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Betting operators call for global sports data standards

Zoltan Tundik

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The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has called on all parties engaged in the supply chain of sports event data for betting to adhere to global best practice standards. IBIA believes that this is the most effective means of achieving an approach which best serves to protect the integrity of sport, its data, betting markets generated by that data, and consumers enjoying those products.

Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “Upholding the reliability and credibility of sporting event data is of paramount importance for my members and the challenges posed by the pandemic have further highlighted the necessity for robust data chains. There is a clear benefit for everyone involved in the data supply chain in ensuring that such data is a product of high levels of accuracy and transparency.

He further commented: “IBIA and its members have been considering this issue internally for some time and would like to go a step further and have a proper industry-wide debate. To that end, IBIA is asking all stakeholders, notably data providers, to proactively engage with the association and its members to develop and implement agreed best practice standards around the sale, collation, and distribution of sports data for betting.”

The International Betting Integrity Association is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. It is run by operators for operators, protecting its members from corruption through collective action. Its monitoring and the alert platform is a highly effective anti-corruption tool that detects and reports suspicious activity on its members’ betting markets. The association has longstanding information-sharing partnerships with leading sports and gambling regulators to utilize its data and prosecute corruption. It represents the sector at high-level policy discussion forums such as the IOC, UN, Council of Europe, and European Commission.

The association publishes quarterly reports covering the integrity alerts reported through its monitoring and alert platform which can be viewed here. IBIA can be contacted at [email protected]

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Stakelogic Enters into Partnership with Iforium

Niji Narayan

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Online slot developer Stakelogic has entered into a deal that will see its entire portfolio of games made available via Iforium’s Gameflex platform.

The partnership provides Stakelogic with rapid distribution into additional regulated markets such as the UK, Spain and Romania, allowing the developer to showcase its incredible portfolio of classic slots and video slots to more operators.

For Iforium, the partnership allows it to add quality, proven content to its game portfolio including hugely popular Stakelogic titles such as Flappers, The Expendables Megaways and just-launched games Runner Runner Megaways and Book of Cleopatra Super Stake.

“We are thrilled to have integrated our full suite of games with Iforium and to be able to leverage its incredible network of operator partners in core regulated markets around the world. Our games are proving to be incredibly popular with players in Europe and other international jurisdictions and as we continue to design and develop even more classic and video slots, we look forward to taking advantage of the increased exposure Iforium provides,” Stephan van den Oetelaar, CEO of Stakelogic, said.

“One of the reasons why so many tier one operators work with Iforium is our unrivalled portfolio of top-quality online slots and casino content. In that regard, Stakelogic is a great addition, bringing with it a suite of chart-topping games. We believe operators in regulated markets around the world will leap at the chance to add Stakelogic titles to their lobbies, allowing them to deliver the best possible experience to their players and to stand out from their rivals,” Phil Parry, CEO of Iforium, said.

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BetConstruct Launches its Latest Live Casino Game “Switch BlackJack”

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BetConstruct has launched its latest live casino game Switch BlackJack. Since the beginning of the summer, this is the fourth major gaming release for BetConstruct’s Live Casino.

Switch BlackJack tables feature three playing sits per game and two boxes to bet on simultaneously with an option to switch combinations. High-odds side bets for more experienced players are an essential element to the game and additional revenue source.

Between three players per table and two betting boxes per individual, there is a higher level of retention for operators with Switch BlackJack. Regardless of the player experience, this new game with an alternative take on the main concept of BlackJack has a full potential of being more than a one-time thrill.

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Greek Super League Announces Interwetten as its Gold Sponsor

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The Greek Super League has announced Malta-headquartered sports betting operator Interwetten as its gold sponsor for the next three years, starting with the 2020-2021 season.

The sponsorship represents an evolution of the partnership formed last year, where Interwetten joined the league as its official sports betting partner for the 2019-2020 season.

“We are very pleased that the Super League’s cooperation with Interwetten is now entering a new era, as it is officially the Gold Sponsor of the Super League,” Leonidas Boutsikaris, president of the Super League, said.

He described Interwetten’s “vote of confidence” in the Super League as a key driver of progress and development of football locally, and indicating that a broader strategy to attract more investment and sponsorship was succeeding.

Dominik Beier, representative for Interwetten’s board of directors, described Greece as a very important market for the operator.

“So we want to continue to invest in sports here and expand our position. The naming rights for the Super League championship is the most important sports deal that exists in Greece. The Super League opens up a wealth of opportunities for us, both for communication and action, across the country and throughout the year,” he said.

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