UK

Matchbook – Partners with Right To Play

Online betting exchange Matchbook has announced a special partnership with the leading international sport development charity – Right To Play. Following the announcement of the partnership, Matchbook further announced that all commissions generated by its betting exchange on April 1st will be donated to the charity. CEO Mark Brosnan commented: “As an exchange community we’re delighted funds can be raised …

Read More »

Gambling advertisers join TipTV.co.uk stable

TipTV.co.uk, the internet sports betting and finance internet TV station, has announced a raft of new gambling advertisers which are supporting the start-up channel. Sporting Index, Admiral Markets, ETX, FootballBettingData.co.uk & SpreadEx have all agreed to advertise with TipTV, which has enjoyed a positive start to broadcasting since it was launched earlier this year. The channel has also featured some big …

Read More »

Coral launch single wallet card – Coral Connect

Coral has launched Coral Connect – a single wallet card that can be used across all channels, including gaming machines and over the counter. Using contactless technology and a PIN number, the card arrives in time for this summer’s World Cup when games will be played either before or after the shops close. Coral Connect signifies the bookmaker’s commitment to driving the industry …

Read More »

Paddy Power gets in on plane game at Old Trafford

Marketing specialist Paddy Power capitalised on the huge furore surrounding the protest by plane at Old Trafford this weekend by joining in on the act. There has been much media coverage on the fact that a group of disgruntled Manchester United fans raised funds for a fly-by message to express their dissatisfaction with current manager David Moyes, and the Irish …

Read More »

Unibet teams up with Royal Windsor

Online bookmaker Unibet has announced an all-encompassing betting and gaming partnership with Royal Windsor Racecourse for the forthcoming flat season.  The sponsorship will see the multi award winning sportsbook sponsor over 20 races at the Berkshire track and to be ever present on the course throughout the year under a substantial racecourse branding initiative. The partnership will see Unibet not only …

Read More »

Rank goes from Burke to Birch

The Rank Group Plc has announced the appointment of Henry Birch, who will succeed Ian Burke as chief executive of Rank with effect from 6 May 2014. Burke, who is currently also executive chairman of Rank, will become non-executive chairman with effect from 6 May 2014.  The Rank board believes it appropriate to ensure that the company benefits from some …

Read More »

Darling to chair the ABB

Paul Darling QC has been appointed the new Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) with effect from 1st May 2014. He takes over from Neil Goulden, who is stepping down to concentrate on his other role as Chairman of the Responsible Gambling Trust. Barrister Darling was a Non-Executive Director at the Tote (2006-2008) and became a Government Appointed …

Read More »

Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

David Clifton, director at Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and speaker at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference, asks whether the time has arrived for a Judicial Review of the looming remote gambling changes? Now that Royal Assent in respect of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is looming and the 15% point of consumption tax has been confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget …

Read More »

English match fixing trio plead not guilty to charges

English professional footballers Michael Boateng , Hakeem Adelakun  and Moses Swaibu, pleaded not guilty  to criminal charges made against them on football match fixing and bribery grounds.  The three man had been arrested by UK Police and  UK anti corruption  taskforce, with regards to investigations on suspicious betting activity The three professional footballers appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday …

Read More »

32Red strengthens performance

Online gaming operator 32Red has reacted with bemusement over the ‘sharp fall’ in its share price in recent weeks on the back of another year of record revenues. The operator suggests that it has suffered because other gambling firms have also seen their shares drop, but that was as a result of the UK Budget imposing greater taxes on retail …

Read More »