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Canbet loses UK operating licence

Struggling igaming operator Canbet has surrendered its UK operating licence in the face of mounting financial concerns.  The UK Gambling Commission stated that Canbet’s operator licence had been removed on the 7th of May 2014. The operator had been struggling since the closing months of 2013, at the end of January 2014 a number of the operators customers had made …

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Sky Bet selects mcgarrybowen as new creative lead agency

Sky Betting and Gaming has appointed mcgarrybowen as its new creative marketing agency, as the operator seeks to bring in new marketing and branding initiatives for its online gambling portfolio. International marketing agency mcgarrybowen , with offices in New York, Chicago and London, won a three way pitch, against Brothers and Sisters and FCB Inferno last April. Sky Betting and …

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FA Cup is the punters’ no.1 football competition

More than a quarter of Brits will have a flutter on the final. When it comes to betting, the FA Cup is the UK’s football competition of choice, according to a survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by online payments company Skrill. According to the survey, more than one in four (26%) people will attempt to pick the winner of the …

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Irish Champions Weekend launched in the UK

Irish Champions Weekend has been launched in the British market with a promotional presence at the Chester May and York Dante Festivals. The drive is part of a strategy to target UK punters, capitalising on a large and enthusiastic flat race following. The team comprises Horse Racing Ireland, Leopardstown, and the Curragh Racecourse, in a joint venture. HRI’s Racecourse Marketing …

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Ladbrokes launches first ever responsible gaming advert

Ladbrokes yesterday launched the UK’s first dedicated TV advertisement in an effort to promote responsible gambling. Following on from last month’s ‘Ladbrokes Life’ campaign, which celebrates the characteristics of different betting customers, the bookmaker said this follows the introduction of the ABB code of player protection, new set limits software on machines and retraining of staff to include a greater …

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A BET A Signs Portable EPOS Deal With Betway

EPOS supplier A Bet A Technology has penned a deal allowing Betway to activate its sponsorship of the Premier League Darts with betting facilities at each venue. A Bet A, who service operators in the UK and Ireland as well as 22 global territories, has provided the bookmaker with a portable EPOS system that captures both on and off-site wagers.Their technology, …

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Gambling Bill receives Royal Assent

The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill received  Royal Ascent, reforming the 2005 Gambling Act. The passing of the bill will require all betting operators servicing UK customers to adhere to UK Gambling Commission practices and implemented laws.  Operators must also be fully licensed by the Gambling Commission in order to do business in the UK. Royal Assent is the name …

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Betdigital awarded Alderney Core Service Provider Associates Certificate

Content and systems developer Betdigital has been approved for a Core Service Provider Associates Certificate by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The licence enables Betdigital to provide its services to Alderney-based online gaming operators. Betdigital passed the rigorous testing process and is in the perfect position to deliver its top performing content. High-quality content is created in-house and the portfolio …

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188BET extends Liverpool FC Partnership

Online sportsbook and entertainment operator 188BET has extended its betting partnership with Liverpool Football Club until the end of the 2015/16 season. Commenting on the company’s affiliation with the Reds, Managing Director Nigel Singer, said: “Liverpool FC is one of the world’s most famous and historic football clubs and we are thrilled to be announcing our renewal off the back of one of their most …

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Betfred launches “more fun with its fingers” TV campaign

Betfred’s online operation, Betfred.com, has launched a new advertising campaign through BJL. “Have more fun with your fingers” will roll out across television, online, social and retail media channels,the campaign is set to run for 6 months in 2014. Betfred selected creative media agency BJL to design and create a unique concept to attract mobile casino customers to Betfred’s mobile casino …

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