Andrew McCarron

David Clifton: We are entering the “Time of the Nanny State”

David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, discusses an issue he recently debated at a seminar in Westminster – that the  government is not consistent when it regulates gambling and that it is also needlessly overbearing. Let me start with a statement of the obvious: the fundamental objective behind the regulation or prohibition of any human activity …

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Ladbrokes revamps mobile sportsbook offering

Ladbrokes has unveiled new features to bring mobile apps and HMTL5 to the forefront of operator’s sportsbook offerings. Customers can now deposit via PayPal, access the mobile service from Windows and Blackberry phones and see real-time in-play match action, statistics and timelines. It is estimated that 30 per cent of mobile customers currently use PayPal as their primary payment channel. …

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Marc Etches: spreading the reach of responsible gambling

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust, the UK’s leading charity aimed at minimising gaming related harm, discusses the range of services open to problem gamblers and how the industry can ensure that the enjoyment of the majority does not overtake the wellbeing of the minority. World Cup challenge Next month’s football World Cup in Brazil is being …

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EveryMatrix teams up with Sporting Solutions

EveryMatrix, one of the gaming industry’s leading software suppliers, is thrilled to announce that it has entered into a partnership with award-winning B2B software and data services provider Sporting Solutions. The new relationship means EveryMatrix’s highly successful OddsMatrix product will cover a wider range of sports and provide more markets for its customers, ensuring it is well positioned to compete …

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SIS extends racing data supply deal

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Betting shop broadcaster SIS has extended its agreement as Official Pre-Race Data Distributors of British horse racing. SIS has formed a new agreement with PRD licence holder Racecourse Data Company to continue to supply the data to its retail and online customers until the end of 2018. SIS has had an arrangement with the British Horseracing Authority and subsequently its …

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Social games to reach US$7bn revenues by 2015

The global industry body representing social games companies with over 300 million players, the International Social Games Association (ISGA), has released research by Harvest Strategy into the evolution, use and impact of social games. The report undertakes both a review of existing academic literature and data surrounding social games as well as a survey of consumer behaviour and perceptions across …

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Betfair adds punch to Froch v Groves

Betfair Sportsbook has offered the public the chance to vote on who they want to win Froch v Groves II with a unique boxing experience. Betfair Sportbook gave rival boxing fans an opportunity to ‘step into the ring’ at Paddington Station and put their best punch forward for their preferred winner of the most highly anticipated boxing event of the …

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Aristocrat boosts numbers

Slots developer Aristocrat Leisure Limited has revealed that group performance for the six months to 31 March 2014 was ahead of the prior corresponding period, with reported profit after tax and non-controlling interest of AUS$57.4m representing a 9.1 per cent increase over the prior year. The firm said that the result was driven by improving operational delivery, particularly share growth …

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World Cup will provide virtual gains

Inspired Gaming Group is gearing up for a record FIFA World Cup; predicting a massive 200m bets on its Virtual Sports products in venues, online and on mobile channels across 35 countries. Inspired, which supplies circa. 95 per cent of the global virtual sports market, is also forecasting that its popular Virtual Football product will generate over 3m bets per …

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