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bet365 heads betslip leaderboard in Oddschecker Cheltenham report

Oddschecker has released its report of betting trends during the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, revealing positive results for numerous operators with bet365 heading the betslip leaderboard. The Stoke-on-Trent based online bookmaker accumulated the largest share of betslip clicks on the odds comparison website throughout the four-day festival at 19.4%, whilst Flutter Entertainment’s Sky Bet and Paddy Power finished second and third …

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bet365 growth momentum stalled by pandemic circumstances

bet365 Group has seen its year-on-year growth drive come to an end, as the betting group could not escape 2020 pandemic circumstances. Filing its 2019/2020 corporate accounts, the Coates family-owned business disclosed group revenues of £2.8 billion, down 8% on corresponding 2018/2019 results of £3 billion. The Stoke-based operator’s trading momentum was derailed by COVID-19’s suspension of the global sports …

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bet365 issued SEK 1m penalty for taking bets on under-18 match 

Spelinspektionen has handed ‘Hillside Sports’ , the registered company of bet365 Sweden, a SEK 1 million (€95,00) penalty for taking bets on an under-18s football match. The sanction was issued in relation to a Sodra Västergötlands Fotbollförbund (Swedish southern district League) training match between Kronängs IF vs Mariedals IK which was played on 28 March 2020. Reviewing matchday line-ups, Spelinspektionen …

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Checkd Group promotes Alex Beecham ahead of expansion plans

Checkd Group has promoted Alex Beecham to the position of Managing Director of its Checkd Media division, in preparation for a renewed commercial drive and expansion plans. In his new position as MD of Checkd Media, Beecham will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Footy Accumulators, Winners Enclosure and Oddschanger brands. His appointment follows the announcement that the …

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Marathonbet becomes latest operator to integrate GiG Comply

Marathonbet has become the latest company to sign an agreement with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) in order to integrate the GiG Comply compliance tool. GiG Comply is tailored to cover market-specific legislation and advertising standards, ensuring Marathonbet meets compliance requirements in various territories. The self-service marketing compliance software will allow Marathonbet to establish checklist perimeters with specific criteria to scan …

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PWC report highlights consumer ease and indifference towards black market threats

PWC report highlights consumer ease and indifference towards black market threats

A report commissioned by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), with the support of William Hill and Entain Plc, has provided evidence of black market threats to the UK’s gambling industry. The BGC commissioned ‘Big 4’ auditor PWC to undertake the ‘evidence-backed primary research’ on black market threats to the UK gambling sector. Findings indicate that although the number of …

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Coates and Done families named as UK’s top tax payers

The Coates and Done families, two gambling dynasties, have featured in the top-three of ‘The Sunday Times 2021 Tax List’, which tracks vital contributions of the super-rich during a critical period for the UK Treasury. For the second year in a row, Denise, John and Peter Coates – the founding family of bet365 – topped the Sunday Times tax list …

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William Hill commits to 100% renewable energy with new green policy

British online and retail bookmaker William Hill has moved 100% of its UK electricity supply to renewable energy sources as part of a new green commitment. The arrangement has been in place since 1 October 2020 following a procurement tendering process which saw the operator switch energy suppliers from Grid Electricity to Total Gas and Power. As a result of …

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Czech gambling reforms brightened by ‘bank-ID’ approvals 

Czech Republic gambling stakeholders hope that the government will proceed with regulatory adjustments to banking and customer verification requirements that will allow for a smoother market entry.  Following 2017 amendments to the ‘Czech AML Act’ in connection with the implementation of a new ‘Czech Gambling Act’ – the Ministry of Finance enforced the requirement for operators to impose ‘face-to-face’ customer …

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GambleAware pushes for flexibility on deposit limits following BIT study

GambleAware has backed new findings published by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), urging for more operators to provide customers flexibility in setting their own deposit limits.  A BIT study, conducted on 1,700 bet365 customers, analysed whether behavioural tweaks on sign-up would impact customers’ playing habits, with a view to provide effective information on reducing player risks.  The trial set out …

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