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UKGC outlines tougher sanctions for betting operators

Coming into force on 31 October 2018, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has outlined that strengthened sanctions against gambling companies that break advertising rules or breach consumer law. The new regulations come after the UKGC went through an open consultation period and are the latest step as the industry trade body looks to implement its vision for the market, with …

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10Bet becomes betting partner of West Bromwich Albion

Online sports betting operator 10Bet has joined forces with West Bromwich Albion, after being confirmed as the EFL (English Football League) Championship club’s official betting partner. As part of the new deal 10Bet’s new visual identity is to be prominently displayed across the West Midlands side’s kit throughout the 2018/19 season, taking pride of place on the back of the …

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Sky Sports Racing extends US Triple Crown commitments

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Sky Sports Racing has moved to extend its broadcasting rights with US horseracing, after signing a new multi-year deal with NBCUniversal. Holding exclusive rights to the Kentucky Derby, “the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America,” which will air live in the UK and Ireland, a separate long term deal has also been extended. This sees Sky Sports …

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StarPick’s Indian success sees cricket DFS expansions reach UK

The United Kingdom is to receive its first “fully-dedicated fantasy cricket platform” after StarPick launched following “phenomenal success” enjoyed this year in India. Headquartered in the UK, StarPick expansion comes after being founded in February 2018, with the latest launch made in conjunction with a three year shirt sponsorship of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC). Designed and build in Sweden, …

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ManBetX enhances World Snooker links with Welsh Open renewal

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ManBetX has announced that it is strengthening its World Snooker ties, after renewing its sponsorship of the Welsh Open world ranking event. Running from February 11-17 next year at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, this move sees the betting brand build upon its deal with snooker’s longest running ranking event, after the UK and World Championships, following its initial deal covering this …

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UK government to consider society lottery reform

Society Lotteries could be set for major reform, as the UK government embarks upon a consultation period relating to the amount of money that can be raised for good causes. Running for a period of ten weeks, and open to members of the public, a series of rises are to be considered, with the previous sales limit increase occurring in …

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Bet UK and 21.co.uk secure Swansea FC sponsorships

Championship outfit Swansea City Football Club have unveiled Bet UK as the clubs the club’s official shirt sponsor, and principal betting partner, for the upcoming 2018/19 season. As part of the deal the online casino and betting brand, a branch of the LeoVegas family, is to see its logo emblazoned across the new home and away shirts for the duration …

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Preparing for Remote Gaming Duty increase: Should operators be looking beyond the UK?

Owen Tustin, VP Gaming, Relationship Management at emerchantpay, looks at the ways that UK operators can prepare for the mooted increase in taxation in the jurisidictions by looking internationally. Much has been written about the likely impact of the impending increase in Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) on UK-licensed operators. As the Government looks to recover an expected £400m shortfall in tax …

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SG Digital details World Cup’s top trends as tournament hots up

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The group stages of the World Cup are now well and truly in full swing, and at around 6pm (UK time) each nation will have competed in 2018’s competition once. Gambling industry data specialists H2GC estimates that the Russian World Cup could break numerous betting records, with an expectation that total gross win could topple €1.7bn detailed, as the showpiece …

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Betway – Busy sporting week could see UK wager half a billion

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Global online gambling firm Betway is predicting that as much as £500m is set to wagered across Britain in a betting bonanza of a week. Two England games in the space of six days at football’s biggest showpiece, the World Cup currently ongoing in Russia, bookends five days of betting at Royal Ascot, which could see UK punters wagering half …

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