Andrew McCarron

Willie Brown to talk on igaming ban at GiGse

Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco, will appear alongside former Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell and former Governor of Nevada, Bob Miller at GiGse in San Francisco, CA on July 14 to discuss proposed ban on internet gambling and rights of individual states to decide their gaming policy. Named during his time in the California legislature as one of …

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EntwineTech launches live dealer Sicbo

EntwineTech, one of the world’s largest Live Dealer platforms, has announced a significant addition to its range of live dealer games. Commencing in July, fans of the traditional Chinese game of Sicbo will have another version to play when using software provided by EntwineTech. Spokesman Ian Dunning said: “We know our customers like a choice of games and while we …

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‘Own goal’ ad is no such thing

There’s a certain distaste at the glee with which people are proclaiming that the The National Council on Problem Gambling in Singapore has scored an ‘own goal’ because its advertisements across the World Cup have ‘tipped’ Germany to win.  The advert features lots of children discussing who they want to win the tournament, with the kicker at the end being …

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JenningsBet FOBT deal sees Infinity then beyond

SG Gaming has extended its agreement with independent bookmaker JenningsBet with a new four-year deal which lengthens the 14-year partnership between the two companies until July 2018. As part of the extension, the entire JenningsBet estate will receive SG Gaming’s Infinity terminals, which offers JenningsBet customers an enhanced playing experience through its 21.5” HD screen, an upgraded sound system, and …

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ASA clears gambling adverts… this time

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reversed the trend to sanction the advertising of gambling operators in its latest round of adjudications, with both SkyBet and Channel 5 cleared of breaching advertising guidelines. Thirteen complainants has challenged whether gambling ads were inappropriately scheduled around a programme which highlighted the problems that online gambling could cause. Channel 5’s “My Spiral into …

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Sportech secures £9m Totepool contract

Sportech‘s Racing & Digital division has been selected by Betfred to provide a comprehensive suite of new betting technology products to its Totepool business. The ten year contract is expected to be worth over £9m in total revenues. Totepool currently holds the exclusive licence to operate all Tote betting on British horseracing. Under the agreement, Sportech will replace Betfred’s entire …

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Timeform becomes data partner to British racing

Racecourse Data Company (RDC) has announced that Timeform has been appointed a distributor of official British horseracing Pre-Race Data (PRD) up to the end of 2018. PRD is generated by Weatherbys and is the key component of information required to take a bet. It includes information on a racecard, such as final fields, owners, trainers, jockeys, weights, colours, draw and …

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Pinnacle raises the limit to $1m for WC Final

Pinnacle Sports is taking World Cup betting to the limit by accepting $1,000,000 bets on the final in Rio on July 13th. The Curaçao-based operation’s incredible limits offer high-rolling bettors the chance to back up their judgement with a considerable bankroll. Those with deep-enough pockets can actually bet that maximum amount over and over again. And should those monster bets …

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