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14 foreign nationals deported as SportPesa’s offices raided

Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has signed a deportation order for 14 foreign nationals allegedly involved in illegal gambling in the country. The majority of those arrested are employees of sports betting operator SportPesa and are mainly from Eastern...

Sportech ends Standard General buy-out talks

Sportech has announced that discussions have broken down between the sports betting supplier and Standard General over a potential company buy-out. Early last month, Sportech rejected two offers from the New York-based investment firm. One of the offers valued Sportech...

Bratislava to ban gambling for second time

Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, once again aims to ban gambling. On 17 December, the majority of Bratislava’s councilors voted to ban gambling in response to an anti-gambling petition. The ban will come into effect on 1 January 2021.  According to The Slovak Spectator,...

Relax Gaming CPO: Engaging mechanics and gameplay are key to slot success

Rather than placing too much emphasis on graphics and more extravagant production, Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon believes online slot designers should focus their efforts on perfecting gameplay to increase customer loyalty. Speaking with Gambling Insider for a...

ECA chairman: Bringing gambling industry voices together “crucial” in tackling illegal activity

European Casino Association (ECA) chairman Per Jaldung says the recent alliance between the ECA, the European Lotteries (EL) and the World Tote Association (WTA) can “provide key support in protecting consumers” throughout Europe. The three bodies have come together to...

Gerard Pique invests in fantasy football with Sorare

Professional football player Gerard Pique has invested in fantasy football platform Sorare, leading to his appointment as strategic advisor to the company. Investment from the Barcelona player, in addition to US-based fund Cassius Family, brings the company’s total seed to...

Jan Karas becomes permanent OPAP CEO

Greek operator OPAP, owned by Sazka Group, has appointed Jan Karas as its permanent CEO. Back in May, OPAP promoted Karas from CCO to acting CEO, replacing Damian Cope. Initially, the executive was to assume all responsibilities except human resource duties...

FAW suspends two players for betting

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has suspended and fined two footballers for alleged betting breaches. Luke Cummings of Cymru Premier club Barry Town United AFC and Thomas Creamer of Cymru North club Conwy Borough FC have been suspended for...

Sportradar Integrity Services helps with match-fixing case in Brazil

Sportradar’s Integrity Services helped detect match-fixing offences in Brazil which led to bans and fines for three football clubs in Sao Paulo. The Paulista Football Federation (FPF) sanctioned three clubs that play in the third tier of the Sao Paulo...

Betfred launches partnership with England Rugby League trio

Betfred is to become an official partner of all three England teams at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The bookmaker has launched the partnership with England Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair teams. Betfred has been the title sponsor of the Super...