Sportsbook

Playtech calls for internal review following PTES failures 

Playtech will implement a review of the ‘group’s position’ led by Interim chair Claire Milne, in response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) publishing its investigation into ‘systemic failings’ of defunct subsidiary PT Entertainment Services (PTES).  The Board of FTSE technology group confirmed that it ‘takes full responsibility and apologises for the regulatory breaches’, emphasising that the AML and social …

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NSW police charge two in Dally M investigation

New South Wales Police have charged two individuals in connection with a NRL Dally M Medal Awards betting scandal. Reported on the Sydney Morning Herald, Joshua Wilson, 29, and Ben Trevisiol, 31, were charged with using inside information to bet on Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy before he won the 2019 Coach of the Year award. Both Wilson and Trevisiol …

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Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline 

Embattled Codere SA has published its Q1 2020 trading statement, declaring group-wide losses of €97m as the company continues to seek vital funding for its operating units. The figure represents a 10X increase on its corresponding Q1 2019 losses of €8.6m, as Codere’s European and South American gambling venues have ceased trading due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  The Bolsa …

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PMU begins search for President as Méheut steps down

French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has begun its search for a new President after Bertrand Méheut resigned for the position on 26 May. The resignation comes as Méheut expressed his plan to ‘devote himself fully to other professional projects as well as to personal commitments’. Cyril Linette will remain as the Director General, taking responsibility …

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Betfair secures last minute NRL integrity deal

Betfair Australia has inked an eleventh-hour deal with the National Rugby League (NRL), allowing punters to bet against each other as the season restarts. The agreement comes despite Betfair’s prediction that its turnover will drop due to its commission being ‘four times more expensive than the AFL’. Reported by the Sydney Herald, Betfair had previously refused to sign an integrity …

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UKGC publishes customer neglect findings of PTES

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its investigation findings on defunct online betting group PT Entertainment Services (PTES), the operating company for winner.co.uk and Titanbet (titanbet.co.uk) A Playtech B2C subsidiary, PTES voluntarily surrendered the licences for its entire brand portfolio from the UK market during an investigation by the Commission on suspicion of systemic operating failures.  The UKGC began …

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Genius Sports teams up with TNM to launch tennis series

Genius Sports Group has teamed up with Topnotch Management (TNM) to launch the Grand Slam Tennis Tours MatchPlay 120 series. The series will feature players ranked inside the ATP and WTA top 300, offering fans, players, media publishers and sportsbook operators with over 120 live tennis matches across a six-week period. Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, commented: “The …

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Digitain nets industry first with table football feed

Sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has scored an industry first by launching its live streamed table football feed. The API feed will be made available to any operator in the gambling industry, and not just those on the Digitain platform. It features professional players, supported by pre-play and in-play AI-generated odds and player statistics. The feed will offer coverage …

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Delasport agrees new partnership with BetOBet

Delasport has agreed a new partnership with BetOBet which will see it supply the operator with its advanced sportsbook and igaming platform. It is hoped that the new agreement will drive additional value for BetOBet, supporting its operations and marketing efforts particularly in emerging markets such as Africa and Latin America. ‘’Our continuous efforts to deliver top-notch solutions and drive …

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ESI Digital: Esports betting enters its ‘clutch moment’

Esports wagering has been thrown centre-stage in recent months due to the global health pandemic shutting down the majority of live sports markets. However, for this growing industry to continue to develop and prosper after COVID-19, it is imperative that operators and providers collaborate to enhance its products. The ESI Digital Summit, created by Esports Insider, has dedicated a large …

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