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JPJ Group terminates InterCasino and Vera&John’s UK presence

London-listed JPJ Group has confirmed that it will retire its Vera&John and InterCasino brands from the UK market, choosing to focus its home market presence through flagship domain Jackpotjoy. JPJ has communicated to existing UK customers that the online casino brands will be officially shut down on Tuesday 3 September, with the operator no longer accepting new player registrations. “We’ve …

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Serie A appoints Genius Sports as data lead for betting services

Ahead of the start of a new European football season, sports data and technology provider Genius Sports Group secures the official rights to collect and distribute Serie A betting data through its Betgenius subsidiary. Strengthening Serie A integrity provisions, Genius Sports will capture match data utilising its in-stadia pitchside technology, which instantaneously distributes a live feed to licensed sportsbook operators …

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RMG optimistic following glorious Goodwood success

The partnership between Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Goodwood Racecourse led to the successful broadcasting of last week’s Qatar ‘Glorious’ Goodwood Festival.  The five-day meeting, which was broadcast worldwide, had attracted additional interest from North America, and with the sport seemingly growing in popularity in that region of the world, organisers are hoping the increased interest continues. When asked about …

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CIRSA orders Catalan makeover to complete Giga Games acquisition

Following a review by Spain’s Competition & Markets Commission (CNMC), Grupo CIRSA has been ordered to restructure its Catalonian commercial presence in order to complete its acquisition of slot machine and arcade hall operator Giga Games. CNMC has ordered CIRSA governance to dispose of two of its Barcelona bingo halls, whilst further demanding that the Blackstone owned gambling group ‘terminate …

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Swedish FA clashes with Spelinspektionen over match fixing inaction

The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has hit back at the country’s gambling regulatory body Spelinspektionen for not prohibiting licensed operators from offering betting on a domestic football club competition – despite its warning of some suspected match-fixing. Last month, the SvFF revealed that it had received reports of match-fixing within Division 2 Södra Svealand, advising the Spelinspektionen to implement a complete ban on …

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Girondins sponsorship sees Betclic complete ‘Bordelais mission’

Announcing a two-year ‘principal partnership’ agreement with Ligue 1 football club Girondins de Bordeaux, French online betting group Betclic confirms that it has achieved it it’s marketing mandate of sponsoring all professional sports teams within its home city. Ahead of this weekend’s Ligue 1 football season (9 August), FC Bordeaux management confirms that the Betclic brand will be displayed across …

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Formula 1 confirms launch of Live ‘in race’ Odds with Sportradar and ISG

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Alongside Sportradar and the Interregional Sports Group (ISG), Formula 1 has announced the launch of a Live ‘in race’ Odds offering that was first trialled as part of an exclusive partnership. The deal will see Sportradar benefiting from never before released historical F1 data, as it forms new Live Odds models set to be launched ahead of the 2020 season at the …

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The Athletic begins UK voyage seeking to disrupt all levels of football content

UK media welcomes new US player ‘The Athletic’ a digital publisher seeking to disrupt sports journalism by offering in-depth content of every football club across the land. Backed by a raft of US venture capital firms, The Athletic comes to the UK media scene with deep pockets having raised a reported $90 million in enterprise funding to date. Founded by …

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Oddschecker reports boost in betting volume for H2

Sports betting affiliate and media portal Oddschecker has seen volume of bets placed on its site jump by 20 per cent since last year, as explained in its H2 results.  As published in the results, activity on the Oddschecker platform has grown, with activity on mobile and desktop products for both football and racing has seen a 23 per cent …

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Interwetten targets €100 million GGR mark for 2019

Sports betting and online gaming operator Interwetten has targeted €100 million in gross gaming revenues (GGR) for 2019 after reaching €47.7 million for January to June (H1). Interwetten confirmed that Q2 revenues had increased by 27 per cent to €25.2 million, while the year to date (YTD) total of €47.7 million was up by 24 per cent from the corresponding …

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