Erin-Marie Gallagher

Lottoland ‘disappointed’ by the ‘value destroying’ Zeal-Lotto24 deal

The two-week public spat between Lottoland and Zeal Network appears to have come to an end with the news that Zeal shareholders have approved the proposed deal to buy Lotto24. In a statement, Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland, expressed his disappointment in today’s decision, and has reiterated his opinion that the transaction is ‘value destroying’ for the company. He said: …

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BtoBet strengthens LatAm presence through strategic regional partnership

BtoBet, a multinational igaming and sportsbook platform provider, has strengthened its Latin American footprint with the expansion of its White Label Partnership Program. It follows the program’s rapid success in Africa over a short period of time. As part of the expansion, Wildar Gaming has become BtoBet’s new regional certified partner. Alessandro Fried, CEO of BtoBet, has predicted that many …

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David Armstrong appointed as new Racecourse Association Chief Executive

Ex-Wasps CEO David Armstrong has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Racecourse Association (RCA), bringing with him a wealth of expertise from across the sporting world. Armstrong is set to take up the position full-time as of 11 March. He joins the RCA after a three year tenure as Group CEO of Rugby Union team, Wasps. During …

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Search continues for Richard Scudamore’s successor

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Senior executive of the Premier League, Tim Davie, has become the second person to turn down an offer to succeed Richard Scudamore as the league’s new head. The Premier League have been on the lookout for a leadership replacement after inbound incumbent Susanna Dinnage unexpectedly reneged on the offer. Dinnage backtracked on the new role three weeks ago despite being …

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RCA admits unauthorised drone use gives punters an unfair edge on betting exchanges

Racecourse officials have joined efforts to clamp-down on the unauthorised use of drones, as recent reports have suggested that images shot using a drone can be used to give punters placing in-running bets an unfair advantage. Racing content streamed via TV channels is often delayed by several seconds, but drone images can be streamed instantly, gaining punters a strategic advantage …

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A no-deal brexit would be detrimental for British horse racing industry, warns Goffs’ chairman

The UK Chairman of Bloodstock sales group Goffs, Henry Beeby, has warned MPs that allowing a no-deal Brexit to occur will have adverse effects on the breeding and racing industries in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which has dented hopes for a secure future in the …

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Sportradar launches ‘ad:s’ range of full marketing services

Sports data, insights and analysis provider, Sportradar, will launch its new full-service marketing suite for sports betting stakeholders, ‘ad:s’ – which aims to streamline business operations, delivering better defined/tailored marketing strategies. The service will provide bookmakers with a plethora of marketing solutions that aim to eradicate waste and whilst optimising ‘targeted spend’ dynamics on verifiable prospects that produce measurable results for sector …

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JenningsBet extends contract with SG Gaming by two years

iGaming supplier SG Gaming, have announced that it is  “supporting the independent bookmaker” by extending its partnership with independent bookmaker, JenningsBet, through agreeing to a two-year contract. As part of the deal, SG Gaming will continue to supply slot content to its terminals to the 95 JenningsBet shops across the UK. In return, JenningsBet shop will continue to operate the …

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Trio of cricketers, including former Pakistan batsman, charged with bribery offences

A trio of cricket players, including a former batsman for Pakistan, have appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court charged with attempting to financially bribe a number of professional cricketers – making it the first instance of British police investigating alleged cricket corruption overseas. Nasir Jamshed, an opening batsman for Pakistan, played two test matches from 2008-2015, as well as 48 one-day …

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GamStop responds to failures highlighted in BBC report

GamStop, a national online self-exclusion initiative, has responded to media reports that had revealed problem gamblers have been able to bypass exclusionary measures put in place to prevent gambling activity. Following the broadcast of the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ programme over the weekend, it was revealed that problem gamblers registered as part of the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter …

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