Scientific lands Delaware Lottery sports betting contract

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Scientific Games has agreed to implement the Delaware Lottery’s expansion to full-scale sports betting after the US state moved to legalise such activities. Last week, Delaware became the first state to regulate sports betting in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the federal 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). PASPA had blocked states from regulating sports wagering, with the exception of Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana, but the Supreme Court in May opted to overturn the Act and open up the market to other states. Scientific Games will provide the Delaware Lottery with various sports wagering technology, content and managed services. The Delaware Lottery is due to launch full-scale sports betting from tomorrow (Tuesday). “In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on PASPA, we have been working with Scientific Games, our long-time sports betting provider, as well as training our lottery and casino staff, so that we were ready to launch full-scale, head-to-head betting on single games,” Delaware Lottery director Vernon Kirk said. Pat McHugh, senior vice-president, global lottery systems at Scientific Games, added: “Since Delaware is known as ‘The First State’, it’s appropriate they were the first in the nation to expand regulated sports betting after the PASPA ruling. “The combination of Scientific Games and NYX Gaming Group earlier this year created a global leader across iLottery, iGaming and sports betting that offers unrivalled capabilities to lotteries worldwide. “As an integrated company, we are ready to serve our customers like the Delaware Lottery with the gaming entertainment industry’s leading sports platforms, content and services.” Meanwhile, West Virginia could be set to legalise sports betting before the end of the month. ESPN writer David Payne Purdum said in a Twitter post the officials in the state hope to regulate such activities within 30 days. Purdum quoted unnamed sources as saying: “Our goal is to be up and running in time for [NFL American] football season.”Related article: Delaware legalises sports betting Regions: US Delawarecenter_img Sports betting Scientific Games has agreed to implement the Delaware Lottery’s expansion to full-scale sports betting after the US state moved to legalise such activities 4th June 2018 | By contenteditor Scientific lands Delaware Lottery sports betting contractlast_img read more

NFL pushes Congress for federal betting framework

first_img NFL pushes Congress for federal betting framework League calls for extensive restrictions on prop bets and data and age restriction of 21 The NFL has argued for restrictions on betting markets and a requirement for the use of official league data as part of federal regulations enforceable across the US in a Congressional hearing.Speaking at the ‘Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America’ hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jocelyn Moore, the league’s executive vice-president for communications and public affairs, called for new laws to limit wagers on prop bets, such as how many flags are thrown by referees or how many yards quarterbacks throw for.The NFL also wants a national sports-betting framework with substantive safeguards for consumers, as well as tools for law enforcement and standards to protect the NFL’s content and intellectual property. Moore also called for betting to be restricted to those over 21.While Moore stopped short of recommending overall federal oversight of sports betting, she advised that there should be federal policies in place to govern the activity.The Judiciary Committee hearing was the first to discuss the federal response to the repeal of PASPA in May, since when states such as New Jersey have unilaterally passed laws allowing betting within their boundaries.Moore said: “Without continued federal guidance and oversight, we are very concerned that sports leagues and state governments alone will not be able to fully protect the integrity of sporting contests and guard against the harms Congress has long recognised as being associated with sports betting.”The hearing is seen as the first step in examining whether federal oversight is needed in the new betting landscape, with committee chairman Bob Goodlatte calling the issue “ripe for consideration.” In his closing remarks, hearing chair Jim Sensenbrenner suggested that the federal authorities must have some involvement.“I think the one thing you all can agree on is for Congress to do nothing is the worst possible alternative,” he said. “So this means we have some work to do.”While some argued that the national, cross-state nature of sport meant a unified response was necessary, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Sara Slane said states had shown for some years they are able to regulate gaming effectively.Slane said: “Just as Congress has refrained from regulating lotteries, slot machines, table games and other gambling products, it should leave sports betting oversight to the states and tribes that are closest to the market. With such robust and rigorous regulatory oversight at both the state and federal levels, there is no need to overcomplicate or interfere with a system that is already working.”Putting the case for the industry, and reinforcing the argument for state-by-state oversight, Slane added: “I don’t think that there’s any panellist sitting here that would not agree this is a race against the illegal operators that are out there right now. They don’t pay taxes, they don’t care about consumers, they have no regulatory oversight or protections.”Nevada Gaming Control Board chair Becky Harris added: “States do a great job in every area including sports betting and we’ve just begun to see the roll out in other states. Nevada has a comprehensive regulatory structure that has been refined over decades, and we have a lot of integrity in our process.”Jon Bruning of the Coalition to Stop Online Gaming, which is backed by casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, also called on Congress to enact legislation to combat a ‘Wild West’ effect in the betting industry.He also called for the restoration of the 1961 Federal Wire Act, which effectively outlaws online gaming, claiming the authorities have “effectively abandoned” enforcement of the 2011 UIGEA. Email Address Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img 28th September 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Caesars CEO to step down

