Europe

Norder moves to Yggdrasil

Casino games developer Yggdrasil Gaming has hired an experienced business development director, after opening a new hub in Gibraltar.  The group, which specialises in slots and lottery games, as well as pooled progressive jackpots, expanded its senior team with the appointment of online gaming expert Ulf Norder. Norder joins the company following demand for casino and lottery games content from …

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Colin Cole-Johnson joins Rank Group as Director of Digital Gaming

Henry Birch, Rank Group’s recently appointed CEO, has recruited former William Hill colleague Colin Cole-Johnson to head up Rank Group’s digital gaming division. Cole-Johnson will be in charge of Rank digital assets for Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, plus potential future brands. Cole Johnson joins Rank as former director of igaming for William Hill, representing Henry Birch first significant appointment, …

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Vincent van ‘t Riet – Mbolo.nl- Dutch gambling reform throws up winners & losers

The die is finally cast. The Dutch Council of Ministers (cabinet) has given state secretary Fred Teeven the go ahead for his gambling reform. Last Friday, Teeven finally got the approval he sought after on three main issues: online gambling, lottery reforms and privatisation of the state owned Holland Casino. But Teeven is not home and dry yet. Or to …

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Titan Bet’s Russ Yershon: Time for post-World Cup retention strategies

Russ Yershon, UK sports manager for Titan Bet, believes that we have entered the most important time for bookmakers – the ‘retention window’ for the new customers attracted by the World Cup. “Brazil 2014 is over and with it the reason customers were flocking to your website. So what now? It’s just not good enough to say: “Thank you, and …

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Traders using inside information could breach Gambling Act

Bookmakers have been advised to tighten up their employment conditions in order to make sure that traders who spot an emerging coup on the books don’t look to profit themselves by placing bets with rival firms and also to protect themselves from such behaviour. The Gambling Commission has written to the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) to highlight the potential …

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Malta asks for ECJ clarity on illegal betting definition

Malta’s Economic Secretary Jose Herrera has urged the European Court of Justice (ECJ), for further clarity over the European Unions definition of illegal betting. Herrera made the appeal in light of the publication of the European draft convention on sports competitions. The convention purpose is to prevent  and detect corruption and manipulation of professional sports within EU member states. Furthermore …

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Spreadex sees annual profit rise of 30%

Spread betting and fixed odds operator Spreadex has seen profits rise by nearly 30% according to the latest financial accounts filed at Companies House. The firm, which offers sports betting and financial trading from one account, posted profits before tax of £18.5m from turnover of £35.4m for the year ending 31 May 2014. Spreadex, originally formed in 1999, has seen …

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Sportradar reaches ISO bar

Sportradar‘s  Security Services have been officially certified ISO 9001. The Security Services support sports and law enforcement stakeholders worldwide as they seek to preserve the integrity of sporting competitions via two pillars: the Fraud Detection System which is dedicated to monitoring global betting behaviour and detecting betting-related match-fixing; and the Fraud Prevention Services which provide education programmes, products and consultancy …

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Betdigital eyes potential sale

Industry news sources report that Oxford based interactive gaming platform and games content providers Betdigital, have received acquisition offers from numerous interested parties. EGR Magazine reported that the supplier of interactive gaming platforms and content, had been approached by several leading gambling B2B and B2X suppliers. The news source further comments that acquiring parties are interested in Betdigital’s proprietary technology …

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Swedish tipster wins €10k as bettingexpert’s Tipster of the Year

One of Europe’s best tipsters has scooped another €10,000 after winning bettingexpert’s Tipster of the Year competition for 2013/14. Swedish tipster ‘Zami’ came top of the leaderboard for the year after achieving a profit of €3,258.90 across almost 8,000 bets with an average yield of 4.7 per cent. He outperformed more than 1,500 other tipsters who give their tips for …

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