Sportsbook

Golden Park integrates IMG Arena virtuals content

Sports betting service and content hub IMG Arena has sealed a new agreement with Golden Park to supply its virtuals offering to the group’s online gaming brand GoldenPark.es. Under the agreement, IMG Arena’s full portfolio of on-demand and scheduled virtual sports, which includes instant football, horse racing, tennis, cycling and greyhound racing, has been integrated via Tecnalis’ Alira gaming platform …

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La Liga returns with bookmaker blackout 

La Liga football clubs will be forced to remove all betting related sponsorships and in-stadia promotional materials in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 ‘Social Shield’ decree emergency response.  The top flight of Spanish football will return on Thursday 12 June with the Seville derby (Sevilla FC vs Real Betis) restarting La Liga’s postponed schedule after an 11-week hiatus.  Despite easing …

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Betsson falls foul of Spelinspektionen with SEK20m penalty

Spelinspektionen has issued a warning and SEK20m (€2m) penalty fee to Betsson Nordic for the sale of games through an unregistered agent and the use of an unauthorised bonus offer. Betsson was found to be allowing customers to fund their accounts through retail vouchers, while the regulator also ruled that a Betsson-branded Mastercard was offering players illegal bonuses. The online …

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Spelinspektionen maintains criticism of deposit limits

Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has warned the government that it may be difficult to meet the 2 July deadline to implement deposit limits.  Last month, Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi submitted proposals for a weekly deposit limit of SEK5,000 as well as a SEK100 limit on welcome bonuses – a directive that has been widely criticised by both industry leadership …

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Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship

Liverpool FC has entered a legal dispute related to its £15 million training kit sponsorship with Gibraltar-based bookmaker BetVictor. Sports sponsorship agency Winlink has sued the Premier League leaders for a reported £1.1 million, stating that one of its senior executives had introduced club officials to the bookmaker. Winlink underlined that it was ‘heavily engaged over a number of years …

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Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete

A consortium of Swedish online gambling companies have ‘unanimously contested’ the Ministry of Finance’s proposals to place further restrictions on online gambling licensees. In a joint statement issued by Swedish igaming trade body BOS, nine CEOs have called for the government to reconsider the ‘unrealistic proposals’, which are said to ‘play into the hands of the unlicensed market’. The statement …

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Dafabet accelerates Spanish drive with R. Franco Digital 

Dafabet has confirmed that it will expand its Spanish market presence, supported by R. Franco Digital as its lead platform provider.    Updating the market, Dafabet announced that it has transferred its sportsbook and further technology provisions onto R. Franco’s ‘IRIS’ open architecture system, allowing for a better configuration with Spanish market requirements. An established brand within the UK and Asian …

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EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has emphasised that there needs to be a ‘delicate balance’ between taxation levels and market regulations as new proposals made by the Danish government could result in declining channelisation rates aiding the black market. The Danish government has submitted proposals to increase taxes from 20% of gross gaming revenue to 28% by 2021. …

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Highlights and match reports for Sportradar’s Euro 2020 Simulated Reality

Simulated Reality - Fernando Santos(C), coach of Portugal celebrates with the trophy during the awarding ceremony after winning the Euro 2016 final football match against France in Paris, France, July 10, 2016. Portugal won 1-0.(Xinhua/Guo Yong) (Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)

Sportradar has added two new features to its Simulated Reality product as it prepares to play out Euro 2020 in full, as it was originally scheduled, starting this Friday.  Having successfully completed the seasons of all major European football leagues, with results mirroring real-life outcomes, Sportradar has added live video replays and automatically generated match reports to the AI-driven product …

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Kindred launches new ‘Fair Sports 4 All’ educational programme with EFDN

Kindred Group has launched it’s new ‘Fair Sports 4 All’ project in collaboration with the European Football Network (EFDN) to educate all sports stakeholders about combating match-fixing and safeguarding integrity. Fair Sports 4 All is a 36-month directive providing educational tools, digital resources, training and further information on reporting match-fixing and suspicious activities to relevant authorities (local and international). Helping …

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