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SG Gaming partners with Carrigill Bookmakers

 SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games Corporation,, has signed a four-year contract with Carrigill Bookmakers, a long-standing independent. The new long-term partnership, which makes SG Gaming Carrigill’s machine provider of choice, will see SG Gaming supply infinity and vision cabinets to all Carrigill shops. In addition, Carrigill will benefit from SG Gaming’s comprehensive support programme for independents, which includes marketing …

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Hesse Ministry issues twenty sports betting licences

After months of deliberation and reassessment of its gambling and sports betting regulatory framework, The Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sports (HMDIS) has awarded its first set of federal German sports betting licences. The governing body confirmed that it had approved twenty sports betting operators who applied to the Hesse Ministry for permission to promote sports betting services under …

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BAC moves to the Barcelona International Convention Centre

The Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC) will be returning once again to the Catalan city on the 23rd – 26th October 2014. Conference organisers, iGB Affiliate, have announced that the conference will be moving to a new venue for 2014, the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB). “We are extremely excited that the show has grown to the extent that we have to move …

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Camelot revamps National Lottery digital inventory

Camelot operators of the UK National Lottery, have announced the release of a new online lottery platform, which will be supported with the launch of a newly redesigned National Lottery website. The migration to a new online lottery platform, had seen Camelot shut down its online lottery services over the weekend. Camelot had re-launched its online website last night, with …

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Codere reports €64.6 million in losses for H1 2014

Spanish and Latin American focused gambling operator, Grupo Codere reported operational losses of €64.6 million (£51.4 million) for the first half of 2014. The loses attributed by Codere during the period will be absorbed with the recorded losses of €74.7 million (£60.1 million) for H1 2013 performance. Codere reported company turnover of  €656.6 million (£520.8 million) down 15% on H1 …

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Playtech acquires Aristocrat Lotteries

Playtech developer and licensor of software and services for the gambling industry, has entered into an agreement with global content and systems provider Aristocrat Leisure Limited to acquire Aristocrat Lotteries for ?10.5 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments and satisfaction of closing conditions. It is anticipated that closing will occur shortly. Once complete, the acquisition will position Playtech’s land-based …

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Jason Trost – EIG Berlin Interview – Product Independence

Innovation of igaming’s products lines, value chains and services will be key theme at this year’s EIG Berlin Expo.  Team SBC & EIG caught up with Smarkets Founder & CEO Jason Trost to discuss the values of producing technology in-house, product independence and innovation blocks and factors. Smarkets is an online betting exchange platform challenging the bigger exchanges in the …

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DraftKings raise $41 Million in funding round

Boston based fantasy sports trading start-up DraftKings has raised $41 Million (£25 million) in its latest venture funding round.  The start-up announced on Monday that it had reached its funding targets, as it aims to extend its product range and marketing coverage in the coming months. Merchant Bank Raine Group specialists in media and technology funding, contributed the majority of …

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NCA charges Facey for conspiracy to commit bribery

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers have today charged Delroy Facey, 34, of Huddersfield, with conspiracy to commit bribery. The Crown Prosecution Service’s Organised Crime Division authorised the charges on the basis that there is a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest. The charges relate to an ongoing football match fixing investigation which secured …

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SBTech partners with Belgium’s BetFIRST

SBTech signed an exclusive deal with BetFIRST to provide its powerful sports betting platform for the regulated Belgium market  SBTech will provide BetFIRST, Belgium’s leading online and land-based gaming operator, with its powerful online and mobile sports betting platform and will see BetFIRST switching from its current sports provider into SBTech platform. This includes a superior live and mobile betting …

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