first_img Email Address Mark Frissora will remain in the role until February 8 Regions: US Caesars Entertainment Corporation has begun its search for a new chief executive after it was confirmed that Mark Frissora is to stand down from the role early next year. Frissora will continue as CEO and president until February 8, with Caesars to seek a replacement in the time being.Frissora took on the role at Caesars in July 2015 having initially come on board in January, just two days after the firm filed for bankruptcy. He went on to successfully steer the company through some of its most turbulent times.Prior to joining Caesars, Frissora was chairman and CEO of vehicle rental firm Hertz Global 2006 until late 2014, and also had a six-year spell as chairman and CEO of Tenneco, a global supplier of automotive emission control and ride control products.“I have been privileged to lead this iconic company and am proud of all that our team has accomplished,” Frissora said, “We have improved our margins significantly and created enterprise value which enabled the successful reorganisation of our Caesars Entertainment Operating Company subsidiary. “I am confident that the company is well positioned to thrive and grow in the future. I am committed to maintaining stability and operating discipline during this transition.” During his time at the helm of Caesars, Frissora has implemented strategies that have led to a 900 basis points increase in adjusted EBITDAR margin, as well as a near-$800m (£614.7m/€699.1m) increase in adjusted EBITDAR. Frissora has also helped the company cut the cost of its debt by 400 basis points and enabled it to expand into markets such as Dubai and Mexico.Jim Hunt, chairman of the board at Caesars, praised Frissora’s time as CEO: “Under Mark’s leadership, the company has significantly improved margins and profitability while simultaneously increasing customer and employee satisfaction. “We are grateful for his leadership and numerous contributions and are optimistic for the future.” Confirmation of Frissora’s departure came as the company reported its financial results for the third quarter, during which net revenue rocketed by $1.99bn to $2.19bn. This was due to the inclusion of the results from CEOC, which emerged from bankruptcy in Q4 of 2017, and the results of the Centaur Holdings business that Caesars acquired in July this year. Operating profit increased by 176% year-on-year to $232m, while net income attributable to Caesars came in at $110m, compared to a net loss of $433m in the corresponding period year. Elsewhere, Caesars was this week unveiled as the first founding partner of the Las Vegas Stadium, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL American football franchise. Caesars plans to use the link-up to offer special customer experiences. In recent days, Caesars has also announced partnerships with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball franchise and the New Jersey Devils NHL ice hockey team.Image: Mark P. Frissora AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 2nd November 2018 | By contenteditor Casino & games Caesars CEO to step down Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategylast_img read more

