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Malta approval sees Unikrn launch European esports betting vehicle

Esports betting platform Unikrn has confirmed that it has been approved a Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence, allowing the company to service regulated European betting markets. Unikrn will now launch new European enterprise ‘Unikrn EU’, a joint venture with France-based RBP. Securing its market entry, the Seattle-based technology firm aims to become the outright leader for esports wagering for European …

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German Ice Hockey League unveils new approach to combat match fixing

This season, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) will debut a radical new approach to eliminating match fixing and manipulation. The approach will involve the implementation of a brand new set of regulations related to match manipulation, a partnership with anti-match fixing experts Sportradar to cover the detection and investigation of suspicious betting behaviour worldwide, and a partnership with German sports …

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Ladbrokes backing Catalonian independence should the polls open Sunday

In defiance of the increasingly stern orders from the Spanish government, the campaign for a Catalonian independence referendum continues to gather momentum. Located in the northeast of Spain with a population of 7.5 million and accounting for roughly 20% 0f Spain’s current GDP, the Catalonia province not only has its own language and culture, but it also has a longstanding …

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BetRegal diary – The genesis of a new bookmaking brand

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Former Pinnacle Marketing Director Aly Lalani is one of the key stakeholders behind the launch of BetRegal.com, a new European facing sportsbetting and gaming brand created to provide its customers with the “best possible value” in prices. In a new regular column, Lalani will share his experiences about the challenges of bringing a new brand to the market. After several …

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Malta MGA wants industry stakeholders to get smart on new EU-wide anti-money laundering rules.

Issuing a market update, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published a joint industry consultation with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) detailing forthcoming changes to EU-wide business policy relating to ‘anti-money laundering and combatting the funding of terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements’. The document highlights provisions set by the European Parliament and Council on new regulations relating to the prevention of …

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Integrity Matters…BetStars joins ESSA membership body

International betting integrity body ESSA has been boosted by the addition of Amaya Inc online betting subsidiary BetStars to its increasing roster of members. The inclusion of BetStars, takes ESSA’s current membership to 25 regulated betting operators covering many of the leading international brands. Joining the programme, BetStars will work ESSA partners to help combat match-fixing cases and sports integrity …

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Long live the DraftKings of Europe

DraftKings recently became one of the first DFS operators to secure a Maltese Controlled Skill Gaming licence.  It didn’t take long for the company to reveal its European plans for 2017 either with a German launch planned for Q1. The operator entered the UK space around a year ago and the mega merger with FanDuel is expected to be fully …

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Cherry indicates interest in buying remaining ComeOn shares

Cherry Gaming said it is looking at a further bond financing to buy up the remaining shares of ComeOn that it doesn’t already own, after Cherry said its own revenues ex-ComeOn rose 39% over the third-quarter. At the end of July, Cherry bought up a 49% stake in ComeOn and Cherry said that though ComeOn’s revenues were yet to be …

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ESSA – Tennis continues to dominate suspicious betting alerts

European sports integrity unit ESSA has reported that tennis accounted for 84% of all cases of suspicious betting reported to regulatory authorities. Tennis alerts have now dominated ESSA’s integrity statistics for seven consecutive quarters since ESSA introduced its quarterly reporting practice at the start of 2015. The third quarter of 2016 saw 37 cases of suspicious betting activity identified by …

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BOS Sponsor Profile – James Fleming – Emerchants

Emerchants are a leading provider of prepaid payment solutions, offering prepaid debit card programs which are specifically designed for the online betting and gaming industry. After enjoying success in Australia with Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Sportsbet and CrownBet, they will be in market with major European partners starting in Q4 2016. Emerchants are keen to introduce its solution, and the …

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