Michael Lawson

Loot boxes under scrutiny as Labour MP submits questions to Parliament

Loot boxes have been thrust into the public spotlight, with a Labour Party MP submitting questions to parliament relating to the divisive virtual item. Daniel Zeichner, the MP for Cambridge, asked Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley what steps she plans to take to “help protect vulnerable adults and children from illegal gambling, in-game gambling …

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Ladbrokes to sponsor forthcoming FFos Las Welsh Champion Hurdle

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Ladbrokes has been announced as the new sponsor of the Welsh Champion Hurdle, which takes place at Ffos Las Racecourse on Saturday 21 October. Revived by the West Wales racecourse in 2011, last year’s edition saw it shift from its traditional February schedule to a new October date, with a victory for Philip Hobb’s Garde La Victoire. This year’s feature …

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Star Wars latest offering hotly tipped as 2017’s highest grossing film

With the recently-released trailer creating a considerable buzz amongst fans, William Hill has tipped ‘The Last Jedi’, the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise, to become the highest-grossing film of 2017. The British bookmaker has given odds of 1/6 on the film surpassing the $1.10 billion (£831.38 million) grossed by Beauty And The Beast back last March, but believes it …

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Digitain and Pokerdom launch new sportsbook ahead of World Cup

Armenian sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has linked up with Pokerdom, the world’s largest Russian-language poker community, to launch a new online sportsbook. The new site takes in 65 different sports, 7500 leagues and 3000 betting markets, and comes just a few months before the 2018 Russia World Cup. Powered by Digitain’s fully-managed sportsbook platform, next year’s World …

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DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

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DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria. The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball …

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NYX Gaming Group expands influence with integration of OIA Services

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NYX Gaming Group has agreed to integrate Italian operator OIA Services Ltd, holder of brands including Betaland and Enjoybet, to its award-winning Open Gaming System (NYX OGS™). The Toronto TSX-listed global betting supplier will oversee a significant expansion of Betaland, with the addition of the OGS Suite that includes leading NextGen Gaming titles such as DoublePlay SuperBet™, Gorilla Go Wild™ and …

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