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Rank progress impacted by venue declines & digital obstacles

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), London-listed Rank Group Plc has released a trading statement, updating investors on corporate performance for the 16-week period to 14 October 2018. Rank governance details that group like-for-like revenues have declined by 5%, with the company impacted by a slowdown of its venue properties – Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo domains. ‘Grosvenor Casinos’ …

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GVC confirms departure of Paul Bowtell as Group CFO

Further to publishing its Q3 2018 trading update, the governance of FTSE100 GVC Holdings has today confirmed the upcoming departure of Paul Bowtell as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).   Updating the market, GVC confirms that Bowtell will depart the company’s executive leadership team on 5 March 2019, further disclosing that Bowtell will join London private equity firm Alchemy Partners. …

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BetRegal diary: Making the trip to London to meet the BOS

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Aly Lalani, Head of Marketing at BetRegal.com, reflects on his company’s Betting on Sports debut, sharing expertise to the tune of a ‘Latin Beat’ and finding folks with a focus on “getting things done”. It’s now been almost a month since the Betting on Sports conference took place in London, and I thought it would be a good time to …

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NBA betting increases as Sky signs new broadcasting partnership

The NBA season got underway this week, as the much fancied Boston Celtics picked up an entertaining 105-87 victory against the 76ers. With the liberalisation of sports betting in the US, this NBA season will inevitably attract exponential interest from the betting sector. Additionally, Oddschecker revealed that the UK gambling sector has seen interest in the NBA increase, after Sky …

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AffiliateINSIDER delivers practical skills to complement ‘on the job’ training

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The launch of the bespoke Affiliate Manager Coaching Academy from AffiliateINSIDER means that affiliate managers in the iGaming sector now have an opportunity to access over two decades of affiliate marketing strategies, tactics and expertise. Founded by Lee-Ann Johnstone, the CEO of news, training and events business AffiliateINSIDER, this new academy aids skills development for affiliate managers and graduates entering …

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New retail landscape puts DAREBS into the Betting on Sports spotlight

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The Dynamically Animated Real Event Betting System (DAREBS) from Inbet Games was thrust into the spotlight at Betting on Sports for its potential to provide bookmakers with the “same profit-making capacity” after the £2 FOBT ruling comes into force. DAREBS is well-placed to replicate the entertainment and revenues provided by the FOBT, while sparing bookmakers with a licensing headache over …

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Tabcorp shareholders dispute executive merger rewards

The governance of Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings has been served a bloody nose, as a significant number of its investors have rejected the firm’s executive remuneration report. This Wednesday, 40% of Tabcorp investors voted against 2017/18 executive packages. Australian business news sources report that investors had been incensed by the company attaching executive performance rewards (bonuses) to Tabcorp’s AUS $11 …

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Football trading surges on BETDAQ exchange

BETDAQ has revealed a 138% leap in football trading on its exchange after year-on-year figures for September showed matched bets had grown from £26m to £62m. This came after a strong August performance football turnover, with the £42m staked in 2018, a 100% increase from the £21m staked in the same month in 2017. A significant uplift in active users …

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The booming business opportunity for online gambling merchants

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Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK/Western Europe at ECOMMPAY, has suggested that the amount of money consumers over the age of 60 are putting into online gambling is proof that the baby boomer generation can adapt to the new technologies sweeping the market just as well as their millennial counterparts. Marcantonio spoke about the booming business opportunity – pun intended – …

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32Red and LeoVegas complaints waved away by ASA

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Online casinos 32Red and www.21.co.uk, operated by LeoVegas Gaming, have seen one complaint each dismissed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). For the latter of the two it was challenged whether the ad “ portrayed gambling in a context of toughness,” with the TV broadcast for the site featured a man in a tuxedo playing blackjack, whilst a heartbeat sounded over …

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