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Genius Sports supports DFB in new integrity programme

The German Football Association (DFB) has strengthened its fight against match-fixing and betting-related corruption by launching a new integrity programme in collaboration with Genius Sports. The new initiative will monitor over 7,500 games per year, offering increased visibility across global betting on all Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, German internationals, women’s and youth team fixtures. Steven Burton, Managing Director at Genius Sports, …

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Westernbet deal continues Digitain’s African expansion

Multi-channel sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has teamed up with Nigerian operator Westernbet to expand its presence in Africa.  The agreement will see Digitain continue its rapid expansion on the continent, while Westernbet will benefit from the company’s full-service enterprise tools for mobile, desktop and retail channels. Ajay Tripathi, Managing Director of Westernbet, said: “We are happy to …

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Ross MacEacharn confirms Perform leadership departure

Ross MacEacharn, long-term executive of Perform Group, has communicated via LinkedIn that he has ended his 11-year tenure with the sports data and media rights firm. MacEacharn, the current CEO of Perform, informs that he will not form part of the new executive management team taking shape at ‘Stats Perform’, the new business entity formed by US hedge fund Vista …

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MansionBet scores betting partnership with Newcastle United

Online gambling operator MansionBet has continued its support of English football by confirming that it will become the official UK betting partner of Newcastle United as part of a new two year deal.  The agreement, facilitated by SEM Global, will see MansionBet benefit from a presence across the betting terminals in St James’ Park. The operator will also seek to …

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Chris Armes leads new look GiG executive tech team

Supporting its corporate ambitions of becoming the global leader in online gambling B2C and B2B technology provisions, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has moved to restructure its executive technology leadership team. This morning GiG governance confirms that appointment of Chris Armes as Chief Information Officer (CIO), joining the Stockholm-listed enterprise from rival SG Digital, where he formerly served as Chief Technology …

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Svenska Spel ‘monitoring all leagues’ following betting market suspension

Following the confirmation that it had suspended all betting markets relating to the Division 2 Södra Svealand football league, Svenska Spel has revealed that it now ‘does not see any other solution’ to crack down on match-fixing other than to stop offering betting on said league. A number of integrity monitoring bodies have estimated that ‘as many as 13’ matches …

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Betgenius seeks Italian market growth with Desideri appointment

Betgenius has appointed Luca Desideri as its new Commercial Director for the Italian market, as the organisation seeks to support its current growth strategy.  Desideri joins the sports data specialists from SBTech, where he previously held the role of Country Manager. He brings with him a wealth of localised expertise, having spent over 15 years in the italian betting and gaming …

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Svenska Spel calls for blanket betting ban on Division 2 Södra Svealand

Following a request from the Swedish Football Association (SvFF), Svenska Spel‘s Sport & Casino igaming subsidiary has suspended all betting markets relating to the Division 2 Södra Svealand football league.  The decision comes after Svenska Spel has identified a number of suspicious betting patterns relating to the division.  “The situation that has arisen is so serious that we are unfortunately …

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Sky Sports weighs up opening instant Premier League highlights

UK media reports that Sky Sports is considering publishing instant Premier League match highlights on YouTube. Sky Sports maintains the Premier League’s ‘clips package’ as part of its £3.6 billion 2018 broadcast rights renegotiation, bolstering audience engagement for its revamped ‘Sky Sports Football’ network. The digital broadcaster is reported to be reviewing whether to open its arrangement with the Premier …

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New player BetWarrior debuts powered by OMEGA Systems

New industry incumbent BetWarrior announces its full product launch powered by OMEGA Systems as lead platform provider, supporting the continued development of BetWarrior’s fully native mobile product. Disclosed this summer, BetWarrior is the new venture formed by former PokerStars executives Morten Tonnesen (CEO) and José del Pino (COO), detailing the firm’s mission statement of establishing BetWarrior as a leading mobile betting proposition within …

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