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SBC Bookies Corner – What’s the story… English football glory!

Tackling Brexit UK politics maybe in the doldrums, however, English football appears stronger than ever.  Entering the final stages of the 2018/19 European football season, SBC gets the bookies lowdown in what some are calling an English football renaissance…   ___________________ SBC: This season, we are witnessing a thrilling Premier League race, with English teams dominating European tournaments and a …

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DAZN promotes ‘trusted hand’ Bruno Rocha to lead Brazilian mission

OTT platform DZAN Group, the company seeking to revolutionise modern sports viewing and broadcasting has announced the appointment of Bruno Rocha as Brazil Executive VP. Rocha has formerly served as Chief Commercial Officer for Perform Content, the B2B division of DAZN, where he led media partnerships with sports governing bodies such as WTA, FIBA, CONMEBOL and the NFL. Prior to …

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Kambi powers JSC Bulgaria’s Molodovan adventure

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform supplier Kambi Group Plc has strengthened its partnership with Bulgarian National Lottery operator JSC securing an ‘extended sportsbook agreement’. The enhanced partnership will see Kambi continue to act as lead sportsbook supplier of JSC’s flagship 7777.bg brand within the Bulgarian market, a contract Kambi has maintained since 2017.  In addition, JSC has commissioned Kambi to support …

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ISG scores La Liga matchday virtual ads deal with Mediapro

Live sports advertising specialist Interregional Sports Group (ISG) has significantly expanded its European football profile, announcing that it has secured the publishing rights for Spain’s La Liga  pitch-side virtual perimeter and virtual goal-side advertising inventory. Updating stakeholders, ISG informs that it has secured a three-season partnership with sports agency Mediapro managing pitch-side advertising for 53 La Liga games. ISG details …

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Nektan sanctions lower priced offload of Respin US asset

London AIM-listed mobile gaming services provider Nektan Plc has offloaded its US-specific mobile casino property ‘Respin’ to private enterprise Alternative Investment Partners, completing a £300,000 cash transaction. Updating the market, Nektan leadership details that it has sold its 57% equity in the US brand, at a lower price than originally anticipated, stating that the firm wishes to halt its ‘stateside …

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SKS365 appoints Luca Grisci as Planetwin365 retail lead

SKS365 Group the operating company of Italian bookmaker Planetwin365 continues its senior management restructure, confirming the appointment of Luca Grisci as Director of Retail divisions. A seasoned industry executive, Grisci joins SKS365 leadership team from Italian market competitor StanleyBet where he served in a number of executive roles focusing on retail operations and corporate development (2013-2019). Moving forward, Grisci will …

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Sokratis Kokkalis calls on Intralot operating review following ‘year of declines’

Intralot SPA Group Chairman & CEO Sokratis Kokkalis has confirmed that the Athens-listed gambling technology firm will undertake a full-scale operating review and cost reduction plan, following a year of corporate declines witnessed across all Intralot business verticals. Publishing its full-year 2018 results, Intralot records a -6.4% decline in group revenues to €870 million (FY2017: €930m), as governance reports diminishing …

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FA charges Paul Scholes with ‘allegedly’ breaching betting rules

Issuing a short statement, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has charged former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes ‘with misconduct in relation to its betting rules’. The FA states that Scholes is alleged to have placed 140 bets on football matches between 17 August 2015 to 12 January 2019, breaching FA Rule E8. Under the association’s …

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Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – Challengers survival is dependant on delivering stand-out propositions

March saw the latest instalment of  SBC’s ‘Betting on Football Conference‘ where the hottest topics and opportunities from the sports betting industry were debated extensively. One of those hot topics centred on whether economies of scale are causing market stagnation. There have been a wave of operator failures of late that has seen SunBets, 188Bet and BetBright all fall short …

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Ireland to drop 2% turnover tax for favoured two-tier approach

The Irish Independent has this weekend reported that the Dáil Éireann will move to present a two-tiered betting tax plan to the European Commission for EU-wide regulatory approval. Following extensive industry consultations, the Irish government is reported to be dropping its formerly approved ‘2% turnover betting tax’, moving towards a more favourable dual tax system differentiating between retail and digital …

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