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SIS secures media rights deal with Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a new partnership with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia which will provide SIS with the rights to distribute live pictures and data from the Saudi Cup. Under the terms of the agreement, SIS will be authorised to broadcast the full two days of horse racing at the …

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SportsTraders teams up with PBS to launch TeamBets product

SportsTraders has teamed up with Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) as part of a strategic partnership which will see the duo distribute SportsTraders’ new betting product, TeamBets. The new product will be launched across PBS’ proprietary platform and will allow users to bet and trade on market trends rather than on individual events. Armin Sageder, CEO of PBS, commented: “We are …

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UK betting leadership stands firm on collaborative approach despite media scepticism

Leaders of UK betting’s top five betting operators yesterday gave insights and opinions to the House of Lords Select Committee tasked with investigating the ‘Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’. Established in 2019, the Lords Committee continues its review of UK gambling seeking to gain valuable research and ‘reliable facts’ on unique industry factors and dynamics with for …

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DraftKings appoints Christine Thurmond as Responsible Gambling lead

DraftKings has added to its internal compliance team with the appointment of Christine Thurmond as Director of Responsible Gaming, reporting to Chief Compliance Officer Tim Dent. In her remit, Thurmond is charged with leading the expansion of DraftKings’ new responsible gaming frameworks across igaming, sportsbook, and fantasy sports disciplines. Thurmond joins DraftKings from her most recent role as a senior business contributor at the Massachusetts Council on …

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Mr Green demands UK Casino publishers stop advertising

Mr Green, the online casino property of William Hill Plc, has issued an ‘urgent request’ to its UK affiliate marketing publishers demanding that all active advertising be stopped with immediate effect. The online casino brand cites ‘recent changes in compliance’ for its urgent demand requesting partner publishers to terminate all advertising inventory related to Mr Green casino, its promotions and …

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XLMedia addresses Google ranking concerns with strategic changes

Affiliate marketing specialist XLMedia has confirmed that it will address concerns over Google’s changes to its search algorithm by increasing the speed at which it implements a range of its strategic initiatives. Last month, XLMedia issued a warning regarding the recent updates to algorithms on Google, stating that the changes could hinder the group’s revenue. In a statement on its …

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IGT appoints ‘trusted hand’ Fabio Celadon as M&A lead

The governance of New York listed gambling technology group IGT Plc has confirmed the promotion of Fabio Celadon to the position of Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. An IGT executive since 2006, Celadon takes charge of IGT corporate development strategy having formerly served as Senior Vice President of Gaming Portfolio (2017-2019). Celadon’s executive tenure at IGT has also …

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The first year for ad:s – Sportradar’s marketing service built for betting

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Just over a year ago, Sportradar continued a “natural and necessary evolution” of its global business by rolling out ad:s – a full-service marketing suite for sports betting stakeholders. We caught up with Rainer Geier, Sportradar’s Managing Director of Digital Platforms and Advertising Solutions, to discuss development of the Marketing Cloud, the benefits it brings for operators through the ad:s …

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Jade Entertainment unites with RPM Gaming to launch Philippines sportsbook

Asian gaming supplier Jade Entertainment has secured a new agreement with RPM Gaming which will see the duo launch the first GLI-33 certified sportsbook in the Philippines. The sportsbook, which will be launched at Okada Manila, will deliver sports betting services to customers visiting Okada Manila’s flagship casino. Richard Thorp, Director of RPM Gaming, said: “We’re thrilled to have teamed …

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Colombian Gambling tax efficiencies back Coljuegos market strategy

Publishing its 2019 statement, Colombia’s national gambling regulator Coljuegos has revealed that industry tax revenues totalled COL$ 680 million (€185,000), with funds set to be distributed to Colombia’s national health services. The Colombian regulator’s 2019 figure represents a 16% increase on the COL$574 million (€151,000) of gambling tax revenues collected during 2018. A breakdown of figures saw ‘local’ gambling halls …

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