Andrew McCarron

Suspicious Olympics activity needs reporting

Licensed betting operators are being reminded to report any suspicious betting patterns on events at this month’s Winter Olympics to the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU). The reminder comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed its new monitoring tool will be operating during the winter games in Sochi that begin today. The “Integrity Betting, Intelligence System” (IBIS) …

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Betfair Appoint Leo Quinn

Sports betting exchange and igaming operator Betfair announced the appointment of Leo Quinn as Non-Executive Director. The publically traded operator stated that Mr Quinn will take up the position from March 5 2014. Quinn joins Betfair having served as CEO of defence and military contractor QinetiQ Group since November 2009, Leo Quinn has held key management position since 2001, having …

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Racecourse data licensing made easier

Fifty-seven British racecourses have announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The joint venture has been formed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC), and nine independent racecourses as shareholders. RDC has been assigned the PRD (Pre-Race Data) licence for a five-year term from Racing Enterprises Limited (REL). PRD is information on a racecard, such as …

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Rank identify Jumio as new partners

Jumio, Inc., the fast growing online and mobile credentials management company, have announced that The Rank Group , owners of leading entertainment brands Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, have signed a deal to use Jumio’s Netverify solution. Jumio’s Netverify will be integrated into the Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos sites so that players can be quickly verified without having to email or …

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Black Diamond set to sparkle

The 2013 Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO) reached record levels with $1,200,000 in prize money and, this, 3rd year of the event is set to see prize money more than double with $3,000,000 up for grabs. Qualifying starts on Tuesday, 9 February. Why has the BDPO been so popular? Online tournaments are seen by many casual poker players as the …

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First TV campaign for McBookie.com

Scottish bookmakers McBookie.com have embarked on a major TV campaign for the first time. The firm will be focusing on Scottish Television and has secured spots during STV’s coverage of the Champions and Europa League. The advert looks to prove that the firm understand Scottish punters more than other bookmakers, by having a sly dig at England’s chances of winning …

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New tipping programme covers sport and finance

Two City executives are launching an innovative web-based TV programme which will offer advice to punters playing the financial and burgeoning sports gaming markets. TipTV.co.uk  launched this week and has been devised by Square Mile veterans Nick ‘The Moose’ Batsford, a former trader and analyst; and financial and football industry PR David Bick. TipTV.co.uk is a free to view, daily …

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Norsk Tipping launches GTECH games

Through an agreement with GTECH, Norsk Tipping has launched its first range of iGaming products exclusively for the Norwegian market. The deployment of 65 games is the largest launch of its kind in the Lottery’s history. Norsk Tipping was asked by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture to develop online games to provide the Norwegian public with an attractive offering and …

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Avalon II makes its debut

Microgaming’s Avalon II: The Quest For The Grail launched at ICE Totally Gaming 2014 this week. Avalon II is the sequel to one of Microgaming’s longest-standing and most successful titles. The original Avalon online slot was launched on the Casino platform in 2006. It was an instant hit and has remained a player favourite ever since. High in demand, the …

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IBIS makes debut at Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the regulated betting industry have announced a new information reporting arrangement surrounding any suspicious betting activity. The agreement signed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) comes in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi but will extend to include Rio 2016. IOC Communications …

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