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UK ‘Top 5’ pledge voluntary 1% commitment to tackling problem gambling

The governances of bet365, William Hill Plc, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and GVC Holdings have pledged to the UK government that they will commit to increasing ‘voluntary contributions to 1% of gross-gaming-yield revenues’ –  helping raise funds for UK problem gambling addiction, treatment and research initiatives. This morning the BBC reports that the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has …

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Tom Watson – ‘Cultural change’ is key to gaining a purposeful gambling industry

Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has published the full transcript of his speech on gambling reforms delivered yesterday to UK ‘cross-party’ thinktank DEMOS. In his opening statement, Watson outlines his belief that the UK gambling sector’s defence of FOBTs machines through ‘unacceptable lobbying’ has seen its incumbents ‘fall beyond public accountability’. Watson states that any future Labour government ‘must …

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William Hill appoints ‘risk expert’ Jane Hanson as corporate advisor

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its governance and corporate advisory confirming the appointment of Jane Hanson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. An expert in risk management and corporate governance strategies for ‘highly regulated industries’, Hanson will join William Hill’s board on 1 July 2019, becoming a member of the FTSE firm’s nomination and audit committees. A …

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Royal Ascot anticipates ‘highest global reach’ for 2019 festival

The management of Royal Ascot has disclosed that its 2019 Festival will feature its highest international broadcast coverage, with festival programming made available to over 650 million homes worldwide. Beyond extensive UK coverage offered by ITV and Sky Sports Racing, Royal Ascot programming will be broadcast in Japan, the US, China,   Australia, France and the Middle East. Regarded as the …

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Relaunched IBIA backed by H2 Capital business insights

The newly relaunched International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA -formerly ESSA) has today announced that industry business data and information supplier H2 Capital will formerly act as its lead market data provider. The tie-up will see IBIA teams supported with access to the extensive H2 Capital database covering industry insight across 2 million data points reaching 150 jurisdictions, significantly strengthening IBIA …

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Racing Post tipping content to boost Royal Ascot experience

The Racing Post states that it will boost all racegoers experience of Royal Ascot, providing Britain’s most prestigious racing festival with expert advice/information throughout its racecourse. Starting today, the Royal Ascot festival (18-22 June) will feature Racing Post ‘tipping content’ across its screens, allowing racegoers to ‘bet with confidence’. In addition, Racing Post data and predictions have been incorporated within …

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Codere ups racing muscle with SIS content partnership

Bolsa Madrid operator Grupo Codere SA has moved to enhance its live racing content across its Spanish and Mexican digital properties, integrating Sports Information Services SIS new 24/7 Live Betting Channel. SIS informs that its new live pictures partnership will see Codere ESP and MX digital domains gain horseracing and greyhound content throughout the day. Peter Lucas, Sportsbook Trading Director …

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William Hill seeks new European appeal with 72andSunny Amsterdam

William Hill marketing has disclosed that Amsterdam agency 72andSunny has won its ‘four-way pitch’, becoming the creative lead of its £ multi-million advertising account. Issuing a corporate update, William Hill confirms the appointment of 72andSunny as ‘Lead European creative agency’, working on a remit of establishing William Hill betting and gaming brands as ‘first choice in the gambling category’. This …

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Conor Gray: Boylesports ready for UK breakthrough

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Conor Gray Chief Executive of Boylesports has outlined the firm’s UK retail ambitions, as Ireland’s second-biggest bookmaker faces home market adjustments. Operating 254 betting shops within Ireland, Gray reveals that the doubling of betting tax duties to 2% of gross turnover, ‘will whip €10 million off Boylesports bottom line’. Facing a new Irish tax regime, …

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Intralot powers MDJS Moroccan expansion

Athens-listed gambling technology and lottery systems provider Intralot SA will expand its services and presence within Morocco, securing a new services agreement with La Marocaine Des Jeux et des Sports – MDJS. An Intralot customer since 2010, MDJS acts as Morocco’s state-owned sports lottery organisation. Issuing a corporate update, Intralot governance confirms that its subsidiary ‘INTRALOT Maroc’, will act as …

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