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EGBA praises European Commission’s commitment to digital single market

Outlined in its 2020 work programme, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has praised the European Commission’s strategy which focuses on improving the digital single market. In its work programme, the Commission outlined its plans to improve efficiency of the single market, particularly for online consumers. “EGBA welcomes the Commission’s commitment to making the single market work for online …

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MansionBet becomes principal sportsbook partner of Millwall FC

MansionBet has announced a sponsorship deal with EFL Championship club, Millwall FC, making the online sportsbook an official partner. As part of he partnership, MansionBet’s logo will appear on the back of the every Millwall players’ shorts for the remainder of the season. Some of the sportsbooks staff will also be at the club’s home games, offering spectators the chance …

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Irish political parties push for gambling reform

Ahead of Ireland’s General Election on 8 February, some of the country’s major political parties have pledged to make a number of reforms to the country’s gambling sector. Publishing its manifesto, governing party Fine Gael has committed to introducing an independent gambling regulator in order to address the issue of problem gambling. Its manifesto said: “We will introduce an independent …

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SBTech to power the Genesis of a new sports betting brand

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Malta-based online casino owner Genesis Global is launching sports betting for the first time through a long-term partnership with SBTech. Genesis Global will add a sports betting brand to its portfolio of 10 casino brands, which includes Casino Cruise, SpinIt and Sloty. This new brand will provide players with a comprehensive offering, complete with engaging pre-match sportsbook content, casino content, …

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IBIA records 31% drop in alerts during 2019

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has revealed that it had reported 183 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during 2019, marking a 31% decline in alerts from 2018. According to the IBIA, tennis had accounted for the majority of the decline, having generated 101 alerts during 2019 – a reduction of 43% when compared to the 178 …

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Fast growth FSB appoints Susan Ball as corporate advisor

Industry figurehead Susan Ball has joined the board of governance of fast growth betting platform and systems provider FSB, advising the company on its corporate expansion strategy amid changing market and regulatory demands. Issuing a market filing, FSB expands its governance appointing Ball as a Non-Executive Director, working closely with CEO Dave McDowell as FSB prepares for ‘rapid expansion across …

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GVC names David Lloyd-Seed as new Director of IR and communications

GVC Holdings has strengthened its leadership team after confirming the appointment of David Lloyd-Seed, who will join the company as the new Director of Investor Relations and External Communications. In the new role, Lloyd-Seed will take responsibility for leading the Group’s strategic external communication with investors, the City and a range of key stakeholders. He will take up his new …

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SNAI Italia bolsters in-play muscle with Betgenius

SNAI, the flagship Italian sports betting property of Playtech Plc, has confirmed that it has renewed its partnership with Betgenius, expanding its services for content, odds and in-play wagering provisions. The partnership will see SNAI expand its in-play markets capacity integrating Betgenius’ live feed, securing improved odds and data coverage for hundreds of thousands of fixtures including all English Premier League …

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TIU hands lifetime ban to Joao Olavo Soares de Souza

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed Brazilian tennis player Joao Olavo Soares de Souza a lifetime ban after he was convicted of multiple match-fixing offences as well as a number of associated corruption offences. In addition to the lifetime ban, Souza has also been issued with a $200,000 fine after he ‘committed numerous breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program …

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Paddy Power doubles down on ‘unsponsoring’ football

Tomorrow’s League Two match between Newport County and Macclesfield Town will be Paddy Power’s second ‘Unsponsored Derby’ as part of its ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign. Both Newport and Macclesfield are involved in Paddy Power’s initiative to ‘unsponsor’ clubs which results in the teams having no shirt sponsorship visible. Paddy Power stated: “The trophy is polished, ready and raring to be won …

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