Europe

CashBet launches in the UK with one eye on the US

CashBet  has officially launched its real-money online gambling platform in the United Kingdom following permissions granted by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The first game to go live on CashBet’s platform will be Casino Island Adventure from developer Gamzio, Inc. Additionally, CashBet is now eligible for a transactional waiver in the state of New Jersey and is actively seeking a …

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Sportsradar agrees data partnership with FIBA basketball.

Sportradar suppliers of sports related data, is pleased to announce the data partnership with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Sportradar has signed a multi-year deal with the Inter- national Basketball Federation to become “Data Partner of FIBA”. Sportradar thereby acquired the non-exclusive worldwide right to collect, distribute and archive sports data of all adult competitions organised by FIBA for and to the media …

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Playtech withdraws operations from Belgian market

 Playtech, providerof igaming software and provisions, has confirmed that it will withdraw all its services from firms targeting the Belgian igaming market. The move by Playtech, which supplies numerous igaming operator software provisions, has seen Gala Interactive and William Hill notify affiliates, media partners and customers that it would no longer accept players from the region. Playtech took the decision …

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Transformational year for GameAccount

Gaming software developer GameAccount Network boosted net revenue by almost £7m last year, financial records detail. The company, listed on both the Irish and London Stock Exchanges, increased net returns to £12.3m by December 31st, a jump of 123% on 2012 figures. Profit before tax yielded £1.6m, versus a subsequent loss of £1m the year previous. Commenting on some of …

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Kentucky Derby on Racing UK

Racing UK will televise America’s most prestigious race, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, in an exclusive programme aired on Saturday night. The Churchill Downs meeting will feature bookies’ favourite, California Chrome, and is due off at approximately 11.24pm. The specialist UK and Irish horseracing channel will incorporate the award-winning NBC coverage from the course, with Angus McNae and James Willoughby on-hand …

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Betting on Football to provide update on advertising rules

Operators unsure of how the latest changes to point of consumption licensing and taxation regimes in the UK will affect their ability to advertise are advised to get down to Stamford Bridge on 8 May for the latest news. Yesterday the government added to the uncertainty over the issue by announcing it was re-examining the existing gambling advertising controls via …

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Codere secures extension to restructure debt holdings.

Embattled Spanish listed gambling operator Codere SA, has been granted an extension to negotiate its €1.1 billion debt (£935 million). Codere pleaded to Spanish government courts that the operator needed more time in order to restructure its debt bonds in order to avoid creditor insolvency. Codere SA have been granted a ten day extension to prove its debt strategy  by …

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EveryMatrix’s Alexandru Teodorescu on B2B providers changing dynamics

Team SBC catches up with  Alexandru Teodorescu Senior Sales Manager for EveryMatrix, to discuss the changing role of software providers in igaming. Ahead of the upcoming Betting on Football Conference (8 May Stamford Bridge) Alexandru discusses current impacts, player habits and future trends that will effect software and gaming provisions for the sector. Alexandru Teodorescu has nine years of experience within the …

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Princess brings its casinos online

Land-based casino network Princess Casinos International is launching its own online gaming and sports betting website. The group currently operates 36 casinos in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa and aims to target existing players visiting the operator’s vast network of land-based locations, and new internet gaming customers. SoftSwiss, an Austrian casino software and game supplier, has been chosen to …

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Paddy Power’s Andy McCue hits out at planning restrictions

UK bookmakers have reacted to yesterday’s government announcement which let local authorities limit the number of betting shops on Britain’s high streets. Betting shops will now be treated differently to other UK retailers, as betting shop planning applications will be subject to far more scrutiny by local authorities. Industry reaction to the announcement has garnered a mixed response by UK …

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