Hello and welcome to the SBC News 90, here’s today’s top stories:
The Rugby Football League has issued a three-month suspension to Ryan Atkins after the player admitted to betting on a game involving his former club, Wakefield Trinity.
Atkins was not registered with a club when he placed a wager on Wakefield’s Super League fixture with Wigan Warriors in September.
In reaching its decision, the RFL accepted that Atkins had placed a single bet when he was no longer a Wakefield player and made without using ‘inside’ information. However, Atkins was in breach of the league’s Betting Code of Conduct as he had been registered with Trinity during the previous 12 months.
Education charity YGAM has teamed up with the Metropolitan Police to train its Youth Engagement Team how to identify and prevent gambling related harm among young people.
The training initiative forms a part of the Met’s Youth Strategy, Engagement & Schools programme, which establishes links between the police, schools and young people.
Specially trained officers will be able speak to pupils about a range of gambling-related issues.
Evolution’s acquisition of NetEnt has been given the green light from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority.
In September, the competition watchdog announced that it would be launching an inquiry in response to merger concerns, before inviting comments on the deal.
The CMA has now confirmed approval of the acquisition. Consequently, the condition regarding the receipt of all necessary competition approvals has been fulfilled.
That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow for your next SBC News 90.