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MGA ups integrity commitment with World Snooker partnership

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has strengthened its commitment to integrity after signing a data-sharing agreement with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA). The WPBSA is the regulatory authority for both Billiards and Snooker worldwide and is responsible for the global development of both sports, and for the integrity related to the sports MGA Sports Integrity Manager Antonio …

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bet365 elevates US offering with Colorado entry

bet365 has strengthened its presence across the US market after securing a 10-year agreement with Century Casinos. The finalised partnership, undertaken through a subsidiary and having already obtained its master license with The Centennial State, will see bet365 become the casino’s second internet sports betting operator partner in Colorado. The Stoke-based gambling company will operate both an internet and mobile …

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FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m 

Scottish bookmaker McBookie (McBookie.com) has confirmed the sale of its business to Canadian sports-tech group, FansUnite Entertainment Inc. McBookie Managing Director Paul Petrie confirmed that a $2.2 million agreement had been reached with Vancouver-based FansUnite, which listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange earlier this month in a bid to expand its sports wagering capacity. Launched in 2009 by former Tote …

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Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts

Seeking to relaunch its gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021, Germany has submitted the revised framework of its Fourth Edition of the ‘State Treaty on Gambling’ to the European Union. Despite numerous revisions, the framework has yet to be ratified by the nation’s 16 federal Länder (states). The make-up of the treaty continues to be debated by regional MPs at …

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IBIA and TIU call for increased due diligence as live sport returns

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have reiterated the need for betting and sports stakeholders to exercise increased due diligence in the facilitation of betting markets during the coronavirus pandemic. Publishing correspondence between the two, it was emphasised that a ‘risk-based approach’ would be taken to ensure that integrity is maintained in the sport. …

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Mark Brosnan ends Matchbook CEO tenure 

Xanadu Consultancy, the holding company of online betting exchange Matchbook (Matchbook.com) has confirmed that Mark Brosnan has chosen to step down as Chief Executive. Brosnan’s decision will see Xanadu’s CFO Farzad Peyman fulfil CEO leadership duties on an interim basis. Moving forward Xanadu confirmed that Brosnan will continue to serve as a company director to support the firm in developing …

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UKGC shows no uplift in illegal gambling complaints

The UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) research department has published new data revealing ‘no increase in the number of complaints’ related to illegal gambling websites during the national lockdown. Tracking data since 23 March, the UKGC stated that there has been no spike in complaints – with a total of 12 disputes related to nine websites in March, and a further …

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IBAS issues dispute guidance on season long bets

Betting adjudication services provider IBAS has revealed that April was its ‘second busiest month ever’, as punters used its alternative dispute services to make claims on historic wagers. A busy IBAS detailed that it had received significant requests from punters seeking information on how bookmakers should settle ‘season-long football bets’ following the abrupt postponement of 2020’s sports calendar. Acknowledging unique …

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Betway eyes Sevilla FC sponsorship amid changing Spanish advertising climate 

Betway is gearing up for its biggest Spanish marketing commitment, after reportedly entering discussions to become the official shirt sponsor of Sevilla FC in time for the start of the 2020/2021 La Liga football season.  Spanish football news source Palco23 has reported that Betway is leading the way to replace Marathonbet as lead sponsor of Sevilla, recognised as Andalucía’s biggest …

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GVC finalises Ladbrokes Coral migration

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GVC Holdings has reached a ‘milestone’ after confirming that it has completed the migration of Ladbrokes onto its proprietary technology platform. The Ladbrokes migration marks the final stage of a ‘complex integration process’ after acquiring the brand in 2018. All brands acquired by GVC have now been migrated onto the GVC platform, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala Bingo, Gala Casino and …

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