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Paddy Power withdraws BetDash from gaming inventory

SBC News Paddy Power withdraws BetDash from gaming inventory

Paddy Power has announced the removal of social sport betting game – BetDash from its gaming product inventory. The BetDash.com website has been ‘down for scheduled maintenance’ for several weeks as Paddy Power management revises its social gaming strategy. The BetDash social betting product BetPal was launched in October 2012, with a view to launch  Paddy Power in the burgeoning …

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Harry Parkes – VisualDNA – Making Sense of Customer Behaviour

The missing piece to date has been understanding customer personality and motivation. It is useful to track what a customer browses or when he buys. But how much more valuable is it to understand the motivation of those purchasing customers? To create a profile of those individuals most likely to buy based on a range of emotional criteria, from aspirations …

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Betfair faces board pressure over dividend misconduct

SBC News Betfair faces board pressure over dividend misconduct

The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has called for Betfair to appoint ‘new independent directors’, to investigate the operator’s dividend payments over the past three years. The LAPFF have additionally asked for a further investigation of Betfair’s  auditors KPMG and a review of Betfair corporate governance. Betfair investors received the strongly worded letter from the LAPFF this weekend, questioning …

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500.com confirms loyalty partnership with China Mobile

SBC News 500.com confirms loyalty partnership with China Mobile

Chinese sports lottery operator 500.com, has entered a strategic partnership with China Mobile Limited, to become the sole provider of online and mobile sports betting and lottery for China Mobile Points Mall, the digital rewards marketplace for China Mobile subscribers. The agreement will see 500.com products integrated into the China Mobiles subscriber reward system, providing the operator with access to …

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Coral partners with Everton FC

SBC News Coral partners with Everton FC

Gibraltar based sports betting operator Coral Interactive, has penned a two year deal with Everton Football Club, becoming the Liverpool football club’s Official European Sports Betting Partner. Coral Interactive agreed the deal with Everton FC just in time for the start of the Barclay’s Premier League 2014/2015 season, which began this weekend. The partnership will see Coral Interactive sports betting …

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XL Media acquires UK sports betting website

SBC News XL Media acquires UK sports betting website

AIM listed igaming marketing specialist XL Media has announced that it has agreed to acquire a UK sports betting affiliate website for a sum of $6.7 million (£4.10 million). XL Media senior management have confirmed that they would go ahead with the acquisition of the UK sports betting website, and its additional igaming inventory, with a view to increase its …

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Racing Victoria purchases Racing.com domain

SBC News Racing Victoria purchases Racing.com domain

Australian south east state horse racing authority Racing Victoria, have confirmed the purchase of domain name Racing.com for an undisclosed fee. Racing Victoria will use the domain to further its services and racing coverage throughout national and international markets, with a new website and further digital inventory set to be launched by mid-September. Racing.com will target a broader demographic for …

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Governor Christie calls for Atlantic City commercial meeting

SBC News Governor Christie calls for Atlantic City commercial meeting

Having vetoed the passing of the New Jersey Sports betting bill last week, Governor Chris Christie has asked for a special meeting of New Jersey legislative leaders to address concerns regarding Atlantic City. The meeting scheduled for September 8, will look to study the causes for Atlantic Citys declining commercial performance, which has affected state funding. Christie’s office  further highlighted …

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Mr Green & Co posts strong first half to 2014

SBC News Mr Green & Co posts strong first half to 2014

Stockholm listed Mr Green & Co, published their interim performance report for the opening six months of 2014. The performance of its online casino, Mr Green saw a continued increase in period revenues totalling  SEK 316.0 million (£27.5 million / €34.4 million), representing an increase of  41.4% on corresponding 2013 performance. Improved  gaming revenues saw Mr Green & Co published …

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GTECH creates French Subsidiary – GTECH France S.F.M.

SBC News GTECH creates French Subsidiary - GTECH France S.F.M.

GTECH is building direct contact and communication with French gaming operators through the creation of its new French subsidiary, GTECH France S.F.M. Based in Paris and spearheaded by its Director Marc Attal, GTECH France S.F.M. will directly provide sales, service and maintenance of gaming machines for the French gaming market. The transition from GTECH’s former French partner and distributor Ludi …

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