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Tom Watson – Labour will eradicate debt-financed credit betting

Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has warned the UK betting industry to expect tougher sanctions alongside further market restrictions, should Labour win the next UK General Election (scheduled for 2022). Speaking to the BBC, Tom Watson seeks to replicate the ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’, introduced in Australia at the start of 2018, which prohibits all promotion of betting-related content during …

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The new betting ecosystem: sharks, fish, whales and the trawlermen part 1

On the 10th anniversary of Betfair’s ‘premium charge’, fixed odds bookmakers are competing on minimum bet guarantees within shark-infested waters. It all begs the question of whether winners really are welcome – or should be? From severe restrictions to winners-sort-of- tolerated, maybe we’ve all shifted, or been corralled, into a tacit acceptance that the betting ecosystem has changed for good. …

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Football aficionado Balague takes up role with Football Index

High-profile football pundit, author and journalist Guillem Balague has joined Football Index as a brand ambassador for the football trading platform. Balague will host trader events and produce regular, exclusive blogs and videos for the platform, which gives users the ability to buy, sell and build a portfolio of players. It is hoped that Football Index’s collaboration with Balague will …

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Big on Boxing MansionBet backs ‘Ultimate Boxxer II’.

Gibraltar-based online bookmaker MansionBet continues to expand its presence within the sport of boxing, confirming that it will act as headline sponsor of ‘Ultimate Boxxer II’.   Developed by combat sports agency PBE Manchester, ‘Ultimate Boxxer II’ sees eight of the highest rated UK light-heavyweight talents compete in a knockout tournament hosted at London’s O2 Indigo Arena (2 November). The …

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Competing with the key players in the online casino space

Emerging as a new online casino comes with a variety of challenges, not least of which is competing in a space filled with operators that have a headstart when it comes striving to stand out. Thomas Jones, founder of new online casino brand PlayUK.com, spoke to CasinoBeats about some of the challenges that are faced when competing with established brands …

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BetterBetting’s Brink: Taking the BETR platform to the next level

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SBC spoke to BetterBetting Founder and CEO Adriaan Brink, who spoke about the success of the firm’s BETR platform, as well as its progression plans for the coming year. SBC: What has happened with BETR since the launch of the product in July? Adriaan Brink: Since launching the product in July, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, we have made significant …

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Kwiff ad banned by ASA for “encouraging irresponsible gambling”

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Eaton Gate Gaming, the parent company of Kwiff, has come under fire from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after an advert for the gambling operator was adjudged to have encouraged irresponsible gambling. The ad in question began with the text “PLAYERS OF THE SEASON,” before going on to portray a number of customers discussing their experiences whilst using kwiff. One …

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GAMSTOP appoints Jenny Watson CBE as first Chair

Former UK Electoral Commission leader Jenny Watson CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of UK gambling’s National Self-Exclusion Scheme – GAMSTOP Developed by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), GAMSTOP seeks to fully launch its comprehensive UK gambling self-exclusion services later this year. Expanding UK gambling prevention mechanisms, GAMSTOP will allow vulnerable consumers to exclude themselves from all licensed …

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Winning Post: Gambling regulation – more haste than dignity (on both sides)

Italian gambling licensees have been seeking clarification on the Dignity Decree, which was signed in July, for the last few weeks. As we have reported over the last few months, the decree bans the use of sponsorship and advertising through all media for real money gaming from 1 January 2019. This week the Customs and Monopolies Agency was asked to …

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Conall McSorley – gbet – Dispelling the ‘devil you know’ mentality amongst dissatisfied operators

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Conall McSorley, Business Development Director at gbet, talks to SBC News about rebranding from GBE Technologies, the challenge to allay migration concerns amongst sportsbook operators and how gbet aims to build on its successful partnership with NYRA in the US market. SBC: Can you give the readers on SBC News a brief rundown of the gbet business? CM: Most of …

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