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Dave McDowell, FSB: Hitting the bullseye during the global sports blackout

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FSB Tech CEO Dave McDowell (pictured) discusses taking the Remote Darts League (RDL) right through from concept to sourcing players and event production, how he hopes it will open the industry’s eyes to the power of FSB’s data automation platform, and why the RDL has quickly found a place within the darts community – with opportunities for both male and female …

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DCMS calls for further review into loot boxes

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is due to launch a call for evidence into loot boxes, which could see the video games feature reclassified as a gambling product.  Loot boxes have been a topic of controversy in recent years, with concerns raised over whether they encourage children and younger audiences to gamble.  Loot boxes are items embedded …

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Coral relaunches cinematic campaign for racing’s return

Coral has welcomed the return of horseracing on terrestrial TV screens by launching it’s new ‘At the Races’ advert, which forms part of the bookmaker’s wider ‘Coral Racing’ campaign.  This February, Coral launched its ‘Coral Racing’ campaign, a ‘cinematic HD series’ of adverts produced by BBH London as the bookmaker’s new lead creative advertising agency. The campaign was launched as Coral’s …

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BGC dedicates 20% of advertising to safer gambling

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to making sure that 20% of TV and radio advertisements from its members are safer gambling adverts. In April, BGC members voluntarily removed all TV and radio product advertising for a period of six weeks during the lockdown. Writing on Politics Home, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher explained that the trade association …

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SportCaller backs Tote Ten to Follow as Flat season returns

Free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller has extended its partnership with the UK Tote Group with the return of the Tote Ten to Follow. SportCaller has committed to delivering a suite of new features which is expected to drive reliable engagement throughout the course of the competition, which will run from 16 June to 17 October. Cillian Barry, SportCaller MD, said: …

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SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera

SBC Magazine

The future for esports betting, the regulatory soap opera in Brazil, a new COO for LeoVegas and how online gaming can drive the industry’s comeback are just some of the key topics in Issue 9 of SBC Magazine. Available to view online HERE, we start by analysing Sergey Portnov’s “calculated risk” approach to Parimatch leadership, before reflecting on how Carsten Koerl …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Puzzle upon puzzle marks the path ahead

UK gambling regulatory developments during the last month or so have led many to query the reason behind the Gambling Commission’s decision to publish (on 12th May) additional customer interaction guidance for remote operators. What some have found puzzling is not only the range of topics covered in that additional guidance but also its prescriptive nature, particularly bearing in mind …

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bet365 terminates legacy telebetting service

bet365 has confirmed the closure of its long-running telephone betting (telebetting) operations, stating that demand for the service had declined to minimum rendering it obsolete. The Coates family-owned betting business has operated a telebetting service since the company’s foundation in 2000 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This week, bet365 confirmed that it had shut down its 0871 218 4131 telebetting number, revealing …

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Kwiff charges racing markets with Racing Post content  

Mobile bookmaker Kwiff has optimised its racing audience capacities by integrating Racing Post content solutions.   Starting this week, all Kwiff racing markets will feature in-depth Racing Post analysis and insights provided by the publisher’s ‘data-filled racecards’. Agreeing terms on a comprehensive content package, Kwiff’s UK and international racing markets (South Africa and UAE) will be supported by Racing Post’s high-quality …

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SIS upgrades streaming network with Phenix solutions 

Redeploying its broadcast services following lockdown, Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it will optimise its streaming capacity by utilising Phenix real-time video solutions.  Updating its global partners, SIS revealed that it has installed Phenix streaming provisions which will significantly reduce network latency across its 24/7 live broadcast programming. Phenix’s technology upgrades will be deployed across SIS’ 24/7 Live …

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