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GambleAware reaches record breaking funding donations

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GambleAware’s Chief Executive Marc Etches has penned an open letter to the industry, praising the response to last year’s concerns regarding funding for problem gambling initiatives. Detailing its voluntary donation system was, at the time, 60% below its funding target, Etches states that, despite ultimately falling below its £10m objective, a record breaking £9.4m was reached. Announcing donations are being …

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Maro Itoje’s agent handed 22-month ban for betting infractions

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Matt Hart, the agent of Saracens and England international Maro Itoje, has been suspended for 22 months after placing 1,476 bets, via a bet365 account, on rugby matches over the course of a three and a half year period. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) registered agent who works for the Stellar Group Limited, was found to have placed the bets …

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GVC Holdings completes long awaited Ladbrokes Coral acquisition

The long mooted takeover of the Ladbrokes Coral Group by GVC Holdings has finally reached completion, in a deal that could eventually be worth up to £4bn, just days after the High Court of England and Wales sanctioned the deal. With its shares now delisted from the London stock exchange, as part of the agreement the admission of 271,816,558 ordinary …

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FSB continues strategic expansions with sportsbook launch

FSB is to help launch a new UK facing sportsbook titles 7 Best Bets, after agreeing to provide its platform to its owners. Set to go live on April 9, the desktop and mobile site has an exclusive affiliate deal with social game 7 Of The Best (OTB), which was founded by former Tottenham Hotspur and England international defender Ledley …

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Wagering records to tumble as Ireland go for Grand Slam glory

Records could well be set to fall this weekend, as Ireland stand on the precipice of securing an unprecedented Grand Slam at ‘the home of rugby’. After twice denying England such glory in recent memory, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in both 2011 and 2017, Ireland could complete the ultimate turnaround and claim that same triumph, as one of world rugby’s …

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Injuries take their toll on fantasy managers

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It proved to be a frustrating week for fantasy managers, with a smattering of injuries ensuring a vast majority of scores failed to live up to the lofty expectations of recent weeks. With Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero already out injured many turned to Harry Kane to captain and earn double points, but disappointment followed as the England striker limped out …

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Celeb captains announced for 2018 BetBright Cup

BetBright has announced its duo of celebrity sporting captains for its fiercely contested 2018 Cheltenham Festival charity cup. Ex England cricket spin bowler Phil Tufnell and former snooker star Ken Doherty have been appointed as captains of Great Britain and Ireland respectively, as they bid for bragging right. The trophy is to be awarded to the country with the greatest …

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Are England destined for third straight Six Nations title?

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It’s that time of the year when Six Nations Rugby returns to our screens, with five physically intense rounds of competition spread across February and Match. England head into the Championships as favourites, with back to back triumphs, including a Grand Slam in 2016, but could the Red Rose’s impressive form be set to crash in early 2018? Joe Lovelace, …

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Betway: Nations League not the stage to end Three Lions hurt

Aimed at bringing an end to mundane international friendlies, the draw for the inaugural UEFA Nations League was made this week, with England being pitted in a group alongside Croatia and Spain. However for England fans hoping that the tournament will bring long-awaited international success to the country, the odds suggest they may want to look away now. Commenting on whether …

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Integrity at the heart of Perform and TXODDS link-up

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A new partnership has been launched with the dual aim of protecting the integrity of sports competitions and betting markets. Perform and TXODDS are set to collaborate on a number of new projects, whilst also providing innovative new systems designed to offer “unparalleled” access to additional intelligence and analysis. Ross MacEacharn, CEO of Perform Content, said: “We are delighted to …

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