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‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’… William Hill outlines biggest industry commitment to eradicating problem gambling

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has set out its new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ seeking to ‘eradicate problem gambling within the UK’. The bold objective sees William Hill place social responsibility and corporate sustainability at the forefront of its day-to-day operations. Presenting the initiative, William Hill governance has published an ‘immediate action plan’ detailing its new corporate sustainability strategy, …

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Winning Post – Why time is of the essence for UK Parliament

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Where’s the Harm? The publication this week of Britain’s first reporting framework for gambling-related harm offered a glimpse of future public policy debates – and set out a number …

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DCMS guarantees gambling industry engagement on FOBTS

Last week during a Parliamentary debate over Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Lord Ashton of Hyde emphasised that bookmakers would be engaged with the implementation process of new FOBT regulations. It was announced by the Government in May that after an extended triennial review that there would be …

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Harry Lang, Brand Architects – Change the players, change the game

There’s something refreshingly honest and likable about England’s current crop of young upstarts. Sure, their average weekly salary would likely pay off your mortgage, which could be a little grating. And yes, some of their haircuts seem to have been cultured by Maradona with a hedge trimmer after one of his more boisterous ‘white wine’ parties. Add to that they …

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Pras Sri & David Knight strengthen SBC ahead of iGB Live

SBC (Sports Betting Community) has strengthened its talent base once again with two new key hires in business development and sales in the shape of David Knight and Pras Sri. Knight is joining the organisation from NBCUniversal in the new role of Group Business Director, which includes business operations, strategy and business development in its brief. Knight brings extensive experience …

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Melvin Ritsema: ‘Panda’ to the needs of the UK sports betting market

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In the first of an exclusive three-part series for SBC News, Royal Panda CMO Melvin Ritsema takes a trip back to 2017 to talk us through his company’s decision to bring a sportsbook into its successful three-year-old online casino platform. Just over a year ago, we started out on a sportsbook adventure, having identified this as the best way to …

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Suspicious betting report raises lower level football concerns

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Lower level matches and friendlies are more susceptible to suspicious betting. That’s according to Perform Group, who teamed up with integrity partners Starlizard and TXODDS to produce an “unbiased” and “non-sensational” snapshot of suspicious betting patterns in football. Jake Marsh, Head of Integrity at Perform Group, said the joint report was designed to provide intelligence and analysis to football’s governing …

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The fine art of pricing a penalty shootout

As the nation prepares for England’s first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, England fans frantically hope that the anxiety of the Colombia game isn’t replicated and Southgate’s side win in 90 minutes. However, should England’s fate see them head to spot kicks tonight, we take a look at the challenges that are presented to a trader as they look …

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Betting on Sports 2018 “a unique opportunity” for the PGA TOUR

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The changing landscape of sports betting across the USA has been long debated by many quarters, since that monumental day on May 14, when the US Supreme Court found in favour of New Jersey and repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). As the writing, debate and speculation continues, acquisitions are made and new relationships formed, while the …

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Theresa It’s only Monday… Bookmakers react to frantic Tory cabinet chaos

Revolt, within the Conservative Party may tip Britain towards a snap General Election being called for in 2018, as Brexit chaos governs all UK politics. Bookmakers have adjusted their political betting markets, following the events of a ‘manic Monday’ which saw LEAVE stalwarts David Davis, Secretary for Exiting the EU and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resign as senior cabinet ministers. …

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