Europe

Tom Watson – Labour will eradicate debt-financed credit betting

Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has warned the UK betting industry to expect tougher sanctions alongside further market restrictions, should Labour win the next UK General Election (scheduled for 2022). Speaking to the BBC, Tom Watson seeks to replicate the ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’, introduced in Australia at the start of 2018, which prohibits all promotion of betting-related content during …

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The new betting ecosystem: sharks, fish, whales and the trawlermen part 1

On the 10th anniversary of Betfair’s ‘premium charge’, fixed odds bookmakers are competing on minimum bet guarantees within shark-infested waters. It all begs the question of whether winners really are welcome – or should be? From severe restrictions to winners-sort-of- tolerated, maybe we’ve all shifted, or been corralled, into a tacit acceptance that the betting ecosystem has changed for good. …

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Tempobet renews Barça and Real advertising deal

Tempobet has renewed its agreement to advertise at both Real Madrid and Barcelona away league fixtures throughout the 2018-19 season. The agreement will see the operator feature on the pitch-side LED boards on television broadcasts outside Spain, throughout Europe and Latin America. Their branding will be displayed in-game during 34 fixtures, excluding both El Clásico fixtures between the two and …

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GiG offers Pay n Play to boost UX and compliance

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is now offering an instant registration and payment option for its operators using Trustly’s Pay N Play system. The system allows players to optionally register and pay through their online banking accounts in Sweden and Finland, with Germany soon to be offered. The simple system will allow GiG’s customers to further boost acquisition, build loyalty and …

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Football aficionado Balague takes up role with Football Index

High-profile football pundit, author and journalist Guillem Balague has joined Football Index as a brand ambassador for the football trading platform. Balague will host trader events and produce regular, exclusive blogs and videos for the platform, which gives users the ability to buy, sell and build a portfolio of players. It is hoped that Football Index’s collaboration with Balague will …

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Big on Boxing MansionBet backs ‘Ultimate Boxxer II’.

Gibraltar-based online bookmaker MansionBet continues to expand its presence within the sport of boxing, confirming that it will act as headline sponsor of ‘Ultimate Boxxer II’.   Developed by combat sports agency PBE Manchester, ‘Ultimate Boxxer II’ sees eight of the highest rated UK light-heavyweight talents compete in a knockout tournament hosted at London’s O2 Indigo Arena (2 November). The …

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Schnell… ComeOn launches instant-play Blitzino for Germany

Cherry AB igaming B2C subsidiary ComeOn has announced the launch of its new German online casino property – Blitzino.com. Blitzino.com launches its services for Germany, seeking to bring ‘fast-pay and play’ dynamics to market, utilising a comprehensive know-your-customer KYC solution which will allow instantaneous gaming engagement without players having to undertake full registration processes. Confirming the launch of Blitzino.com, Lahcene …

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VSoftCo expands virtual network with Virtus Sports content partnership

Industry virtual sports content and systems provider VSoftCo Ltd has confirmed that it has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with Virtus Sports, in which both parties will expand their operating networks. The partnership will see VSoftCo integrate Virtus Sports entire virtual sports portfolio across its active partner platform. VSoftCo management details that its global VS network will be significantly amplified …

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NetEnt tests affiliate marketing capabilities

Stockholm-listed industry games developer NetEnt AB has announced the beta-launch of its new affiliate business. Updating the market, the games developer will launch an open ‘games section’ on its www.netent.com website, allowing visitors to free-play on all of its active games portfolio. The games section will allow NetEnt partners such as LeoVegas, Casumo, Cashmio and ComeOn to promote real-money incentives and …

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Squash PSA seeks to widen appeal through FeedConstruct’s – Friendship Platform

Gambling technology and systems provider BetConstruct has announced the first partnership for its new sports data-feed solution ‘FeedConstruct’, integrating the video content of the Professional Squash Association – PSA. Updating the market, BetConstruct has agreed to deliver PSA Tour and PSA World Challenger Tour live video content across its new ‘FeedConstruct – Friendship Platform’ on a client pay-to-view basis. The …

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