Andrew McCarron

Jim Mullen – Betting industry needs ‘clear air’

Ladbrokes Chief Executive Jim Mullen has called on the government to give the betting industry some respite in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. In just over 12 months, the industry has seen the introduction of a point of consumption taxation, a 5% increase in machine gaming duty to 20%, new restrictions on gaming machines in the shape of the …

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Kelly Eden – TXODDS – 2015 Industry Review

SBCnews caught up with Kelly Eden, Head of TXTRADER at TXODDS, to find out what he made of the industry’s progress in 2015 and beyond. SBC: What industry development caught your eye this year? KE: Betting and gambling in Africa, particularly sports betting seems to be getting bigger and more widespread there. Football is and always will be the biggest …

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INTRALOT has Acumen to target Kenya with mCHEZA

INTRALOT Group has become the latest brand to target the Kenyan betting market after announcing a 10-year cooperation with Acumen Communications Limited (ACL) to organise sports betting in Kenya, under the brand name ‘mCHEZA’. ACL is a local company authorised and regulated by the Betting Control and Licencing Board of Kenya under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act. ‘mCHEZA’ was …

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Totally Gaming Academy hopes to educate ICE visitors

The Totally Gaming Academy, a range of training courses inspired by industry personality Lucien Wijsman and developed in order to enhance bottom-line revenues for both gaming operators and suppliers, will be using its debut appearance at ICE to showcase its portfolio of courses with a series of one hour introductions and tasters. The presentations will be held in the Totally …

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Clarion to buy 75% stake in £19.7m iGaming Business

Consolidation in the gaming industry has spread into the events and media arena with Clarion Events in advanced talks to acquire iGaming Business from Electric Word Plc. Clarion has agreed to purchase Electric Word’s 70% share of the business and will also buy a further 5.1% from founder Michael Caselli, who will retain the remainder of the shares, in a …

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Football betting tips – Banker of the week: Derby v Brighton

The team at bettingexpert.com, the largest tipping network in the world, has delved into its database to come up with three tips for this weekend that will suit the betting style of anyone, and may also make traders check to see if their lines are correct. bettingexpert Banker: Derby County to beat Brighton & Hove Albion at 2.00 H3ctor says …

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Sports Betting Academy hopes to bring back odds-compiling expertise

Clarion Gaming has extended its Academy initiatives into sports betting, with industry stalwart Jonathan Smith taking on the role of teacher. The world of the trading team has experienced huge upheaval since the new millennium. The introduction of Betfair and a successful exchange mechanism that allowed customers to set their own prices shifted the balance of power away from traders …

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Industry told to up its game with Responsible Gambling Trust funding

Tracey Crouch MP, the Minister for Sport, has warned the gambling industry that ‘goodwill alone’ ‎would not be enough to minimise gambling-related harm. Speaking at the Responsible Gambling Trust‘s third annual harm minimisation conference at the King’s Fund, London, Crouch paid tribute to the good work of both RGT and the gambling industry in working in conjunction with the government. …

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Great Yarmouth ready for next summer after £300,000 investment

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) has made a £300,000 investment to ensure Great Yarmouth Racecourse has a first class racing surface, including one of the best straight turf mile courses in this country, and the track will commence its racing season on Wednesday 8 June 2016. To date the new home straight has received positive feedback from jockeys who have ridden …

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WhichBingo operator to move into sports betting

Leeds-based UK business Focus Online Management, best known for its multi-award winning portal WhichBingo.co.uk, is moving into the sports betting sector with the acquisition of ManagerStats.co.uk. Commercial Director Simon Jones explained: “We’re aiming to bring ManagerStats up-to-date with betting odds and statistics for all current and previous managers within the top four divisions of English football. “This is an exciting …

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