NZ TAB completes $26m relaunch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address NZ TAB completes $26m relaunch Sports betting Regions: Oceania New Zealand Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovationcenter_img New Zealand’s TAB has unveiled its new betting site with partners Paddy Power Betfair and OpenBet.The new fixed odds platform and mobile app is powered by SG Digital-owned OpenBet’s technology, with Paddy Power Betfair providing odds services for international sporting events.The enhanced site, first announced in 2017 as a response to falling market share, will offer cash-out for the first time as well as an improved in-play betting service, more international and local markets and streaming coverage.TAB owner New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) described the new site as a “game-changer” for sports betting in New Zealand, estimating it will deliver a NZ$30m (€17.6m/$20.4m) increase in net betting profit from 2021/22.“This is the dawn of a new era for the NZRB and for New Zealand betting customers as we deliver a more compelling betting experience and significantly enhancing the number of betting opportunities we can offer,” says NZRB chief executive John Allen.“We’ve replaced our existing website and app with a responsive, modern and easy-to-navigate site that delivers more products and events.“The new platform will also be a game-changer for our core business, improving business stability and continuity and by moving a number of core functions managed by our old system Jetbet, into a new platform provided by Openbet it gives us the flexibility to set our own odds on events where our local expertise outpaces the PaddyPower options.”TAB has a notional monopoly on sports betting in the country, however its failure to prevent punters seeking out offshore rivals led to it announcing plans to enhance the site back in 2017.The updated TAB service was due to be ready by August 2018, but launch was postponed due to extensive testing. The site closed entirely for business between Sunday evening and Monday morning in preparation for the launch of the new system, website and mobile app.Last July it was estimated that the project would cost NZ$37-39m in total, with the NZRB estimating that it would take 3.3 years of the revamped TAB being live to recoup these costs.Allen said the contribution of partners OpenBet and PaddyPower Betfair ensured TAB would be more competitive and therefore increase returns to the racing industry.He said: “What they have done is ensure the New Zealand TAB, a significant and valuable industry asset, can now compete with the rest of the world, increase our revenue and in turn, our distributions back to racing and sport.”Consumers in New Zealand spent NZ$2.33bn on gaming and gambling in the 2016-17 financial year, up 5.7% on the previous 12 months. 10th January 2019 | By contenteditor New site powered by SG Digital’s OpenBet spotsbook solution and supported by odds compliation services from Paddy Power Betfair is estimated to boost profits by NZ$20m by the end of the operator’s 2022 financial year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

BOS reports Svenska Spel to consumer ombudsman

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) has reported Svenska Spel and national free-to-air television network TV4 to the country’s consumer ombudsman for failing to include responsible gaming information in TV segments promoting Triss instant win products.BOS, in a report filed with the Konsumentombudsmannen (KO), has said Svenska Spel and TV4 are in breach of Chapter 3 of the Swedish Games Act as the advertorial content did not refer to the 18+ age limit for players or include information about the national problem gambling helpline.Svenska Spel and TV4 are also accused of breaching Section 9 of the Swedish Marketing Act as information about a product is missing from the segments.Finally, BOS has said the TV spots were broadcast in breach of Chapter 1 Section 5 of Swedish gambling industry guidelines, which states that marketing must not exaggerate the opportunities for profit or present the product as if the player is guaranteed to win.BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt said it is “outrageous” that Svenska Spel, as an operator owned by the state in Sweden, is seemingly ignoring Swedish marketing regulations.“It is very important that KO puts its foot down and points out that advertising spots with editorial collaborations will also follow the Swedish Gaming Act and the Marketing Act, as well as the industry’s own regulations,” Hoffstedt said.“Unless this is the case, consumer protection is overridden and it becomes clear to any gaming company whatsoever to hide their advertising in editorial collaborations, and thus ignore both laws and industry agreements,” he explained. “BOS works for a healthy and safe gaming market for Swedish gaming consumers. We therefore welcome the regulatory enhancements for the gaming market in consumer protection that have been added in recent years.”Last month, BOS also filed a report with Sweden’s TV, radio and press regulator for Svenska Spel failing to include responsible gaming information in TV segments promoting its Triss, Keno and Lotto products. Legal & compliance BOS reports Svenska Spel to consumer ombudsman Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Marketing & affiliates Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden 21st June 2019 | By contenteditor Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) has reported Svenska Spel and national free-to-air television network TV4 to the country’s consumer ombudsman for failing to include responsible gaming information in TV segments promoting Triss instant win products. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Global Gaming struggles in Q2 following Swedish licence loss

