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Incentive Games forms new FTP alliance with FSB

Incentive Games continues its strong 2021 commercial momentum, securing a licensing and distribution arrangement with FSB Technology of its free-to-play (FTP) betting-related games content. Under terms of the arrangement, sportsbook platform provider FSB will promote Incentive Games FTP suite to new and existing partners, helping them optimise their customer acquisition channels and marketing campaigns. FSB has backed betting innovation studio …

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UKGC: Market fairness comes first in new corporate strategy 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has laid out the strategic objectives of its new ‘corporate strategy’ on how it will govern the licensed incumbents of the UK’s regulated gambling marketplace.  Launching a ‘new three-year strategy’, the Commission stated that its ‘regulated market objectives’ will prioritise: The prevention of gambling becoming a source of crime or social disorder Ensuring that all …

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Genius Sports takes full commercial responsibility of NFL betting data

Genius Sports has become the lead strategic data partner for the NFL, in a deal which will see it develop new fan-led experiences and commercialise existing game data provisions for the league.  The partnership sees Genius become the exclusive global data distributor of NFL real-time and play-by-play statistics for all wagering-related services including sportsbook, publishing and media. Updating stakeholders, the …

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GambleAware cites urgent policies to govern loot box engagements

GambleAware has called for greater regulatory scrutiny of video game loot boxes, following research commissioned by the charity, consolidating the ‘psychological similarities between gambling and gaming.’ The charity funded a report completed by the University of Plymouth and the University of Wolverhampton, exploring the links between loot boxes and problem gambling and which demographics were more likely to engage with …

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Sportech strengthens cash reserves to drive business transformation

Sportech Plc has delivered better than anticipated 2020 financial performance, offsetting the COVID-19 headwinds severely impacting global horseracing events and fixtures.  Publishing its full-year 2020 results, the LSE-listed wagering and racing systems provider saw its group revenues fall to £20 million, down 41% on corresponding FY2019 results of £34 million. “COVID-19 severely impacted the business resulting in a 28% decline …

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Jumio: Education and engagement are key to increasing onboarding efficencies

Customer interaction and education can be key to identifying the most efficient onboarding experience for online gambling, according to panel members engaged in the latest SBC Webinar titled: ‘The Dice are Cast for KYC and Players Verification Compliance’.  The timing of the webinar is significant as the user journey takes on deepened importance for gaming and betting operators, with any …

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KOA licensing window launch hit by a slight delay

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has delayed the opening of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) licensing window, which was scheduled to launch this morning. Updating incumbents, the KSA posted a message on its website stating that its digital portal for KOA applications had registered a flaw during final testing.  The KSA maintains that it will issue a 1 …

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bet365 growth momentum stalled by pandemic circumstances

bet365 Group has seen its year-on-year growth drive come to an end, as the betting group could not escape 2020 pandemic circumstances. Filing its 2019/2020 corporate accounts, the Coates family-owned business disclosed group revenues of £2.8 billion, down 8% on corresponding 2018/2019 results of £3 billion. The Stoke-based operator’s trading momentum was derailed by COVID-19’s suspension of the global sports …

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Stoiximan consolidation saves OPAP from year of COVID shocks

OPAP SA holds confidence in its growth strategy and future prospects, despite a tough end-of-year closing derailing its return towards financial stability.  Publishing its full-year 2020 financial results, the Athens-listed gambling group recorded a 30% revenue slump to €1.12 billion (FY2019: €1.61bn) attributed to Greece enforcing its second national lockdown during Q4, which forced OPAP to close 2/3 of its …

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GamCare’s lived experience feedback highlights problem gambling’s ‘support gap’

GamCare, the charity operating the National Gambling Helpline, has stated that research and feedback from ‘lived experience’ must lead UK gambling’s much-needed reforms.  The charity has published the findings from a survey conducted on 343 of its ‘service users’ for the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  The survey focused on its users’ experience with licensed operators and …

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