Andrew McCarron

UFC 205 breaking Sportsbet.io betting levels

UFC 205 has already broken records as the most bet on UFC fight night of all time, according to figures from Sportsbet.io. The Bitcoin sportsbook has enjoyed a steady stream of bets in the lead-up to Saturday night’s event in New York, which has already beaten Sportsbet’s previous high for the most wagered on a UFC card. Unsurprisingly, the headline …

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David Clifton – Strengthening social responsibility (again)!

Clifton Davies co-founder David Clifton has a look at the increasing regulatory scrutiny on the gambling industry and warns there may be more to come.  My “Licensing Expert” article last month posed the question whether a regulatory crackdown on gambling advertising was around the corner. We now know at least part of the answer. The Department for Culture Media & …

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Commission chief warns industry to improve standards quickly

The Gambling Commission has again warned the industry that it needs to ‘accelerate the pace’ at which they are putting consumers at the heart of business decisions. Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison made the point during a speech to operators at the Commission’s first Raising Standards Conference in Birmingham, where the industry was challenged to become the most trusted gambling …

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Martin Wachter – Distinguish yourself as a leader

Martin Wachter, CEO of virtual sports supplier Golden Race, comments on how the firm harnesses innovation and its importance for driving the betting industry forward “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs The global betting market is worth $3 trillion, with up to 90% of that generated by illegal gambling, much of it in Asia. A common …

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Tabcorp reports flat revenues on last Melbourne Cup before merger

Last week’s Melbourne Cup provided a thrilling finish when Almaddin edged out Heartbreak City at the winning post, but the amount of wagering on the day was not as exciting. According to Australian bookmaker Tabcorp, there was $141.5 million (£87.7m) wagered on the 10-race Melbourne Cup meeting at Flemington across the Tabcorp-owned NSW, Victorian and ACT TABs, which was in …

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Groundbreaking Golden Race first again with Malta licence

Innovative betting industry supplier Golden Race has become the first virtual sports developer to receive a Class 4 licence in Malta. The company received the recognition from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) earlier this month after an extensive application process. The award of this licence is the latest development in Golden Race’s push to be the biggest virtual sports provider to …

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Philippine Key Regulator Opens Door To Online Gaming

Bill Beatty, editor in chief of calvinayre.com, takes a look at how the laws are changing in the Philippines, where the new president Rodrigo Duterte has caused a shake-up to how the industry operates.   Philippine gaming regulators are bracing for a new challenge now that they’re planning to assume oversight of the nation’s online gambling industry. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming …

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Stan James shops installed with OPTIMA serverless EPOS

Steve Fisher, founder and chief executive of the independent UK retail bookmaker Stan James, has revealed this week that the firm has adopted the OPTIMA serverless electronic point of sales system (EPOS) and that it has been already installed and live in its entire estate. Fisher, who heads up one of the fastest growing independents in the UK, explained: “The new OPTIMA EPOS software platform …

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