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Realistic Games gains UK Remote Gambling Software Licence

Realistic Games has become one of the first producers of slots and table games to be granted a Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The company is now among only a handful of suppliers who have the required licensing in place to comply with the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act. The Act, which passed into law …

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Bingo boost for 888 Holdings

Online operator 888 Holdings has recorded an increase in revenues of 15% to US$111m for the second quarter of the year, with all divisions experiencing growth. 888’s Emerging Offering channel, which incorporates its 888Sport sportsbook, saw an increase of 15% to $7m, with casino, poker and bingo all experiencing uplifts of 15%, 2% and 17% respectively. On the B2B side, …

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Chief Exec Paul Bittar set to leave BHA

Paul Bittar Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is set to leave his leading governance role with BHA at the end of the year, once his three year contract ends.Paul Bittar was appointed Chief Executive of BHA in September 2011, having previously worked for Racing Victoria (Australia) and for the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Association. BHA senior management …

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Sky Bet launches “Are You In?” campaign

Sky Bet the sports betting subsidiary of British broadcaster BskyB announced the launch of a new digital and broadcast marketing campaign – “Are You in?” Focusing on the upcoming start of the 2014/2015 English Football  Season (Commencing August 4), the new multi-channel and multi-content marketing campaign will feature Sky Sports News presenters Jim White and Natalie Sawyer. The campaign was …

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Trackchamp becomes NI Football League data and streaming partner

Trackchamp, a joint venture between bwin.party digital entertainment and Chyronhego,  has become the  official Northern Ireland Football League  streaming and data partner. Cameras are set to be situated at every Northern Ireland Football League venue , in order to  provide  real-time streaming video with graphics and collect performance data. Such data will include player speed and distance covered, ball speed, …

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BetVictor annointed best value bookie for football punters

Oddschecker data from across the 2013/14 football season has revealed BetVictor to be the bookmaker offering better prices, more often, when betting on the sport. The analysis shows that BetVictor tops the bookmaker table, having offered better value on Match Odds markets than the median price across Oddschecker’s panel of bookies, 71% of the time. More specifically, the data highlights …

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William Hill ‘well-positioned’ for point of consumption tax

New William Hill CEO James Henderson believes that the UK’s biggest bookmaker is well placed ahead of the introduction of the point of consumption licensing later this year. Speaking at the firm’s interim results, Henderson was quite bullish about Hill’s position, certainly compared to some of its competitors. He commented: “I think the numbers are strong. The underlying growth, even …

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Baazov wants to retain Rational’s core values

Amaya CEO David Baazov wants the Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, to continue to focus on its ‘core values’ of ‘integrity, customer focus, and challenge’. Amaya has just invested US$4.9bn completing the acquisition of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd. Baazov commented: “We are extremely pleased to have completed this acquisition. Through PokerStars, Full Tilt …

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Coral UK retail operations to feature in BBC documentary

UK TV production company Boundless Productions, have been given the go ahead by the BBC to commission a television documentary on retail betting shops. Boundless Productions have selected to film the goings-on of a Coral high street betting shop, in a special three part BBC documentary named ‘The Bookies’. Emma Willis Head of Documentary Programing at the BBC gave further …

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FA launches video explaining betting ban

The FA has embarked on an education and awareness drive as its newly strengthened betting rules come into force ahead of the 2014-15 season. As from this month, players, managers, club employees and match officials are not allowed to place any bet on any football matter. This includes not just domestic matches and competitions in England but any football worldwide. …

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