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Magnus Hedman acquires ‘tennis ace’ Jasis for future 10Star venture

Tennis risk management and pricing modules provider Jasis (Jasis.co.uk) has confirmed that it has been acquired by industry figurehead Magnus Hedman. The London based outfit is set to form part of new technology enterprise ‘10Star’, which aims to launch in the ‘second quarter of 2021’ to provide betting software services for regulated market incumbents. Operating since 2012, Jasis has developed …

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DCMS to judge whether football needs to blackout betting

Nigel Adams, the UK Minister for Sports and Digital (DCMS), has stated that ‘football’s link with betting’ will form a key part of the government’s ‘imminent review’ of the 2005 Gambling Act. Interviewed by BBC Sport, Adams detailed concerns on football being ‘too dependent’ on gambling sponsorships, as the DCMS Minister outlined the government’s agenda for UK sports. Adams revealed …

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APPG criticises UKGC’s collaborative approach on VIP conduct

The UKGC has come under criticism for allowing GVC Holdings to lead the development of a ‘code of conduct on high-value customers’ (VIP programmes). MPs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Gambling Related Harm criticised the UKGC’s decision as revealed by Chief Executive Neil McArthur at last week’s ‘CMS Gambling Conference’, where he addressed industry leadership on the UKGC’s 2020 …

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Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets

Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Scott Kashket has been sanctioned with a two month suspension and £3446 fine after he admitted placing 183 bets on football matches. Kashket had been charged by the Football Association (FA) last month following a period between 2014 and 2016, during his time at Leyton Orient, in which the bets had been made. Kashket lost a total of £1,067.75 …

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The FSA launches ‘safer gambling hubs’ in support of BeGambleAware

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has strengthened its commitment to GambleAware’s leading ‘BeGambleAware’ campaign after confirming that it will launch ‘safer gambling hubs’ to create safe educational environments for football fans across the UK. Promoting safer gambling engagements, the FSA hubs will maintain a number of free materials for football fans and club stakeholders to download. The hubs form part …

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Pegasus World Cup to receive international coverage

Sky Sports Racing has been granted exclusive coverage for America’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, which will see the broadcaster show the racing to UK and Irish audiences. The announcement comes as the race meeting is due to be shown in both Africa and the Carribean for the first time. Forty-eight countries in Africa will be newly served by …

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LeoVegas hunts for new chairman as Mårten Forste takes COO role

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has confirmed that Mårten Forste, current Chairman of the Board, will take the position of Group COO to oversee ‘overarching responsibilities’ of the firm’s Maltese operations. The appointment will see Forste maintain his Chairman role until LeoVegas’ next AGM planned for May 2020, where the firm’s Nominations Committee will announce a new corporate governance leader. Forste has …

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Sportradar renews AFC integrity partnership

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has renewed its long-standing partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which will last through to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportradar will continue to support the AFC Integrity Unit with the Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I) which has helped combat match-fixing across the region.     Sportradar Chief …

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Stoiximan dominates first-ever Betarades Greek Bookmaker Awards

TCB Holdings‘ flagship sportsbook property Stoiximan took home an unprecedented seven awards at the inaugural ‘Betarades – 2020 Greek Bookmaker Awards’. Stoiximan was crowned ‘Best Greek Sportsbook’ by Betarades judges, and also claimed the marquee title of ‘Players Choice’ for best Greek market bookmaker. In 2019, Stockholm-listed industry publisher Better Collective announced that it would be hosting a gala event for …

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Insider Sport: On the ball – Cypriot investigations launch as FIFA enhances integrity controls

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on FIFA launching its integrity toolkit, Cypriot match-fixing investigations, the Bundesliga’s latest technology partnership, and Arsenal’s stadium going cashless. FIFA announces integrity toolkit launch Building on the integrity programme it developed and implemented during …

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