Europe

Paddy Power unveils Newport County as third SoS supporter

After recently unveiling both the Huddersfield Town and Motherwell kits, Paddy Power has added a third football club to it’s books, in the form of League Two side Newport County. The club, which go by the name ‘The Exiles’, announced the deal last night on TalkSPORT before taking on Weston-super-Mare in a pre-season friendly. Similarly to the statement released for …

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Better Collective strengthens US grip acquiring Vegasinsider & Scoresandodds

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective A/S continues to advance its US strategic agenda, confirming that it has acquired Florida based Vegasinsider.com and Scoresandodds.com, completing a $20 million cash transaction. Updating investors, Better Collective details that it has significantly expanded its US portfolio, acquiring two of the most trusted sports betting wagering portals which maintain a legacy of ‘more than …

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RCA backs extension to lunchtime racing trials

Due to take place over a five-week period this Autumn, the Racecourse Association (RCA) has confirmed that a further trial of lunchtime racing is due to take place at five different racecourses. The news follows on from trials which took place earlier this year, which originally consisted of three race meetings during May and June, all of which commenced at …

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Mark Jarvis gets Premium Play through Scientific Games extension

Mark Jarvis

In-game engagement feature Premium Play is just one of the key updates for Mark Jarvis as part of its three-year extension with Scientific Games. A new three-year agreement marks the next step in the partnership that will see the licensed betting office (LBO) operator’s 54 shops benefit from Scientific Games’ leading terminals. As well as Premium Play, which provides enhanced …

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Pinnacle backs hot esports prospect NORTH

Low-margin bookmaker Pinnacle continues to expand its profile and brand coverage within esports, becoming an official partner of Copenhagen-based esports organisation NORTH (north.gg) Founded in 2017, NORTH is the ‘fast growth’ esports organisation formed by Danish Superliga FC Copenhagen and Nordic entertainment group Nordisk. Since its foundation, NORTH has risen to become one of the leading European esports team ‘consistently …

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EGBA urges European Commission to standardise gambling laws

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has urged the European Commission to develop a new regulatory framework which will both clarify and standardise gambling laws across Europe.  Disclosed as part of an open letter to the European Commission, EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer explained that he felt ‘the cross-border online betting world is hamstrung by a patchwork of national …

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Spain to outlaw wagering on ‘under 18’ sports

Spain’s DGOJ has approved a number of new provisions to its gambling code, enforcing new measures banning licensed operators from offering betting markets on under-18 sanctioned sporting events. Updating the market, the DGOJ states that it wants to form a ‘clear distinction’ between wagering categories, focused on protecting the integrity of sports where the majority of participants are considered minors. …

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Paddy Power announces Motherwell as ‘Unsponsorship partner’

Motherwell of the Scottish Premier League, have joined Huddersfield Town in becoming the second professional football team to join Paddy Power’s Save Our Shirt campaign.  Unlike with ‘The Terriers’, no hoax kit was released prior to the official launch, with the news of the sponsorship receiving no media attention until now. A spokesman for Paddy Power announced the partnership: “Motherwell …

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Winning Post – Irish outlook… Sin tax errors, on both sides!

Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners provides an Irish overview, assessing whether the government can reform its newly sanctioned betting tax scheme by forming a level playing field for its incumbents. ________________ The Irish government is reportedly considering changes to its betting duty regime in light of the evidence of the first six months of doubling the rate …

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Richard Flint – Racing is a ‘critical friend’ of betting in tackling its regulatory predicaments

Ending his 17-year tenure at Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet), industry figurehead Richard Flint has called for betting and racing leaders to work in partnership, tackling an ‘existential threat’ facing all betting stakeholders. Speaking to the Racing Post, Richard Flint the former Executive Chairman of Sky Bet, warned UK racing leaders not to be complacent in believing that their …

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