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Paddy Power unveils Newport County as third SoS supporter

After recently unveiling both the Huddersfield Town and Motherwell kits, Paddy Power has added a third football club to it’s books, in the form of League Two side Newport County. The club, which go by the name ‘The Exiles’, announced the deal last night on TalkSPORT before taking on Weston-super-Mare in a pre-season friendly. Similarly to the statement released for …

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RCA backs extension to lunchtime racing trials

Due to take place over a five-week period this Autumn, the Racecourse Association (RCA) has confirmed that a further trial of lunchtime racing is due to take place at five different racecourses. The news follows on from trials which took place earlier this year, which originally consisted of three race meetings during May and June, all of which commenced at …

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Mark Jarvis gets Premium Play through Scientific Games extension

Mark Jarvis

In-game engagement feature Premium Play is just one of the key updates for Mark Jarvis as part of its three-year extension with Scientific Games. A new three-year agreement marks the next step in the partnership that will see the licensed betting office (LBO) operator’s 54 shops benefit from Scientific Games’ leading terminals. As well as Premium Play, which provides enhanced …

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Paddy Power announces Motherwell as ‘Unsponsorship partner’

Motherwell of the Scottish Premier League, have joined Huddersfield Town in becoming the second professional football team to join Paddy Power’s Save Our Shirt campaign.  Unlike with ‘The Terriers’, no hoax kit was released prior to the official launch, with the news of the sponsorship receiving no media attention until now. A spokesman for Paddy Power announced the partnership: “Motherwell …

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Richard Flint – Racing is a ‘critical friend’ of betting in tackling its regulatory predicaments

Ending his 17-year tenure at Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet), industry figurehead Richard Flint has called for betting and racing leaders to work in partnership, tackling an ‘existential threat’ facing all betting stakeholders. Speaking to the Racing Post, Richard Flint the former Executive Chairman of Sky Bet, warned UK racing leaders not to be complacent in believing that their …

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Betsson H1 results disrupted by tough regulatory dynamics

Nordic market adjustments and Dutch declines have seen Betsson AB governance report a 5% year-on-year revenue decline for Q2 2019 trading. Publishing its H1 2019 interim update, Stockholm-listed Betsson AB reports a tough Q2 April-to-June trading period, in which group revenues declined 5% to SEK 1.27 billion (Q2 2018: SEK 1.3bn). Betsson governance details a ‘period of operational adjustments’, in …

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Paddy Power launches ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign alongside ‘real Huddersfield kit’

Paddy Power have announced it’s controversial ‘sash’ style Huddersfield Town kit was just a hoax, releasing the real kits alongside a campaign aimed at shirt sponsors.  The campaign, titled ‘Save Our Shirt’, is calling on brands, including fellow bookmakers, to stop sponsoring football shirts.  The intention of the hoax jersey was to shine a light on the issues around shirt …

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Gambling Commission calls The Samaritans to bolster guidelines

The Gambling Commission is partnering up with The Samaritans in the battle against problem gambling after a fresh analysis of 2007 data shed light on its links with suicide.   The small scale research programme, published today by GambleAware and the Gambling Commission, was based on findings from the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) and indicated that one in five …

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Daniel Sturridge fined and suspended after betting breach

Daniel Sturridge, former Liverpool FC and England striker, has been issued with a six week suspension and a £75,000 fine after being found guilty of breaching betting rules. The charges relate to allegations brought towards the footballer during the January 2018 transfer window.  In that transfer window, Sturridge completed a late loan move to West Bromwich Albion, however, throughout the month he had been …

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Treasury praises UKGC for contribution on AML research

Publishing its ‘Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing supervision report 2017/18’, the HM Treasury has praised the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for its contribution to research and insights on UK AML concerns. The Treasury publishes its seventh ‘AML/CTF report’, seeking to improve compliance transparency and accountability for UK supervisory stakeholders, across multiple business disciplines. In its report, the HM Treasury consults …

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