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Betsson orders immediate UK market downsize

Betsson AB has significantly reduced its UK market presence after announcing that all active brands and licences will be transferred to its Rizk (Rizk.com) domain, effective immediately. The decision shows Betsson AB following through with its group-wide transformation directives. The operator has continued to reduce its UK exposure since 2018 – terminating the NetPlay TV subsidiary and closing down its …

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William Hill delivers on group-wide recovery as US takeover priorities loom

William Hill has stated that it is tracking ‘solid progress across all divisions’, as the FTSE betting group returns all operating units to robust trading during a transformative Q3 period. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the 13 week period to 29 September 2020, William Hill noted an ‘encouraging’ performance across all verticals, particularly highlighting growth across its ‘online international’ …

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Betway upgrades in-play capacity with Betgenius deal extension

Genius Sports has signed a long-term contract extension with Betway, which will see it continue as the operator’s lead supplier of sportsbook data, content and market trading provisions. Expanding an existing partnership arrangement, Betway will have its in-play markets upgraded by Betgenius’ in-play software, offering the highest quality of live content and reliability of live data across all major sports …

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William Hill drives retention with SportCaller’s Free Or 4

Free-to-play (FTP) sports game provider SportCaller has made its new Free Or 4 game available to William Hill, helping the operator drive both engagement and retention. Free Or 4 asks players to select six games in which they believe three or four total goals will be scored from the Saturday long-list of 3pm UK kick-offs. If players are able to …

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Betsson tracks AC Milan’s journey through launch of StarCasino.sport portal

Betsson AB’s flagship Italian online casino property StarCasino will fulfil its partnership remit with Italian Serie A giant AC Milan through the launch of a new dedicated media portal – StarCasino.sport. Abiding by Italy’s strict Decree laws on gambling, StarCasino has launched its new digital media platform featuring exclusive AC Milan content to continue to engage with Rossoneri fans. Dedicated …

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Spelinspektionen inks MoU with Kansspelautoriteit

The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, has enhanced its cooperation with its Netherlands counterpart after signing a memorandum of understanding with Kansspelautoriteit. The strengthened partnership has been designed to facilitate the ongoing exchange of information and streamline supervision between the two European regulators. René Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit’s chairman, stated that he is “delighted that agreements with international regulators are formalised and captured …

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DGOJ states no delay in October’s ‘Royal sign-off’  

Mikel Arana, the new Director-General of Spain’s DGOJ, has stated that the government will uphold its civic duties by formally approving the federal passage of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’.  Speaking to Basque media on Friday, Arana underlined that the DGOJ maintained its Autumn schedule, in which it expects Spain’s Council of Ministers to approve the decree passing into federal …

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Martina Åkerlund to lead Triggy as new CEO

Triggy AB has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Martina Åkerlund will lead the company as its new CEO. Confirming Åkerlund’s appointment, Triggy lauded her wealth of experience in leadership positions, having amassed more than 20 years of leadership experience from predominantly the banking and finance industries. Celebrating the new appointment, Åkerlund said: “I’m super excited to have …

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Sportradar takes MTS solution live with 888sport

Sportradar has agreed to deliver its risk management solution for 888sport’s tennis offering after securing a new partnership with the operator’s umbrella company, 888 Holdings. Under the partnership, Sportradar will supply its data and risk management solution, Managed Trading Services (MTS) Return Guarantee, for the operator’s extensive tennis offering. Nick Soye, Business Development Manager, Management Trading Services at Sportradar, commented: …

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Foreign operators seek ADM reassurances on licensing extensions

Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency faces a series of legal battles with foreign-based online gambling operators unless Italy’s government provides reassurances to operators allowing for licence extensions.  Confusion reigns within Italian igaming, following the Senate’s refusal to review two separate appeals to extend online betting, casino and bingo concessions for a further 18-months up to December 2022.   Legal certainty …

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