Europe

Royal Ascot anticipates ‘highest global reach’ for 2019 festival

The management of Royal Ascot has disclosed that its 2019 Festival will feature its highest international broadcast coverage, with festival programming made available to over 650 million homes worldwide. Beyond extensive UK coverage offered by ITV and Sky Sports Racing, Royal Ascot programming will be broadcast in Japan, the US, China,   Australia, France and the Middle East. Regarded as the …

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Gamification Guru Yu-Kai Chou joins Incentive Games advisory

Edinburgh-based industry software development studio Incentive Games, has announced that it has significantly expanded its gamification capacities, appointing renowned digital games strategist Yu-kai Chou to its corporate advisory. The author of ‘Actionable Gamification’, Chou is the designer of the ‘Octalysis Framework’, a leading strategy for the effective gamification of products and services across multiple sectors. Considered a trusted figurehead in …

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Paytm targets number 1 fantasy sports status in India

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Having rebranded its gaming platform from Gamepind to FirstGames, parent company Paytm has set about delivering India’s number one fantasy sports destination. The fintech firm is also looking to raise $30 million to fund the continued expansion of the platform – a joint venture with AGTech Holdings Limited. Despite only launching in February 2018, it reached over 30 million users …

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Tom Watson – ‘Gambling ombudsman is needed to protect UK consumers’

UK media, this morning reports that Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has stated that his party will establish a ‘new gambling ombudsman to protect UK consumers’. Watson follows his tough narrative on gambling, which last month saw the Labour deputy urge the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to undertake a thorough review of online casinos licensed after 2014. Addressing ‘cross-party’ thinktank ‘Demos’, …

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From then to now: How sports data has changed the tune for sports leagues

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If you follow any of the top sports leagues for team disciplines, you have probably already realised that whenever you watch a game, enter a web-page or download a mobile app, you get the most sophisticated performance stats delivered straight into your hands. But, when did this become a trend? And how does it affect league organisers? Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief …

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Relaunched IBIA backed by H2 Capital business insights

The newly relaunched International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA -formerly ESSA) has today announced that industry business data and information supplier H2 Capital will formerly act as its lead market data provider. The tie-up will see IBIA teams supported with access to the extensive H2 Capital database covering industry insight across 2 million data points reaching 150 jurisdictions, significantly strengthening IBIA …

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Racing Post tipping content to boost Royal Ascot experience

The Racing Post states that it will boost all racegoers experience of Royal Ascot, providing Britain’s most prestigious racing festival with expert advice/information throughout its racecourse. Starting today, the Royal Ascot festival (18-22 June) will feature Racing Post ‘tipping content’ across its screens, allowing racegoers to ‘bet with confidence’. In addition, Racing Post data and predictions have been incorporated within …

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BetWarrior mobile platform gains App Store approval with Shape DK

New industry incumbent BetWarrior has teamed up with Danish digital product studio Shape (Shape.dk) to launch its fully native, mobile-first gaming platform, meeting Apple’s strict new guidelines for indexing on its App Store. BetWarrior details that its mobile platform has been launched for LATAM markets, as the business seeks regional operator partnerships. Working with development studio Shape, BetWarrior details that …

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Codere ups racing muscle with SIS content partnership

Bolsa Madrid operator Grupo Codere SA has moved to enhance its live racing content across its Spanish and Mexican digital properties, integrating Sports Information Services SIS new 24/7 Live Betting Channel. SIS informs that its new live pictures partnership will see Codere ESP and MX digital domains gain horseracing and greyhound content throughout the day. Peter Lucas, Sportsbook Trading Director …

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Global Gaming moves to challenge Swedish Ninja Casino suspension

The governance of Global Gaming AB has confirmed that it will challenge Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen suspension of its Ninja Casino property. This morning, Spelinspektionen issued an update detailing that it had revoked with immediate effect the license of Global Gaming subsidiary SafeEnt, the operating firm of Ninja Casino. SafeEnt has been charged with multiple failures relating to ‘care of …

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