first_imgCasino & games 15th August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Regulatory issues hit Global Gaming hard in the first half of 2019, with the company seeing revenue decline and losses widen following the revocation of its Swedish operating licence. However the operator’s chief executive Tobias Fagerlund remains confident that it can return to profitability. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Global Gaming struggles in Q2 following Swedish licence loss Regulatory issues hit Global Gaming hard in the first half of 2019, with the company seeing revenue and profits badly hit by the revocation of its Swedish operating licence.During a period chief executive Tobias Fagerlund (pictured) described as “the most turbulent and difficult” in the operator’s history, second quarter revenue fell 42% year-on-year to SEK132.2m (£11.4m/€12.3m/$13.8m). Global’s Swedish licence was revoked by the country’s gambling regulator on 17 June as a result of significant failings in its player protection and anti money laundering controls. This cost the company an estimated SEK20m over the final 13 days of the month. “When we got to the month of June, we positively thought we could realistically expect to be back into black figures already in the second quarter, thus achieving the intended turnaround,” Fagerlund said. “Everything changed on the morning of 17 June, when the Swedish Gambling Authority announced that they had withdrawn – with immediate effect – the gaming license that lay at the foundation of the group’s Swedish operations.“Those who have followed the extensive media coverage of the decision know that we do not share the Swedish Gambling Authority’s opinion and have therefore appealed it.”The group posted revenue of SEK 132.2m, down from SEK 227.8m year-on-year. Operating expenses related to gaming activities fell 31.3% to SEK63.0m, while marketing expenses fell by 51% to SEK34.1m. Personnel expenses, however, increased from SEK 17.7m to SEK 26.9m, while the company also incurred an SEK11.6m cost on write-down of capitalised development expenses. Fagerlund said that the regulator’s decision affected expenses as well as revenue, as the company had to mitigate the effects of terminated contracts with suppliers.“In one fell swoop, most of the group’s revenue was wiped out and, as a not unexpected direct consequence, reactions from suppliers and partners were not late in coming,” Fagerlund said. “As an example, the company auditor, KPMG, terminated their contract without any further explanation or notice. These events forced us to act quickly. And act we did.”This saw Global Gaming make significant personnel cuts, which will see its total headcount fall from 190 full time employees and consultants to as low as 90 by the fourth quarter of the year. The company’s technology hub in Sweden will be completely shut down, while its Malta office will see staff and activity.The operator has also signed an agreement with Finnplay, allowing it to move operations under its own licences to the supplier’s platform.“This enables us to act more quickly and in multiple markets so we can focus on what we historically have been best at: reaching customers and generating traffic,” Fagerlund explained. “The collaboration gives us a flexibility we are going to need not only to have control over fixed costs but also to improve margins.”In addition, it has re-entered Sweden with Nano Casino, a new brand operating under Finnplay subsidiary Viral Interactive’s licence. Viral, as the licence holder, is fully responsible for operating the site, with Global serving as marketing partner.“Along with a long list of legal experts, we are of the opinion that Viral Interactive’s operations rest on a very solid and secure legal basis, and that the conditions for the licence to conduct online casino operations granted to them by the regulator are met.”The company will also work to develop a more expansive strategy going forward, moving into new markets with new brands.“Although we will do everything in our power to be active in Sweden, including with our brand NinjaCasino, we need to have a much broader approach, which we need to adopt in the foreseeable future,” Fagerlund said.Global Gaming reported SEK 294.3m revenue in the first half of the year, with the Ninja Casino brand accounting for 93% of the group’s revenue. Operating expenses in gaming activities totalled SEK 147.7m, down from SEK 179.1m the previous year. Marketing expenses declined 12.5% to SEK 116.9m, while personnel expenses increased 75.8% to SEK 53.1m as total expenses increased to SEK 201.1m. As a result the operator swung from a SEK 70.3m profit last year to a loss of SEK 54.5m.“Despite the draconian measures and drastic organisational changes we are facing, we cannot fail to notice that, internally, our fighting spirit and will to prevail are very much alive, which in itself creates conditions we should not underestimate,” Fagerlund said. “The future will undoubtedly place great demands on us as an organisation, as well as on me as its CEO. We must live with the consequences of past mistakes but we can also learn and grow stronger because of them. What I can promise is that we will do our utmost to get back to profitability and growth – and I believe we’ll be successful.”On 8 August, an appeal for temporary relief from the regulator’s ruling was rejected, the latest in a series of court defeats suffered since the licence revocation. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Malta regulator pens data-sharing deal with Tennis Integrity Unit

