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Joseph Cuschieri to depart as Malta MGA Chairman

The Times of Malta has reported that Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri will be leaving the gambling regulator to become the first Chief Executive of Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The appointment of Cuschieri as MFSA CEO is reported to have been personally requested by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, with the authority restructuring its operations to …

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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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Richard Carter – How SBTech is solving Mansion’s vertical challenge

SBTech CEO Richard Carter spoke to SBC about the major new deal announced this morning which sees the company bring on major brand Mansion as a client which and also herald the launch of Mansionbet.  SBC: This is a pretty major deal – how did it come about? Richard Carter: As a group Mansion was looking to move into sports …

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Study suggests female jockeys as good as males

A new study by the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA has found that the performance of female jockeys is similar to that of their male counterparts. The MBA, run by the University of Liverpool with funding from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Racing Foundation, has been utilising detailed analysis techniques on data covering a …

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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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ESSA praises joint UK and France corruption pact

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The United Kingdom and France have been lauded by international sports betting integrity body ESSA, for its ‘Declaration of Intention’ to target suspicious betting practises. The governments of the two nations are to share expertise and best practises, in order help to tackle issues such as sports corruption and match-fixing through illegal and irregular sports betting. As part of the …

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French Renaissance: PMU reports first annual revenue increase since 2011

French betting operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has announced that for the first time in five years its annual revenue has increased. Detailing its provisional operating revenue for the year of 2017, PMU reported a 2% rise on the previous year with revenue of €9.92 billion. A significant factor in the growth came from the group’s international racing division, which …

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On Air… Winamax France launches dedicated TV Channel

Seeking to develop new audiences and drive engagement with its product portfolio, French betting operator Winamax has this week launched its in-house developed broadcast channel ‘Winamax TV‘. The multi-format channel is accessible through the Winamax.fr website, and has been additionally extended to Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope and Molotov TV verticals. Launching Winamax TV, the betting operator stated that it …

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Malta monitors Franco-German ‘EU digital taxation framework’ proposal

Industry stakeholders are monitoring the European Union’s potential proposal to introduce a ‘digital taxation framework’, aimed at consolidating taxes for digital enterprises with multi-national operations and commercial services. The new scheme is being spearheaded by the governments of Germany and France and aims to crack down on tax avoidance loopholes, which have been perceived to be used by multi-national tech …

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FDJ France launches dedicated Esports hub with Sportradar

France state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has expanded its services and profile within the burgeoning Esports market, by launching a dedicated ‘digital esports betting hub’ in partnership with leading sports data supplier Sportradar. Updating stakeholders, FDJ details that its Esports hub will be attached to flagship betting brand ParionsSport (ParionsSport.fdj.fr) portal. Sports data supplier Sportradar will power the hub …

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