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‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’… William Hill outlines biggest industry commitment to eradicating problem gambling

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has set out its new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ seeking to ‘eradicate problem gambling within the UK’. The bold objective sees William Hill place social responsibility and corporate sustainability at the forefront of its day-to-day operations. Presenting the initiative, William Hill governance has published an ‘immediate action plan’ detailing its new corporate sustainability strategy, …

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ASA launches Russia 2018 betting probe investigating new CAP breaches

The UK Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has launched a probe examining the number of gambling/betting related TV adverts broadcast during the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup. The month-long football tournament saw 115 complaints filed with ASA, as UK viewers expressed concerns relating to the high proportion of gambling adverts served during Russia 2018 TV programming. ASA officials will review whether …

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BetVictor’s Million Pound Bet scooped by 17,042/1 shot

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Online gaming organisation BetVictor has concluded its World Cup Million Pound Bet campaign, which has seen one unnamed lucky punter land a bet with odds of 17,042/1 to come out on top. Rewarding the customer with the largest winning bet with the biggest odds across any World Cup market, the triumphant customer, who requested to remain anonymous, placed the winning …

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Sun Bingo ups daytime profile with Jeremy Kyle Show sponsorship

News UK’s online bingo property Sun Bingo has confirmed that it has become the lead sponsor of ITV’s daytime programme ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’, starting this Monday 16th July. Broadcast since 2005, The Jeremy Kyle Show is considered a long-standing flagship asset for ITV’s daytime TV programming. The sponsorship sees Sun Bingo secure TV idents for the morning program alongside …

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Winning Post – Why time is of the essence for UK Parliament

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Where’s the Harm? The publication this week of Britain’s first reporting framework for gambling-related harm offered a glimpse of future public policy debates – and set out a number …

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International boost leads to early InBet extension for Altenar

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Sports betting software and services supplier Altenar has moved to capitalise on the success of its Inbet Games collaboration, just eight months after the first platform integration. Altenar has already seen a marked international improvement through integrating InbetV products, multiple variations of virtual fortune wheel and card games, and virtual lotteries such as 7 Keno games and 3D, as well …

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DCMS guarantees gambling industry engagement on FOBTS

Last week during a Parliamentary debate over Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Lord Ashton of Hyde emphasised that bookmakers would be engaged with the implementation process of new FOBT regulations. It was announced by the Government in May that after an extended triennial review that there would be …

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mybet pushes for sale of B2C digital enterprise

Issuing a market update, the governance of mybet Holdings SE has confirmed that it has secured a non-exclusive ‘term sheet’ (a business arrangement) with a strategic investor ‘outlining the possible sale of its online business’. The Frankfurt Xetra-listed enterprise details that the arrangement has been approved by mybet’s Supervisory Board, which would see the company divest all digital assets operated …

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Playtech continues to enrich SSBT offering with the Racing Post

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), has extended its exclusive agreement to host Racing Post content on its self-service betting terminals. Displayed on the SSBT’s dual screen user interface, the content offers data for UK and Irish horseracing and greyhound racing, including in-demand information such as form, age, weight, jockey and trainer, as well as the Racing Post predictor. In addition, the …

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Eleven Sports expands football broadcasting footprint with IMG

Continuing the expansion of its UK football broadcasting footprint, ELEVEN Sports has won the rights to Italy’s top flight from BT Sport. ELEVEN Sports is owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who is also the chairman of English Championship club, Leeds United. The Serie A deal follows on from ELEVEN Sports winning the rights from Sky Sports to show La Liga for …

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