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Scott Longley – A short history of gambling shirt sponsorship in football (part 2)

 Speaking to industry stakeholders, Scott Longley details the ‘high-water mark’ of betting shirt sponsorship in football. As leadership is pressured to deliver a better ROI on football marketing, what does the future hold for the sector’s relationship with the beautiful game… ____________________ SBOBET has claims to being perhaps the most far-sighted sponsor to have ever appeared on the front of …

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How Kenya’s gambling tax hike could affect its economy

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In June 2017, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a 35% tax on all gambling revenue from the country’s lotteries, betting operators, online sportsbooks, and similar. This rate is now one of the highest in the world, and is in addition to a 30% corporate tax operators must also pay. The new rate is a major increase from the …

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SportPesa CEO seeks open dialogue with Kenyan government

Following the termination of all SportPesa Kenyan sports sponsorships, Chief Executive Ronald Karauri has defended his firm’s position against MP backlash. Entering 2018, Karauri ordered SportPesa to suspend all active sports sponsorships in protest of the Kenyan TNA government’s blanket 35% tax hike on betting and lottery services. During 2017 High Court hearings, Karauri had previously warned the government that …

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Winning Post – Shake up in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Sweden: remote POC legislation – drafts or chess? The Swedish government has published a draft law to regulate gambling across channels, with an implementation date of 1 January 2019 (replacing the Lottery …

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SportPesa blackout hurts Kenyan Football funding

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) faces a funding crisis as bookmaker SportPesa has terminated all Kenyan sports sponsorships, due to the government upholding its 35% blanket tax charge on betting and lottery services. This January, the Kenyan TNA government will move to implement its much protested 35% industry tax hike, which has been deemed as ‘unworkable’ by Kenya pro-betting stakeholders. …

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SportPesa teams with Microgame ahead of Italian expansion

SportPesa has teamed up with Italian online gaming solutions provider Microgame, ahead of the brand’s expansion into the Italian market. After acquiring a majority shareholding in RCS Gaming earlier in 2017, SportPesa will team up with Microgame to deliver an online sportsbook and casino, as well as online Poker, Virtual Games, Table Games and Bingo products. The Italian-facing products will …

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SportPesa’s Shaun Simmonds – Using sporting partnerships to expand into new markets

The agreement of a five-year partnership with acclaimed video game Football Manager, marked the expansion of SportPesa’s already extensive sporting sponsorship portfolio. The Kenyan sports betting operator, currently sponsors the likes of Everton, Arsenal and La Liga, partnerships that enable SportPesa to expand into new markets, whilst growing its global footprint. Shaun Simmonds, Head of Marketing for SportPesa underlined that the …

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SportPesa “thrilled” with new Football Manager partnership

Kenyan sports betting operator, SportPesa has agreed a five-year deal to become an official partner of Football Manager. As part of this innovative partnership, SportPesa will receive in-game advertising during match simulations and dual-branded content will appear on the operator’s growing social media channels. Speaking about the partnership, Shaun Simmonds Head of Marketing for SportPesa said: “We’re thrilled to finalise …

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Shaun Simmonds – why gamification will rule at Russia 2018

Shaun Simmonds, Founder of Supersub Sport and Sportpesa’s UK representative, takes a look ahead at next year’s World Cup in Russia and predicts a creative surge to attract a new audience. The fact that next summer’s World Cup will be in Europe is a huge plus. I remember covering a match between USA and Ghana on Twitter at 11pm on …

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Betting on Sports puts operators and affiliates on the road to Russia 2018

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The ‘Sport in Focus’ track at Betting on Sports (12-15 September) will culminate in a session dedicated to next year’s FIFA World Cup, as more than 120 operators and 80 high-level affiliates at #boscon2017 get on ‘The Road to Russia’. AC Milan Commercial Director Jaap Kalma will be joined by an industry quartet tasked with educating over 1,200 delegates at …

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