Number Crunching - Gambling Commission fines, Premier League TV rights and LeoVegas expansion

Number Crunching - Gambling Commission fines, Premier League TV rights and LeoVegas expansion

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Posted by Michael Lawson
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Breaking down all the week's news into a set of easy to manage figures.

£350,000 - Online gambling business ElectraWorks has been fined £350,000 by the Gambling Commission for repeatedly misleading consumers with adverts relating to free bonuses. Additionally, the operator has also received a formal warning from the Commission for failing to ensure that the person responsible for marketing at the business was in possession of a personal management licence.

£4.46 billion - The English Premier League has sold the majority of its TV matchday broadcast rights for the period spanning 2019-2022. Updating stakeholders, Premier League governance details that it has sold two live broadcast packages to Sky Sports and BT Sport for a total sum of £4.46 billion. Beginning season 2019/2020, Sky Sports is set to broadcast 128 live Premier League matches for its UK audiences, with UK broadcast rival, BTSport, securing 32 Saturday 12:30 ‘lunchtime’ fixtures.  

€2.6 million - Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has moved to expand its presence within the German market, confirming the acquisition of Malta-based firm World of Sportsbetting Ltd for €2.6 million. The strategic acquisition sees LeoVegas secure World of Sportsbetting assets which holds both a sports betting licence and casino licence in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

6 - The number of racecourses that now use stride data from Arena Racing Company (ARC). Stride data, comprising metrics around stride length and frequency, is now available on the At The Races website and has been touted as a “ground breaking” development.

2/1 - Ladbrokes Entertainment appears to be cold on ‘Survival of the Fittest’ being recommissioned by ITV bosses. Following mixed reviews of its opener, the bookmaker has placed 2/1 odds that the new reality TV show will be canned after just one series. First broadcast on Sunday 11 February, ‘Survival of the Fittest’ has been branded as a ‘reality format challenge show’ developed by ITV, which sees ‘hot, young singles sent to the South African Savanna to take part in the ultimate battle of the sexes, involving mental and physical challenges’.

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