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Brexit’s ‘Super Saturday’ going down to the wire

A frantic 24 hours has seen all UK betting operators revise their political betting markets, with Brexit entering its do-or-die moment, as Parliament is summoned to a Saturday sitting, voting on PM Boris Johnson’s exit deal. On first delivery, the chances of Commons approving Johnson’s deal were met with scepticism, as yesterday betting exchange Smarkets reported that an extension of …

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Betting plays a guessing game on Buenos Aires outcomes

As Argentina heads for General Election polls on 27 October, circumstances appear less favourable for its Buenos Aires (BA) province to progress with an online gambling agenda. Abiding by the tender rules sanctioned by the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), nine international operators have formed local partnerships with BA gambling entities, who since June have had no …

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Gambling.com adds BBC Sport’s Manish Bhasin as football contributor

Leading betting news and information portal Gambling.com has confirmed BBC Sports’ anchor Manish Bhasin as a contributor, strengthening its football and sports editorial. Bhasin, who hosts BBC Sport’s flagship programmes Match of the Day 2, The Football League Show and Football Focus, will write an exclusive column for Gambling.com detailing his insider’s take on the Premier League and wider football …

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Zelensky confident of delivering meaningful Ukraine gambling makeover

Addressing national media, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has underlined confidence in delivering comprehensive regulatory frameworks, which will ‘remove gambling’s history from the streets’. This October, Zelensky’s newly installed ‘Servant-of-the-People’ (SoP) cabinet confirmed that an ‘action plan’ had been drafted but as yet no terms of SoP’s gambling mandate have been disclosed. Central to the action plan, Zelensky and SoP seek …

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Tom Mitchell: RISQ – Helping sportsbook platforms to deliver guaranteed margin solutions to clients

In partnership with sportsbook platform supplier Amelco, RISQ specialist in betting insurance, risk management and liquidity solutions, has announced the launch of its ‘fixed % trading models’. Allowing betting incumbents the option to operate markets on a fixed % of sports betting turnover over standard GGR models, SBC speaks to RISQ Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Tom Mitchell on the benefits …

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Tennis appoints risk expert Jonny Gray as first TIU chief executive

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has appointed Jonathan (Jonny) Gray as its first Chief Executive of its Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after completing a global search. Gray is set to take leadership of the TIU in February 2020, leading professional tennis’ integrity units monitoring ITF, ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as protecting the athletes. A 14-year executive in …

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Mazooma ups Xpress ‘one-click’ options for igaming players

Verified payments solution provider Mazooma has announced the launch of its ‘eCheck Select Xpress’ one-click function, tailored for igaming/betting incumbents. Mazooma’s latest ‘Xpress’ function will act as an extension of its existing ‘eCheck Select ACH’ payment product, providing new direct deposit solutions for igaming customers to place funds directly into their betting accounts. “eCheck Select Xpress deposits are a win …

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En Marche sanctions FDJ IPO inbound for November

Bruno Le Maire, France’s Economic & Finance Minister, has confirmed that the En Marche government will maintain its ‘Pacte Loi’ agenda, authorising for the IPO of Française des Jeux (FDJ) to take place from 7-20 November. Confirming En Marche’s first privatisation, Le Maire has sanctioned for FDJ to list its shares on the Paris Euronext exchange as the French state sells …

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Revived PMU posts back-to-back racing growth

France’s Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) details confidence in its ‘revitalisation programme’ reporting consecutive growth quarters for its racing vertical. Updating PMU stakeholders this week, Chief Executive Cyril Linette revealed that French racing wagers during Q2 and Q3 trading had consecutively grown by 0.5% to €1.9 billion, an outcome that the PMU last witnessed in 2011. Despite a tough opening to …

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Racing Post B2B boosts bookmaker football packages

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Racing Post B2B has enhanced its operator ‘football content packages’, with the addition of further engagement features bringing punters closer to the action than ever before. Boosting bookmaker engagement, Racing Post B2B has strengthened its football content with the inclusion of confirmed line-ups, audio commentaries and new audio goal alerts. Furthermore, bookmakers will have access to pre-match expert analysis provided …

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