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GVC hails SportsAid programme developing next generation of British athletes

GVC Holdings looks forward to a further year of working with SportsAid, following the success of its first year partnering with the charity in supporting and developing ‘Britain’s next generation of top athletes’. In 2019, SportsAid was announced as one of the beneficiary charities of the FTSE100 firm’s newly formed ‘GVC Foundation’, providing a £2 million ‘community fund’ for its …

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Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic

Europol, the European Union’s agency for law enforcement cooperation, has issued a warning against the ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing by organised crime groups (OCGs). The report, entitled The involvement of organised crime groups in sports corruption, emphasised that OCGs have been exploiting ‘the changing circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic’. “Sports corruption is a serious crime involving organised crime groups operating …

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Betsson rolls out new Group Affiliates site

Betsson Group has confirmed that it has launched a newly designed website for Betsson Group Affiliates which will support customer experience. The goal for the new site, according to Betsson, is to provide its visitors with an ‘easier way to learn’ about the company. In addition, it aims to offer further education on how customers can browse information based on …

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Optimove upgrades customer journey ‘self-optimisation’ capacities

Full suite digital marketing software provider Optimove has moved to expand the capacity of its ‘Self-Optimizing Journeys solution’ utilising AI functions to ‘autonomously determine the next-best-action for each individual customer’. Upgrading its solution, Optimove claims that ‘marketers no longer face the burdensome task of determining which communications to prioritise or which sequence of communications result in the best customer journey’. …

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Lotteritilsynet raises NOK 30m for Norway’s distressed non-profits

Lotteritilsynet, Norway’s lottery and gambling inspectorate, has confirmed that it has provided NOK 30 million (€3m) in direct relief for ‘volunteer organisations’ to help Norwegian communities overcome COVID-19 impacts.  This summer, Lotteritilsynet launched a ‘crisis fund’ allowing non-profits and volunteer groups to secure direct funding, helping organisations continue to provide vital support for Norway’s vulnerable communities.    Updating the media, Lotteritilsynet …

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Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead

B2B technology provider EveryMatrix has strengthened its US expertise after selecting Erik Nyman to join its leadership team and lead the opening of the company’s first US office. As part of his new role, Nyman will take responsibility for leading EveryMatrix’s expansion in the US market ‘by building the organisation as President Americas’. Erik Nyman, President Americas at EveryMatrix, commented: …

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Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition

Intralot and its Maltese subsidiary, Maltco Lotteries, have launched a new U*BET Virtual Sports product, which will broaden U*BET’s sports betting portfolio. The product, which will be provided in collaboration with Inspired Entertainment, will be made available across Maltco Lotteries’ retail network which the company hopes will be a ‘key driver’ in offering a ‘diversified and entertaining sports betting portfolio’. …

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Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy

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The golden rule for successful brand development is keeping up with the times and staying ahead of the competition. That’s according to TVBET, whose representatives have written for SBC News about reliability of service and why key to its success is the combo of game mechanics and creating a “sensed-presence effect” for players. It is hard to imagine the future …

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AstroPay sells B2B payment gateway to focus on end user

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AstroPay has completed the sale of its B2B payment gateway to focus on B2C solutions headlined by the AstroPay Card. The ‘flagship’ prepaid virtual card solution, AstroPay Card, gives merchants the ability to receive deposits and process withdrawals from a single integration. Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, explained: “The recently completed sale of our B2B payment gateway indicates a new …

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Mark Moisley joins GBGB as Executive Commercial Director

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has named Mark Moisley as its new Executive Commercial Director, who will be tasked with overseeing ‘the development and implementation of greyhound racing’s new commercial strategy’. As part of his new role, Moisley will work alongside stadia and stakeholders across the sport to raise the profile of greyhound racing, widen its appeal to …

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