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BtoBet secures UK market foothold for sportsbook platform

BtoBet’s sportsbook platform has established a foothold in the UK market after securing full certification to operate in the country. The certification will allow the firm to offer its ‘player-centric’ technology and features to UK-based operators. Focused on providing a ‘highly tailored and customisable betting experience,’ BtoBet relies on the utilisation of data from individual bettors actions to influence its …

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Footstock surrenders UK gambling licence in Football Index aftermath

Football betting trading operator Footstock has surrendered its UK gaming licence and terminated its operations, just two weeks after competitor Football Index’s licence was revoked by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Operating on a similar premise to Football Index, Footstock incorporated a ‘playing cards’ feature into its trading platform – reminiscent of the popular panini trading stickers game – in …

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Flutter loses Kentucky appeal on PokerStars $870m litigation 

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has denied Flutter Entertainment Plc an appeal to rehear the litigation made by the state against its PokerStars subsidiary.    The FTSE100 firm’s request relates to the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversing its judgement on PokerStars owing the Commonwealth of Kentucky $870 million for unlicensed online poker wagers recorded between 2006-to-2011. In 2018, Kentucky judges ruled …

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bet365 issued SEK 1m penalty for taking bets on under-18 match 

Spelinspektionen has handed ‘Hillside Sports’ , the registered company of bet365 Sweden, a SEK 1 million (€95,00) penalty for taking bets on an under-18s football match. The sanction was issued in relation to a Sodra Västergötlands Fotbollförbund (Swedish southern district League) training match between Kronängs IF vs Mariedals IK which was played on 28 March 2020. Reviewing matchday line-ups, Spelinspektionen …

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Sportradar strengthens China position with CBA League data deal

Sports data intelligence solutions provider Sportradar has strengthened its branding and market position in China via an agreement with the country’s CBA League.  The multi-year partnership with the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) will commence during the current 2020/21 season, and will see Sportradar collect data from regular-season games, postseason games and All-Star Games. This data will in turn be distributed …

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Premier League clubs to discuss their betting sponsorship futures

Premier League football clubs will examine and discuss the future of betting sponsorships at a meeting scheduled for this Thursday. Sky News has this morning reported that EPL leaders will receive an ‘update on findings around shirt sponsorships and gambling addiction’. Football’s relationship with betting operators has become a prominent concern of the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling …

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BetConstruct adds Virtual In-Play Tennis to product portfolio

BetConstruct adds Virtual In-Play Tennis to product portfolio

BetConstruct has strengthened its product offering with the launch of Virtual In-Play Tennis which will help give ‘operators the edge on a variety of live betting options’. Using advanced Motion Capture technology delivered by Xsens, the Virtual In-Play Tennis product will enable players to place live bets on virtual tennis.  Based on real-life game rules and statistics, 10 players will …

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LVision’s BetBooster helps LVBet drive player engagement

LVision’s BetBooster helps LVBet drive player engagement

LVBet has signed a new partnership with LVision to integrate the BetBooster product across three of its flagship sportsbook brands. The AI bet stimulation technology will enable the operator to drive further revenues and boost player engagement across its Lvbet.com, Lvbet.lv and EnergyBet.com sites. Ido Lazar, Founder and CEO of LVision, said: “We have signed some of the industry’s biggest …

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SportPesa in regulatory limbo as Kenyan Judiciary’s rejects Pevans re-licensing appeal

SportPesa continues to operate without legal certainty in its home market of Kenya, following the Kenyan Judiciary’s rejection of an appeal made by ‘Pevans East Africa’ to reinstate its gambling licence. On Friday, Kenya’s Court of Appeal rejected Pevans injunction against its licence suspension imposed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) in July 2019. Pevans, the former operating …

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ANJ highlights control risks in new player survey findings

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published its ‘Gambling and Confinement’ survey analysing players gambling behaviours, habits and feelings during France’s second national lockdown.  The survey was undertaken by market research agency Harris Interactive and forms part of the ANJ’s new remit to provide a deeper understanding of French gambling dynamics. The ANJ commissioned the report in order ‘to assess …

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