Sportsbook

UKGC reminds betting of its new LCCP responsibilities

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of new rules related to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) measures, customer interactions and funding requirements as part of its updated licence conditions & codes of practice (LCCP). The Commission’s latest LCCP changes have been mandated following an open consultation seeking to improve industry standards and operator transparency. Updating stakeholders, the Commission reminds …

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Betfred hires Bryan Bennett as US operations lead

Betfred has advanced its US market ambitions by appointing Bryan Bennett as the bookmaker’s first US Chief Operations Officer (COO). Bennett, a seasoned executive in US gaming, sports and digital enterprise strategies, confirmed via LinkedIn that he had joined the UK betting outfit, leading its initial US market drive. Bennett is the former VP of Marketing for RocketPlay a developer of …

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Sportradar hits back at Italian media report

Major industry supplier Sportradar has come out strongly against a report in the Italian media which links the firm to the long-running Galassia criminal investigation. The company has issued a statement strongly refuting the allegations made within the article published by Business Insider Italia and said it regards many of the allegations and statements made to be incorrect, untrue and …

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Videoslots confirms 2020 sportsbook launch powered by Betradar MTS

Fast growth Malta online casino operator Videoslots has confirmed that it will launch a sportsbook property powered by Betradar’s ‘Managed Trading Services (MTS)’. Updating the market, Videoslots moves to diversify its product portfolio by detailing that it will launch its online sportsbook at the ‘beginning of next year’. Videoslots new vertical will be led by Martin Calleja, as Head of …

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Betsson moves on full CSR transparency by launching OneBetsson.com

Betsson AB has launched onebetsson.com, a new information portal detailing full transparency on the firm’s social responsibility directives and sustainability initiatives. Onebetsson.com will allow the public to access information and maintain progress on Betsson’s ongoing social commitments, partnerships, action plans and corporate social responsibility directives. Launching a key platform, Jesper Svensson, CEO for Betsson Operations, said: “At Betsson, we have …

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Belgium football demands that BGC clarify its terms on betting advertising

Belgian Juliper Pro League football club KAA Gent has urged the Belgium Gambling Commission (BGC) to clarify its advertising conditions related to football marketing conducted on behalf of betting firms. The BGC has launched an investigation of KAA Gent for distributing a promotional email by partner Napoleon Games, which featured a prize titled – ‘Experience a day with the Buffalos’ …

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Corbyn’s turn sees bookmakers point towards a ‘Snap Christmas’

Bookmaker trading teams have rushed to revise their UK political betting markets, as media reports that opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will change the Labour Party’s stance on a December General Election (yet to be confirmed). With EU leaders agreeing to extend Article 50 negotiation terms until 31 January 2020, and with Conservative Party opposition withdrawing ‘No Deal Brexit’ from negotiations, it …

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GVC & MGM platform to power sports betting for Yahoo Sports

Verizon Inc digital media property Yahoo Sports has this morning confirmed that it has entered a strategic partnership with MGM Resorts to power the launch of its imminent sports betting vertical. The agreement sees Yahoo Sports become a ‘digital media partner’ of MGM Resorts, with Verizon’s sports publisher set to launch sports betting functionalities across its Yahoo Sports app this …

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Italian government publishes its ADM ‘fiscal decree’ controls

The Italian government has issued further insight on its new fiscal decree order, which will be enforced upon all licensed gambling incumbents. Sanctioned on 16 October, the fiscal decree has been attached to the 5Star-DP coalition government’s first Budget Law mandate. It aims to provide Italy’s Customs & Monopolies agency ADM with the strictest controls to monitor gambling operators and …

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Greece approves passage of new gambling bill modernising industry frameworks

The Greek government has settled on amendments to finally approve the passage of its revamped gambling bill, launching the country’s first regulated online gambling framework. First sanctioned in September 2018 with the aim of overhauling Greek gambling’s licensing regime and industry-wide regulations, final provisions of the new gambling bill have been approved by the European Commission (EC) and Greece’s House …

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