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OPTIMA: Taking an operator-led approach to R&D


The openness to innovation, the research to support new innovation, the resources to gain ‘first mover advantage’ for such innovation, or the response time to existing innovation. Whatever the context, innovation is a buzzword that dominates the industry agenda. However, sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA has taken a slightly different approach to arming ...

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Anti-gambling MP criticised for William Hill football tickets


North Antrim Member of Parliament for the Democratic Unionist Party Ian Paisley has come under fire after he reportedly accepted a gift from William Hill, despite his previous criticism of the industry. The Parliamentarian had received two Premier League football tickets from the bookmaker in March this year, but had been noted in the Commons’ ...

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Jeremy Wright blasts bookmakers for bypassing FOBT rules


Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has hit back at bookmakers who have supposedly undermined the restraints imposed on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), describing the actions as “disgraceful” in a recent Parliamentary session. The new restrictions on the terminals came into play on 1 April. Earlier in the month, however, The Guardian accused Paddy Power and ...

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Veikkaus under fire for not fulfilling its responsibility mandates


A report commissioned by Finland’s National Institute for Health & Welfare (THL) has warned state-monopoly Veikkaus and media stakeholders that gambling advertising is not in-line with the nation’s public health interests. Speaking to national broadcaster Yle.fi, THL senior researcher Jani Selin stated that Veikkaus advertising messages had failed to convey the public health risks attached ...

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Dream11 valued at $1bn after recent Steadview investment


Indian fantasy sports gaming platform Dream11 has become the first gaming company in India to join the exclusive ‘unicorn club’, after Hong Kong-based Steadview Capital bought an undisclosed stake in the startup, valuing the company at over $1bn. Investment from Chinese online gaming giant Tencent, along with others, also resulted in a $100 million funding ...

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ECOMMPAY – GATE2025 proves its year-1 capacity beyond expectations


Digital payments solutions provider ECOMMPAY is celebrating a successful year-1 for its GATE2025 tailored payment platform, designed for sports betting and igaming operators Launched ahead of World Cup Russia 2018, ECOMMPAY details that GATE2025 has delivered ‘beyond all expectations’, with the its payment stack being able to processes 1 billion daily transactional requests. The payment ...

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Play’n GO confirms Portuguese market presence


Play’n GO has pulled off the latest in a series of expansion plans after securing the certification to provide its content to operators in the Portuguese market. The company said that more expansion is “set to come” to follow a very successful 2018 and moves into both Sweden and the Philippines already this year. The ...

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SportPesa launches ‘Coaches to Count On’ with Arsenal FC


Leading Kenyan market bookmaker SportPesa has launched its latest African football initiative ‘Coaches to Count On’ in partnership with Premier League football club Arsenal FC. The football directive will see SportPesa develop ‘football clinics’ across its core markets of Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, with Arsenal FC developing comprehensive training programmes for aspiring soccer coaches. ...

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iGaming Academy launches US-focused elearning courses


A series of ‘elearning’ courses have been rolled out by iGaming Academy in a bid to teach individuals about the online sports betting market across the US, outlining the key principles that constitute a successful sportsbook. Offering regulatory information on New Jersey, West Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Nevada, the compliance and skill training provider will ...

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Betting on Sports America

23 - 25 April 2019, New York

Betting on Sports is finally coming to America and is the must-attend event for members of the US sports & betting industries. Experience no less than 40 conference sessions, 3 conference rooms and 6 main conference tracks over 3 days. 

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Betting on Sports

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week 2019 is a must-attend conference and exhibition for members of the sports, betting and gaming industries. You will experience the very best industry speakers and content with plenty of high level networking and business opportunities. 

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CasinoBeats Summit

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

The CasinoBeats Summit is running alongside the wider Betting on Sports Week, which takes place on 17 – 20 September at Olympia London. As a delegate you will have full access to both events. The 2nd edition of the Summit will bring together operators, suppliers and a range of sector visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector. 

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