘significant role’ …

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Four more sign turnover-based streaming and data deal with ATR

BetVictor, Betway, BoyleSports and Unibet have joined Betfred in signing a turnover based streaming and data deal with At The Races (ATR), which will begin in January 2020. The agreement will cover the delivery of streaming and raceday data, which ATR sells as a licensee for its racecourse rights holders across the platform’s UK horseracing content. Under the terms of …

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Kenyan BCLB reinstates Betway’s licence after 20% tax introduction

The Kenyan regulator has decided to reinstate Betway’s operator licence after the bookmaker had agreed to introduce a controversial 20% tax on sports betting winnings. Kenya’s Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) announced the tax this week, and has since reinstated Betway’s licence after a month-long absence from then Kenyan market. Previously, the 20% tax was only applicable to the …

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SportPesa blow as Nairobi High Court denies licence renewal

SportPesa has lost its Nairobi High Court appeal in relation to the bookmaker overturning its licence restrictions sanctioned by Kenya’s Betting Control & Licensing Board’s (BCLB) this July. The bookmaker at the forefront of the Kenyan government’s betting industry dispute related to unpaid taxes on player winnings had moved to challenge the BCLB’s decision not to renew its operator licence, …

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