Joe Streeter

UK Government announces temporary closure of betting shops and casinos

Following the latest set of unprecedented guidelines issued by the UK government to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, betting shops and casinos will be forced to close their doors with immediate effect for a period of two weeks, pending further review.  The news comes as the Prime Minister confirmed the UK was elevating attempts to flatten the impending Covid-19 …

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Scientific Games adds three new employees to its leadership team

Scientific Games has strengthened its leadership team by announcing three new additions to the company.  Matt Wilson will join the company as Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive in March, while Siobhan Lane will assume the position of Chief Commercial Officer next month. Connie James has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer, having started on the 6th of …

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Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has collaborated with 32Red as the firm emphasises its focus on responsible gambling with the launch of its ‘Stay In Control’ series. The opening episode of the series saw Rooney joined by former football league midfielder Scott Davies, who currently does extensive work in promoting the risks of gambling with Epic Risk Management.  Hosted at …

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Flutter elevates racing commitment with new commercial rights deal

Flutter Entertainment has significantly elevated its racing offering by announcing a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC), The Racing Partnership (TRP) and At The Races (ATR). The lucrative multi-year rights deal will strengthen all elements of Flutter’s global racing business including UK retail and online, as well as its operations in the US and Australia. Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter …

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LeoVegas deepens support for sports integrity with IBIA

LeoVegas has strengthened its commitment to sports integrity by becoming the fifth sports betting company to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) since it rebranded in June.  As part of the collaboration, LeoVegas.com will start feeding into IBIA’s unique global sports betting monitoring and alert system, while the company’s other betting platforms (Royal Panda, BetUK, Pixel.bet and 21.co.uk) will …

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Downes departs Dons following FA charge

English League One side AFC Wimbledon has parted company with manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a four-week suspension from all football-related activity following a breach of betting rules.  Announcing his departure, the club cited that a change of manager was the best route to retaining its upturn of results in recent weeks, whilst Downes has served a suspension.  …

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CheckdMedia CEO Jamie Knowlson on the opportunity for growth and US expansion

SBC spoke to CheckdMedia CEO Jamie Knowlson on how new appointments are positioning the firm for significant growth, also highlighting the ‘once in a generation opportunity’ presented by US regulation. SBC: CheckdMedia is now part of CheckdGroup, what does this mean for the future plans of the business? Jamie Knowlson: We want CheckdGroup to be the leading full-service agency within the …

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Brazil’s National Basketball League unites with Genius Sports

Brazil’s National Basketball League (LNB) has strengthened its fight against corruption after announcing a new partnership with Genius Sports. As part of the agreement, Genius Sports has been appointed to launch a major new integrity and live data strategy for the tournament. The deal grows Genius Sports already expansive portfolio of partners, which includes the NBA, FIBA, Euroleague Basketball, the NCAA, English Premier League and the German Football …

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Colossus Bets confirms cash-out collaboration with bet365

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Pool betting markets supplier Colossus Bets has confirmed a new long-term licensing agreement that will allow bet365 to utilise its extensive cash-out patent portfolio in the US market. The linkup follows Colossus’ considerable expansion in the country, with the firm being granted 12 patents in the US, adding to a host it has been granted globally. These include cash-out on several gaming …

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SportPesa unveils new sporting experiences initiative

SportPesa is seeking to offer customers unrivalled experiences and access to major sporting events, with the launch of its new directive, the SportPesa Experience.  The Liverpool-based operator will use current partnerships with Everton Football Club, Hull City, SportPesa Racing Point Formula One Team and Chester Racecourse to provide customers with experiences from the Premier League, EFL, Formula One and Horse …

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