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Frankie Dettori rides with Sporting Index 

Sporting Index has confirmed that it has ‘onboarded’ legendary champion jockey Frankie Dettori as its new brand ambassador. The colourful Italian, who has won 19 British Classics and is currently recognised as the ‘LONGINES – World’s best jockey’, has joined the Sporting Index stable and will help promote the spread betting firm’s fixed-odds betting markets, which were launched in 2019. …

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ConnectPay ups security investment to combat online fraud

ConnectPay

ConnectPay will, this year, invest an additional €750,000 in Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism compliance solutions. The online banking service provider believes that security of transactions must be top priority for higher risk sectors such as online gambling, adding that financial crime across all industries has reached $2.1 trillion per annum – a figure ConnectPay expects to …

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Betway backs BLAST first-ever Dota 2 Bounty Hunt 

Betway will expand its partnership with leading esports tournament organiser BLAST, after confirming that it will sponsor its new ‘BLAST Bounty Hunt’ online Dota 2 series.  The bookmaker has worked alongside BLAST since 2019, sponsoring its flagship CS:GO competitions ‘BLAST Premier’ and ‘BLAST Raising’. On 9 June, BLAST will host its first-ever Dota 2 competition the ‘BLAST Hunt’ – an …

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Peter Nolan joins Digitain as strategic consultant

Sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has confirmed the appointment of Peter Nolan as its new Strategic Consultant. As part of his new role, Nolan will take responsibility for the management of media relations. He will also consult on the firm’s B2B marketing plan, as well as sales and business strategy. Commenting on his new role, Nolan said: “Digitain is …

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Golden Race gains ISO certification

Virtual sports and betting technologies provider Golden Race has continued to uphold transparency after being awarded the ISO 2700:2013 certification – strengthening the firm’s IT security profile. The accreditation, issued by the internationally accredited testing lab and inspection body Quinel, ensures Information Security Management System compliance with the standard of ISO 27001:2013. “This is another great step in reassuring our …

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SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event

SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital

Gambling conference and exhibition organiser SBC Events has announced that its flagship expo due to be held in Barcelona in September will now be a digital-only event for 2020.  The SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital will be held on 8-11 September and will build on the success of SBC’s previous online events in bringing the gambling industry together despite the …

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UKGC gambling statistics highlight retail declines

The UK’s retail betting sector has continued to bear the brunt of last April’s FOBT ruling, with data released by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) showing a 12.1% decline in the number of shops between March 2019 and October 2019. The number of betting shops on the UK high street dropped to 7,315 in September 2019, while the total number …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports nuances need to be understood for the sake of integrity

ESI’s Digital Summit has highlighted the growth of esports in terms of its global viewership and in its betting take-up. Yet, as esports becomes more popular, it heightens its risk of match fixing and corruption.  One of the summit’s concurrent themes, esports and betting stakeholders observed and debated the complexities of maintaining esports integrity, amid distinct wagering intricacies and unique …

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Premier League eyes 17 June resumption

The English Premier League is due to make its return after clubs agreed on measures to resume play from 17 June. Following a three-month suspension due to the global pandemic, clubs agreed to resume the season with added safety measures to be put in place beforehand. Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters commented: “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume …

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Virtual Live Racing delivers digital tote betting in US

Betinternet founder and Virtual Software Chairman Vincent Caldwell has launched a new Virtual Live Racing product which will deliver a regulated digital tote betting service for US punters. The new product will feature fully rendered replicas of real tracks, graphics, and results based on historical race data from across a number of American racetracks – with results generated by using …

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