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Playtech launches sports star-themed gaming suite

Leading omni-channel supplier Playtech has launched a new casino games suite, linked to a series of timed jackpots with guaranteed daily wins. The suite, created to celebrate the champions of the global sporting world, will be launched alongside high-profile events such as the Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National and the World Cup. In an industry first, each game in the …

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Paddy Power takes BAGS live across its retail premises

Paddy Power has signed up to take BAGS (“Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service”) greyhound content live via its TV channel across its 631 shops. Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston, said: “We are delighted that Paddy Power has joined other betting shop operators in being able to show BAGS greyhound fixtures on their channels.   The BAGS schedule comprises over …

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Champions League winner Luis Garcia at ICE London with OPTIMA

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Champions League winner Luis Garcia will be one of the star attractions on the OPTIMA stand at ICE London this week. Former Spanish international Garcia will be greeting visitors at Stand N2-310 and fielding questions about his career and his views on this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia. OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez said: “We are very pleased counting with …

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Black Type ups mobile engagement skills with Wiraya

Specialist racing online bookmaker Black Type (blacktype.bet) has announced that it will work with mobile voice customer activation software Wiraya with a view to improving its live retention and engagement dynamics. Launched in 2016, Black Type seeks to become the leading digital destination for racing punters of all levels and experience. Announcing the partnership, Black Type said it will launch its first …

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NBA Counsel calls for a smart rethink of US betting

Dan Spillane the General Counsel of the NBA has detailed to the New York Senate on Racing and Gaming, that the NBA believes that the ‘time has come for a different approach’ to sports wagering. Having studied the subject matter for a number of years, the NBA’s governance seeks to act on the front foot with regards to developing US …

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BETR coins to be made available for use at World Cup

Peer-to-peer sports betting system BetterBetting is looking excitedly towards this summer’s Russia World Cup, with the firm’s gambling-focused cryptocurrency BETR being made available for use during the tournament. For the first time in history, a digital token (BETR) will be available for the world’s biggest sporting event, and will provide peer-to-peer betting with no central party alongside a robust escrow …

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21Bet launches World Cup Bank Builder

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21Bet is beginning its World Cup build up, with the launch of its new promotion aimed at giving punters the chance to build a healthy balance before the spectacle gets underway. With the showpiece set to get started in Russia on June 14, a little over 20 weeks away, 21Bet has unveiled its ‘World Cup Bank Builder’ offering. The promotion …

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SBC’s on the ball: Hartlepool United, Qatar 2022 and the English Football League

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at financial trouble for Hartlepool United as well as plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. ____________________ Iran could assist Qatar with 2022 World Cup hosting It was always expected that when the 2022 …

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Tipico scores German Football League sponsorship coup

Tipico has agreed a sponsorship deal with the German Football League (DFL) until the end of the 2020/21 season. As part of the agreement, which was brokered with the Bundesliga International subsidiary of the DFL and is effective immediately, the online casino and sports betting provider will receive rights to use the leagues’ respective logos in its advertising campaigns. From …

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Jessica Harrington joins strong stable of Unibet ambassadors

Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Jessica Harrington is the latest big name to be unveiled as an ambassador for Unibet. Harrington, who landed the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Sizing John last year, has agreed a deal which will see her supply her exclusive thoughts to the multi-award winning Unibet blog in the lead up to …

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