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Genius Sports signs live data and analytics deal with Benfica

In an expansion of its Portuguese operations, Genius Sports has partnered with SL Benfica, covering live tracking data, analytics and enhanced broadcasting. The deal will see Genius’ Second Spectrum subsidiary provide tracking technology, machine learning and AI capabilities to provide ‘statistical insight’ into the team. Additionally, the company will also conduct a broadcast role for Benfica to bolster fan engagement …

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GamCare backs Entain’s sustainability strategy with Safer Gambling Standard

Entain has received recognition for its sustainability efforts from GamCare, as the responsible gaming charity awarded the firm its Safer Gambling Standard.  As one of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ betting and gaming group’s, Entain has stated that it is the ‘largest operator’ to be awarded with the accreditation, which covers both its online and land-based operations.  The group was recognised …

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GambleAware lauds ‘Big Four’ donations but decries ‘inconsistent approach’

GambleAware has published its list of corporate donors for the 12 months ending 31 March 2022, revealing that the ‘Big Four’ group of UK operators generated 89% of all contributions. The responsible and safer gambling organisation updated that Entain, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill all made donations in the millions, with total industry contributions to GambleAware reaching £34.7 million. The continued …

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DAZN BET further enhances management as Gemma Burge takes safer gambling lead

DAZN has hired another industry veteran to the leadership team of its sports betting venture DAZN BET, appointing Gemma Burge as Head of Safer Gambling.  Burge specialises in risk management and safer gambling for the online and land-based betting and gaming sectors, having accumulated experience over a 15 year career, which included employment at Sky Bet and William Hill. At …

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Lord Lipsey to improve ‘welfare, integrity and standards’ of Premier Greyhound Racing

Premier Greyhound Racing has appointed Lord David Lipsey as Chair, who returns to the sport following his four-year spell as Chair of the then-named British Greyhound Racing Board (BGRB) between 2004 and 2008.  The group, which is a newly-launched joint venture between Entain and the Arena Racing Company (ARC), looks to deliver ‘best serving’ racegoers, owners and trainers via increased …

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Mark Kemp to lead DAZN BET’s ‘imminent disruption’ of global sportsbook markets

A week following its announcement that it will launch its sportsbook venture by the start of the 2022/2023 football season, global sports OTT platform DAZN Group has confirmed that Mark Kemp will lead its new sportsbook unit as Chief Executive of DAZN BET. As CEO  DAZN BET, Kemp will work towards the venture’s  goal to ‘revitalise’ and ‘disrupt’ the casual …

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Sarah Gardner: UKGC aware of blurred complexities governing novel product interactions

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The emergence of ‘new, novel products’ that have hit the UK’s online gambling market in recent years have presented a unique challenge for both regulators and operators. Speaking to industry stakeholders at last week’s ICE 2022 London expo, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Deputy CEO Sarah Gardner outlined ongoing concerns, noting that many of the products and their engagements are a …

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Entain renews Light & Wonder contract for LBO gaming products

Entain has extended its contract with Light & Wonder (L&W) through to 2030, continuing to leverage the firm’s retail gaming solution and catalogue of titles.  The contract renewal will see L&W provide Entain with 10,000 gaming terminals, which will be fitted across the international gambling group’s Ladbrokes and Coral high-street licenced betting office (LBO) retail outlets.  Additionally, Entain will also …

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Entain reports Grand National success with 12.75m bets placed

This year’s Grand National proved to be another commercial success for the UK’s bookmakers, as Entain detailed that it had taken a ‘record-breaking’ number of wagers.  The Ladbrokes and Coral operator reported that over 12.75 million bets were placed during the three days of the Grand National festival at Aintree racecourse, a substantial increase on the last fixture in 2019.  …

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