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UKGC to host workshops on illegal gaming machines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to plan a series of training workshops in order to help local councils identify illegal gaming machines in their constituencies. The UKGC is set to provide training in partnership under its Local Authority Liaison Unit (LALU) The training courses in identifying illegal machines will be set in gaming premises such retail  bookmakers and …

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Phumelela Gaming taken to South African court over unfair pricing

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd South Africa’s biggest racetrack owners, have been taken to court over unfair increases in racetrack fees operations and track broadcasting. South African news sources report that 37 regional bookmakers, mostly operating from the Gauteng province, have filed against the Johannesburg racetrack operator. Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd increased the price to purchase live broadcasts of …

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Fred Done selects Injured Jockey Fund as the Betfred Charity of the Year

Fred Done owner of UK sports betting and gambling operator Betfred has plans to raise £2.2 million for the Injured Jockey Fund (IJF). The money raised from Betfred donations will be used for the creation of Jack Berry House, an injury centre in Malton North Yorkshire which will focus on the rehabilitation of injured jockeys. The injury centre is currently …

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Erkki Nikunen appointed Finnplay VP of Sales

Finnplay, the Gaming software provider, which specializes in agile, affordable and customized gaming solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Erkki Nikunen as Vice President of Sales for the company. Prior to joining Finnplay, Mr. Nikunen served in various management roles in Paf an association governed by public law on the Finnish island of Åland and whose role …

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Interwetten target World Cup 2014 boost

Sports betting operator – Interwetten posted a year on year 7% increase in revenues for the opening quarter of 2014, the operator posted  revenues of €11.1 million (£10.1 million). The operator cited the performance of its mobile sports betting inventory as the key driver for its performance, mobile operations now account for 40% of the operators overall turnover. Furthermore Interwetten had …

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Income Access Sign Social Partners

Affiliate marketing specialist Income Access has signed up two new partners to its newly launched social gaming network following deals with Chumba Casino and PlaySpace. The partnership with Chumba Casino, the free-to-play and sweepstakes casino operated by Australian gaming start-up Virtual Gaming Worlds, marks the first time that Income Access has partnered with an operator to allow affiliates to promote …

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Betclic Everest withdraws operations from Russia

Senior management at igaming operator Betclic Everest have announced that the operator will withdraw all of its igaming operations from targeting the Russian igaming market. The decision by the operator comes days after Betclic announced that it would no longer allow wagering and accept customer subscriptions from Belgium. Betclic Everest announced its decision following the Russian gaming authorities’ decision to …

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Unibet to sell off Kambi Sports Solutions

Swedish listed igaming operator – Unibet is set to offload its 95% stake in sports betting service provider Kambi Sports Solutions. The operators senior management are set to take the decision to financially separate its B2B division, as it believes separation away from Unibet operations will aid Kambi Sports future growth within the online sports betting market. Unibet are set …

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BetVictor partner with Skylab to launch – BetVictor TV

Manchester’s digital innovation agency Skylab, has partnered with leading gaming company BetVictor to launch BetVictor TV in time for the prestigious Grand National horse race. BetVictor TV or ‘BVTV’ uses Skylab’s innovative MediaTank online video platform that essentially allows BetVictor to become a broadcaster. BVTV already includes snooker, featuring Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump and John Higgins at the 2014 Welsh …

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Sportradar publishes in-depth paper on match fixing

Sports data provider Sportradar has released an in-depth paper on the issue of match-fixing, suggesting solutions and championing the idea of federations working with monitoring systems and law enforcement to combat the threat. The company’s security services division has been compiling the paper for the past eight months, with the intention of it becoming the most “informative and explanatory” discussion …

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