Andrew McCarron

britbet and Tote to explore ways of collaboration after standstill agreement

britbet, the pool betting operation backed by most of the UK’s racecourses, has agreed to a ‘Standstill Arrangement’ with the incumbent Tote ahead of the existing Tote exclusivity licence ending on 12 July in order to allow ‘further time to explore opportunities to collaborate’. The deal means that in the short term, the punter will notice no difference as the …

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Perform Gaming dabbles in Five-a-Side Live Fantasy

Perform Gaming is ready for the FIFA World Cup kick-off after launching a free-to-play and in-play Fantasy Football game, dabblebet Five-a-Side Live, in partnership with The Mirror. The Mirror has been specially selected by Perform Gaming as the ideal media partner to drive football-focused traffic to the game, which aims to bring an innovative and truly immersive experience to the …

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Oddslife signs up betFIRST for ‘BetSurvivor’ World Cup game

Oddslife has teamed up with Belgian operator betFIRST to launch a last man standing social betting game ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. BetSurvivor has been produced by Oddslife, the tech company behind the recently launched SportKenya, to find the sharpest predictor at this summer’s tournament. This new venture will help to establish another network for betFIRST, part …

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Mr Green CEO tips England for ‘year of redemption’

Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink has predicted a “year of redemption” for English football, but expects Germany and a Kylian Mbappé inspired France to contest the World Cup final. Kärrbrink, who will play a starring role during Betting on Sports Week (18-21 September), has made a series of predictions for this summer’s tournament in Russia, which concludes in Moscow on …

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BHA chairman to focus on Levy extension push

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has revealed that its Chairman Steve Harman is to step down from the role at the end of the year to focus on extending the Horserace Betting Levy to cover all overseas racing. Harman will be adopting the new ‘industry-wide’ role to engage with government, which will see him work exclusively on Levy development with Westminster …

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GVC may face battle to pass pay deals at AGM

The Board at GVC may face a battle to pass two resolutions at its AGM next week regarding executive pay after shareholders were advised to vote against the proposals. GVC, which operates the betting brands Ladbrokes, Coral & bwin, intends to award CEO Kenny Alexander and chairman Larry Feldman huge share option packages, worth £45m and £22.5m respectively since 2016. While …

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Rapid growth sees Square in the Air bolster team

Multi-award-winning PR agency Square in the Air has recruited four key hires, significantly strengthening the business across major departments and accounts including B2B, B2C and digital media. James Bennett, former senior business journalist, editor of eGaming Review and Head of Communications at Playtech, where he spent the last four years, re-joins the agency within the senior management team as Director …

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Net Gaming Group sees DACH for the future

The potential of the Germany betting market has seen another affiliate firm try and position itself as a key gateway for player acquisition. Affiliate operator Net Gaming Europe AB has invested up to €3.5m euro with the ‘strategic acquisition’ of affiliate assets, primarily in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) from Webwiser Gmbh. Known for its comparison websites within …

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William Hill predicts ‘unprecedented’ change will see 38% of shop estate unprofitable

William Hill has updated the market on the back of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) decision to reduce the maximum stake on B2 games from £100 to £2. Given the Government has specified its intended outcome, William Hill said it is providing preliminary guidance on the potential impact in order to help investors and analysts with their …

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