UK

Trio charged over illegal Premier League streaming service

Three operators of a pirate streaming organisation have been issued with a 17-year jail sentence, after they were found to be providing illegal access to a number of Premier League games over the last decade. It is estimated that the trio had supplied a streaming service to over 1,000 pubs, clubs and homes across England and Wales. “The fraudulent companies …

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The Stars Group reviews UK media planning strategy

UK marketing news sources have reported that an enlarged Stars Group Inc, is currently reviewing its UK media strategy. Having absorbed the assets of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) in 2018, the Toronto TSX-listed enterprise is assessing whether to combine its UK media planning and buying accounts as part of its post-acquisition realignment. At present, the Stars Group’s PokerStars …

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BetConstruct secures key content partnership with Greentube

Greentube

BetConstruct has struck a key strategic partnership with Novomatic Interactive subsidiary Greentube, whose online gaming content will subsequently be rolled out on both BetConstruct’s own casinos and its partner operators. As a result of this new partnership, more than 400 slots will be added to BetConstruct’s RNG library, making it one of the richest and most diversified in the industry. …

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Lighter JPJ Group focused on returning Jackpotjoy to growth

Publishing its full-year 2018 results, the governance of London-listed JPJ Group declares that it has delivered record revenues and corporate earnings, ahead of its market consensus. Completing year-two as an LSE enterprise, JPJ records a 10% increase in group revenues to £319 million (FY2017: £289m), despite its flagship Jackpotjoy (UK) brand delivering a flat revenue performance of £216 million Whilst …

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UK Policy Committee – DCMS’ FOBTs policy fits purpose but assumptions cannot be tested

The UK government’s independent Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has published its assessment of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) policy enforcement on ‘FOBTs wagering and social responsibility standards’. The RPC has reviewed whether DCMS inbound UK gambling FOBTs regulatory policy (to be enforced 1 April 2019), has effectively assessed social costs/benefits, industry impacts and further macro dynamics. …

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Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Growth potential remains despite Italian ad ban

Microgame

SBC News caught up with Marco Castaldo, CEO at Microgame, for his take on the much-discussed advertising ban in Italy, how it might influence Microgame’s business model, and why adapting an online platform for the country – given the current uncertainty and speed to market – “makes less sense now than before”. SBC: With Microgame’s Italian offering very diverse, including …

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Bookmakers celebrate superb results on final day of the Festival

Festival

It was roles reversed on the final day at the Cheltenham Festival after Al Boum Photo’s Gold Cup win saw the bookies take a narrow overall win against a set of revitalised Paddy’s day punters. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on a Friday which “loomed under a cloud” for the bookies following an “unprecedented beating” on day three, but …

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Betfred donates £1.25m Cheltenham profits to charity

Betfred’s appeal to help fund the Royal Manchester Hospital £4 million appeal for vital equipment has reached its halfway point, with Fred Done donating all profits made from all over-the-counter bets during the Cheltenham Festival to the iMRI appeal. On the first day of the festival, which is said to traditionally be one of the busiest days in the racing …

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Golden Race to present 3D Virtual Football upgrades at Betting on Football

Virtual Football

Golden Race, creator and global provider of virtual sports and betting solutions, is presenting the latest version of its multi-awarded 3D Virtual Football at next week’s Betting on Football. This enhanced version features a new virtual stadium created with on-site scanning, advanced animations based on real players movements, and new player models applying proprietary scanning technologies. It also presents true …

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William Hill advances ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign with Dan Whitlam appointment

As part of the advancement to its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ campaign launched in July 2018, William Hill has appointed Dan Whitlam as its Head of Responsible Gambling for retail. Whitlam will be tasked with working alongside the Compliance, Gaming, L&D and Data Science divisions to strengthen and develop the ways in which the operator identifies, interacts and intervenes with …

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