Sportsbook

79 parties disclose interest in Dutch KSA licenses

The Netherlands gambling regulatory body Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued an ‘intermediate update’, detailing that ‘79 interested parties’ have approached its organisation detailing interest in securing KSA online gambling licenses. KSA opened its operator registration process on 5 June, as the regulator published its new long-term strategy towards establishing its long-awaited Remote Gambling Act. Led by new Chairman Rene Jansen, the …

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Coljuegos launches public awareness campaign for Copa America 2019

Juan Pérez Hidalgo, the President of Colombian gambling regulator Coljuegos has launched new national campaign #LaJugadaPerfecta (#theperfectgame), raising public awareness of Colombia’s new gambling laws and licensed incumbents. Coljuegos’ public awareness campaign was launched this weekend, ahead of the start of the CONMEBOL Copa America 2019 football tournament hosted in Brazil. Entering what is anticipated to be Colombian betting’s busiest …

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Altenar makes Swedish debut through LuckyCasino launch

Altenar

Altenar has made its regulated Swedish market debut after launching the LuckyCasino.com sportsbook in late May. The addition of Altenar’s sportsbook marked LuckyCasino’s first foray into sports betting, adding to an existing casino product portfolio of slots, table games and live casino. “We are really pleased with the work that Altenar has done, which will strengthen our customer offer and improve our …

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The Stars Group deepens Right to Play commitment

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will extend its partnership with global charity partner ‘Right to Play’ for a further two years, aiming to raise £1 million to help provide education for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Founded in 2000 by Norwegian speed skating Olympian Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is an international …

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Kenyan gamblers could face 10% tax under new laws

Kenyan gamblers are set to be hit with a ten per cent excise duty on bets placed after recent proposals issued by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich seek to implement measures to curb problem gambling in the country. The proposals were detailed as part of the 2019/20 Financial Year Budget in Parliament on Thursday, in which Rotich explained: “Mr …

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Kambi backs industry new boy BetWarrior

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it will support the launch of new online sportsbook property – ‘BetWarrior’. BetWarrior is the new venture of former PokerStars executives Morten Tonnesen (enterprise CEO) and José del Pino ( enterprise COO), who seek to establish the brand as a challenger bookmaker within European and LATAM markets. …

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Vbet outlines UK intent through Arsenal FC partnership

BetConstruct’s B2C online sportsbook brand Vbet has announced its biggest commitment to the UK betting market, confirming that it has become the official betting partner of Arsenal FC. Updating the media, Vbet marketing confirms that it will serve as ‘official betting & gaming partner’ of the North London Premier League club until 2022. Detailing further partnership provisions, Vbet has hired …

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Unibet ‘chess proposition’ triggers Norway drama

A potential tie-up between Norges Sjakkforbund (NSF) – Norway’s Chess Federation – and online bookmaker Unibet may turn into a political showdown for multiple national stakeholders. Norwegian media reports that NSF has been approached by Kindred Group Plc’s flagship sportsbook property Unibet, offering the federation a NOK 50 million (€5m) partnership – Norwegian Chess’ biggest ever sponsorship. Reacting to the news, …

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Betfred backs deeper Racing Post content engagement

Betfred has optimised its retail-to-digital customer engagements after becoming the first bookmaker to roll out Racing Post’s ‘sports content package’ across its website and mobile properties. The update sees the bookmaker ‘amplify’ its existing relationship with the Racing Post, following a number of successful product launches enhancing Betfred’s retail and digital betting platforms. Lewis McMillan, Head of Digital Product at Betfred, describes …

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BetCris & Betway join BA-7 hunting pack

Publishing its latest update, the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC) – the overseeing body of Buenos Aires’ newly sanctioned online gambling framework – has disclosed a clearer picture of which enterprises will compete for its seven BA licenses. Updating stakeholders, IPLyC confirms that international operators’ BetCris and Betway have secured Argentine partnerships allowing them to bid for …

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