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Sorare backs its non-gambling status under UKGC evaluation

Sorare has issued a response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) placing its blockchain fantasy football platform under investigation.   Yesterday the UKGC issued a warning, alerting the public that Sorare (Sorare.com) did not maintain a UK gambling licence.   The Commission confirmed that it was evaluating Sorare’s fantasy football game and digital collectables platform with regards to whether the business was …

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Paul Dent: Who is responsible for Safer Gambling?

Paul Dent: Who is responsible for Safer Gambling?

With the online gambling industry continuing to grow rapidly, Paul Dent – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – asks who should be responsible for safer gambling measures? Recent conferences have brought together regulators, operators and organisations representing those harmed by gambling, to share views on industry safeguards, duty of care, customer controls and protections . This shows …

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Esports Hub: The latest esports acquisition tool from Pinnacle Solution

Esports Hub

Pinnacle Solution, the B2B arm of sportsbook operator Pinnacle, has launched the latest addition to its esports product, the Esports Hub. Designed specifically for esports fans, the Esports Hub delivers end users with the “best esports betting content available via a seamless UX and dark-themed aesthetic tailored to customer feedback”. Live bettors will also benefit from the Esports Hub’s introduction …

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SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB GLOBAL with significant investment

SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB Global with significant investment

SIS (Sports Information Services) will expand both its international and digital presence after making a significant investment in RACELAB GLOBAL, an Australian racing data science company. As a result of the investment, SIS will gain access to RACELAB GLOBAL’s proprietary technologies, including the supplier’s live PRO FORM informatics and ODDS ENGINE technology suite. Richard Ames, SIS CEO and new Chair …

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Entain maintains 2021 growth despite Deutsche and KOA drags

Entain Plc has continued to match its corporate growth against high expectations, with the FTSE100 gambling group citing progress on all 2021 corporate objectives. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the three month period ended 30 September, Entain recorded a 4% increase in group net gaming revenues when compared to Q3 2020 Registering a 10% increase in NGR for the …

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N1 Partners Group goes live with SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator

N1 Partners Group has become the first company to go live with the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator, enabling the affiliate to create a range of different jackpot campaigns for its players. Through the strategic collaboration with SOFTSWISS, N1 Partners Group can “combine any groups of players from all its projects into its own global jackpots”. “We believe that connection to SOFTSWISS …

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Olympic champion Zhan Beleniuk joins SBC Summit CIS speaker line-up

Zhan Beleniuk at SBC Summit CIS

Zhan Beleniuk, the Olympic gold medalist and member of the Ukrainian Parliament, is to deliver the welcome address at this week’s inaugural SBC Summit CIS, Presented by Parimatch, in Kyiv. Beleniuk has enjoyed a hugely successful career as a Greco-Roman wrestler. The highpoint came when he won gold in the 87kg competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to add …

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Sportradar to overhaul ICC’s data and streaming capacities

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of pro-cricket, has announced that Sportradar will serve as its new lead data and media rights distributor. The partnership will see Sportradar charged with the data and media distribution of 275 ICC syndicated matches including eight men’s and women’s tournaments – starting this month with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup hosted by …

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Former Entain Director Reynolds joins GAMSTOP leadership

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GAMSTOP has announced an expansion of its senior leadership team, having appointed Simon Reynolds as a Non-Executive Director of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme. The responsible gambling awareness organisation has expressed confidence in the ‘knowledge and experience’ of safe betting policies and procedures due to his 30 years’ of cross-sector experience in the industry. The new hire’s former positions include …

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UKGC issues public warning on unlicensed Sorare 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has alerted the public that Blockchain-based fantasy football operator Sorare (Sorare.com) does not carry a UK gambling licence.  The Commission warned players that “any activity completed on the site by consumers in Great Britain is outside of the gambling regulations that a licensed operator should comply with”. Launched in 2018, Sorare is an Ethereum blockchain …

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