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Wayne Shaw’s Sutton pie munch could land Sun Bets in hot water

The English Football Association (FA) and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are investigating Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw for breaching football betting rules during yesterday’s FA Cup Fifth Round match against Arsenal FC. Before the match, which was broadcast on BBC1, new UK bookmaker Sun Bets had offered an 8/1 price on ‘Wayne Shaw to eat a pie live ... Read More »

GIG strengthens M&A growth strategy with SEK 400 million bond issuance

Further to yesterday’s announcement that Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group will enter the UK betting market launching its Nordic flagship betting brands Guts.com and Super Lenny. GIG governance has further detailed that the firm has secured a Nordic bond issuance of SEK 400 million (£35 million), which it will use to further exploit its ongoing M&A growth strategy. The Malta-based operator ... Read More »

Scout DFS announces major governance appointments in Blom & Ternström

New industry daily fantasy sports software supplier Scout Gaming Group (Scout) has announced the executive appointments of Rolf Blom as Chairman of the Board and Andreas Ternström as company Chief Executive. Seeking significant growth in the coming months, Scout has recruited former NetEnt Chairman and serial igaming/betting industry investor Rolf Blom as its first Chairman of the Board. Blom commented ... Read More »

GIG launches Nordic ‘Top 5’ brands Guts.com & Super Lenny for the UK betting market

Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GIG), has announced that it will launch its popular Nordic facing brands Guts.com and Super Lenny (SuperLenny.com) for the UK market, having gained its official sports betting operator license from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Following its UKGC approval, GIG governance informs that it is now allowed to operate its proprietary brands in addition to third ... Read More »

New player OneBet launches with Finnplay sports betting solutions

Updating the market, industry open platform provider Finnplay has announced that it has signed an agreement to provide sports betting provisions for newly launched European operator OneBet. OneBet launches its sports betting product as official betting partner of FIA’s World Rally Championship. Finnplay will support the new bookmaker with a range of further betting provisions including pool betting, fixed odds, ... Read More »

BetVictor withdraws all Russian betting services

UK independent bookmaker BetVictor, has confirmed that it will no longer service players, transactions and wagers from the Russian Federation. Last week the bookmaker sent a customer communication informing players of its decision to suspend its Russian betting services. The bookmaker has moved to close all Russian customer accounts, requesting that affected players withdraw all remaining funds and balances. The ... Read More »

Ladbrokes – Females lead the pack for BBC’s Doctor Who

Ladbrokes has placed British/Australian actress Tilda Swinton as favourite to take on the popular role of BBC’s Doctor Who, replacing former incumbent Peter Capaldi. Following strong speculation on the Oscar winner becoming the first female to play the Doctor in the shows 54-year history, bookmaker Ladbrokes has placed Swinton as outright 7/2 frontrunner leading British actor Kris Marshall (‘the guy ... Read More »

Betfred activates Super League sponsorship with JDG Sport

UK independent bookmaker Betfred has hired sports media agency JDG Sport to help optimise its title sponsorship of rugby league’s ‘2017 Super League’ season (start date 9 February). JDG, a content marketing specialist, will promote Betfred as title sponsor and best bookmaker for UK Rugby League. The partnership sees Betfred take up significant coverage on JDG’s loverugbyleague.com portal, the UK’s biggest ... Read More »

SNAI ups digital marketing & acquisition capabilities with Betgenius

Italian gambling operator Gruppo SNAI (SNAI) will push its 2017 digital marketing campaigns utilising Betgenius data and player engagement services as the firm looks to increase player acquisition capabilities of its online sportsbook Snai.it. Following an industry review, Betgenius has been selected as SNAI online sportsbook partner to help accelerate player acquisition and growth through a multi-faceted digital marketing campaign. ... Read More »

Jamie Hart departs as Managing Director of Sun Bets

New UK bookmaker Sun Bets has confirmed that Managing Director Jamie Hart is set to leave the leadership position having chosen to join Romanian betting operator SuperBet (SuperBet.ro).  Both Sun Bets management and Jamie Hart confirmed the departure to SBC, with the operator having begun the search for a new leader. Australian gambling operator Tabcorp, joint venture partner with News ... Read More »