Category Archives: Betting News

Six Nations Rugby to remain free-to-air on BBC and ITV

BBC and ITV have agreed a four-year deal in principle with Six Nations Rugby for the renewal of the rights to the annual tournament. After entering ‘exclusive discussions’ with the UK broadcast incumbents, Six Nations Rugby confirmed that the new four-year term will begin in 2022 and run until the 2025 edition of the event, …

Betsson secures Greek gaming licences to launch flagship brand

Betsson AB has obtained online licences from Greece’s Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC), and has confirmed that it will move ahead with plans to launch its flagship Betsson brand in the country within the coming weeks.  The Stockholm-listed operator confirmed that HGC had approved its upcoming brand to offer the full regulated market provisions for online …

YGAM and Betknowmore revamp Merkur UK’s staff safer gambling training 

Safer gambling education charities YGAM and Betknowmore have partnered to launch a bespoke training programme for Merkur UK, the operator of nationwide gaming arcades. Merkur UK’s new training programme has been designed by YGAM and Betknowmore’s specialist teams, trained in the nuances of safeguarding customers against gambling-related harms. YGAM and Betknowmore modules are City & …

Svenska Spel appoints Nord DDB as lead content agency for TUR division.

Svenska Spel has appointed Stockholm-based Nord DDB as its new lead ‘content communications and creative concepts’ marketing agency. A subsidiary of the DDB Worldwide advertising group, Nord DDB will initially work on developing new content-led campaigns for Svenska Spel’s TUR lottery division, promoting its retail brands of Triss, lotto, Keno and Euro jackpots. The agency’s …

Entain Foundation backs Chance for Childhood’s Ghana project. 

Entain Plc has incorporated child poverty and equality charity ‘Chance for Childhood’ as a new global partner of its flagship Entain Foundation CSR programme.  Working with Chance for Childhood, the FTSE100 gambling group has launched a new pilot project titled ‘Change the first 1,000 Days’ – that will support 600 out of school children in …

DCMS reveals its expert panel to begin its fan-led review of football

DCMS has formed its ‘expert panel’ that will support appointed minister Tracey Crouch undertaking the government’s review of football for the benefit of fans and local communities. The review had been previously pledged as a Conservative Party ‘manifesto commitment’ made by PM Boris Johnson during the 2019 General Election campaign. Following the widespread fallout of …

Safe Bet Show: Technology is the greatest asset for responsible gambling

Responsible gambling has become a key focus of many operators, with numerous companies launching  initiatives, but EPIC Risk Management’s Brianne Dora-Schawohl believes that more can and should be done, particularly with regards to leveraging technology as an asset. In the latest episode of Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show, the VP of US Policy and Strategic …