Sportsbook

Peter Nolan joins Digitain as strategic consultant

Sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has confirmed the appointment of Peter Nolan as its new Strategic Consultant. As part of his new role, Nolan will take responsibility for the management of media relations. He will also consult on the firm’s B2B marketing plan, as well as sales and business strategy. Commenting on his new role, Nolan said: “Digitain is …

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Premier League eyes 17 June resumption

The English Premier League is due to make its return after clubs agreed on measures to resume play from 17 June. Following a three-month suspension due to the global pandemic, clubs agreed to resume the season with added safety measures to be put in place beforehand. Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters commented: “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume …

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DraftKings expands Sportradar partnership to launch mobile live streaming

US sportsbook DraftKings  has confirmed that it will collaborate with data provider Sportradar to offer live-streamed sports games within its mobile app. The aim, said the firm, is to provide customers with a seamless entertainment experience in one convenient location. Pursuant to state regulations, DraftKings Sportsbook customers who are logged in to their active accounts and have a wallet balance above $0.00 …

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Flutter calls for £850m private placement capitalising on disruptions

Flutter Entertainment Plc has this afternoon confirmed that it plans to sanction a private placement of 8 million corporate shares made available to ‘institutional investors’. The enlarged FTSE100 gambling group seeks to raise a further £850 million in working capital, strengthening its liquidity to take advantage of the short and long-term opportunities presented by a disrupted marketplace. Confirming the placement, …

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Cloudbet makes stablecoin foray with USDT addition

Bitcoin sportsbook and casino Cloudbet has made its first foray into stablecoin betting after confirming the addition of USD Tether to its portfolio of available coins. After a month of testing with a small group of players, Cloudbet will now allow punters to deposit, withdraw and bet using the USDT coin. “We’ve accelerated our feature rollouts tremendously, thanks to the …

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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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