Europe

Svenska Spel calls for blanket betting ban on Division 2 Södra Svealand

Following a request from the Swedish Football Association (SvFF), Svenska Spel‘s Sport & Casino igaming subsidiary has suspended all betting markets relating to the Division 2 Södra Svealand football league.  The decision comes after Svenska Spel has identified a number of suspicious betting patterns relating to the division.  “The situation that has arisen is so serious that we are unfortunately …

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Sky Sports weighs up opening instant Premier League highlights

UK media reports that Sky Sports is considering publishing instant Premier League match highlights on YouTube. Sky Sports maintains the Premier League’s ‘clips package’ as part of its £3.6 billion 2018 broadcast rights renegotiation, bolstering audience engagement for its revamped ‘Sky Sports Football’ network. The digital broadcaster is reported to be reviewing whether to open its arrangement with the Premier …

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SISAL Italia secures ‘big win’ through SuperEnalotto contract

Italian gambling operator Gruppo SISAL has confirmed that it will continue to operate Italy’s ‘SuperEnalotto’ lottery concession for a further nine years. SISAL continues to service its lead lottery contract having submitted to Italy’s Customs & Monopolies Agency (AAMS) a €222 million tender combined with a further 0.5% commission on ticket sales. Italian industry news source AgiproNews reports that SISAL’s …

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Everton’s Yerry Mina charged with breaching betting regulations

Following an investigation into a potential breach of betting regulations, Everton’s Yerry Mina has been charged with misconduct by the FA. The centre-back is alleged to have breached betting regulations after featuring in an advert for Colombian online bookmaker ‘Betjuego’ earlier this year.  An FA statement confirmed the defender allegedly breached Rule E8 (3) which states: “An individual Participant, when acting …

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Andrew Morgan, ICS: The Premier League bonus race is over

Premier League

Content and not bonuses is the most effective player acquisition tool ahead of the 2019/2020 Premier League season, says Andrew Morgan, International Director at ICS Media Group. The countdown to the kick-off of the 2019/2020 English Premier League is very much underway and over the next few weeks we will see online sportsbook operators unlock their marketing war-chests as the …

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SIS delivers greyhound content to WatchandWager.com

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed to supply its British greyhound racing content with US operator, WatchandWager.com.  Under the terms of the new agreement, SIS will deliver both data and live-stream coverage on 28,500 British greyhound races per year, with coverage from tracks including Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore and Romford. Paul Witten, Product Director at …

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Cabinet comeback sees Nicky Morgan take charge of DCMS

The office of new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the appointment of  Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). DCMS the government department which oversees the regulatory development, implementation and oversight of gambling laws formed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) changes leader for the fourth time in three …

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Henrik Tjärnström – Kindred will reap benefits of its ‘local appeal’

Speaking to Kindred Group Plc investors, Group CEO Henrik Tjärnström said that the Stockholm-listed online gambling group will demonstrate its capacity as it arrives at its ‘peak season’ of activity, entering the closing months of 2019. Tjärnström acknowledged a tough but anticipated H1 2019 trading period, in which Kindred has undertaken significant adjustments to realign its operations to be compliant …

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BHA delivers integrity-focused education programme

In a move to deliver further education on integrity measures in horse racing, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has launched an online Integrity Education Programme.  The new programme seeks to offer both the racing and betting public additional information on integrity across the industry as a whole, with the purpose of ‘offer protection against potential integrity threats and help to prevent participants …

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SBC Bookies Corner – Boris comes into play…

A new chapter for UK politics begins as Boris Johnson takes over at Number 10, given the mandate of delivering Brexit by Halloween (31 October). SBC gets bookmakers first reactions on what awaits punters and markets with regards to ‘PM Bojo’… _________________  SBC: Winning 66% of the Tory membership vote, Boris Johnson fulfils his manifest destiny by becoming new UK PM. …

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