Erin-Marie Gallagher

SBC Bookies Corner: Brexit enters its final straight

Coming up to the final straight of Brexit negotiations, Theresa May has been making a few last-minute attempts to broker a deal between the UK and the European Union. But with only 17 days to go, rumours are continuing to circulate as to whether we will leave on time, or even whether the UK will leave the EU at all. …

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SIS confirms Kinna Patel as new Head of Software Delivery

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Racing content and sports data provider SIS (Sports Information Services) has this morning confirmed the appointment of Kinna Patel as its new Head of Software Delivery. Patel has previously held the position of Senior Delivery Manager at Ladbrokes, having been tasked with driving the internationally dispersed development team and supervising the operator’s sportsbook delivery across a number of jurisdictions. As …

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Japan calls for facial recognition across licensed gambling premises

Officials in Japan have called for facial recognition systems to be installed at pachinko parlours, boat and horse racing venues across the country in a bid to clamp down on problem gambling. Legislators hope that the idea behind rolling out the technology will help refuse entry to both under-aged gamblers, which is under the age of 20 in Japan, and …

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BetVictor appoints Matt Parkes to oversee brand and creative division

In a bid to revamp its brand and creative division, online bookmaker BetVictor has appointed Matt Parkes as its new Director of Brand and Creative. As part of the new role, Parkes is tasked with offering strategic direction to the brand to build on its current operational success, as well as ensuring brand consistency across channels and overseeing brand positioning, …

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GAMSTOP adds Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling to board of directors

National online self-exclusion initiative, GAMSTOP, has committed to broadening its governance and providing a trusted environment for all stakeholders through two new appointments to its board of Non-Executive Directors. The two new members, Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling, follow the selection of the initiative’s Independent Chair, Jenny Watson CBE in September. Watson commented on the new appointments: “We are …

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SportCaller strengthens William Hill alliance with Golden Race

Ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller has extended its alliance with William Hill to launch its new Golden Race. The launch of the new game is intended to enhance player-engagement with the bookmaker’s audience. Players can compete for a jackpot prize of up to £1m by trying to predict the outcome of a given number of runners …

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888 integrate BetBright into group following acquisition

Following the takeover of Irish operator BetBright earlier in the week, it has been clarified that the BetBright’s Dublin headquarters were to be integrated into the 888 group, and that players would have 30 days to access accounts to withdraw funds or winnings. As a goodwill gesture, 888 announced that any bets placed on the BetBright platform for the Cheltenham …

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David Foster departs Paddy Power Betfair to lead GVC regulatory affairs

David Foster has departed his role as Public Affairs Manager at Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) after being appointed as the new head of regulatory affairs at GVC Holdings. After spending over three years at PPB, Foster was tasked with overseeing the development of both regulatory and policy frameworks to facilitate the operator’s growth strategy. “Really excited to have started my …

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Global Gaming Technologies appoints Nolan Bushnell as new CEO

Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari Inc, has joined blockchain gaming group Global Gaming Technologies as its new chief executive and chairman, which will come into effect immediately. Bushnell has previously held the position of CEO at blockchain games developer X2 Games Corp, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Gaming. In addition to this, Bushnell is also the founder …

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Irish Finance Minister disregards lottery betting worries

Claims that lottery betting could be a detriment to the Irish national lottery have been dismissed by the Irish Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, who cited a lack of evidence. Speaking in response to a Parliamentary question, Donohoe stated that he does not believe that there is “any evidence of a significant impact on the national lottery arising from online …

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