Andrew McCarron

ESSA’s Khalid Ali: long and challenging process to remove ‘betting right’

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, comments on the passage of the Council of Europe’s convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. “The industry has worked hard over the last couple of years to work constructively with policymakers on the Council of Europe’s proposed text, most notably including the removal of the promotion of …

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Supabets extends its live betting capabilities

Supabets, a sports betting company servicing the African market, has expanded its in-play betting offer to 15,000 live matches per month thanks to the integration of Betradar’s Live Betting Solutions. The in-play portfolio offers a 24/7 coverage of 15,000+ live matches per month of 16 different sports with more than 100 betting markets. The expanded in-play betting offering is with …

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Krantz to spearhead NetEnt’s US ambitions

Slots developer NetEnt has announced that Björn Krantz, Managing Director at Net Entertainment Malta Ltd, will lead the company’s expansion into North America. NetEnt has been closely monitoring and evaluating the developments in North America. and now believes the prerequisites and timing is right for NetEnt to intensify its efforts to enter both the United States and Canada. NetEnt’s initial …

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Ihre Consulting has Guts

Guts Affiliates, the official affiliate program for guts.com, has instructed Ihre Consulting to assist it with affiliate recruitment and assist them in growing to the next level. Guts.com targets casino players and sports bettors from many countries, but specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia, Germany and UK. They have multiple currencies, languages and 24/7 customer support in Norwegian, Swedish, English …

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NYX system open for Belgium

Following a recent agreement with Unibet Group, NYX OGS content is now available in the regulated Belgian market. NYX says its Open Gaming System is the most efficient way to access hundreds of games titles for web and mobile through one single efficient integration. David Flynn, EVP Business Development for NYX Gaming Group commented: “This latest announcement is further evidence …

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Summit up in Macao

Looking beyond the Horizon is the theme of this year’s Macao Gaming Summit, a three day gathering of commercial, academic and political influencers which is taking place as part of Novembers’ Macao Gaming Show (MGS) at the Venetian Macao. Targeted at decision makers and industry professionals from all sectors of the off line/on line gaming industry, Macao Gaming Summit (18th …

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Bookmakers count the cost of Oscar consolation

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Germany’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil has left some bookmakers scratching their heads over how some of their punters still managed to make money from correct score predictions. Four Paddy Power customers bet on the 7-1 scoreline, with one Essex punter seeing his £5 stake turn into £2,500. Spokesperson Josh Powell commented in the Paddy Power Blog: “If you think it …

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BHA making plans for independence

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it is making changes to its Board and its way of working. These changes are designed to fit with governance best practice and help the implementation of the current Strategy for Growth work. The BHA has started the process of finding a number of new Directors and has appointed specialist search firm …

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Pinnacle Sports: Brazil bigger than Euros and South Africa combined

Phil Hudson, Acquisitions Manager at Pinnacle Sports, discusses his firm’s decision to open up the World Cup Final to $1million bets. Do you anticipate the World Cup Final to be your biggest ever betting market? Yes, we fully anticipated volume to exceed both Euro 2012 and World Cup in 2010 combined, with live and mobile components of that making significant …

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