Smart Live Gaming Ceases UK Operations

Smart Live Gaming Ceases UK Operations

According to information, released by representatives of the UKGC, Smart Live Gaming, managed by Smart TV Broadcasting Limited, is no longer available for UK players. It has surrendered the Gambling Software license as well as the Remote Operator license. The volunteer surrender of the licenses puts an end to the investigation of the UK Gambling Commission. Smart Live Gaming also holds a license from the Maltese gambling authorities, which remains valid. The announcement came a few days after the UK gambling authorities suspended the Remote Gambling license of Smart Live…

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Leicester City FC Announces 12BET as Official Betting Partner

Leicester City FC Announces 12BET as Official Betting Partner

Leicester City FC has revealed that it had signed a partnership agreement with the sports betting company 12BET. The UK football club announced on its official website the newly-signed deal and welcomed the leading international betting operator as its Official Betting Partner for the 2016/2017 season. Harj Hir, Head of Partnerships division at Leicester City commented on the collaboration, saying that the football club’s executives were all very pleased with the fact they had managed to sign this agreement. He explained that 12BET had a “fantastic record of sponsorship in…

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Manchester City Inks Asia-Pacific Betting Deal with Tempobet

Manchester City Inks Asia-Pacific Betting Deal with Tempobet

Manchester City, one of the most popular football clubs in the UK, have announced a newly-inked deal with the online sportsbook operator Tempobet. The latter is to become Official Betting Partner of the club in the Asia-Pacific region. The VP Director of Partnerships APAC for City Football Group Damian Willoughby revealed that the everyone at the football club were very pleased by the partnership between the two parties and were glad to welcome Tempobet as an official partner. He shared that the fact the company is among the leading gambling…

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UKGC Issues Discussion Paper on eSports, Virtual Currencies and Social Gaming

UKGC Issues Discussion Paper on eSports, Virtual Currencies and Social Gaming

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to shed more light on the matters of eSports, virtual currencies and social gaming by publishing a special discussion paper today. The country’s regulatory body is revealing its considerations on the matters that could turn out to be a great risk to both regulation and player protection. Interested parties are given a deadline until September 30th in order to post a response of the paper. The regulatory watchdog also revealed that it intends to be considering “suitable opportunities” for direct engagement before a…

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Fun88 Inks a 2-Year Deal with Tottenham Hotspur FC

Fun88 Inks a 2-Year Deal with Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC officially announced that Fun88 has been appointed as the club’s Official Betting Partner in the territories of Asia and Latin America. This is the second time when the Asian online gaming company partners with the UK football club. The Head of Partnerships division at Tottenham Hotspur Fran Jones confirmed the deal and revealed that everyone were very pleased to welcome the Asian gaming company back as one of the official partners of the club. As announced by Tottenham Hotspur, the deal was signed for a period of…

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ASA Imposes Ban Over Coral’s Advertising Tweet

ASA Imposes Ban Over Coral’s Advertising Tweet

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has imposed an advertising ban on the sports betting operator Coral over a promotional tweet that has been found misleading to the company’s clients. The ban has been imposed after the regulatory watchdog found a paid-for post published by the company’s official account misleading. The decision of ASA came after two issues were investigated and only one of them was upheld. As already mentioned above, the promoted tweet that has been found misleading was posted by the official Twitter account of Coral on April 26th,…

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GVC Holdings Appoints Adele Lawton as Head of Bingo Department

GVC Holdings Appoints Adele Lawton as Head of Bingo Department

Today GVC Holdings announced that new Head of its Bingo department has been appointed. According to the company’s official statement, Adele Lawton is to join the structure of the Isle of Man-based online gambling operator at the newly-created position of Group Head of Bingo operations. The Chief Executive Officer of GVC Holdings Kenneth Alexander commented on the appointment, saying that it reflected the company’s strategy to make the best team by attracting only the most experienced and hard-working people in the industry. According to him, the considerable experience of Mrs.…

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Microgaming’s Quickfire Platform Joins Forces with Gamevy

Microgaming’s Quickfire Platform Joins Forces with Gamevy

The leading online gambling software developer Microgaming officially revealed that its Quickfire platform has added some gaming content provided by the UK-based start-up game supplier Gamevy. The content’s integration process has been carried out smoothly. The Head of Quickfire division at Microgaming Tom Chamberlain commented on the agreement saying that Gamevy provides “fresh and exciting” content. Mr. Chamberlain revealed that Quickfire platform’s desire is to provide its customers with unique and diversified content thanks to the multiple brands that have gone live on it, which makes Gamevy a good addition…

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UKGC Adds Digital Currencies to Its LCCP

UKGC Adds Digital Currencies to Its LCCP

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have been added by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to its list of acceptable payment methods that are currently available to license holders under the regulation of the UK gambling watchdog. The fact that digital currencies such as Bitcoin have been accepted by a high-profile regulatory body could be beneficial for increasing the alternative currencies’ popularity among people. Until now, online gambling license holders have been allowed to accept Bitcoin as an official payment method only by the jurisdiction of Curacao. Regardless of the fact…

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UKGC Posts Gambling Participation Survey Results

UKGC Posts Gambling Participation Survey Results

UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has posted the results of a special gambling participation survey, according to which the young British adults are not into gambling activities as much as they did before. The statistics fuelled the fears of gambling operators that the majority of their product are no longer as attractive as they were for the customers. The fact that gambling activities seem not to be so attractive to young adults will probably unleash various discussions on the matter. Still, the numbers may also reflect the extremely bad economic fortunes…

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