Sportsbook

Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia

Mozzartbet Serbia’s leading bookmaker has entered the South American sportsbook market, acquiring the online operating unit of Meridian Gaming Colombia SAS – the Colombian market subsidiary Meridian Gaming Ltd. The acquisition forms part of Mozzartbet’s ongoing ‘internationalization strategy’ with the Serbian betting group securing direct entry within Colombia’s regulated online gambling marketplace taking over the meridianbet.com.co domain. Stating its new …

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Adam Hyeronimus charged over betting breaches

Sydney jockey Adam Hyeronimus has been charged with multiple betting offences after it was found he had been wagering on races between 2016-2019. Reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, Hyeronimus was found guilty of 30 out of 31 illegal betting charges in addition to providing false evidence to a stewards’ enquiry. Hyeronimus had placed bets of $500 on two horses …

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IBIA – MGA must adopt coherent approach on sports betting customer disputes  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its official response to the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) consultation on ‘suspicious betting reporting requirements and further integrity matters’.  The IBIA underlined that it has followed MGA legislative developments closely since the regulatory body launched its ‘Prevention of Corruption in Sport Act‘ in  2018. Furthermore, the IBIA has supported the MGA in …

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GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation

GVC Holdings has confirmed that the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has expanded its investigation into the company’s former online subsidiary in Turkey. The investigation, which began on 28 November 2019, was launched in relation to former third party suppliers, which the operator understood to be related ‘to the processing of payments for online gambling in Turkey’. In 2017, GVC …

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Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom

Betsson AB has published its 2020 interim results stating that it has ‘delivered all-time highs in revenues under the most challenging conditions’. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group praised its swift actions undertaken during March, which allowed the company to continue to ‘execute the strategic priorities’ as part of its ongoing transformation programme. Trading under unprecedented circumstances, Betsson recorded Q2 2020 …

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TIU suspends Antonis Kalaitzakis over betting breaches

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a 20-month suspension and $6,000 fine to Greek tournament director Antonis Kalaitzakis after he admitted to ‘betting on tennis and failing to report knowledge of, or suspicion of corruption’ to the TIU. The suspension follows on from an investigation which found that Kalaitzakis used online betting accounts to place 127 bets on tennis …

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Growth hungry PandaScore nets back-to-back client wins 

Esports data, odds and statistics supplier PandaScore has announced that it has secured back-to-back bookmaker partnerships with Betcris and Pixel.bet. Seeking to revamp its wagering markets, leading LATAM sportsbook BetCris has installed PandaScore’s real-time esports odds and data API. Branded as a major product directive, BetCris has moved to deepen its sportsbook offering with further esports markets mitigating a disrupted …

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Svenska Spel delivers on social mandate despite COVID-19 impacts

Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel has revealed that the remainder of 2020 ‘looks brighter going forward’, after the operator confirmed that COVID-19 had affected group revenues. Publishing its interim results for the period January – June 2020, Svenska Spel reported a 10% drop in net gaming revenues compared to 2019, having fallen by SEK 394 million to SEK 3.7 billion (€356m). Operating profit …

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FUN88 secures Newcastle United extension

FUN88 has extended its partnership with Premier League side Newcastle United after agreeing a new long-term commercial agreement. As part of the agreement, FUN88’s logo will continue to be featured on the front of its players’ shirts and training wear for the foreseeable future.  A FUN88 spokesperson stated: “FUN88 is delighted to continue its association with Newcastle United Football Club. …

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Igor Labuts has match-fixing ruling overturned

Former Athlone Town goalkeeper Igor Labuts, who had previously been issued with a ban from football after being found of match fixing, has had his sanction overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) had initially issued a 12-month ban to the Latvian in September 2017 due to suspicious betting patterns after a …

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