Erin-Marie Gallagher

Gambling-related harm APPG outlines 2020 strategy

The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has outlined its 2020 strategy, as it continues to campaign for a reduction in gambling related harm. Carolyn Harris MP was re-elected as Chair of the Group. The Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, Lord Foster and Sammy Wilson MP were also elected as Vice-Chairs of …

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SportCaller supports Unibet retention with Streakr roll out

Kindred Group subsidiary Unibet has signed a new agreement with free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller to its marketing capabilities and support retention rates for the operator. Under the terms of the new agreement, SportCaller has rolled out its new game Streakr, which is expected to drive ‘deeper engagement and reliable retention.’ Johannes Nijboer, Sportsbook Business Portfolio Manager at Kindred Group, …

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UKGC faces pressure to release Betway ownership details

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is facing pressure to reveal the details of Betway’s ownership, with the Daily Mail claiming the operator’s ownership structure is lacking transparency. Betway has recently come under fire from some anti-gambling campaigners regarding its use of gambling incentives. According to the UKGC, however, UK licence holders are required to provide detailed information to the regulator …

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Fitzdares to pay out on Liverpool Premier League win

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has vowed to pay out all bets placed on Liverpool winning the Premier League this season, on the condition that the Merseyside team beat both Wolves and West Ham. Fitzdares has said that it will pay out all bets on 1 February, as Liverpool looks to be on track to win its first title since 1990. The …

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Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming

Over recent years, the UK racing sector has faced a number of difficulties including cuts to funding, concerns over age-verification measures and engagement with a wider audience. Speaking to Ben Keith, Owner of Star Sports, at Betting on Sports he explained that the on-course sector is doing everything it can to prevent under-aged gambling. He said: “I don’t really think …

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FSB selects Rob Wheeler as new Business Development Director

Industry platform provider FSB has strengthened its leadership team by confirming that Rob Wheeler has joined the company as its new Business Development Director. The new appointment is hoped to help support FSB’s global expansion, with further senior appointments due to be announced in due course. Commenting on his new role, Wheeler said: “I’m delighted to have joined FSB at …

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‘There’s still more to be done’ to address gender pay gap says BHA

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has said that ‘there’s still more to be done’ when it comes to closing the gender pay gap, as the racing body published its gender pay figures for 2019. The figures have shown a mean gender pay gap of 17% and a median gap of 9%, which the BHA has lauded as an ‘improvement’ from …

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XLMedia warns Google rankings could hinder revenues

Affiliate marketing specialist XLMedia has warned that the recent updates to algorithms on Google could hinder the group’s revenue. Publishing a trading update, XLMedia explained that its site demotions within Google were done manually. This was despite it coinciding with search algorithm changes, which were rolled out on 13th January. “On 18 January 2020, the company became aware that a …

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William Hill to reshuffle leadership after O’Brien and Whitlam step down

William Hill continues to see a number of changes to its senior management after Ciaran O’Brien (Director of Corporate Communications), and Dan Whitlam (Head of Safer Gambling) confirmed that they will be stepping down from the company. O’Brien, spent five years at William Hill whereby he played a key role in establishing the operator’s responsible gambling strategy while also being …

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SIS promotes William Morris to Head of International Racing

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that William Morris has been promoted to Head of International Racing. Morris initially joined SIS back in 2016 as the company’s Digital Sales Manager, where he supervised the domestic and international expansion of SIS’ digital division. Commenting on his new position, Morris said: “This is a really exciting …

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