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BGC welcomes Snapchat gambling ad opt-out feature

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has issued a statement welcoming a new feature added to social media platform Snapchat that enables users to opt out of gambling-related advertising. Snapchat developer Snap has been ‘working closely’ with the betting industry trade association over the past year, and intends to use the feature to give its customers greater control over the …

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Stats Perform to ‘boost exposure and appeal’ of BWF fixtures

Stats Perform has secured a partnership with the Badminton World Federation (BWF), becoming the exclusive distributor of the sport’s live streams and real-time stats to licenced betting operators. The agreement will cover the elite men’s, women’s and mixed tournaments of the global badminton, including distribution of data concerning 100% of all players on the courts.  Tournaments covered under the terms …

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Former F1 team manager Eddie Jordan to lead $1bn bid for OpenBet

Eddie Jordan, the Irish businessman who made his name in Formula One management and analysis, is leading a $1 billion bid for Scientific Games’ OpenBet sports betting division, according to The Currency. The planned takeover was reportedly confirmed by former Australian Formula One racing driver Mark Webber in an Instagram post, describing the development as ‘a mega acquisition in gaming’. …

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10 MPs received match tickets from betting firms throughout Euro 2020

The BBC has reported that 10 MPs from the two largest political parties received tickets to UEFA Euro 2020 Championship, in addition to other prominent sporting tournaments. Overall, eight Conservative Party MPs and two Labour Party MPs were gifted tickets worth between £1,537.60 and £3,457, with the two members of the latter party serving as members of the Shadow Cabinet. …

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Sportradar adds Badminton Europe to integrity client portfolio

Sportradar Integrity Services has signed an agreement with Badminton Europe, the continental governing body for the sport, leveraging its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to monitor fixtures.  Using the ‘advanced and proven’ UFDS – launched in February of this year – Sportradar will provide bet monitoring and reporting for badminton championships across the BEC Championships, BEC International Challenge, BEC International …

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William Hill: Striking a positive workplace balance for post-lockdown business

As the sector emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns, the challenge of maintaining a positive balance between workplace safety and business efficiency has been on the minds of leadership teams.  Speaking to SBCNews, Mark Skinner, Chief People Officer at William Hill, discussed the company’s ‘Balance Project’, a hybrid working strategy informed by employee feedback, with the objective of creating a safe and …

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IBIA reports decline in alerts but Europe continues to account for most

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its Q2 2021 report, identifying Europe as the continent responsible for the single largest amount of betting integrity alerts. Overall, 47% of all reported alerts originated in Europe, followed by Asia and South America at 13% each, with alerts spanning across a total of 15 countries. This is a continuing trend first …

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Betsson establishes Belarusian foothold via Europebet launch

Betsson has expanded its Eastern European operations, establishing a position in the Belarusian betting and gaming sector via the launch of its Europebet brand. The new brand will encompass sports betting, online casino and poker offerings, marking the first time online poker has been offered in the Belarusian market, and has secured agreements with several gaming providers. Additionally, the NASDAQ …

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Football Index allows customers to withdraw account funds

The website for football player exchange platform Football Index has gone back online after months of inactivity, allowing the operator’s customers to withdraw previously inaccessible funds. BetIndex, Football Index’s parent company, had been involved in extensive deliberations with both its administrators Begbies Traynor and the High Court of England and Wales regarding the final date for the payout of dividends …

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GAMING1 enhances partners with Blitz to further strengthen Belgian position

Belgian operator Blitz has become the latest company to leverage GAMING1’s sports betting platform, enhancing the latter’s status in the country following its agreement with Circus.be. The enhancement of the ‘longstanding partnership’ will see the sportsbook teams from each respective company cooperate to deliver ‘advanced sports betting experiences’ to the Belgian market. GAMING1’s package will see the gaming and sports …

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