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The latest sportsbook news for the gambling industry, sponsored by Metric Gaming

Minja Bolesnikov: “I think we are boring as an industry”

This year has seen a seismic shift in the sports betting landscape. Retail in Europe at times became temporarily null and void, whilst operators have had to adapt to new sectors in order to provide a market for their punters when live-sport was unavailable. Speaking at SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital’s ‘Future Landscape of Sports Betting’ panel Minja Bolesnikov, CEO, …

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Paddy Power – No Deal Brexit more likely than ever

Paddy Power states that the ‘dreaded B-word is back in British politics agenda’, as the bookmaker prices a No Deal Brexit as the likeliest outcome of the ongoing trade talks between the UK government and its EU counterparts. A week which began with The Financial Times reporting that PM Boris Johnson plans to override key conditions of Parliament’s approved EU …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: The state of play with esports betting integrity

Esports betting has been a hot topic since the global health pandemic first began earlier this year, with traditional bookmakers stepping into the sector for the first time to provide punters with alternatives to traditional markets. At SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, a panel of experts took to the virtual stage to discuss the future of esports betting in Europe. …

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Noor Mohammad “Lalai” handed five-year ban for spot-fixing

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has issued a five-year ban to Noor Mohammad “Lalai” after the player accepted four charges related to the breaching of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code. Noor Mohammad, who serves as the Afghanistan domestic assistant coach, will be banned from all forms of cricket after it was reported that he approached a national team player to spot-fix …

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AC Milan strikes ‘long-term’ Yabo Sports partnership

Casino and sportsbook operator Yabo Sports has been named as an official regional partner for AC Milan across Asia. As a result of partnership, Yabo Sports has added to AC Milan’s virtual fan village as part of the club’s Digital Summer Tour – a project which aims to increase fan engagement opportunities to Chinese fans. David Lee, Chief Marketing Officer …

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888 confirms Yariv Dafna as inbound Group CFO 

The board of 888 Holdings has confirmed the inbound appointment of Yariv Dafna as its new Group CFO, replacing long-term incumbent Aviad Kobrine. Back in January, Kobrine confirmed that he would end his 15-year tenure as an 888 corporate and governance executive.   Issuing a filing with the London Stock Exchange, 888 stated that Dafna will join the firm’s executive leadership …

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DraftKings launches SBTech-powered sportsbook in Ireland

DraftKings has gone live in Ireland after launching a new online sportsbook as its first international test for its new in-house SBTech platform provider. The soft launch of Sportsbook.draftkings.ie marks the operator’s first launch outside of the US. The sportsbook is registered by Crown Gaming Malta Ltd under a remote bookmaker’s licence issued by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. …

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Betgenius to lead GiG’s B2B sportsbook management

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has formed a strategic partnership with Betgenius to boost its sports data, trading and risk management provisions, and further the sportsbook capacity of its flagship B2B platform. The agreement will see GiG utilise Betgenius’ end-to-end live data, trading and risk management services to upgrade all sportsbook provisions for regulated market partners. 2020 has marked a year …

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India’s Andhra Pradesh imposes blanket ban on online gambling

New measures have been put in place in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh which impose a blanket ban on online gambling, targeting direct restrictions on online poker and rummy services. Perni Venkataramaiah, the state’s Minister of Transport, Information and PR, confirmed the news, stating that the Council of Ministers had agreed to amend the state’s 1974 Gaming Act to …

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GVC supports grassroot sports with ‘Pitching In’ programme

GVC Holdings has launched a new ‘multi-million pound investment programme’ which will deliver financial support to grassroot sports organisations. The programme, Pitching In, will be launched with a flagship partnership with The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues – collectively known as The Trident Leagues – which make-up levels seven and eight of the English football league pyramid. Commenting on …

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