Europe

Paddy Power earns multiple Social Buzz Awards nominations

Paddy Power has been nominated in six Social Buzz Awards categories. The awards held at the London Marriot Grosvenor Hotel on 27 November reward the best in UK social marketing. The Irish operator will be the only UK sports betting and gaming representative at the awards. UK media and marketing new source The Drum Network, event organisers of the Social …

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Ladbrokes – Betting heats up for Nobel Prize in Literature

The 111th NobelPrize in Literature promises to be the closest in recent memory, with Kenyan poet Ngugi Wa Thiong’o  neck-and-neck with Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami as favourites to win the prestigious Nobel Medal for literature. The winner is set to be announced by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday 9 October. The Noble Prize in Literature rewards the author from a country …

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France-Pari sees 28% revenue growth for Q3 2014

French licensed sports betting operator France-Pari, reported a 28% increase in revenues for its Q3 2014 performance. The Paris based sports betting operator posted revenues of €4.1 million (£3.2 million) up on from €3.2million (£2.5 million) recorded for the corresponding quarter of 2013. The improved performance in gaming revenues saw the company post EBITDA of €115,000 France-Pari senior management reported …

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Lib Dem MP wants £2 maximum stake on FOBTs

One of the senior Liberal Democrat MPs has announced that he wants to see B2 Gaming Machines, commonly known as FOBTs, to be reduced to £2 a go. Manchester Withington MP John Leech has called on the government, of which his party is a coalition partner, to go much further with their current proposals on gaming machines and reduce the …

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Equiom to appear at EiG

Equiom is to once again demonstrate its e-Gaming expertise at the European iGaming Congress and Expo (EiG) on 21-23 October.  The international trust and corporate services provider will be represented by two of its e-Gaming specialists; Barry Smith and Adam Beighton, who will be situated on the Isle of Man Government stand (number 737).  Smith, Equiom’s Legal Director, was instrumental …

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Boylesport lands RTE Sport racing broadcast sponsorship

Irish media broadcaster RTE Sport has announced bookmaker Boylesports as title sponsor of its horse racing coverage across television, radio and digital platforms. The two year media coverage agreement with RTE Sport, is estimated to be worth €1 million, and will see the Irish bookmaker gain title broadcast coverage on popular racing festivals including Galway, Punchestown and Leopardstown. RTE Sport broadcasts …

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GTECH board calls shareholder meeting for IGT acquisition

The Governance Board of GTECH SpA has announced a planned extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on 4 November to outline the steps needed by the technology and lottery provider to finalise its acquisition of International Game Technology (IGT). The GTECH SpA board intends to seek approval to seal its cross-border merger of GTECH and Georgia Worldwide Plc. Georgia Worldwide will look to …

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Sportium becomes official betting operator for La Liga

The Spanish Football League Association (Liga de Fútbol Profesional  – LFP) announced that Spanish sports betting operator, Sportium had been selected to become official betting operator for Spain’s top two professional football divisions – La Liga & Segunda division. Reporting for its headquarters in Madrid, the LFP confirmed that the operator would serve as immediate partner for the two highest …

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Mr Green to contest Austrian tax liability

Malta based igaming operator Mr Green & Co is set to challenge an Austrian tax liability of DEK 100 million (£8.5 million). The operator’s Austrian tax challenge relates to 2011 tax laws which required all online casino operators to pay 40% on gross gaming revenues generated by Austrian players. The Austrian government imposed these tax requirements on all online casino …

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Predict The Six announce first jackpot winner

Predict The Six announced its first jackpot winner last week. Dave from Colwyn Bay had the jackpot all to himself winning £2,712, and in doing so became £2,711 better off for his efforts His prediction that Diego Costa, Oscar, Robin Van Persie, Graziano Pelle, Fraizer Campbell and Sergio Aguero would all score in the same Premiership weekend proved correct The …

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