Andrew McCarron

More footballers arrested in fixing probe

The National Crime Agency’s investigation into spot-fixing in UK football has stepped up a level with the agency arresting 13 footballers this week. Six of the men were originally arrested back in December in connection with an investigation into individuals suspected of Conspiracy to commit acts of Bribery and Money Laundering relating to conduct during football matches. They were interviewed …

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Over half the country betting on the National

Over half (55%) of UK adults will be hedging their bets on this Saturday’s Grand National, according to a survey of 2,000 UK adults commissioned  by online payments company Skrill. According to the survey, punters will place, on average, £10 each trying to pick a winner at Aintree this weekend, suggesting that bets on the Grand National could top £270m …

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30% increase in transactions at Cheltenham

Payment provider DataCash has analysed the betting transactions it carried out during the 2014 Cheltenham Festival and discovered a 30% increase in transactions compared to 2013 and up 123% since 2010. In total, over £74.6 million was spent in 2.77m transactions during the four day period across all currencies, including £63.8 million in GBP alone, representing 85% of the total. …

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David McMorrow: The changing face of the betting shop

BettorRetail frontman David McMorrow, former marketing guru at William Hill and Ladbrokes, discusses with SBC’s David Kelly how loyalty cards and gaming machines have energised retailers, although difficulties remain. How has Odds On!-Ladbrokes’ loyalty reward programme, changed the retail betting industry? Odds On! was the first betting loyalty card on the high street and was launched back in 2008. While …

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Gambling advertisers join TipTV.co.uk stable

TipTV.co.uk, the internet sports betting and finance internet TV station, has announced a raft of new gambling advertisers which are supporting the start-up channel. Sporting Index, Admiral Markets, ETX, FootballBettingData.co.uk & SpreadEx have all agreed to advertise with TipTV, which has enjoyed a positive start to broadcasting since it was launched earlier this year. The channel has also featured some big …

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INTRALOT Peru gets responsible gaming recognition

INTRALOT Peru, one of the leading lottery and sports betting company in Peru, has been granted Level 3 Responsible Gaming Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA), becoming one of the first lotteries in the Latin American region to achieve such accreditation. The certification is a result of coordinated efforts and a reward to effective implementation of INTRALOT Group’s industry …

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Finnplay to supply Belgian operator Supergame

Finnplay, the Gaming software provider, which specialises in agile, affordable and customised gaming solutions, has announced it is to provide the gaming platform for Supergame.be of Belgium. CEO of Finnplay Martin Prantner said: “This is a very exciting time for Finnplay to be working with Supergame in the regulated Belgian Market. Our gaming technology platform which is approved by the …

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Unibet teams up with Royal Windsor

Online bookmaker Unibet has announced an all-encompassing betting and gaming partnership with Royal Windsor Racecourse for the forthcoming flat season.  The sponsorship will see the multi award winning sportsbook sponsor over 20 races at the Berkshire track and to be ever present on the course throughout the year under a substantial racecourse branding initiative. The partnership will see Unibet not only …

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Online gaming ban will create US black market

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has condemned the new bill introduced in the US which would effectively ban all forms of online gaming.  The “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” was introduced earlier this week in both houses of Congress by South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. The Act would restore the long-standing interpretation …

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