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Marathonbet named as sponsor for Windsor’s Summer Sprint Series

Marathonbet has penned a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse which will see the operator named as the principal sponsors of the Summer Sprint Series at the Berkshire racecourse. The Sprint Series is set to be held over the course of 10 famous Monday Night fixtures at Royal Windsor, with the £75,000 Final taking place …

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Boris Johnson tipped as new Tory leader as May steps down

Boris Johnson is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Theresa May confirmed she is to leave 10 Downing Street on 7 June. May made the announcement this morning after meeting Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee, the influential group of backbench MPs from May’s Conservative Party, after it became clear …

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Brexit concerns see bet365 migrate Gibraltar operations to Malta

Leading online bookmaker bet365, one of the biggest employers in Gibraltar, is reported to have sanctioned a multi-million relocation project to migrate its staff to Malta. Issuing a statement, bet365 management has confirmed that it has undertaken relocating ‘certain functionalities’ to Malta as part of its ‘strategic and contingency plans to ensure EU market access’. bet365 maintains its operations unit …

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Kemp departs Ladbrokes Coral to join Together for the Tote

Together for the Tote has confirmed that Mark Kemp has been appointed as the group’s UK Managing Director, after holding the same position at Ladbrokes Coral. Due to take on the new role later in the year, Kemp has held a number of positions across the gambling sector with executive board experience across marketing, operations and product in both the …

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‘Bettor Commitment’ sees GVC end BETDAQ Sunderland AFC sponsorship

GVC Holdings betting exchange property BETDAQ has rescinded its shirt sponsorship of Sunderland AFC, sticking to the principles of the FTSE100 betting group’s ‘Changing for the Bettor’  social responsibility mandate. Ending its relationship with Sunderland, GVC confirms that it has donated its shirt sponsorship to charity ‘Children With Cancer’, replacing BETDAQ as principle SAFC partner for the upcoming 2019-2020 football …

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Sportradar adds long-term extension to AP agreement

Sportradar has inked a long-term extension of its agreement with The Associated Press (AP) which will see them continue to deliver core sports data content across both AP’s traditional and digital platforms. Following a successful three-year alliance, Sportradar will continue to share its data APIs, which will also encompass data for the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), …

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Keith O’Loughlin, SG Digital: Bringing five key modules under the OpenSports umbrella

OpenSports

SG Digital has reorganised its set of sports betting products into five OpenSports modules that can be “mixed and matched” to meet the specific needs of a customer. We spoke to Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, to find out more about the new set up, how it benefits the company’s existing partners, and why it …

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Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally …

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Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming: The lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators

Helio

Malta-based lottery provider Helio Gaming is gearing up for another busy period after a hectic first quarter in 2019. SBC caught up with CEO Richard Mifsud (pictured) to see what’s happening in the world of lotteries, and how other operators are getting in on the act. SBC: Can you give us a quick summary of where the world of lotteries is …

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Bill Moyes – NHS must be clear on its role tackling problem gambling

Speaking on the Health Service Journal‘s ‘The Bedpan’ interview series, Bill Moyes, Chair of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned NHS leadership of side-lining problem gambling as UK public health issue. Having chaired the UKGC since 2016, Moyes is the former founding Executive Chairman of ‘Monitor’ the independent regulator for NHS’ trusts. In the interview, Moyes breaks down gambling …

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