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GambleAware recommissions the Scottish Gambling Education Hub

SBC News GambleAware recommissions the Scottish Gambling Education Hub

GambleAware has recommissioned the Scottish Gambling Education Hub (SGEH) for a further three years. Run by Edinburgh-based youth wellbeing and education charity Fast Forward, the SGEH has delivered gambling harm and addiction awareness courses since 2018. Fast Forward will maintain its grant funding by GambleAware to support young people and adults o raise awareness of gambling harms across Scottish communities, …

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GambleAware commits £2.5m for youth education hubs expansion

SBC News GambleAware commits £2.5m for youth education hubs expansion

GambleAware has committed a further £2.5 million in funding to expand its Gambling Education Hubs network across England and Wales.  The funding commitment follows the success of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub Service, operated by Edinburgh youth work organisation Fast Forward. Advancing its network, GambleAware has issued two new tenders for the design and delivery of hubs in England and …

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Betsafe powers Kenya entry with Incentive Games FTP suite 

SBC News Betsafe powers Kenya entry with Incentive Games FTP suite 

Betsson AB has commissioned sports betting innovation studio Incentive Games to develop a suite of free-to-play (FTP) games for its recently launched Betsafe Kenya brand. Launched this December, Betsafe Kenya is Betsson’s first African sports betting property in which the Stockholm group will seek to lead the Kenyan market in safer gambling, customer care and innovation disciplines.  Betsafe’s entry into …

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BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the governments of Scotland and Wales to publish their plans with regards to reopening casino venues, bringing clarity to affected employees and business owners. As England’s casinos begin to reopen from Saturday 1 August, Scottish and Welsh counterparts remain in the dark, having been given no indication as to their future business …

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John Gordon: Incentive Games – Putting the Reality into Virtual

SBC News John Gordon: Incentive Games - Putting the Reality into Virtual

John Gordon CEO and Co-Founder of betting innovation studio Incentive Games, details to SBC audiences that filling live sports void won’t be as easy as bookmakers simply expanding their virtual sports inventories. Reality bites as COVID-19’s lockdown raises critical questions of bookmaker’s product planning, delivery and all-round engagement capacities.  ___________________ The landscape of gambling has been changed dramatically by the …

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US ambitions sees FanDuel shut down UK operations

SBC News US ambitions sees FanDuel shut down UK operations

Unfortunately, we will not be offering contests this season. We hope to be back in the future. Details: https://t.co/SrjbnizgPA. — FanDuel (@FanDuelUK) July 28, 2017 Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has shut down its UK-facing operations in order to focus its commercial growth in its home US market. Over the weekend FanDuel.co.uk sent emails communications to affected players informing them …

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FanDuel expands mobile development capabilities with KotiKan acquisition

SBC News FanDuel expands mobile development capabilities with KotiKan acquisition

Following last week’s announcement of its $275 million Series E venture round funding, daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has confirmed the acquisition of Scottish app development studio KotiKan. FanDuel who stated that it would use its raised funds to further develop in-house development and delivery competencies, acquired the Edinburgh based mobile development studio who have worked on FanDuel mobile …

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FanDuel targets development expansion with new Glasgow City offices

SBC News FanDuel targets development expansion with new Glasgow City offices

Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel is set to expand its product development and delivery capabilities by employing a further 200 software specialists for its new Glasgow city offices. In December 2014, the Edinburgh founded operator announced that it would open a new development office in Glasgow City Centre. The fast growing company has doubled its Scottish workforce in the past …

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Win Cash Live bringing interactive betting show to STV

SBC News Win Cash Live bringing interactive betting show to STV

A new and unique interactive service is launching on Scottish terrestrial broadcaster STV this month, bringing together television, mobile and online betting. Interactive gaming service Win Cash Live will broadcast across Scotland daily, coming on air after midnight for two hours. STV’s city TV channels STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh will also broadcast the programme every night after 11pm for three hours. …

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