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting 30th September 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Malta regulator pens data-sharing deal with Tennis Integrity Unit Email Addresscenter_img Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has expanded its relationship with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) by entering into a new data-sharing agreement with the sport’s global anti-corruption body.The two organisations have been working together for a number of years, but the new arrangement will allow them to collaborate more closely on joint efforts to combat match-fixing.This work will include enhancing prevention and investigation processes, with a focus on tackling manipulation in the professional tennis market.“The MGA has long held an excellent relationship with the TIU, but this agreement will allow the MGA the TIU to formalise a structure to share data and information in compliance with the law, for the purposes of detecting, preventing and investigating the manipulation of sports competitions,” MGA sports integrity officer Antonio Zerafa said.Last week, the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board approved plans to merge the anti-corruption and anti-doping divisions within a single organisation as part of an effort to enhance the integrity of tennis.At present, the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TCAP) covers betting-related corruption issues, while the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to tackle doping in the sport. The two entities will now join together at a single location with shared services and operate independently to the sport. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has expanded its relationship with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) by entering into a new data-sharing agreement with the sport’s global anti-corruption body.last_img read more

IBIA calls on NZ government to adopt igaming licensing model

first_img Email Address IBIA calls on NZ government to adopt igaming licensing model The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has called upon the New Zealand government to adopt a regulatory regime that allows foreign and domestic operators to secure licences for a diverse range of products.In its response to New Zealand’s public consultation on online gambling, the IBIA cited markets such as the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Spain as evidence of the success of the licensing model.It added that the government should also take a liberal approach to taxation, warning that a “burdensome fiscal framework” could deter potential market entrants from applying for licences.“It is also important that, as with the countries employing a licensing system listed above, any licence fees are proportionate and wholly based on the necessary administrative costs of proper market regulation” the IBIA explained. “Licensing fees should not be used as a revenue raising tool, and in effect an additional means of taxation, which would deter operators from seeking a licence.”The IBIA noted that taxation systems based on gross gaming revenue have proven much more effective than turnover-based taxes, such as that in France, and says it believes a tax rate within the range of 15% to 20% of the gross gambling revenue would prove more successful.The association added that it hoped to see a large range of legal online sports betting products available, both in terms of types of bet and events on which bets may be placed. The company cited its own integrity reports, which stated that 90% of alerts came from bets on “mainstream markets” such as final results, rather than “negative markets” such as yellow cards.“In addition to the development of a suitable regulatory and fiscal structure for sports betting, it is also fundamental to the viability of the market that licensed operators are able to offer a wide range of sports betting products,” the IBIA said. “Imposing restrictions invariably leads to consumers seeking those banned products through other markets, including unregulated offshore channels.“The British Gambling Commission, which covers one of the largest and most mature betting markets in the world, regulates and permits all forms of betting on all types of sporting events without any restrictions. It does so whilst maintaining a close oversight of the market and is continually working with its licensed operators, adopting an evidence-based policy approach.”The IBIA noted that the UK’s model for integrity, “is widely seen as one of the most effective and is an example of best practice in this area” and that New Zealand should adopt measures similar to the UK in terms of the regulator’s ability to: issue codes of practice, prosecute offences, exchange information, require the provision of information and to void bets.The IBIA’s comment is a part of New Zealand’s public consultation to gauge public support for regulating new forms of online gambling. Currently, Lotto NZ and the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) are the only operators who may offer gambling products online but the country’s government opened the consultation to discuss ideas including expanding the range of companies allowed to operate in New Zealand.The country’s government set out four potential regulatory models to update gambling legislation. However, the IBIA said that the first three options ⁠— keeping the market as it is, expanding Lotto NZ and the TAB’s product offering and allowing only domestic operators to move into igaming — were “essentially variations on the existing monopoly model.” The public consultation period ended on 30 September. 7th October 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports bettingcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has called upon the New Zealand government to adopt a regulatory regime that allows foreign and domestic operators to secure licences for a diverse range of products. Topics: Sports betting Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

