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daniel sturridge fined and suspended after betting breach

Daniel Sturridge, former Liverpool FC and England striker, has been issued with a six week suspension and a £75,000 fine after being found guilty of breaching betting rules. The charges relate to allegations brought towards the footballer during the January 2018 transfer window.  In

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gvc holdings confirms sportium jv disposal

FTSE100 GVC Holdings has this morning disclosed that it will sell its 50% stake in Spanish bookmaker Sportium to joint-venture partner Grupo CIRSA for €70 million. GVC secures its interest in Sportium, through its ownership of Ladbrokes, who in 2013

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government to review national lottery age of play rules

Mims Davies Secretary for Sports and Civil Society has confirmed that the UK government will launch a consultation reviewing proposals to increase the minimum age-of-play on National Lottery scratchcards and instant win games. The government opens its consultation, seeking advice

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gvc shows global depth countering uk adjustments

FTSE100 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning published its ‘post-close’ interim H1 2019 trading update, citing strong online growth as the company continues to adjust to UK FOBTs retail realities. Despite competing against a tough comparative period featuring World Cup

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big weekend delivers on record breaking cricket tennis markets

A weekend which saw four high profile sporting events take center stage has come to an end, with the Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup final’s stealing the limelight.  Novak Djokovic fought through Wimbledon’s longest final in history to defeat

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lexisnexis industry compliance pros see complacency as biggest aml threat

Global business and legal research agency LexisNexis Risk Solutions has published a new study on gambling compliance attitudes towards money-laundering, titled – ‘On the Frontline: The UK’s Fight Against Money Laundering’  The research conducted by ‘Economist Intelligence Unit’, underlines that industry

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bos webinar series continues with luckbox breaking the esports betting barrier

SBC’s fortnightly ‘Betting on Sports webinar series‘ continues on Wednesday 24 July 2019 with ‘Luckbox – Breaking the Esports Betting Barrier’, an exclusive in-depth look at the development and launch of the new esports betting platform. As a start-up aiming

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sg digital launches next level scorecards match hq

Delivering new ‘player first engagements’ and dynamics across its sportsbook network, SG Digital the interactive arm of Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has launched new live score product – ‘Match HQ’. Branded as a new vertical of SG Digital’s ‘OpenSports’

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bookmakers set to cash in on one of the best weekends of sport

There is set to be a spike in wagered stakes across the betting industry, as a quartet of major sporting events hit UK screens on the weekend.  With the Wimbledon finals, Cricket World Cup Final, Newmarket Festival and Formula 1’s

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epic forms safer gambling education programme with bsa schools

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) will advise the UK’s Boarding Schools Association (BSA), developing a series of high impact gambling awareness seminars for BSA member schools. The BSA extends its arrangement with EPIC, who over the past

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