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Martin Lycka: The Empire State asks ‘How About Sports Betting?’


Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka checks his playbook as New York State drives for the mobile betting end zone.  “How about sports betting?”; could these four simple words uttered by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a December press conference be an auspicious sign of things to come as regards regulation of mobile sports betting in the ...

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MGM confirms ‘compelling’ proposal for Entain shares


US casino giant MGM Resorts International has confirmed that it has proposed a merger with its US sports betting and igaming partner Entain plc, but has refused to say if a firm offer to acquire the company will follow. It has also been confirmed that the offer consists of 0.6 MGM shares for each Entain ...

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FDJ confirms its 2021 commitments with ‘Et voir la France gagner’


Groupe FDJ has unveiled its new nationwide marketing campaign ‘Et voir la France gagner’ (‘See France Win’) highlighting the social responsibilities of Française des Jeux (FDJ) in helping France recover from COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign developed by HAVAS Paris showcases FDJ’s ongoing national lottery projects supporting the funding of French sports, arts, heritage, and culture. Furthermore, the ...

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BetMakers given the green light to acquire Sportech


BetMakers Technology Group has completed an AU$50 million placement which will support its acquisition of Sportech‘s racing and digital assets. Sportech’s shareholders approved the acquisition yesterday, with the deal including its US, UK and European racing and digital assets valued at £30.9 million. Through the agreement, BetMakers will make an initial payment of £6.2 million ...

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Elite sport to continue under new national lockdown


Elite sport has been given the green light to go ahead across the UK following the government’s announcement to introduce a third lockdown. Yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a series of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, including the closure of schools and universities. The retail betting ...

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Slovakian tennis player banned for match fixing offences


The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a lengthy ban to Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova as punishment for five match fixing offences. She was charged with the following two breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP): D.1.d of the 2017 TACP – “No covered person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive ...

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ANJ promises to overhaul France’s gambling protections


L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling regulator, has marked its intentions to overhaul public policies and consumer protections related to minimising ‘excessive gambling and improving the protection of minors’. During December, the ANJ published its first ‘cooperative framework’ outlining the objectives it seeks to achieve on safer gambling as the new regulatory agency ...

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Paddy Power becomes headline sponsor of ITV Racing


Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been announced as the new headline sponsor of ITV Racing, beginning on 1 January 2021. The agreement was negotiated by MediaCom, and includes broadcast, catch up, digital, social, podcast and licensing rights. In addition Flutter Entertainment brands will feature in the ITV Racing App, and Betfair will sponsor ITV Racing’s ...

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SBC Digital India

27 - 28 January 2021

SBC Digital India is the premier online event for igaming in India and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the betting and gaming industry. SBC Digital India will provide an excellent and unique platform for learning and knowledge sharing with the industry’s top experts in the region as well as establish and develop relationships and explore emerging business opportunities.

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SBC Digital Italy

17 February 2021

SBC Digital Italy will focus on one of Europe’s main betting & gaming markets, home to many of the industry’s strongest and most innovative companies.SBC Digital Italy will take place on SBC’s widely acclaimed interactive platform, enabling conference sessions, one-on-one networking and roundtables, product showcases, and more.

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SBC Digital Latinoamérica

2 - 3 March 2021

Now in its second edition, the first day will address the entire Latin American market and sessions will be mainly conducted in Spanish, while the second day will focus on Brazil and most sessions will be conducted in Portuguese.The event will be held on SBC’s digital platform, allowing for unparalleled conference content, networking, and innovation showcases from leading suppliers.

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SBC Digital Africa

30 - 31 March 2021

SBC Digital Africa is the 2nd edition of the largest virtual event dedicated to the African continent. To shed light on both emerging opportunities and unique challenges in the most important African markets, SBC will bring together the key industry experts and industry leaders to share their insights.

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