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Sportito delivers mobile payments boost with Boku integration

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Daily fantasy sports provider Sportito has made it easier for its customers to deposit via mobile by announcing a new partnership with payments platform Boku. The carrier billing solution from Boku, where customers can use their personal phone number to make deposits, will be an alternative payment method for the users who do not want to use their bank card …

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UKGC warns fantasy football operators not to get caught out by gambling rules

  Ahead of the start of a new football season this August, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an industry note warning fantasy football operators to ensure that their leagues, prizes and promotions are in accordance with UK gambling laws. The risk for those organising fantasy football leagues is that it could require a pool licence from the Gambling Commission, as …

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Facebook to stream UEFA Champions League content for US market

Tech giant Facebook has furthered its position within live sports content by brokering a deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches in partnership with US broadcaster Fox Sports. The Champions League content will be only available to United States Facebook users. At present, Facebook has agreed to stream two live matches per group match day, four round of sixteen and …

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Industry first Facebook Messenger ChatBot for Paddy Power

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Paddy Power has become the first bookmaker to offer ChatBot on Facebook Messenger, after going live with a new product provided by Onionsack. The industry-first ChatBot, powered by the Onionsack SaaS messaging platform, enables customers to login to their Paddy Power betting account, check balances and place wagers via Facebook. Once connected to the Paddy Power Facebook Messenger bot, customers …

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Kick off…Facebook signs live content partnership with MLS & Univision

Social media giant Facebook Inc has furthered its presence within sports, by agreeing a live streaming content partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and Spanish-language American broadcaster Univision Deportes. This weekend, Facebook executives confirmed that 22 live matches would be streamed ‘in-English’ on Univision Deportes Facebook page. Univision will support the Facebook streams by providing English commentary and ‘unique Facebook’ …

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Coral partners with Fresh8 Gaming to launch video advertising

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Coral has partnered with Fresh8 Gaming to launch a dynamic video advertising product across their digital video campaigns, which includes both Facebook and YouTube. The bookmaker will use Fresh8 technology to power auto-generated videos with real time offers and odds across their digital display and to push their affiliate advertising partnerships. The Fresh8 video platform enables a sports betting operator …

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Kevin Pietersen admits fears over cricket corruption

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Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not surprised by Cricket Australia’s (CA) claim that its emerging players are being targeted by corrupt foreign bookmakers via social media. CA’s Head of Integrity Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of squads for the national team and Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and …

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Foreign bookies target emerging Aussie players via social media

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The Head of Integrity for Cricket Australia has confirmed that foreign bookmakers are approaching emerging Australian cricketers on social media, seeking information on squads and playing conditions. Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of making it to national squads and the Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted by ‘pitch-siders’ via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Roy …

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Blavatnik’s Access Industries wants Perform to be the ‘Netflix of Sports’

Len Blavatnik’s firm Access Industries, which has investments in the media & technology sectors, is reported to have rejected a number of co-funding approaches from US tech giants in Perform Group (Perform). This weekend The Daily Telegraph reported that Blavatnik had turned down equity funding partnerships from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and YouTube, as Access Industries aims to turn …

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SmartBets uses industry-first BetBot for Euro 2016 knock-outs

SmartBets, the odds comparison site powered by bettingexpert.com, has enlisted the help of its free-to-use BetBot to give Euro 2016 fans on Facebook a helping hand with their last 16 wagers. Autonomously participating in conversations with users, BetBot responds to users via Facebook Messenger, providing real-time odds on upcoming games from major bookmakers through SmartBets, as Euro 2016 reaches the latter …

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