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UK Ministers to launch Football Index probe

UK government Ministers are reportedly planning to launch an investigation into the collapse of ‘football player trading exchange’ Football Index. The Times reported that legislators are ‘deeply concerned’ by the collapse of the operator, after users lost over £100 million following its crash into insolvency. “This case further reinforces the need for our comprehensive review of gambling laws,” a government …

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ESIC responds to ‘false narratives’ on its relationship with betting

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has declared that it carries no special interests for the sports betting sector, maintaining its independence as an organisation strengthening all esports integrity dynamics. This weekend, ESIC issued its statement ‘to clear false narratives’ regarding recent legislative developments related to the US market, its relationship with games developers and its duties policing integrity matters. “Whilst …

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British sports bodies ‘see the benefits’ of vaccine passports

The BBC has reported that a group of elite-level British sporting bodies have backed the use of vaccine passports as a possible measure for supporting the return of spectators to stadiums. In a letter addressed to the leaders of the major political parties, the FA, Premier League, English Football League (EFL), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Rugby Football …

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Entain: Ladbrokes and Coral will be Grand National’s top tech studs

Entain has outlined the significance of this Saturday’s Grand National race for its flagship UK brands of Ladbrokes and Coral. Aintree’s heritage fixture will mark the first occasion in which both customers of Ladbrokes and Coral will be supported by Entain’s proprietary technology systems. Despite facing COVID-19 headwinds, during the first half of 2020 trading Entain fulfilled its technical objectives …

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Parimatch opts for joint leadership in corporate overhaul

Parimatch has overhauled its corporate leadership structures, in order for the CIS betting group to take advantage of new commercial opportunities.  This afternoon, Parimatch confirmed that Sergey Portnov had relinquished his role as Group CEO to become Chairman of the Board.  Portnov’s leadership duties will be shared with Parimatch senior partners Roman Syrotian and Maksym Liashko, serving as the firm’s …

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BCCI Anti-Corruption Chief affirms that ‘betting encourages match fixing’

Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) new Chief of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has taken a strong stance against legalised betting. The new anti-corruption leader’s opinions are in stark contrast to former BCCI ACU head Ajit Singh, who believed that stricter regulations of India’s betting industry would assist with controlling and combating corruption …

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Sportradar strikes integrity agreement with NOC*NSF

Sportradar Integrity Services has added the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) to its extensive portfolio of sports authority clients. The new partnership will see Sportradar utilise its expertise gained from over 15 years of monitoring global betting markets for irregularities to assist with safeguarding the integrity of over 1500 football, basketball and darts events in the Netherlands over the …

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Pinnacle boosts in-play offering with DeckPrism Sports deal

Pinnacle boosts in-play offering with DeckPrism Sports deal

Pinnacle has strengthened its in-play betting offering after signing a partnership with DeckPrism Sports to utilise its proprietary models. Through the partnership, Pinnacle will benefit from DeckPrism Sports’ technology and modelling capability which the online operator believes will help ‘take its betting product to the next level’. Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle, said: “Everyone knows that in-play betting is …

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FlightScope buyout sees IMG Arena bolster its tech unit  

IMG Arena has acquired FlightScope Services, bolstering its data gathering, insights and analysis capacity for tennis and golf.  Based in Gliwice, Poland, the FlightScope team is set to be fully incorporated within IMG Arena’s sports tech unit, which will be significantly expanded with 160 new employees as a result of the deal. The enlarged tech unit will be led by …

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Entain completes all Enlabs takeover duties

Entain Plc has this morning announced that it has contractually completed its €370 million takeover of leading Baltic markets online gambling group Enlabs AB. Issuing a market statement, Entain confirmed that it had secured 67 million Enlabs shares, corresponding to 96% of the Nordic Nasdaq First North firm’s total shareholding. Prior to this morning’s announcement, 94% of Enlabs shareholders had …

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