Number Crunching - GambleAware, Rank Group and Betsoft

Number Crunching - GambleAware, Rank Group and Betsoft

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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Breaking down all the weeks news into a set of easy to manage figures

£2.8 million - In a bid to to bring transparency to its current ‘voluntary funding arrangement’, industry charity GambleAware has published details of donations and pledges received by industry stakeholders.

In its release, GambleAware revealed that the ‘total amount of money pledged and received during Q1 2018 (April-June) amounted to £2.8 million’, a figure that would lead to the charity significantly increasing its annual spending, outlining costs of £32 million over a two-year period.

£2 million - A team of fundraisers from the Rank Group, owner of Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has now raised more than £2m for the Carers Trust charity.

The partnership between Carers Trust and Rank in 2014, since when group employees across the UK have been involved in a range of charity initiatives and fundraising activities within local communities.

As a final push towards the £2m fundraising milestone, the senior team from Mecca took part in a bushtucker trial challenge – which included a menu of creepy crawlies, from critter cocktails, to mealworms and buffalo worms on a bed of lettuce sprinkled with dry cricket flour.

John O’Reilly, CEO of The Rank Group, said: “Carers Trust is an organisation that is close to the heart of many of our employees and it gives me a great sense of pride to know that collectively we have been able to make such a strong contribution to the charity.

“Our teams have worked extremely hard throughout the course of the year to run charity fundraising activities to help us achieve this impressive milestone and without their dedication and the incredible support from the communities nationwide, such an achievement just wouldn’t have been possible.”

3,000 - Betsoft Gaming has widened its footprint in the Italian regulated market, entering into a new content partnership with international slots and sportsbook institution Stanleybet.

As part of the agreement, every game in Betsoft’s Slots3 series have now been added to the Stanleybet online platform, ready for release to the operator’s Italian players.

Founded in 1958, Stanleybet is firmly established in sports betting and slots gaming, with it today employing 3,000 people across the EU, catering to online and land-based markets in Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Malta, Romania, the UK, and more.

35 - Affiliate compliance tool for the iGaming industry, Rightlander has detailed the expansion of its scanning capabilities.

Until recently, Rightlander’s main focus was on the UK, however the group has now outlined its growth will take it to a further 35 new territories.

The new geo-targeted version of the tool will be able to scan affiliate sites from within its regulated territories including Australia, Sweden, The USA, Greece, Germany, The Netherlands and many more. It is able to detect a website’s language and search for words, phrases and images in that language that link an operator’s brand to potentially non-compliant marketing messages.

Ian Sims, founder and CEO of Rightlander commented: “Rightlander’s priorities are largely driven by our clients’ requirements and we provide data to several large companies dealing in multiple regulated or soon to be regulated territories, so it was only a matter of time before we expanded beyond the UK.”

8 - Ladbrokes have priced up eight potential replacements for Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea.

The Belgian shotstopper is just 1/5 to join Real Madrid this summer, and the bookies have compiled a list of the most likely names to replace him in between the sticks at Stamford Bridge.

As things stand it's Kasper Schemichel who's favourite at 6/4, just ahead of Jack Butland (5/2)

But Jan Oblak and Kevin Trapp have entered the betting today at 6/1 and 5/1 shots respectively.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Courtois has never been priced shorter to leave the Bridge, and we reckon any one of eight names could come in and replace him."

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