Europe

Swedish consumer affairs agency highlights operator deficiencies on terms and conditions

Konsumentverket, Sweden’s consumer affairs agency, has issued a warning to licensed online gambling operators of their duties in ‘providing balanced and fair conditions to consumers’.  The agency stated that it had found ‘numerous shortcomings’ having undertaken a review of terms and conditions across 13 operators picked at random.   The operators reviewed by Konsumentverket were AG Communications, Bayton, Blue Star Planet, …

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BMIT strengthens innovation muscle investing in EBO Ai

Malta-based IT services and enterprise solutions provider BMIT Technologies has acquired a stake in AI automation studio EBO Ltd (EBO.ai), to accelerate the development of its igaming centric business support technologies.  BMIT maintains a prior working relationship with EBO, which led the development of AI functionalities for BMIT’s ‘CX Virtual Agent’, the firm’s new automated customer service support solution launched …

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Stefan Lundborg resigns from non-exec Kindred role pending SECA investigation

Kindred Group Plc has informed investors that corporate advisor Stefan Lundborg has resigned from all duties as a non-executive director with immediate effect.  The resignation is related to Lundborg being investigated for ‘insider crime’ by the Swedish Economic Crime Authority (SECA), for which Kindred has offered its full cooperation with the public prosecutor and SECA agencies. Kindred stated that it …

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Virgin Bet heightens player engagement via SportCaller game

Virgin Bet heightens player engagement via SportCaller game

Free-to-play (FTP) game specialist SportCaller will support Virgin Bet in optimising new player engagement levels with the launch of its new game, The Ladder. The live quiz product has been tailored towards Virgin Bet’s customer base, and will ask a series of questions to test players on their football general knowledge where they can compete for a wide range of …

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DCMS to pull trigger on Gambling Act review next week

The Guardian has reported that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will officially launch its review of the ‘2005 Gambling Act’ next week – undertaking the biggest reform of the UK betting sector since the ‘Blair Era’.  The review, which was marked as a 2019 General Election pledge by PM Boris Johnson, will review all current gambling …

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Extending trading capability to improve bookmaker performance

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Paolo Personeni, Managing Director of Managed Trading Services (MTS) for Sportradar (pictured), highlights how capitalising on flexible third-party trading and risk management services will improve business performance for bookmakers. Outsourcing trading and risk management has typically been taboo within our industry, with the assumption that operators that require third-party assistance have an inferior offering compared to others who may do …

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Inside Edge: Is the Champions League taking its toll on domestic football?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interviewed by BT Sports Des Kelly before the UEFA Champions League Group D match at Anfield, Liverpool.

With the UEFA Champions League now well underway, Nick Haynes from Form Labs takes a look at whether the condensed fixture list is having an effect on the performance of top flight English football teams. The norm throughout a league season is that there tends to be increasing disparity between the top and bottom of the table as the campaign wears on, …

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Rodchenkov Russian doping expose wins William Hill SBOTY2020 award

‘The Rodchenkov Affair’, a riveting account of Russia’s state-backed doping programme by whistleblower Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, has won William Hill’s ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (#SBOTY2020) award. William Hill’s judging panel, chaired by The Times sports journalist Alyson Rudd, stated that there was “simply no contest for the top honour given the stunning revelations, captivating narrative and far-reaching effects of …

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Stats Perform scores exclusive EHF betting video rights

Stats Perform scores exclusive EHF betting video rights

Stats Perform will distribute content from the European Handball Federation’s (EHF) premium Club and National Team competitions to licensed sportsbook operators via its Watch&Bet streaming service. As part of the 10-year agreement, Stats Perform will stream more than 500 handball matches per season which will be made available to the data provider’s betting partners. Stats Perform Chief Rights Officer Alex …

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Dominik Beier takes charge of DACH sports agency e|motion

Dominik Beier, former CEO of Interwetten Sports has joined Vienna-based sports marketing, events and consultancy e|motion Group as new Managing Director. Recognised as sports betting’s youngest CEO, last September Beier (29) resigned as ‘speaker of the board’ of Interwetten, having completed two-years leading the DACH-markets bookmaker. A change of sector sees Beier join e|motion, the sports marketing agency which recently …

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