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Irish President addresses ‘serious questions’ on gambling advertising

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has issued a statement regarding sports betting advertising, arguing that there are ‘serious questions’ to be addressed surrounding the issue, as his country embarks on a regulatory overhaul of the sector. The statement follows Higgins’ appearance at a 34-unit gambling rehabilitation centre in Wicklow operated by the Tiglin charity earlier this month, where he …

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Fanslide encourages fans to watch EURO 2020 final by closing app

Fanslide, an in-play fantasy football game, has decided to close its app on Sunday in a bid to encourage players to enjoy the EURO 2020 final between England and Italy.

Fanslide, an in-play fantasy football game, has decided to close its app on Sunday in a bid to encourage players to enjoy the EURO 2020 final between England and Italy. The company’s founder, Joe Cocozza, believes that closing the app will allow players to enjoy England’s first major tournament final for 55 years without any distractions. “We created Fanslide to …

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Stats Perform strikes long-term ECB partnership renewal

Stats Perform has secured a four-year extension of its long-term agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). As part of the renewal, Stats Perform will exclusively collect and manage Opta data for all home England International cricket, LV= Insurance County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup, Vitality T20 Blast, the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy and the Charlotte Edwards Cup, as …

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Boston’s Advent fund joins William Hill’s chasing pack 

Boston-based private equity fund Advent International has been cited as a new suitor vying to purchase William Hill’s UK and European assets.  As reported by The Times, Advent joins a raft of companies who have stated their interest in acquiring William Hill UK and European offcuts, made expendable by new owner Caesars Entertainment in its pursuit to become the US …

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Former Paddy Power CEO Kenny labels mobile betting a ‘massive social problem’

In a recent interview with RTE’s Prime Time program, Stewart Kenny, one of the co-founders of international bookmaker Paddy Power, labelled gambling a ‘massive social problem’ due to increased mobilisation and regulatory shortcomings. Kenny helped establish Paddy Power in 1988, having been a long-time fan of gambling as a pastime since placing a bet on Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974, …

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DIMAYOR upgrade sees Genius Sports overhaul Colombian football media rights 

DIMAYOR, the governing body of Colombia’s professional football leagues, has overhauled its entire media management and data gathering provisions, expanding its existing relationship with Genius Sports. The partnership will see Genius Sports launch a ‘new betting engagement commercial strategy’ optimising the media and data rights for DIMAYOR’s Liga BetPlay, Torneo BetPlay, Copa BetPlay and Superliga BetPlay competitions.  As result, all …

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Sportradar extends LNB contract to provide range of data and streaming services

Sportradar has strengthened its foothold in European sports, announcing a ‘comprehensive extended agreement’ with France’s basketball league, the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB). Beginning at the start of the 2021/22 season, the multi-year agreement will see Sportradar become the official data partner of the LNB, collecting and distributing the league’s in-game data through Synergy Stats. The new agreement will cover …

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Betsson reports ‘strong sportsbook contribution’ during Q2 2021

Betsson AB cites that strong sportsbook performance driven by two major continental football tournaments, has helped the Stockholm-listed online gambling group overcome Norwegian and Swedish regulatory headwinds. Publishing a Q2 trading update, Betsson registered a significant increase in its sportsbook trading margin to 8.5%, indexing  above its eight-quarter rolling average margin of 7.4%. Sportsbook growth was attributed largely to the …

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Entain upgrades 2021 expectations reaping sports growth benefits 

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

The board of Entain Plc has lifted the firm’s full-year EBITDA guidance to be in the range of £850-to-£900 million, citing a strong H1 performance. This morning Entain published its interim trading update, registering total group revenues up 11%, as the FTSE100 gambling group updates investors on its UK retail reopening and international expansion projects. Headline results, saw Entain declare …

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Setka Cup partners with Prague Table Tennis Association

The Setka Cup, which is powered by BETER, has secured a new partnership with the Prague Table Tennis Association in the Czech Republic. The new agreement now means that Setka Cup’s daily tournaments will now be officially recognised and supported in the European Union.  “For the Setka Cup, a partnership with the Prague Table Tennis Association means an official recognition …

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