Europe

FSA urges clubs to offer more education on responsible gambling

According to a fresh survey carried out by the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), it was found out that UK football clubs need to do more to educate their fans over the associated risks with gambling. The survey, carried out  in conjunction with GambleAware’s safer gambling ‘Bet Regret’ campaign, surveyed 1,200 fans and found that ten per cent of fans felt …

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Trustly’s Nicholas Tucker: Fast payments, fast answers and fast Pay N Play pick up

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Fresh from completing a research study into ‘The Power of Fast Payments’ that yielded such an eye-catching set of takeaways for the industry, we went back to Trustly to delve deeper into the data that really matters for gambling operators. We’ve taken an educated guess that those interested in fast payments may also be here looking for fast answers. So, …

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GambleAware report calls for more support for BAME community

A new report commissioned by GambleAware has revealed that there is insufficient awareness among the UK’s BAME communities regarding the help and support available for problem gamblers. The report, which aimed to analyse the experiences towards gambling among the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, surveyed a number of different focus groups. The report questioned individuals between the ages of …

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RFEF monitors Segunda B with Sportradar Integrity Services deal

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has netted a new partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services which will see the duo work alongside one another to both monitor and safeguard the integrity of Segunda B. Through the new partnership, Sportradar will use its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor Segunda B Games throughout the 2019/20 season, in addition to already monitoring …

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Spelinspektionen warns payment providers of unlicensed operators

Sweden’s Spelinspektionen has contacted a number of payment service providers issuing a warning them to not conduct business with unlicensed gambling operators.  The regulator emphasised that payment companies which work alongside unlicensed operators were violating the country’s Gaming Act. Spelinspektionen stated that working alongside such operators could result in unfair competition and a loss of tax revenues across the regulated …

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VLT upgrades deliver for Greek OPAP chasing its 2020 vision

The governance of Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA publishes its 2019 interim results (period ending 30 June), confident of delivering on its future prospects, serving the mandate of its 2020 corporate vision. Updating the market, OPAP records a 6% increase in group gross gambling revenues (GGR) to €779 million (H1 2018: €737m), driven the significant improvement of its upgraded retail …

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The PA bolsters esports live data dynamics with PandaScore

The PA Media (PA), supplier of multimedia sports editorial and data services, has moved to enhance its esports capacity, forming a strategic partnership with PandaScore, a specialist in delivering real-time esports statistics and odds provisions. Leveraging its existing commercial networks, the PA’s betting division will act as the exclusive distributor of PandaScore’s esports API for bookmakers across Europe and the …

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ABB anticipates further shop closures during 2019

The impact of stake reductions on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) is continuing to have a ‘profound impact’ upon UK bookmakers as the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) anticipates further shop closures by the end of the year. The statement comes after retailers and unions have urged the government to take action over the rate of shop closures on UK …

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Bojan Sovilj: Why CloudWalker is not just a ‘Big Data’ company

CloudWalker is a data science specialist with 15 years of experience in scaling analytics systems for the gambling industry. However, CEO Bojan Sovilj is keen to distance itself from the ‘Big Data’ tag, focusing instead on its work across all aspects of data technologies, many of which you can see for yourself at next week’s Betting on Sports conference.  SBC: …

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EveryMatrix picks beBettor to ease UKGC compliance concerns

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Industry platform provider EveryMatrix has upheld a promise to strengthen its compliance processes and procedures by striking a new partnership with beBettor.  Just last week, EveryMatrix was hit with a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) suspension of its B2C licences, which will stand until it can demonstrate that it has taken steps to be fully compliant with its social responsibility obligations. …

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