Europe

Finnish authorities crack down on illegal gambling advertisements

Finland’s Police and Transport and Communications Agency Traficom have confirmed that they are going to work alongside one another to strengthen initiatives which monitor and prevent illegal gambling advertisements on television and radio. As it stands, only Finland’s state-owned Veikkaus is permitted to run and market gambling of any kind across the country, with any other marketing operations pertaining to …

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Legacy Continues… Betway renews West Ham lead sponsorship

Betway has renewed its largest marketing commitment, after extending its ‘principal sponsorship’ with Premier League football club West Ham United for a further six years.   The online bookmaker has served as West Ham principal sponsor since February 2015, when Betway replaced bankrupt currency trading platform Alpari as the Hammers’ lead marketing partner. In its update, Betway marketing highlights the …

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Marathonbet named as sponsor for Windsor’s Summer Sprint Series

Marathonbet has penned a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse which will see the operator named as the principal sponsors of the Summer Sprint Series at the Berkshire racecourse. The Sprint Series is set to be held over the course of 10 famous Monday Night fixtures at Royal Windsor, with the £75,000 Final taking place …

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Czech FACR expands integrity provisions with Sportradar

The Football Association of the Czech Republic (FACR) has moved to strengthen its match integrity provisions after renewing its partnership with leading sports data, content and intelligence provider Sportradar. Securing an extended data agreement, the Czech football association will have all syndicated FACR ‘tier-3’ and youth level matches monitored by Sportradar’s ‘Fraud Detection System – FDS’. In addition, the partnership …

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Boris Johnson tipped as new Tory leader as May steps down

Boris Johnson is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Theresa May confirmed she is to leave 10 Downing Street on 7 June. May made the announcement this morning after meeting Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee, the influential group of backbench MPs from May’s Conservative Party, after it became clear …

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FanDuel forms exclusive content & data partnership with fuboTV

Paddy Power Betfair US sports betting and daily fantasy sports subsidiary FanDuel Group has formed a ‘first-of-a-kind’ partnership with digital sports streaming platform fuboTV. The partnership sees FanDuel become the exclusive wagering and gaming partner of fuboTV, as FanDuel’s brand, products, data and content gain special coverage across all fuboTV channels. In addition, the partnership maintains a ‘carriage agreement’, which …

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EGBA – Single Market unity key to protecting online gambling consumers

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has backed the European Council’s statement urging the incoming EU Commission and Parliament to ‘focus on ensuring the Single Market rules are better implemented and enforced to benefit European consumers’. The EGBA backs the Council’s statement as ‘timely and justified’, stating that as yet the European Union’s ‘Digital Single Market’ has ‘not been sufficiently …

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Brexit concerns see bet365 migrate Gibraltar operations to Malta

Leading online bookmaker bet365, one of the biggest employers in Gibraltar, is reported to have sanctioned a multi-million relocation project to migrate its staff to Malta. Issuing a statement, bet365 management has confirmed that it has undertaken relocating ‘certain functionalities’ to Malta as part of its ‘strategic and contingency plans to ensure EU market access’. bet365 maintains its operations unit …

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6 of the Best – EPIC Risk Management’s Paul Buck

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC Risk Management. Continue reading to discover huge hopes for Preston North End, an easy best album choice and which topic provided a touch of innovation. Best Holiday Great question and a hard choice. Tempted to plump for an unbelievable honeymoon in Singapore and Bali in 2001 – to this …

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BtoBet expands African presence through Innobet

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STM Gaming, the first partner of the ‘White Label Certification Program’ from BtoBet, has struck the latest in a series of African-based partnerships with Ugandan operator Innobet. Operators across Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Chad, Guinea and Namibia, amongst other countries, are going live this year through “a lite and simplified version” of the BtoBet igaming platform. Innobet will provide its players …

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