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Royal Ascot’s ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot has made the decision to expand its race card to seven meetings a day, in a move well received by betting industry figures. The Copper Horse Stakes, the Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes and the Golden Gates Stakes flat races were fixed to the venue’s week long event last year. This was followed by the inclusion of the Buckingham …

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LVision ‘BetBooster’ drives market stimulation for Rivalo 

South American bookmaker Rivalo has become the latest operator to integrate BetBooster, the flagship ‘AI-driven bet stimulation tool’ from LVision.  Rivalo has paved the way for deeper player engagement and additional revenues by integrating the product across its Spanish and Portuguese language sportsbooks. Delivered as a widget or as a sports data feed, BetBooster provides sportsbooks with a fully automated, …

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Pronet Gaming: It pays to stay alert to live sports changes

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As disruption to the live sports calendar continues, Pronet Gaming Sportsbook and Trading Director Thomas Molloy examines what lessons the industry has learned from last year.  The shockwaves that resounded from last year’s shutdown of elite sport across the globe still resonate. Leagues and events that would in normal times be enjoyed by millions, not only inside stadiums but also …

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HooYu launches new UX and UI suite for igaming onboarding 

HooYu – specialist supplier of KYC and ID verification software for high-risk industries, has announced the launch of its new UI and UX tools tailored for igaming incumbents. The KYC developer’s new suite of UI and UX tools has been designed to ‘increase success rates at the point of sign-up and payout’, for industry incumbents operating across multiple jurisdictions. The …

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SAZKA appoints tech guru Brent Hoberman as National Lottery bid advisor

Brent Hoberman (CBE) has become the latest business figurehead to join the ‘UK advisory board’ for SAZKA Group, providing support and guidance to Sir Keith Mills’ bid team competing to win the Fourth National Lottery Licence. Recognised as one of the UK’s most successful digital entrepreneurs, Hoberman will join SAZKA’s bid advisory chaired by former Sainsbury’s Plc chief executive Justin …

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Gaming company founders join SBC Digital India speaker line-up

SBC Digital India speaker line-up

The speaker line-up for the SBC Digital India conference and exhibition is set to feature the founders of some of the market leaders in the country’s fast-growing real-money gaming industry. The conference agenda for the online event on 27-28 January 2021 will address many of the major issues influencing the future of India’s online skill game, sports, esports, lottery, and …

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BGC highlights industry’s safety record in ‘A Safer Bet’ animation

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new animation, ‘A Safer Bet,’ in which the gambling industry standards body highlights the UK industry’s safety record and economic contribution. In the video, the BGC argues that the UK’s gambling market is one of the safest in the world, and warns against overregulation by the government. In particular, the BGC …

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US investor demands that Entain revise £250m Enlabs offer 

Entain Plc faces a shareholder clash in its £250 million pursuit to acquire leading Baltics online gambling group Enlabs AB. Texas hedge fund Alta Fox Capital Management, the owner of 3.3% of Enlabs shareholding, has said that it will refuse to sell any shares to Entain at the recommended offer of SEK 40 (£3.50) per share. Led by US investor …

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Sportradar adds 10-year extension to EHF integrity deal

Sportradar adds 10-year extension to EHF integrity deal

Sportradar has extended its integrity partnership with the European Handball Federation (EHF) for a further 10 years.  Under the agreement, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide a range of solutions and services to help safeguard EHF national team, club and international youth competitions from integrity threats through to 2030. Celebrating the 10-year extension, Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich said: …

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Denmark’s Danske Spil integrates Playtech products

Denmark’s national lottery Danske Spil has become the latest operator to integrate gambling software developer Playtech’s virtual sports betting products. Danske Spil has selected eight of Playtech’s virtual sports titles, covering football, basketball, tennis, greyhound racing, horse racing, speedway, cycling and trotting.  Odds for the virtual betting markets are based on the simulations themselves, enabling Danske Spil’s customers to study …

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