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BGC demands reopening guarantees and no tax rises ahead of crucial budget 

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has joined wider UK industries in calling for the HM Treasury to extend business rates relief and help the economy emerge from lockdown.  UK business currently waits for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to present his spring statement on Wednesday 3 March, when he will announce the Budget proposals for 2021, outlining the fiscal measures and …

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Grand National maintains dates against betting’s reopening interests 

The Jockey Club has confirmed that the Randox Grand National will maintain its schedule of 8-10 April despite the UK betting sector’s appeal for a change of dates to support the reopening of England’s betting shops on 12 April. Led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), UK operators had urged the Jockey Club – owner of Aintree Racecourse – …

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Betsson nets Peru Liga 1 title naming rights

Peru’s Liga 1 football championship is set to undertake its first name change in more than 20 years as Betsson Peru, becomes forms a strategic alliance with the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF), confirmed this week. The partnership will see Liga 1 Peru’s top division of professional football renamed as the ‘Liga 1 Betsson‘, as the European online gambling group becomes …

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Scout Gaming backs network capacity as enterprise growth continues  

Scout Gaming Group remains confident of its long-term business strategy and future commercial prospects after delivering growth to its investors. Despite numerous COVID challenges interrupting its standard trading, the Nasdaq Nordic listed B2B fantasy sports supplier recorded full-year corporate revenues of SEK 47 million (€4.6m), up 85% on corresponding FY 2019’s SEK 26 million. Revenue growth was supported by a …

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Flutter board takes a US Flavour with Dubuc & Koeppel appointments 

Flutter Entertainment Plc has disclosed a number of boardroom-level changes, governing the FTSE100 gambling group.  Current Deputy-Chairman Divyesh Gadhia and long-term Non-Executive Director Peter Rigby have individually confirmed that they intend to retire from boardroom duties following Flutter’s annual general meeting scheduled for 29 April. The FTSE firm has secured forthcoming replacements, confirming that Holly Koeppel and Nancy Dubuc will …

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Svenska Spel tracks Team SOK Olympic journey 

Svenska Spel has launched its new nationwide campaign ‘Om Supporterskap’ (‘Our Support’) highlighting its commitment to funding Swedish athletes competing in this Summer’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.   Om Supporterskap has been co-developed as a nationwide campaign and documentary mini-series with Svenska Spel, following six Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) athletes as they prepare to compete in Tokyo 2021. Since 2019, …

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CalvinAyre.com stops publishing as Calvin moves fully into crypto

CalvinAyre.com will remain live but publish no further news for the global gambling sector. Yesterday, website founder Calvin Ayre published a statement confirming that his self-titled website would no longer be operational. Ayre, the founder of Bodog Entertainment, launched CalvinAyre.com in 2009 having relinquished all active roles within the online gambling sector. “I launched CalvinAyre.com due to my dissatisfaction with …

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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin: Market sustainability is ANJ’s first unified goal

In 2021, industry eyes have shifted to French market developments, where top legal scholar Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin serves as the first leader of new regulatory agency L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). Speaking exclusively to SBC, Falque-Pierrotin shares ANJ’s objectives to develop a ‘unified era’ for French gambling by modernising its laws whilst balancing enterprise needs with social responsibility duties… Can the ANJ deliver …

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Jdigital debuts problem gambling therapy helpline with FEJAR

Jdigital has signed a ‘collaborative agreement’ with Spanish problem-gambling therapist FEJAR, which will see its members promote a new treatment support freephone helpline (tel- 900 533 025) across their digital inventories.  The Spanish online gambling trade association has revealed that eight of its members – Codere, Ebingo, Entain, Flutter, Sisal, Sportium, Wanabet and Winamax – have begun the ‘first phase …

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Betfair launches ‘MatchMe’ Exchange service

Betfair has announced the full rollout of its new ‘MatchMe’ service, which aims to enable its customers to match the best market odds devoid of price fluctuations on its flagship Exchange. Customers who turn-on the ‘MatchMe’ service will be automatically paired with a fully matched bet on the Exchange – as Betfair aims to eliminate the “nightmare of having to …

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