Andrew McCarron

Betfair revenues on the up

Betfair has seen a slight rise in revenues of 2% to £393.6m but its profit before tax figure has shot up to £61.1m, compared to last year’s reported loss of £49.4m. It has been a tough couple of years for Betfair as it has switched its operations to concentrate solely on regulated markets, but today’s annual results suggest that the …

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eGR brings Digital War over breakfast

eGaming Review’s next free breakfast briefing is entitled: “The digital war: Are you fighting on all fronts?” The briefing, which is free to attend for all eGR subscribers, is being held at Leicester Square’s Hippodrome Casino on 1 July. The event starts at 8.30am and runs until 10.15am. The description of the event, which is sponsored by Zayo, reads: “From …

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Big winners at BlingCity

BlingCity casino players have won over 2.3 million Euros in the first month since the online operator launched. Daniel Sahlin, CEO of BlingCity Casino, commented: “I’m very happy for our players, our intention for the players is to have fun at the tables and win, looks they have managed to achieve both – says Daniel with a smile… I would …

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Arland integrates with Quickfire

Sports betting developer Arland has integrated with the Quickfire platform to gain access to its popular gaming content. Arland’s Bookmaker gaming platform offers sports and in-play betting as well as virtual games, casino games and live dealer. In order to increase the platform’s online casino offering, Arland has entered into an agreement with Quickfire, powered by Microgaming. Arland selected Quickfire …

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Isle of Man moves to tackle digital currencies

The Isle of Man is to take ‘specific actions’ aimed at helping protect businesses and customers utilising digital currencies and provide an environment for high-quality businesses in this rapidly emerging field who wish to operate here. The online gaming jurisdiction is looking to recognise digital currencies as a property, rather than a currency, and apply the appropriate anti-money laundering controls. …

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Irish LBO restrictions cost the state €20m

A retail expert has suggested that Ireland‘s archaic betting laws are costing the State more than €20m a year due to the restriction on the opening hours. David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland has claimed the restriction forces betting shops to lose the equivalent of 500 jobs, which deprives the exchequer of €23.3m in lost PAYE and betting tax, and …

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ARC happy with All-Weather Championships

Racecourse operator ARC has hailed the success of the first ever All-Weather Championships which took place between October 2013 and April 2014 and culminated in the £1 Million Finals Day on Good Friday, 18April 2014. Tony Kelly, ARC Managing Director, said: “We are really pleased Year One of the All-Weather Championships proved to be such a thorough success. I would …

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Greentube content via GameAccount

GameAccount Network  has concluded an agreement with the Novomatic Group’s i-Gaming solutions provider Greentube Interactive Entertainment Solutions, to distribute its games to GameAccount Network’s operator partners in Europe. This agreement follows similar agreements struck with land based gaming brands such as IGT, Bally, Aristocrat and SG Gaming. GameAccount Network’s use of a content agnostic, open invitation platform enables operators to …

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