YGAM & GamCare ramp up digital RG resources during pandemic

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Leading responsible gambling charities the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and GamCare are accelerating the digital transformation of their educational resources during the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery People Sports betting Tech & innovation YGAM & GamCare ramp up digital RG resources during pandemic Leading responsible gambling charities YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust) and GamCare are accelerating the digital transformation of their educational resources, in order to continue offering support for those suffering gambling-related harms throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.YGAM, a national education charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and “build digital resilience” amongst young and vulnerable people, has been offering its practitioner workshops, aimed at training professionals to support vulnerable people, online.The workshops would traditionally have taken place face-to-face, but since the UK went into lockdown in response to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the charity has decided to digitalise the experience.According to operations director Kev Clelland: “During lockdown the YGAM practitioner workshops have been presented as a blended digital offering which is proving hugely popular with both teachers and other professionals.“Our education team has trained over 300 practitioners online, significantly more than the number we had planned to train face-to-face. Such has been the success that YGAM is now building up to deliver a minimum of five blended digital practitioner workshops a week.”In addition, YGAM has recently launched its ‘Parent Hub’, offering a variety of online resources to help support families and build digital resilience among young people. It is expected that additional video content, podcasts, and social media campaigns will contribute to the Parent Hub’s development.GamCare, similarly, have moved online with content and resources which would traditionally be provided face-to-face. Workshops for young people and CPD accredited training sessions for professionals have been taken online, for example, resulting in a doubling of attendance from April to May. GamCare also expects to release new eLearning modules which are currently in development.The GB Gambling Commission is regularly releasing information on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on gambling behaviours. Its website points to data showing that 23% of people report feeling their mental health has been negatively affected by the pandemic, with 39% seeing a decrease in their disposable income.Overall, the data shows that fewer consumers are gambling than before the pandemic, although many of those who are gambling are experimenting with new products.  A survey of ‘recent gamblers’ suggests 15% are spending more time and money on gambling under the pandemic. For ‘engaged gamblers’ (those who have participated in at least 3 gambling activities in the last 4 weeks) more than six in ten (62%) have increased either the amount of time or money they have spent on at least one gambling activity. It should be noted this does not necessarily mean that the time or money they have spent overall on all gambling has increased. 12th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Casino & games Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Parimatch announces partnership with Juventus FC

first_imgParimatch holds a number of sponsorship deals in various sports globally, including as official betting and wagering partner for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They are also the shirt sponsor of APOEL FC in the Cypriot First Division, and hold brand ambassador deals with legendary fighters Conor McGregor and Mike Tyson. “We will work together globally, but exclusively outside Italy and South East Asia, supporting the partner’s international growth path by leveraging the mutual desire to address an increasingly broad audience.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The deal will not give Parimatch a presence in Italy, however, due to the blanket gambling advertising ban implemented from January 2019, with a ban on sponorship following from 14 July that year, following the conclusion of the 2018-19 Serie A season. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Sponsorship International online operator Parimatch announced today it has signed a partnership with Italian Serie A football club, Juventus FC. “I look forward to telling you more alongside Giorgio Ricci from Juventus and perhaps a special guest or two, during our virtual press conference in October.” Ricci added: “We are pleased to announce the partnership with Parimatch, a partner with whom we share the constant search for new technological solutions. For example, we will see the brand appear on TV abroad thanks to the new digital overlay that will be fitted to the Allianz Stadium LED system starting from the first league match.” Portnov commented: “Both Parimatch and Juventus have ambitions to be the ultimate champions in our respective games, providing great entertainment to millions of fans the world over. Parimatch and Juventus will hold a join virtual press conference in October to discuss the new partnership. Parimatch will be represented by its CEO Sergey Portnov, and Juventus’ chief revenue officer, Giorgio Ricci, will represent the club alongside an unnamed special guest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 17th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy International online operator Parimatch announced today it has signed a partnership with Italian Serie A football club, Juventus FC. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship Parimatch announces partnership with Juventus FC The operator aims to grow its international profile further by associating itself with one of the world’s most popular football teams it said, with the partners to collaborate closely to create new entertainment experiences for fans. Juventus, meanwhile, announced operator 10Bet as an international partner in September 2019. Email Addresslast_img read more