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Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity 

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook property of Kindred Group Plc, has announced its support of British horseracing’s #GoRacingGreen project – making UK racing accessible to those who suffer from mental health problems. The #GoRacingGreen project was launched in 2019 by racing enthusiast and entrepreneur Deborah Matthews, who openly blogged about how equine activities helped her overcome her struggles with mental health.  …

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Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth

Kindred Group Plc stated that it has demonstrated its capacity as a ‘resilient and adaptable business’ by delivering growth across all core metrics during unprecedented times. Publishing its 2020 Interim statement, Kindred has recorded Q2 group revenues of £235m, up 4% on corresponding 2019’s £226m, as 2020 year-to-date revenues stand at £484m (YTD2019: £450m). Updating investors, Kindred stated that in …

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Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace

Kindred Group has issued a public statement lambasting Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen‘s management of the country’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace. Operating as Sweden’s largest licensed online gambling incumbent, Kindred said that inefficient measures implemented by Spelinspektionen have scuppered the regulated market’s objective of securing 90% channelisation by 2022. Kindred issued its rebuke of Spelinspektionen as the Swedish government moves to …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports nuances need to be understood for the sake of integrity

ESI’s Digital Summit has highlighted the growth of esports in terms of its global viewership and in its betting take-up. Yet, as esports becomes more popular, it heightens its risk of match fixing and corruption.  One of the summit’s concurrent themes, esports and betting stakeholders observed and debated the complexities of maintaining esports integrity, amid distinct wagering intricacies and unique …

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Kindred submits countermeasures on Swedish protections and market integrity 

Kindred Group has published its opinion submitted to the Swedish government on the proposal of new player protection measures, which it seeks to implement during the COVID-19 crisis. On 23 April, Sweden’s Health Minister Ardalan Shekarabi presented an emergency proposal to Riksdag, outlining a series of ‘temporary restrictions’ on online gambling operators as further COVID-19 public policy protection measures. Criticism …

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Kiron goes live with Unibet

Kiron has boosted its presence across core European markets after agreeing to supply its virtual racing products to Kindred Group subsidiary, Unibet. Under the agreement, Kiron has made its horse racing and greyhound racing products live on the sportsbook’s main racing page via the company’s partnership with ATR, which is expected to deliver rapid-play betting experiences for Unibet customers. Ben …

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Kindred challenges Spelinspektionen penalty on player incentives

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has become the latest to fall foul of Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen’s rules on customer bonusing and incentives. Spelinspektionen has confirmed that it has issued Kindred a fine totalling SEK 100 million (€9m) following an inspection undertaken across its Swedish brand portfolio. The regulator stated that Kindred’s flagship Unibet brand, as well as subsidiaries Maria Casino, …

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SIS secures Saudi Cup distribution with leading bookmakers

Bet365, Betfred and Ladbrokes Coral are among a whole host of bookmakers who have secured rights with Sports Information Services (SIS) to distribute live pictures and data from this month’s Saudi Cup, nicknamed ‘The world’s most valuable horse race’. Customers of these bookmakers will gain access to live streams of the full two days of horse racing at the King …

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Tax realities bite Kindred in year of corporate adjustments

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has reported that a group-wide increase on taxes and a significant jump in operating costs has weighed heavily on its Q4 and full-year performance. Publishing its year end report for January – December 2019, Kindred revealed that due to the changes in betting duties across France, the financial impact to Kindred has been ‘greatly increased’. Henrik Tjärnström, …

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BetEasy deploys GTG iSport Genius player engagement suite

BetEasy, the Australian flagship sportsbook property of The Stars Group Inc will deploy the GTGnetworks (GTG) ‘iSport Genius’ software suite, improving its all-round player engagement and content capacities. The partnership will see BetEasy deploy iSport Genius modules, which will see its sportsbook supported by the ‘betting choice’, GTG’s content-and-insights platform designed to inform and educate customers about their choice of …

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