Andrew McCarron

LeoVegas gets in the App Store

LeoVegas.com, the winner of last year’s “innovation in casino” category at the EGR awards, is continuing to lead the way into the mobile future by launching the next mGaming experience in iTunes App Store. Attempting to stay true to LeoVegas.com’s “mobile first” strategy, the firm says that the App provides an ‘unparalleled gaming experience’. Available for both iPhones and iPads, …

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Pinnacle preparations for the World Cup

In an interview with bettingexpert’s Andrew Brocker, Phillip Hudson of Pinnacle Sports explains how the bookmaker is approaching the World Cup. World Cup betting is very different to a typical league or cup tournament. What are the key considerations in framing World Cup match odds? Qualification provides important data but doesn’t relate to the situational aspect unique to Brazil 2014, …

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William Hill signs up AC Jimbo for ‘Football Brasilia’

williamhill.com, Official England Supporter, has launched a brand new online show ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. The show – ‘Football Brasilia’ will be available on William Hill’s YouTube page throughout England’s involvement in this summer’s tournament in Brazil. The show will feature James Richardson’s legendary newspaper reviews, interviews with England legends and some of England’s World Cup Team …

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bettingexpert lines up high quality World Cup content

bettingexpert.com, one of Europe’s largest media portals for sports betting and igaming enthusiasts, will provide expert insights from several leading European football journalists in celebration of the greatest event of the football calendar. The stellar line up of award winning football journalists, who will contribute exclusive content and commentary to the bettingexpert blog, include: Jonathan Wilson – European football correspondent …

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Connective opens London office

Connective Games, the leading software platform traditionally based in Russia, has opened a representative office in London.  Julia Salagaeva, Marketing Director of Connective Games, is heading up the office which will be based in the tech hub of London at Silicon Roundabout. Salagaeva said: “We have really ramped up our business in the last few months and we’re in preliminary …

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Thompson wins Onside’s World Cup Quiz

Freelance sports trader Alan Thompson has proved himself ahead of the World Cup by winning the Onside Analysis World Cup Quiz, run in conjunction with SBC News. Thompson answered all the questions correctly and won a World Cup Trading Pack developed by Onside Analysis, the specialist in football performance and data analysis. Thompson said: “The pack is excellent, a quality …

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Fifa fixing concerns over dead rubber group games

FIFA’s Security Director has warned member associations that the World Cup group stages could be vulnerable to match manipulation and threats by organised crime gangs. With six days to go until the opening ceremony and Brazil’s much anticipated clash with Croatia, Ralf Mutschke answered questions about sports corruption in a FIFA.com video. Interpol’s former Director of Regional and National Police …

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Bally buys social operator Dragonplay for US$100m

Bally Technologies, Inc is to spend up to US$100m acquiring Dragonplay Ltd, the online social casino company headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with top-grossing applications for Android, as well as a significant presence on Facebook and Apple iOS. Launched in 2010, Dragonplay ranks among the 10 top-grossing game developers in the social casino genre with approximately 700,000 daily active users (DAU) …

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Optimal Payments gets involved with GiGse

Online payment solutions provider Optimal Payments has announced its VIP sponsorship and attendance at the 14th annual Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse) from July 14 to 16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. GiGse brings together over 700 of the top executives and decision-makers in the regulated iGaming market to discuss the latest trends and emerging developments …

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Bettingexpert offers £8k prize for World Cup predictions

World Cup experts are being given the opportunity to win over £8,000 (€10,000) if they can correctly predict the outcome of Brazil 2014. bettingexpert.com, one of Europe’s largest media portals for sports betting and igaming enthusiasts, has released its free-to-enter World Cup Predictor challenge with a top prize of £8,000 to the person who can correctly forecast the successful teams …

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