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Tabcorp drops UBET focusing on TAB as lead betting domain

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed it will utilise its flagship ‘TAB’ brand as its lead sports betting property. Tabcorp governance continues its corporate re-alignment, integrating the assets of Aus $11 billion merger partner Tatts Group, detailing that its enlarged enterprise will deliver ‘stronger consumer-facing properties’ in 2019. The decision to lead with TAB as its sole sports …

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Kindred Group contests Norway regulator’s Apple App Store ban

The governance of Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has moved to file a lawsuit against Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet) – Norway’s national gambling and lottery authority. Kindred has accused Lotteritilsynet of conducting unfair restrictions and regulatory overreach on its business services, including the blocking payment transfers and sanctioning a ban on Kindred apps listing on the Apple App Store …

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BetLion takes sports betting brand into Kenya

BetLion has followed up its successful launch in Uganda by taking its jackpot-focused sports betting product into the neighbouring market of Kenya. The operator, whose customers in Uganda can land the ‘Cranes Jackpot’ of UGX 150,000,000 (£30,000) from a stake of just UGX 3,000 (60p), is ready to offer a midweek and weekend jackpot in Kenya. The vast majority of …

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Abelson Info: Could the Eleven Sports crisis benefit bookmakers?

Only four months into multi-year deals to broadcast Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, Swedish Allsvenskan and Dutch Eredivisie football, and before deals to show the Chinese Super League and UFC have even started, widespread reports suggest Eleven Sports may be forced to pull the plug on its UK gamble. Back in August, while collating TV coverage data for its …

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Coljuegos – Colombia sees benefits of revamped gambling policies in 2018

Juan Perez Hidalgo, the President of Colombian national gambling regulator Coljuegos has hailed 2018 as a landmark first full-year for Colombia’s new regulatory frameworks and national policies governing gambling. Issuing a Coljuegos’ November update, Hidalgo details that Colombia’s new liberalized market will raise circa COP $550,000 million (€1.5 million) subsidizing the Colombian health care system for 2018. Since expanding Colombia’s …

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Spiffbet strengthens Spanish presence with Jokerbet launch

Gambling content developer Spiffbet has teamed up with Jokerbet to unveil the fun, in-play Take5 live game to the Spanish market. Rebranded as Joker-5 to enhance its appeal in Spain, the innovative, mobile game, allows players to select a match and bet if they think a goal will be scored in the next five-minute period. The launch comes after Spiffbet was …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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Barry Fry charged by FA over alleged betting breaches

Barry Fry, the current Director of Football at League One side Peterborough United, has been charged by the FA for allegedly breaching betting rules. The charges relate to claims that the former chairman-manager of the Posh had placed a bet during the 2017/2018 season, an action that’s forbidden for those involved in the game. Issuing a statement, the FA outlined: “It …

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Financial turbulence leaves Eleven on brink of UK closure

According to a report by Telegraph Sport, Eleven Sports may be on the cusp of closing its UK arm as speculation grows over the financial losses of the firm in its first four months of operating. The OTT platform aimed at disrupting the UK’s sports broadcasting sector was forced to reassess its stance in the UK, after its deal with …

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Outgoing Brazil president signs sports betting bill

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Brazil President Michel Temer has signed MP 846 to formally legalise both online and land-based sports betting in the country. MP 846 was primarily focused on the distribution of proceeds from Brazil’s national lottery – operated by Ministry of Finance-controlled Caixa Econômica Federal, but also included plans that gave the green light to regulated sports betting. Its case was helped …

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