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Stats Perform appoints Nick Cockerill to lead sportsbook innovation unit 

Stats Perform has appointed former Sky Betting & Gaming technology veteran Nick Cockerill as its new Group VP of Sports Betting Products.  Cockerill joined Stats Perform this February to head up the betting innovation arm of Stats Perform, for which the sports tech company seeks to merge its data capture, sports analysis and media capabilities to develop new ground-breaking products …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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Sky Bet ‘promotes’ WFH hybrid with new office design

Sky Betting and Gaming has announced plans to relocate its Leeds office to 4 Wellington Place, a new commercial development in the heart of the city centre. The Flutter Entertainment owned betting operator is one of the largest employers in the city, and plans to consolidate around 1,400 employees in the new offices. Sky Bet employees are currently working from …

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GambleAware donations top £10m for 2019/20

GambleAware has revealed that donations to the charity have surpassed its £10 million minimum target for the first time. Publishing the full list of donations received between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, it revealed that gambling operators and suppliers had made £10.05 million in voluntary donations to the charity, which is not inclusive of money received through regulatory …

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UKGC forms three groups to address safer gambling standards

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will create three new focus groups to help facilitate the implementation of safer gambling standards. Led by senior leaders in the gambling industry, the three collaboration groups will focus on game and product design, advertising technology and high value customer incentives to gamble. The initiative, which is said to be the …

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Betting bosses withdraw from upcoming APPG hearing

GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander has withdrawn from this week’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) hearing, with the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP branding the executive’s decision ‘outrageous’. The APPG hearing, which will specifically focus upon identifying and resolving harms caused by online gambling, brings together representatives from a number of leading UK operators including GVC, William Hill …

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Leader of the Year kicks off Sport in Focus at Betting on Sports

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The 2018 Sports Betting Leader of the Year Sergey Portnov will be kicking off the Sport in Focus track at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. Sport in Focus is one of four tracks held on the first full day (18 September) of SBC’s flagship conference, which takes place at Olympia London from 17-20 September. Portnov, who took home the …

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The community benefits to complement day-to-day business

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Making employees happier and more productive during office hours can bring far-reaching benefits for businesses from any sector. However, this focus on well-being has been sweeping the gambling industry in recent years, as companies search for the right community aspects to complement day-to-day diligence. Microgaming was hailed as one of the ‘The 10 top coolest offices in the UK‘ just …

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UKGC advises operators to reassess novelty market approach

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Earlier this week, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released its latest advice to operators, suggesting that they should be reassessing their approach to allowing customers to wager bets on novelty markets. The regulator has strongly suggested that, in relation to markets centred around reality tv shows dependent on public voting, operators should cease to accept bets “in parallel to the …

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Sky Bet’s Pete Wallis joins EPIC Risk Management

Independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has continued to develop its growth strategy through the appointment of Pete Wallis. Joining the consultancy from Sky Betting and Gaming, Wallis will be tasked with facilitating the continued progress of the company. He will oversee the creation of initiatives which will identify and effectively intervene with customers experiencing gambling related harms …

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