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Crown Resorts looks to purchase remaining stake in Betfair Australia joint venture

Australian news sources have speculated that Crown Resorts is set to acquire the remaining 50% stake of its joint venture with sports betting exchange Betfair for control of Betfair Australia . The casino operator will buy out Betfairs stake in Betfair Australia, a joint funded venture between both parties which launched in August 206, under the licence of the Tasmanian …

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Yggdrasil Gaming partners with Unibet

Yggdrasil Gaming, has agreed terms with Unibet to provide the leading sports betting and gaming operator with its entire games portfolio. Unibet is the largest operator Yggdrasil Gaming has partnered with to date and is also one of the fastest growing businesses in the European regulated gaming market having posted record earnings in 2013. In its most recent results its …

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Child steps down from Rank Group

Rank Group owners of gambling operators – Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor casinos have announced the departure of Senior Independent Director – Colin Child. Child resigned from his position with immediate effect, and will also step down from his position on the company’s board. Rank have not made public Child’s reasons for leaving the company. Childs (55) had been appointed by …

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FIFA worldwide ban for British match fixing players

Defender Reiss Noel and goalkeeper Joe Woolley, who both played for Southern Stars, pleaded guilty and were fined by a Melbourne court in December after manipulating games on the instruction of betting syndicates based in Malaysia and Hungary. Noel was slapped with a fine of A$2,000 (£1080) while Woolley got a penalty of A$1,200 (£720) for his role in the …

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SBC Day Out – Star Sports Cheltenham Ladies Day!

Team SBC joined the thousands who flocked to horse racing’s place of worship last week thanks to an invitation to the Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day courtesy of gentlemen bookmakers Star Sports. Headed up by the irrepressible Ben Keith, Star Sports has carved a reputation as a high end bookmaker with pitches at some of the biggest racecourses, including Cheltenham. The …

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Walter Bugno – ‘OPAP deal Validates GTECH online credentials’

GTECH Interactive CEO Walter Bugno has shown his full support for the recently agreed software supply  partnership with Greek licensed gambling operator – OPAP, stating it represents a major coup for GTECH Interactive and that it validates the company’s online capabilities. OPAP selected GTECH Interactive as its supplier of igaming inventory, in a closed tender that saw 888 Holdingss, Playtech …

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5050Sports intergrates with Microgaming Quickfire platform

5050Sports, the innovative casino game that enables players to wager on the outcome of exclusively-licensed archive sports footage, will be available to more than 100 additional operators following integration to Quickfire, powered by Microgaming. The agreement between Real Sports Global, owners of 5050Sports, and Quickfire provides operators with new high turnover, on-demand football and sports betting content. Hosted by former …

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UK gears up for TV advertising sports betting battle

The UK Financial Times reports that UK sports betting operators are in a battle to secure customers ahead of the upcoming 2015 igaming taxation. The top six UK Sports betting operators – Paddy Power, Bet365,  Betfair, Coral, William Hill and Ladbrokes will break all previous records on industry TV adspend in order to gain new customers in 2014, prior to …

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3D Blue Gem Gaming launch B2B services

Blue Gem Gaming has today announced that it has officially launched within the B2B gaming space.  Licensed in Curacao, Blue Gem Gaming is a games platform offering state of the art, 3D casino games including progressive and classic slots, mobile and table games, video poker, keno and scratch cards. The portfolio includes popular games such as “The Amsterdam Masterplan”, “Spartania” …

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EGBA’s Haijer warns EC over inaction of Sweden’s iGaming market

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General for the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), has made public that the European Commission (EC) should follow through on promises to take the Swedish Government to the European Union Court of Justice over failure of the state to overhaul its online gambling regulations. Haijer warned that if the EC failed to act on this igaming …

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