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SBOBET supports football charity

Asian bookmaker SBOBET has donated £1,000 to a charity linked to football club West Bromwich Albion. The gambling operator donated the cash to the Albion Foundation and its ‘Walk the Albion Way’ challenge. SBOBET chairman Mr Wong Yew Choy said: “It is a special privilege to learn of the fantastic work by the Albion Foundation in the community. SBOBET as …

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Coral acquires Cool Games

Coral Interactive, the digital gaming division of the Gala Coral Group, has continued its focus on strengthening its interactive portfolio with the announcement that it has acquired multi-channel casino games provider Cool Games. Oldham-based Cool Games was founded in 2004 by Andrew Todd, an experienced gambling software developer who had previously designed games for slot manufacturer Barcrest. Cool Games’  acquisition sum …

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Bodugi sells player base to Bet Butler

iGaming news source, eGaming Review reports that troubled real money social betting operator Bodugi Technology is set to sell its player database to sports betting Bet Butler. Bodugi Technology had its igaming licence suspended by the UK Gambling Commission after it received complaints that customers could not withdraw funds from the operator.  Last week Bodugi Technology’s management announced that it …

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Susan Boyle wanted ‘normal’ betting shop job

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has explained her application for a cashier’s job in her local betting shop as a ‘desire to be normal’. The performer, who shot to global recognition after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent with a rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Misérables, had picked up an application form from a Ladbrokes shop in her West …

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Dyke – FA to Consider Betting Ban For Footballers

Greg Dyke, the Chairman of the English Football Association  (The FA), commented that  a complete ban of betting by  English Football registered players may be introduced. Speaking to BBC Late Kick Off North West, Dyke commented: “No final decision has been made, but it a complete ban is one of the things that’s being discussed,” Dyke told BBC Late Kick …

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Sagi To Float SafeCharge on AIM

Playtech Founder Teddy Sagi is set to IPO another of his business ventures – online payment provider SafeCharge. Sagi  is the main shareholder of the payment provider with 90% of the company’s shareholding. SafeCharge is set to offer its initial IPO on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM), with a view of raising $100m in new equity for future acquisitions, …

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Ladbrokes to offer Williams B3 gaming content online

Ladbrokes has agreed to add the full portfolio of Williams Interactive online slot games to its casino offering after signing a multi-year agreement with the Scientific Games-owned company. Through integration with the Williams Interactive Remote Game Server, Ladbrokes.com players will have access to a library of authentic Vegas-style slot games. Many of these games are already popular with players in …

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Videoslots.com signs with Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil Gaming has signed its fourth partnership deal in three months by agreeing terms with fast-growing operator Videoslots.com. Launched in March 2011, Videoslots.com is one of the rising stars of online casino with a firm focus on customer service, player care and loyalty and rewards including its regular no-strings-attached 25% cashback offer. Its goal is to create an “unforgettable casino …

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Peter Rigby Joins Betfair Board of Directors

Betfair has announced the appointment of former Informa Plc CEO Peter Rigby to its Board of Directors, Rigby is set to replace long standing directors Mike McTighe and Fru Hazlitt who have stepped down from the board. Rigby joins Betfair having left his position of CEO at academic publishing and conferencing business Informa plc. He will serve as a non-executive …

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Betway sponsors Matchroom’s Froch v Groves fight

Online gambling operator Betway has signed a title sponsorship agreement with Matchroom Sport for the hugely anticipated rematch between Carl ‘Cobra’ Froch and ‘Saint’ George Groves, which will take place at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on 31 May. Froch, the defending WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion, will put his titles on the line against Groves, who pushed the pre-fight …

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