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ASA ‘underage sweep’ sees marked improvement in gambling advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed a drastic improvement in gambling-related adverts being restricted to underage audiences after the watchdog published the results of its ‘second online marketing sweep’. Continuing its year-long project, the ASA noted that inappropriately placed online betting and gambling adverts had ‘reduced significantly, from 70 ads in the first sweep to 5 ads in the …

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Sportsbet.io teams with Southampton to promote Safer Gambling Week in new campaign

Southampton Football Club and gambling brand Sportsbet.io have joined forces to launch a new campaign which raises awareness of 2020 Safer Gambling Week. The Safer Gambling Week campaign runs from 19 to 25 November, and the Premier League side will provide fans with support and advice on how to bet responsibly. A dedicated space on the official club website will …

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Fitzdares pays tribute to racing icons with new ‘Honour’ series

Fitzdares has launched a new series of short documentaries, the first of which will pay tribute to the late British flat racing horse trainer Sir Henry Cecil. The documentary series, entitled ‘Honour’, will be launched on 20 November across Fitzdares social media platforms, with the series voiced by BAFTA and Olivier award-winning actor Toby Jones. Discussing the new series, Fitzdares …

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Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – rounds off the week with a breakdown of the week’s sporting activity. He assesses whether there’s any truth to the idea that international breaks have a negative impact on domestic football and how Tottenham may fare against Manchester City. The international break can be perceived in different ways by …

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The sportsbook of 2030: ‘Clever money’ and more accurate data

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The world of trading and risk management has come on leaps and bounds in recent years thanks to advances in technology, but how does that shape the sportsbook of 2030? Fast forward 10 years to 2030 and Dinos Stranomitis, Director and COO at Altenar, thinks that the future for sports betting lies in the development of software that can independently …

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UK Racing issues Brexit travel warning as transition period ends

UK racing stakeholders have been warned to prepare for ‘significant changes’ to equine travel arrangements between the UK and EU, irrespective of whether the government can secure a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) from 1 January 2021. The warning was issued by the ‘Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group’ which leads racing’s preparations for the UK’s departure from the European Union. As …

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Lockdown lift 2.0: Where do alternative sports fit into retail’s ‘digitised’ betting future?

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Playtech Sports terminals took a quarter of a million bets on darts and table tennis totalling close to €6 million in the first month after the UK’s betting shops reopened from the first national lockdown in June. These numbers, said Lee Drabwell from Playtech Sports (pictured), show that the demand for these ‘alternative sports’ – which enjoyed such an unexpected …

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Football Index donates Nottingham Forest and QPR shirt sponsorships to YGAM

Football Index donates Nottingham Forest and QPR shirt sponsorships to YGAM

Football Index has donated its shirt sponsorship for Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers to the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). Marking Safer Gambling Week, QPR will wear a special edition shirt for their London derby against Watford on 21 November, while Nottingham Forest will be sporting the shirts for their game against Bournemouth on 24 November. The …

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32Red’s Neil Banbury: A ban on gambling sponsorships could be fatal for sporting club initiatives

A ban on betting sponsorships would have a ‘huge impact’ on sporting organisations and important initiatives established by football clubs, 32Red’s Neil Banbury has warned. In an interview with Insider Sport ahead of the 2005 Gambling Act review, Banbury expressed his fears about how damaging prohibiting gambling companies from partnering with sports bodies and clubs could be. The operator recently …

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GVC pilots new technologies to bolster new ARC programme 

GVC Holdings is piloting two new safer gambling technologies to enhance its group-wide ‘advanced responsibility and care (ARC)’ programme which was launched in November as part of the firm’s new ‘Sustainability Charter’.  Announced as a frontline directive, GVC launched its ARC programme which will see the firm deploy its proprietary technologies, systems and platforms to collect group-wide ‘behavioural play data’ …

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