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Betfred scores Vitality Netball World Cup sponsorship deal

UK bookmaker Betfred has confirmed that it has been chosen as the new primary sponsor for the upcoming Vitality Netball World Cup, which is set to take place in Liverpool next month. The high-profile partnership for Betfred marks the operator’s continued growth to its sports sponsorship network, with the Vitality Netball World Cup already reporting that its ticket sales recently …

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ATG becomes first to join IBIA following rebrand

Following the rebranding of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) last week, Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has been named as the first operator to join the association. ATG has joined the integrity association as it moves to bolster its global monitoring and alert platform to cover approximately 50 international online and retail betting brands. Magnus Lunner, …

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Stanleybet hires Christian Maglia as commercial lead for Magellan Robotech

Stanleybet Group’s Magellan Robotech

UK gambling operator Stanleybet Group has strengthened its B2B subsidiary, Magellan Robotech, through the appointment of Christian Maglia as its new chief commercial officer (CCO). Maglia joins the operator having developed a wealth of international experiences throughout his career having previously held the position of sales director of the Italian market at Sportradar, and head of sales for Betgames tv, …

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Sky Bet collaborates with Leeds charity to support individuals with autism

Sky Betting & Gaming has collaborated with Leeds-based charity Lighthouse Futures Trust to create a new approach which will see the duo help boost technical talent and increase employability for young adults with autism across the city. As part of the new programme, Sky Betting & Gaming has rolled out its ‘coding for beginners’ initiative which has already been proven …

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Betfair agrees race sponsorship deal with Newcastle Racecourse

Betfair has been named as the official sponsor for both the Northumberland Plate Festival and Fighting Fifth Hurdle after signing a new deal with Newcastle Racecourse and the Arena Racing Company (ARC). Listed as the feature race, the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate is due to be broadcast live across ITV 1 and Sky Sports Racing. Other feature races run across …

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Unibet integrates Gamban technology into self-exclusion process

Kindred Group’s Unibet has agreed to integrate Gamban‘s blocking software into its self-exclusion process, making it the first UK bookmaker to do so. The extension to the partnership between the duo will ensure that all Unibet customers have  unlimited access to Gamban free of charge courtesy of Kindred. It comes as a bid to further help customers access the self-exclusion tool …

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SIS boosts Spanish presence through Paston Apuestas deal

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed to a new three-year content distribution deal with Spanish betting operator Paston Apuestas which will see the data provider cover the operator’s Spanish Horse and Greyhound Channel. As part of the new deal, SIS will deliver live pictures and data to a number of retail outlets across Valencia relating …

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Horserace Betting Levy Board backs UK lunchtime racing trials

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After a short trial of lunchtime race meetings, online bookmakers have expressed that they wish for the trial to be extended following the support of The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). The trial received the backing of the HBLB with the intention of boosting the revenue that could be generated over the lunchtime period for both on-course and off-course bookmakers. …

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Bookmaker recognised as luxury brand

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has been recognised as one of Britain’s top luxury brands in the inaugural edition of the Walpole Power List, with Fitzdares CEO William Woodhams listed as one of the most influential people. The list, compiled in collaboration with Inzito and Coutts, has acknowledged Woodham’s work with the luxury bookmaker alongside the March launch of ‘the world’s first …

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WatchandWager signs new deal with Hong Kong Jockey Club

London-listed Webis Holding has penned a new three-year deal with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will see the betting and racetrack operator allow its customers bet directly into the pools offered at Hong Kong’s famous racecourses, Sha Tin and Happy Valley. The partnership, which originally began in 2013, will allow customers of Webis’ advance deposit wagering (ADW) business, …

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