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Roberto Carlos joins planetwin365 as brand ambassador

Brazilian football legend and former Real Madrid superstar Roberto Carlos has signed a three-year agreement to become brand ambassador for the European gaming brand planetwin365 in Spain. After recently launching online operations in the Spanish market, the Austrian-Maltese bookmaker is joining forces with the 42-year-old, considered one of the best left backs in football history. Apart from advertising rights for …

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Viktor Enoksen – FantasyBet – BOFCON Speaker

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has been a growing phenomenon in the football and sports betting industries, which is why SBC are so excited about the Fantasy Stars panel at #bofcon in April. With DFS making such a big noise in the United States, our expert panel will discuss the understandable clamour for it here in Europe and how it can …

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Novomatic announces purchase agreement for Ainsworth shares

Leading global gaming technology group Novomatic, and Len Ainsworth, founder and majority shareholder of Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT), have announced that they have signed a purchase agreement for the shares of Len Ainsworth in AGT. The 92-year-old gaming veteran will retain his role as chairman, and Novomatic expects to keep the stake at about 53 per cent and retain Ainsworth’s ASX listing. …

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Tennis caught in majority of suspicious betting patterns

During the final quarter of 2015, ESSA’s alert system identified 35 sporting events that were reported to the relevant regulatory body as being suspicious, with 24 (69%) of the cases from Tennis and 8 (23%) from Football events. The role of ESSA is to provide an early warning system with the specific aim of detecting and deterring the corruption of …

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SKS365 Group selects Global Bet to provide its Virtual Sports products

European betting and gaming operator SKS365 Group has selected Global Bet to provide its Virtual Sports products to the portfolio of 1,000 planetwin365 betting shops throughout Italy. The expanding international bookmaker from Austria also plans to roll out the Virtual Sports games across its Italian website and mobile platforms later in the year. Daniel Grabher, CEO of Global Bet, stated: …

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Digitain launches multi-channel platform for iGaming industry

Digitain, an independent technology provider for iGaming industry operating in Europe, has launched its new multi-channel, multi-lingual and multi-currency system platform based on cutting-edge technologies, which are constantly enhanced to provide high level customer experience. It can be supplied either as a Turn-Key Solution, where the partner handles all licensing and management issues, or as a White Label where the …

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GVC issues betting activity warning over Greece

Having announced record corporate revenues in its H1 2015 trading update of + €800 million, sports betting group GVC Holdings issued an activity warning regarding its Greek market operations. GVC which has a Greek market presence through its partnership with Centric Multimedia SA, stated that following imposed government controls of monetary restrictions on movements of funds within Greece, its operations …

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ESSA welcomes European Parliament’s motions to protect sports integrity

Betting industry body ESSA, has welcomed the European Parliament’s approved a joint motion for a resolution promoting the adoption of good governance practices in sport to protect it from the adverse impacts of corruption and fraud, including money laundering and match-fixing. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agreed the joint motion for a resolution following the recent revelations of alleged high-profile …

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Sweden, Italy & Australia backed as early Eurovision favourites

This Saturday 23 May, the Vienna Wiener Stadthalle arena will host the 60th edition of Eurovision, the world’s largest international song contest. 27 of Europe’s pop talents will compete to win the song contest awarded to Austrian drag queen sensation Conchita Wurst in 2014. Eurovision heavyweights Sweden have been placed as early favourites with entry Mans Zelmerlow ‘Heros’ leading bookmaker’s …

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Gambling Commission to approve dispute resolution bodies

The Gambling Commission has been named as the competent authority for Alternative Dispute Resolution Entities who handle disputes relating to gambling under Europe’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Directive which will be implemented by July 2015. This means that all ADR entities that handle, or wish to handle, gambling disputes will have to: demonstrate to the Commission that they meet the …

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