William Hill Launches New Jersey Devils Betting Venue

UK bookmaker William Hill has opened up a new front in the battle to gain market share in the US betting market with the launch of a new National Hockey League (NHL) betting venue.   The William Hill Sports Lounge, based in the Prudential Center, Newark, the home of the New Jersey Devils, was originally announced in October and on …

Report Outlines Integrity Fee Issues

Game testing company BMM Testlabs has released a white paper that shines a light on the controversial issue of integrity fees in the US sports betting industry.   Written by the company’s Senior Manager of Marketing and Education Robin Bernhard, the paper is called ‘Sports Betting and the 1% Integrity Fee Explained’ and aims to lay out the main arguments for and against the fee, …

William Hill to Fight Dutch Fine

UK bookmaker William Hill is set to appeal against a €300,000 fine handed out by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) after the KSA found that the company had targeted players resident in the Netherlands without an online gaming licence.  The regulator issued the penalty as it found that William Hill had offered online games of chance to consumers in the Netherlands, through its WilliamHill.com website as well as two mobile applications. It is …

Live Betting Ad Ban Welcomed

Betting policy stakeholders have reacted positively to the implementation of a voluntary live-sport advertising ban, which was confirmed on Thursday.   The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) ratified the ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on all betting advertising during live televised sport as part of a 2019 plan to support a new code of behaviour on betting advertising practices, working with the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).  …

Third New Jersey Racetrack to Offer Sports Betting

Freehold Raceway in New Jersey is hoping to become the third horse racing track to offer sports betting as the state’s sports betting market continues to expand.   The track, which is based in Monmouth County, holds a license for sports betting from the New Jersey Racing Commission and is actively looking for a partner to operate a sports book at the venue. The track doesn’t …

Codere Links up with NBA

Spanish betting company Codere has announced that it will be the first official games partner for the NBA in Mexico. As part of the deal, the link with the NBA will be promoted across retail stores throughout the country, as well as on the website platform of both organizations, and all of the social media …

Coral Launches FTP Darts Game

Coral have launched a new free-to-play (FTP) darts game in conjunction with SportCaller to coincide with the start of the PDC World Darts Championships.   The game is part of the company’s new £1m Smart Money Series, which they aim to continue throughout 2019, and asks players to tackle ten of what it describes as ‘prediction teasers’ focused on the darts action at …

Barry Fry Hit with Betting Charge

The Director of Football at League One Peterborough United, Barry Fry, has been charged by the FA for what they allege is a breach of the organisation’s betting rules.  The charges are in relation to claims made to the FA that former chairman-manager at Peterborough had made a bet during the 2017/2018 season. Betting on football matches is outlawed for anyone employed in the game, under current FA rules.   …