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Inside Edge: England’s revenge bid and Ronaldo goes for 100

Cristiano Ronaldo (POR), JUN 9, 2019 - Football / Soccer : UEFA Nations League final match between Portugal 1-0 Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Mutsu Kawamori/AFLO)

Over the next few months, Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – will be looking at the best of the weekend’s sporting activity. This time, we go from Cristiano Ronaldo and his bid to join the international 100-club, to England’s revenge mission in Reykjavík and Serena Williams’ latest attempt at matching Margaret Court’s 24-time Grand Slam record in New …

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UKGC calls for final input on slot design

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will close its public consultation on online slot design and in-game features today (3 September), concluding its gathering of opinions and insights on how to safeguard slot development and making games safer for the general public. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Marked as …

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Betfred bid for bankrupt Phumelela refused

Betfred is reported to have been rejected in its last-minute attempt to acquire bankrupt South African heritage wagering and racetrack operator Phumelela Gaming & Leisure.  South African racing news sources reported that Phumelela’s bankruptcy auditor refused to review Betfred’s ZAR 900 million (€45m) counteroffer submitted at the end of August as Phumelela closed its window for rescue proposals.  Stating its …

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GambleAware strengthens Bet Regret campaign with new partners

Launching the next wave of its Bet Regret safer gambling campaign, GambleAware has secured new partnerships with Supporters Direct Scotland and MAN v FAT. In addition, the charity has also renewed its existing partnership with both the Football Supporters Association (FSA) and the Scottish Football Supporters Association. The new and extended agreements will focus on promoting safer gambling throughout the …

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George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: Streaming’s shift from commodity to necessity

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Advancements to technology in recent years mean that the low latency streaming of live events is now both achievable and cost effective even for betting operators with a huge network of retail shops.  And this is why Vermantia reacted quickly to build out its streaming service, focused on both online and offline delivery, but crucially tailored to the needs of …

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Jan Möller: How Oddspedia 2.0 caters for all sports fans

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Oddspedia has concluded an 18-month project to relaunch its flagship odds comparison portal in “good time” for the return of major global sports events from COVID-19 disruption. Originally launched in 2014, the revamped online portal – localised to languages including German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, as well as English – went live on 4 August, less than two weeks before …

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GVC supports grassroot sports with ‘Pitching In’ programme

GVC Holdings has launched a new ‘multi-million pound investment programme’ which will deliver financial support to grassroot sports organisations. The programme, Pitching In, will be launched with a flagship partnership with The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues – collectively known as The Trident Leagues – which make-up levels seven and eight of the English football league pyramid. Commenting on …

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UK racing adopts non-standard race times to support its broadcast appeal 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) have taken the joint decision to adopt ‘non-standard race times’ across their respective fixtures schedules on a permanent basis, commencing 1 October 2020. The governing bodies have undertaken the decision to avoid fixture clashes and delayed races, with non-standard race times delivering further fixture clarity to racegoers, trainers and broadcasters. …

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Gambless makes UK entry with Lottoland deal

Gambless, a gambling harm solutions platform, has made its entry into the UK market after securing an exclusive partnership with online lotto betting site Lottoland. Available to download via the Lottoland UK website as well as Google and Apple app stores, the platform has been designed to identify and prevent behaviours associated with problem gambling. It provides a number of …

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Jockey Club CEO steps down following ‘gross misconduct’ inquiry

Delia Bushell, the chief executive officer of the Jockey Club, has stepped down after an independent inquiry upheld allegations of ‘gross misconduct’. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Having joined the organisation in September 2019, an independent barrister upheld allegations relating to bullying, the use of racist comments and …

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