The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is becoming increasingly strict in how it enforces a ban on sportspeople under 25 years of age being featured in gambling advertising. This should make operators think twice about how they advertise, especially around football, says Tom Edmonds of Northridge Law.
This week we see echoes of Teddy Sagi in the Gamesys/JPJ deal, consider both sides in the RAIG debate, ponder the wisdom of Neds and Ladbrokes pushing their luck Down Under and are reminded of Animal House by the political wrangling in Louisiana
Phil Blackwell asks whether high membership fees and a structure that appears to benefit only the biggest in the sector will effectively undermine new trade body Responsible Affiliates in iGaming's (RAIG) efforts to become the voice of the industry.
Online betting operator CasadeApostas.com has secured deals to sponsor four leading football teams in Brazil. The agreement covers top-tier Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs Bahia, Botafogo, Cruzeiro and Santos.
iGaming affiliate marketing giant Raketech entered the online casino market with the launch of its new brand Rapidi. The site, powered by Bethard Group's Together Gaming platform and featuring Trustly's rapid deposit solution Pay N Play, is live for Finnish and Swedish players.
Just months after ending his 14-year tenure with the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Clive Hawkswood is back, now chairing Responsible Affiliates in Gambling, a new body established to promote social responsibility in the affiliate sector.
English Premier League football clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley have both agreed new shirt sponsorship deals with Asian online gambling operators, while Championship side Birmingham City has struck a deal with Boylesports.
Spain’s consumer rights ombudsman has called for a ban on gambling advertising and the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) has pledged new restrictions on the industry. One of Spain’s leading gambling lawyers offers some insights into what the country’s licensees are facing in the year ahead.
Stockholm-listed Better Collective will significantly expand its presence in the US market through the acquisition of daily fantasy and sports betting affiliate Rical LLC, operator of the RotoGrinders and SportsHandle portals.
Betting exchange BETDAQ has donated sponsorship space on the front of EFL League One football club Sunderland’s jerseys to a charity as part of parent company GVC Holdings’ Changing for the Bettor corporate social responsibility drive.
Gambling.com Group has reported a 52% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, with the affiliate marketing giant to invest in the development of products for the US market in the year ahead.