Europe

The Digital Betting Landscape Undergoes Drastic Change

In the last five or six years the landscape of online betting has changed dramatically. But is the new one regulatory regime per country model likely to become the future for the gaming business? The slightly Wild West model where gaming operators based themselves in “good guy” regulatory environments such as Gibraltar and Malta and then went into battle with …

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Ladbrokes Exchange to be Launched in Early 2014

Having acquired Global Betting Exchange Alderney Limited (GBEA), the operators digital sports betting exchange Betdaq for €30m in late February 2013, igaming operator Ladbrokes have began to the promotion of their first ever betting exchange ‘Ladbrokes Exchange’. The acquired betting exchange will now work under the Ladbrokes brand and not as a seperate entity. Ladbrokes who have had a troubled …

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Samvo Customer Wins £72,000 Horse Racing Accumulator

An IT worker from London has finally got his hoof on the property ladder after scooping over £72,000 on a horseracing bet. The man placed the Lucky 15 wager – a combination of singles, doubles, trebles and a fourfold accumulator – in a Samvo Betting Café in Camden. And just hours later he was celebrating when three of his four …

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Tough Summer Sees Revenue Fall For Rank Group

iGaming Operator Rank Group Plc has announced ‘disappointing performance’ in revenue for Q3 of 2013. Like for like revenue has decreased by 7% in the 15 weeks through to October 2013. Rank Group has cited the hot British summer and the lack of a major international football schedule as the reasons for the decline in sales and revenues that has …

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Clarion Events Appoint Jo Mayer as Marketing Director

Clarion Events, responsible for the industry’s leading gaming brands, including ICE Totally Gaming, ICE Conferences, EiG, GiGse, BgC, WrB and the recently established Corporate Intelligence division (Ci), has a new Marketing Director in the form of senior events specialist Jo Mayer. Jo Mayer, who was part of the Clarion team attending G2E and will attend EiG in Barcelona, has over …

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BWin Sponsors Belgium’s Oostende Basketball Club

Igaming operator bwin.party continues to grow its presence and coverage in Belgium by announcing a sponsorship with Belgium basketball champions BC Oostende from the West Flanders province. BC Oostende will see bwin.party’s sports betting brand BWin become exclusive online entertainment partners, in a undisclosed three year deal. The BWin brand will see additional sponsorship and coverage throughout the basketball clubs …

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Tradologic Partners with KMi Gaming

Tradologic, the world’s leading binary options trading platform provider, has appointed KMi Gaming to maximise opportunities in the betting and gaming industry, with a specific focus on the UK, Irish & wider European region. KMi Gaming offers a range of consultancy services to its strategic partners that range from investors to start-ups to global brands. CEO Keith McDonnell and his …

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Paddy Tops FreeBets.com Value For September

For the second month in succession Paddy Power took the FREEBETS.com monthly money back offers title, after the Irish bookmaker trumped its online rivals with another round of promotions that offered punters tremendous value. It was the third time in the last five months Paddy Power took the award which is produced by the FREEBETS.com team. They analyse money back …

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Playtech Invest 3% Stake in Ladbrokes

Israeli based igaming software and technology provider Playtech has informed shareholders that it has acquired a 3% stake in troubled igaming operator Ladbrokes Plc. According to UK newpaper the Daily Telegraph ,The Playtech board informed shareholders that it had purchased its stake at a value of (US) $38m, calming speculation that Playtech would acquire outright Ladbrokes. Playtech controlled by Israeli …

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Svenska Spel End All Player Bonuses

Sweden’s state run gaming operator Svenska Spel has taken a bold step by preventing all forms of player bonus offerings on its igaming verticals. Svenska Spel are looking to curve problem gambling in Sweden, the operator believes that promotion of igaming bonus and game incentives are ‘socially irresponsible’ for the Swedish gaming market. The operator has taken the decision to …

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