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FIFA launches new integrity toolkit

FIFA, world football’s governing body, has announced the launch of an enhanced integrity toolkit that builds on the integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The new toolkit, which features updated integrity programme resources, aims to not only protect the sport, but also looks to provide help to member …

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UKGC forms three groups to address safer gambling standards

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will create three new focus groups to help facilitate the implementation of safer gambling standards. Led by senior leaders in the gambling industry, the three collaboration groups will focus on game and product design, advertising technology and high value customer incentives to gamble. The initiative, which is said to be the …

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Innovation, regulation and new markets: what to expect in 2020

Speaking at the SBC Awards 2019, a number of key figures in the industry gave their thoughts on what they believed would be the biggest trends, challenges, and opportunities in 2020. With new markets beginning to open up, a number of the awards winners pointed out that the industry should be keeping a close eye on a post-PASPA US market. …

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Nick Bannister named as new chairman of Haydock Racecourse

The Jockey Club has named Nick Bannister as the new chairman of Haydock Racecourse, beginning his new role tomorrow. Bannister, a previous Cheltenham Festival-winning owner, will take over the position of Haydock Racecourse Chairman from Lord Daresbury, who has held the position since 2015. He said: “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the chairmanship of Haydock from …

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‘More needs to be done’ to future-proof the regulation of football betting, says Tracey Crouch

Former Minister for Sport and Civil Society (DCMS), Tracey Crouch, has weighed in on the recent debate surrounding the streaming rights for FA Cup games, arguing that Parliament has a duty to implement future-proof regulation while also ‘allowing those who gamble responsibly the freedom to continue’. The Conservative MP expressed her opinion in Parliament’s magazine The House, addressing the ‘cross-party …

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PA Media launches ‘PA Betting Services’ as betting multimedia arm

International news media agency PA Media Group has launched its new unit ‘PA Betting Services’ offering sports betting content, data and editorial services for the industry’s diverse stakeholders. “Betting Services will act as a one-stop destination for multimedia betting content and services for existing customers and key target markets like the USA and Africa,” said PA Media as part of its launch …

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Supreme Ventures launches new sports betting platform with Altenar

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Sports fans on Just Bet, a fixed odds betting network operated by Supreme Ventures Ltd (SVL) in Jamaica, are now enjoying greater options for sports betting after the implementation of an innovative sports betting platform from Altenar in December of last year. The new platform is equipped with all the latest technological industry advancements to provide an enhanced betting experience, …

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Golden Race continues US move with SCCG partnership

Creator and global provider of virtual sports and betting solutions Golden Race has secured a new partnership with SCCG Management which will facilitate new partnerships with US operators to supply its virtual sports betting technologies. Supporting its expansion across the post-PASPA US market, SCCG Management will represent Golden Race across both the Native American and Non-Tribal gaming market. Celebrating the …

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GVC expects strong full year results following online growth

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Gambling group GVC Holdings expects its full-year results to show an ‘excellent’ operational and financial performance throughout 2019, as stated in the operator group’s post close trading update for the year to 31 December 2019. GVC reported that growth in its online division has led the way for what it believes to be a ‘successful 2020’. It revealed that net gaming revenue ‘remains strong’ …

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Reformed TIU meets year-1 integrity goals ahead of critical 2020

Completing its first year under a new operating regime, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today published its annual review detailing the development of its work and further directives protecting tennis competitions, athletes and wider stakeholders from corruption. Following a two-year investigation, the ‘Independent Review Panel’ (IRP) recommended that tennis’ combined governing bodies reform the TIU’s governance and working remit. …

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