Sportsbook

FSI strengthens the Nucleus of its fantasy sports platform

Nucelus

Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI), the first company to introduce fantasy football betting services in Europe via its Bet4theBest brand, will support a whole new range of fantasy offerings through FSI Nucleus. As the name suggests, this new product will form the nucleus of FSI’s offering, featuring a triple-Core System (Scoring – Team Creation – Live Updates) that feeds all FSI …

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GiG repositions itself as a ‘sportsbook first’ operator with Guts launch

Online gambling firm Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has launched its new sportsbook, Guts, which will see the brand reposition itself as a ‘sportsbook first’ operator. New and existing users for the in-house brand’s sportsbook will be able to access an improved UI/UX, fast navigation as well as access to a mobile-focused platform. As part of the new launch, GiG has …

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GVC to meet shareholders to discuss executives pay plan

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GVC has agreed to speak with shareholders over remuneration packages for its senior team after one of the biggest investor rebellions of 2019 so far. At the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) this week, 42 per cent of investor votes were against pay plans for its leading executives, including CEO Kenny Alexander. The pay plans were therefore passed with 58 …

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MaxEnt lodges appeal against UKGC licence revocation

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Following the recent announcement that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revoked the remote casino and remote linked gambling software licence of online casino operator MaxEnt Limited, the operator has since lodged an appeal challenging the licence revocation. Trading under the Maxent NRR Entertainment banner, the decision to revoke the MaxEnt licence comes after the identification of concerns relating to …

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Virgin Bet dismisses Brexit concerns with Gibraltar launch

Only a few days after its launch in the UK, Gamesys Group-owned Virgin Bet has confirmed that it will be situating its operations in Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Government has congratulated Virgin Bet on its successful application for a new gambling licence, and new partnership with SBTech, which allows the group to operate in the UK sportsbook market. Gamesys’ Gibraltar Marketing …

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Dutch KSA sets out new long-term Remote Gambling Act strategy

Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out its long-term strategy pertaining to the Remote Gambling Act that is set to come in to force, after a vote to accept implementation earlier this year came in excess of two and a half years after the bill was originally passed in its lower house. The regulator has laid out an initial target of the Remote Gambling Act …

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Spain’s regulator publishes new three-year strategy

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Publishing its new three-year strategy, the Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has confirmed that it will be placing more of a focus upon responsible gambling measures. The new strategy, which is set to last until 2022, intends to promote social responsibility while also ensuring that licensees to develop new products and services. The DGOJ has …

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Kenya officials to debate introducing new gambling authority

Kenyan legislators have confirmed that they are currently considering new policies which would overhaul current state gambling laws, with plans to impose significantly higher costs on licensed operators. The proposed Gaming Bill 2019, designed to replace the 1966 Betting Lotteries and Gaming Act, seeks to cover the online operators across the Kenyan market that may not have otherwise been represented …

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SBTech confirms ComeOn partnership renewal

Sports betting technology and platform provider SBTech has confirmed that it will be renewing its long-standing partnership with ComeOn which has helped expand ComeOn’s brand exposure across newly regulated markets. The extension to the partnership marks the fifth time this contract between the duo has been renewed, and is hoped to help deliver “differentiated user experiences to players, both in …

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7 football players implicated in Spanish match fixing investigation

An investigation has found up to seven players and a criminal gang guilty of match fixing during a game between Valladolid and Valencia, with a number of matches investigated during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. The match between two-goal win over Valladolid landed Valencia a spot in the Champions League for the next season. However, both goals in the tie …

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