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Hornbuckle hints at full BetMGM acquisition dependent on Entain’s future

MGM Resorts CEO, Bill Hornbuckle, has hinted at a potential buyout of BetMGM, currently co-owned and operated with Entain, dependent on the possibility of the latter’s acquisition by DraftKings. As reported by Bloomberg, Hornbuckle made the comments whilst speaking at the Global Gaming Expo casino industry event and in a separate interview, highlighting ‘a lot of ways’ for a potential …

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Coral docu-series ‘Against the Odds’ to be broadcast on ITV

ITV has announced that it will broadcast ‘Against the Odds’ on Tuesday 19 October a new sports documentary series co-developed and funded by Coral.   The ten-part series will showcase unique insights on the individual journeys and experiences of athletes who have risen to the top of their sports.  Each episode of Against the Odds will be presented and narrated …

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Asiabet33 secures partnership with Fulham FC

Asiabet33 has been named as the official Asian betting partner of EFL Championship side Fulham FC, under the terms of a deal covering the 2021/22 season. The firm primarily focuses on providing ‘cutting edge technological’ solutions to industry incumbents across the Asia betting and gaming market, and is currently active in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. “Asiabet33 is thrilled to …

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Stats Perform dissects sports challenge to tackle online abuse

The prominent topic of ‘the impact of online abuse on professional sports’ is to be examined by a Stats Perform webinar hosted on Thursday 7 October (2pm BST / 9am EST).  This summer, the sportstech company partnered with data-ethics specialist Signify to launch an AI and data learning project aimed to detect and monitor online abuse aimed at sports’ make-up …

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EPIC: Lived experience as a tool to balance commercial and responsibility commitments

For Mark Potter, Head of Delivery US at EPIC Risk Management, lived experience is a vital tool for the development and implementation of strong social responsibility and safer gambling initiatives across the industry. Speaking at a recent Breakout Session hosted by Kindred Group, Potter discussed his own experience with problem gambling and the negative impact it had on his professional …

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Racing duo Bazalgette & Fisher to lead live entertainment disruptor Sweet Nexus

The Jockey Club’s former leadership duo of Simon Bazalgette and Paul Fisher has joined Sweet Nexus, a start-up aiming to disrupt the commercialisation of live rights and IPS for sports, entertainment and music industry stakeholders.    Global Venue Services (GVC), an investment advisory supporting the venture capital phase of Sweet Nexus, disclosed that Fisher had accepted the position of Sweet Nexus …

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GamCare launches campus focused Big Deal campaign 

GamCare has launched it’s Big Deal’ campaign, advising university students of the risks of problem gambling and the support networks available to help those concerned with gambling harms.  Big Deal has been launched as university students return to campus, following the disruption of 2020 and 2021’s COVID-19’s lockdown on student life. The youth campaign has been designed on the recommendations …

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PHE indicates gambling harms interlinked cost with mental wellbeing

Ministers and betting leadership will be reviewing the findings of the ‘Gambling-related harms evidence review’ paper published today by Public Health England (PHE). In 2019, PHE was instructed to review gambling’s societal harms as a departmental duty, following on from DCMS’ review of FOBTs and social responsibility measures. In its remit, PHE was asked to examine the social impact of …

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