Sportsbook

NASCAR puts integrity first with Sportradar partnership

NASCAR has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of its sport, announcing a new partnership with Sportradar. As part of the partnership, NASCAR will utilise Sportradar’s renowned Fraud Detection System (FDS), which will monitor domestic and global betting activity for signs of suspicious activity for all races across its three largest events: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and …

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Barclays adds ‘gambling-block’ component to UK accounts

Barclays has confirmed that it will become the first UK high-street bank to integrate a ‘gambling-block’ component across its customer-facing digital platforms. Updating the media, Barclays informs that the gambling-block feature will allow customers to turn-off engagements/transactions with all gambling-related properties – retail bookmakers, casinos, racetracks, lottery and digital betting enterprises. The gambling-block feature has been co-developed with citizen financial …

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NBA nets first LATAM betting partnership with Supermatch Uruguay

US Basketball’s NBA has moved to strengthen its Latin American profile,  confirming it has secured a multi-year partnership with Uruguay-licensed gambling operator La Banca’s ‘Supermatch’ sportsbook property, which becomes the first ‘official gaming partner‘ of the NBA for Latin America. The new partnership will be promoted across the 6,000 Supermatch Uruguayan retail betting points, with the sportsbook brand further securing exclusive coverage on …

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Stephen van Rooyen: Sky – RGA code will not tackle ‘standards disparity’ in gambling advertising

Stephen van Rooyen, the Chief Executive of Sky UK & Ireland, has written a personal letter to The Times, stating that the industry’s planned ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling/betting advertising’ during sports broadcasts will have minimal impact as a gambling-prevention measure or safeguard. This week, UK gambling stakeholders await the full publication of a new mandatory advertising/marketing code, agreed-on by members …

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Boylesports claims ‘Irish First’ with new instant withdrawals capacity

Boylesports has announced the launch of its ‘Same Day Withdrawals’ capabilities, stating that it has become ‘Ireland’s first bookmaker’ to process instant e-payments transactions. Updating its online customers, Boylesports details that instant pay-out options are now available through Visa Debit cards for customers who bank at AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB. ‘Same Day Withdrawals’ allows BoyleSports’ customers to …

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Sportradar unveils EnduroTV for upcoming season

Sportradar has united with ABC Communication, the official promoter of the SuperEnduro and EnduroGP, to create EnduroTV – the official streaming service for the competition from season 2019 and beyond. As part of three year partnership, the Sportradar based EnduroTV platform will provide live streams for all five events of the 2019 SuperEnduro World Championships, with all of the races …

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SBTech extends deal to keep Sazka sportsbook in Czech

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The Czech Republic’s national lottery operator Sazka has confirmed a multi-year extension to its sportsbook partnership with SBTech. The agreement, first signed in 2016, has seen SBTech drive “substantial revenue” gains for Sazka despite significant competition from international operators, particularly since regulation for online and land-based gambling was passed in January 2017. The sportsbook product provided by SBTech, which keeps …

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No Harmony! EGBA outlines EU-wide failings on protection & responsibility standards

Online gambling trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association  (EGBA) has published its latest study ‘Consumer Protection in EU Online Gambling Regulation’, outlining significant all-around failings in consumer protections across EU member states. The study is authored by Dr Margaret Carran of City University London and reveals an un-harmonised and unequal marketplace with regards to online consumer protections which …

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Slovakia outlines major gambling changes inbound for 2019

The government of Slovakia will move to revamp its national gambling code in 2019, liberalising its market to foreign investment and new incumbents. This week, Slovakia’s Národná (national council) approved multiple provisions of the Ministry of Finance’s legislative policy review of national gambling laws, first presented in May 2018. Awaiting President Andrej Kiska’s to approve the mandate, Slovakia expects to open …

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SBTech appoints ‘proven pro’ Dave Hammond as new COO

Industry technology and platform provider SBTech has this morning confirmed that seasoned gambling executive Dave Hammond will join its senior leadership team in 2019 as new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Hammond is the former B2B Divisions Director for FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (2015-2018), where he led commercial arrangements with World Lottery Association operators and delivered a number of critical projects …

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