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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 15/08/2022

CAF launches African Super League, Gaming Innovation Group extends partnership with Novibet, and FIFA is considering moving the opening of the World Cup forward one day. Here’s STATSCORE’s fresh Review!

  1. CAF launches African Super League
  2. Gaming Innovation Group extends partnership with Novibet
  3. Betby’s Leonid Pertsovskiy discusses sports betting innovations
  4. Will World Cup start a day earlier?
  5. Granit Xhaka’s yellow card investigated due to high-stake bets

CAF launches African Super League

The Confederation of African Football has decided to create a pan-continental Africa Super League. The idea has been backed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

CAF revealed that at least 16 countries would be represented in the Super League. The competition will provide $100 million in prize money, including $11.6m for the winner.

Confederation of African Football president Dr Patrice Motsepe has also confirmed that there will be a promotion-relegation element to the competition.

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Gaming Innovation Group extends partnership with Novibet

GIG has extended its agreement with gaming operator Novibet for its affiliate marketing compliance solution, GIG Comply.

The extension of the deal between GiG and Novibet will allow the operator to use GiG Comply to scan websites for content including links, iGaming “code red” words and regulatory requirements across multiple jurisdictions.

“It’s always a proud moment when one of our partners decides to continue to place trust in GiG Comply. Extending the partnership shows that our marketing compliance tool reflects Novibet’s commitment to sustainability and responsible gaming. We look forward to continuing to support them with their affiliate marketing compliance” – said Jonas Warrer, CMO at GiG. Read more

Betby’s Leonid Pertsovskiy discusses sports betting innovations

Leonid Pertsovskiy, Chief Executive Officer at Betby, was one of the industry experts interviewed by EuropeanGaming about the changing landscape of sports betting.

We’ve certainly played with the idea of dividing up old-school audiences from the newcomers, due to the differences in their behaviours. We understand experienced punters don’t particularly enjoy new features or innovation within sportsbook, and therefore require a simplified layout and interface that they can relate to, while on the other side of the spectrum, new users enjoy being met with an abundance of new technologies and products thanks to their pursuit of instant gratification – Pertsovskiy said in the interview. Read more  

Will World Cup start a day earlier?

It has been reported that FIFA is considering moving the opening of the World Cup, scheduled for November 21, forward one day.

The opening ceremony and Qatar versus Ecuador match could be played on November 20, according to a new proposal.

Initially, the Group A game between Senegal v the Netherlands and the Group B match between England and Iran were scheduled to take place before the ceremony on Monday, November 21. Read more

Granit Xhaka’s yellow card investigated due to high-stake bets

Arsenal player’s yellow card during the closing stages of his team’s 4-1 victory over Leeds United is being investigated by the National Crime Agency in England.

Investigators are probing the last season’s game due to an alleged criminal conspiracy involving the Albanian mafia.

The FA’s inquiry was triggered by suspicious betting patterns with £52,000 staked on Xhaka being booked in the final 10 minutes of the game.

The investigation has been passed on to National Crime Agency. Read more

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