Europe

Sportradar adds long-term extension to AP agreement

Sportradar has inked a long-term extension of its agreement with The Associated Press (AP) which will see them continue to deliver core sports data content across both AP’s traditional and digital platforms. Following a successful three-year alliance, Sportradar will continue to share its data APIs, which will also encompass data for the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), …

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Keith O’Loughlin, SG Digital: Bringing five key modules under the OpenSports umbrella

OpenSports

SG Digital has reorganised its set of sports betting products into five OpenSports modules that can be “mixed and matched” to meet the specific needs of a customer. We spoke to Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, to find out more about the new set up, how it benefits the company’s existing partners, and why it …

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Strong Q1 opening sees Gambling.com push US agenda

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing publisher Gambling.com Group Plc has detailed a strong start to 2019 trading, as the firm moves to accelerate its US market agenda. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), Gambling.com details growth across all core business metrics, as revenues total €5.2 million (Q1 2018: €3.4m). Detailing strong ‘organic growth’, Gambling.com reports a period …

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Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally …

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Jdigital – Spanish Ombudsman holds a ‘misinformed agenda’ on gambling

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade body, Jdigital has issued a response to ‘Civic Ombudsman’, Francisco Fernández Marugán, who this week urged the new Spanish government to implement ‘a complete ban on gambling advertising’. Issuing a personal statement, López de Torre details that Fernández Marugán is deeply misinformed in his knowledge of existing Spanish gambling laws …

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Stars Group relaunches affiliate profile with Income Access

Income Access (Paysafe Group) announces a ‘major coup’, confirming that it will power the relaunch of The Stars Group Inc’s affiliate marketing programme – ‘Stars Affiliate Club’.   Relaunching its affiliate marketing services, the ‘Stars Affiliate Club’ will house affiliate marketing inventory for the flagship Stars Group properties of PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, Full Tilt and BetStars. Income Access forms a …

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Malta Gaming Authority pens new Memorandum of Understanding with police

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the island’s police force in a move to minimise illegal gambling activities in the industry. The MoU, which will see the MGA and the police collaborate with one another, will place an emphasis upon the exchange of information regarding gaming operations as well as information on …

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EGBA backs Independent Regulator as key Irish directive

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has backed a proposal from Irish Minister David Stanton to establish an independent regulator by 2020 to govern a reformed Irish gambling sector. Stanton seeks to establish an independent regulator as part of Ireland revamping its national gambling regulatory framework, introducing the mandate of the amended ‘Gaming & Lotteries Bill 2019’. “EGBA welcomes …

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Spain’s Ombudsman calls for complete ban on gambling advertisements

Spiffbet

Spain’s acting ‘Civic Ombudsman’, Francisco Fernández Marugán, has urged the Spanish government to issue a complete ban on advertising gambling products and services which would extend to the media, radio, television and internet. The proposed ban, which specifically excludes the state-run lottery operators Loterias and ONCE, comes as a ‘soon to be formed’ Spanish coalition government is expected to implement new …

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Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming: The lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators

Helio

Malta-based lottery provider Helio Gaming is gearing up for another busy period after a hectic first quarter in 2019. SBC caught up with CEO Richard Mifsud (pictured) to see what’s happening in the world of lotteries, and how other operators are getting in on the act. SBC: Can you give us a quick summary of where the world of lotteries is …

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