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Lithuania introduces warnings on all gambling ads

Lithuania has revealed a new legislation which will require all gambling advertisements to display warnings regarding gambling-related harm after a new bill was passed by the Vilnius Seimas (parliament). The legislation, which will see the warnings become mandatory from 1 July 2020, gained an overwhelming majority during its first reading. The Seimas ruled that the country’s Gaming Control Authority will …

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Betsson Group backs CasinoBeats Malta and SBC Summit

Betsson sponsors CasinoBeats Malta and SBC Summit

The close working relationship between SBC and Betsson Group has been further strengthened by the news that the igaming giant is to sponsor both the CasinoBeats Malta and SBC Summit events. Betsson has been an active participant in many previous SBC events, but has chosen to step up its involvement for the online casino conference and exhibition in Malta, where …

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GVC reprices and relocates its corporate debt holdings

Issuing a corporate filing, the governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings Plc has today disclosed that it has sanctioned the repricing and reallocation of its existing $786 million (€720m) first-lien term corporate debt bond. Updating investors, GVC details that it has undertaken the transaction to ‘simplify its corporate debt structure’, which will see the debt-bond placement transferred to its wholly-owned GVC …

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XFL names Sportradar as an official sports data partner

Sportradar has been named as an official sports data partner to the XFL after securing a new media partnership with the American football league. Under the new agreement, XFL fans and partners will gain access to data, statistics and league information. “We are delighted to be partnering with the XFL in its inaugural season as an official sports data partner,” …

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Scientific Games boosts esports portfolio with GameScoreKeeper deal

Industry technology group Scientific Games (SG) has secured a new partnership with GameScoreKeeper whereby SG will receive access to both historical and live automated esports data from the Danish data supplier. The partnership with GameScorekeeper will cover esports data for use across SG’s sportsbook software and sports pricing offerings, including an Esports Scoreboard Product developed and marketed by SG. Keith …

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Hayley Turner OBE joins MansionBet’s horse racing team

MasionBet has announced Triple Group One winning jockey, Hayley Turner OBE, will be the brand’s newest racing ambassador. Turner has over 1,500 flat race wins and is considered one of the most successful UK female jockeys of all time. Hayley Turner OBE stated: “I’m thrilled to be sponsored by MansionBet for the upcoming season and hopefully, I will be riding …

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New look OPAP bolsters its executive management team

Athens-listed Greek gambling group OPAP SA has announced a series of executive C-level appointments to strengthen its commercial development and leadership capacities. Long-term executive Jan Karas has been promoted to the leadership position of Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) having previously served as Chief Operations Officer of OPAP’s retail division. Karas retail responsibilities have been transferred to OPAP Group Chief Operations Officer …

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R. Franco’s Wanabet.es brand migrates to SBTech sportsbook

Wanabet.es

Wanabet.es, an R. Franco brand formerly running off the Kambi sportsbook solution, has signed a new long-term deal with SBTech. The change, said SBTech, will allow Wanabet.es to “deliver the ultimate personalised online sports betting experience and truly fulfill its market potential in Spain”. It added that the online betting brand will gain greater control of risk management, driving its sports …

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William Hill confirms exclusive CBS Sports arrangement

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill has confirmed that it has secured a US market strategic partnership with CBS Sports Networks, becoming the national broadcaster’s exclusive ‘sportsbook and wagering data provider’. Confirming weekend news reports, William Hill secures exclusive rights to ‘promote its brand’ across CBS Sports networks, the flagship sports entertainment division of the newly formed ViacomCBS global media conglomerate. The …

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Lords Select Committee to probe UKGC’s regulatory approach

Leadership of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will be questioned tomorrow by the House of Lords Select Committee researching the ‘social and economic impacts’ of the gambling industry. UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur and Chairman Dr Bill Moyes have been scheduled for a two-hour ‘evidence session’ on Tuesday 11 February (start-time 15:20) detailing insights on governing the UK gambling sector. …

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