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Giancarlo Sergi: Education is a key factor in combating match-fixing

The most effective way to combat match fixing is to ensure that players are educated on the subject matter and effective prevention measures are in place, according to Giancarlo Sergi, General Secretary, Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). Taking part in a panel entitled ‘Assessing the impact of the Tennis review of integrity’ on day two of Betting on Sports Europe …

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Rank MD hits back at ‘senseless’ casino closures

The closure of casinos across Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire has been branded as a ‘senseless’ move by Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Rank Group, after the regions entered England’s new tier three restrictions. The new measures will mean that a number of Rank’s Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo venues will be forced to close their doors, having only recently …

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Inside Edge: The race is on as Calvert-Lewin chases the golden boot

Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – rounds off the week by giving a breakdown of this week’s sporting activity. In this edition, goalscoring runs are at the top of the agenda, as Haynes considers whether Dominic Calvert-Lewin can match a record set by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. As the Premier League slowly begins to take …

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HBLB commits to £31.9m funding in early 2021

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has committed to providing £31.9 million in funding for the first four months of 2021, continuing the ‘significantly increased support’ that it has provided since the resumption of racing in June 2020. The contribution will include £24.4 million which will be designated for prize money, a 46% increase on the normal level paid by …

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BOSE Digital: FIFA outlines its approach to combat match fixing

Delivering the keynote for the Sports Integrity track at the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital conference and exhibition, FIFA Head of Integrity Ennio Bovolenta spoke about the federation’s steps to protect football from match manipulation and promote integrity.  The ‘Protecting the Beautiful Game’ session, sponsored by Stats Perform, outlined FIFA’s role to prevent outside influences from affecting the sport. …

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BOSE Digital: Customer care is part of the maths 

Day-2 of ‘Betting on Sports Europe – Digital 2020’ conference, began with a critical assessment of bookmakers’ commercial strategies and business models against an expanding backdrop of costly regulatory and compliance demands. Moderating the ‘Does Mass Market Maths Still Work?’ panel, Anton Kaszubowski, Director at Greenlaw Limited, bluntly put forth that sportsbook teams appear to have been burdened with ‘proving …

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Michelle Evans: We can’t underestimate the impact of lived experiences in tackling problem gambling

When it comes to raising awareness of problem gambling and issues associated with sporting integrity among athletes, the only way to ensure that players understand the implications is through education and hearing from those with lived experience. That’s according to Michelle Evans, Head of Communications and Wellbeing at PFA Scotland, who was speaking on a panel entitled ‘The Link Between …

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BOSE Digital: Oddschecker breaks down ‘record-breaking’ Premier League campaign

‘Unexpected’ is arguably one of the buzzwords that comes to mind when discussing the 2019/20 Premier League season, with bookmakers and fans surprised at league outcomes, the length of the season and the performance of some of the league’s biggest teams. Delivering a keynote speech on day two of the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, James Tippett, Commercial Executive …

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JenningsBet lands XB Net deal

JenningsBet, a UK gambling operator, has strengthened its US offering after agreeing a new partnership with XB Net. The independent operator, which has over 100 shops across the UK, now has access to XB Net’s live pictures, data and betting services across a network of over 50 North American tracks. As a result of the deal, JenningsBet will be able …

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William Woodhams: Racing is the perfect product for gambling on

Racing has come up against a number of challenges in recent months, with cuts to levy contributions, racecourse closures and – most recently – a complete halt of the sport due to the pandemic.  Yet, Wiliam Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares believes that now is the perfect time to re-engage with those punters which may have drifted away from the sport. …

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