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Asian tech firm partners with Fulham

Asian-based technology providers Power8 have become an official Club Partner of English Premier League club Fulham FC in a deal which includes significant presence of the Power8 branding on LED perimeter advertising, ultimately reaching TV and on-line audiences in 212 worldwide markets. Power8, which provides some solutions for the gaming industry, says it is proud of its partnership with Fulham …

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Stanleybet Returns to the UK High-Street

Betting retail operators Stanleybet announced the return of its betting services to the UK public, with the opening of a new premise located in Liverpool. The betting shop will be opened at the end of the week and will see the return of the Stanleybet sports betting brand to the UK. Stanleybet had sold its 600 UK retail betting outlets …

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Owen Signs For BetVictor

Ex  England soccer star Michael Owen has been announced as brand ambassador for sports betting and casino operator – BetVictor. Owen one of England’s highest ever goal scoring will feature in BetVictor promotions and messaging, as the brand looks to extend its profile in key markets. The ex Liverpool and Real Madrid centre forward Michael Owen is known in the …

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ASA Ban BET365 TV Advert

Bet365 are the latest sports betting operator to have had their television advertisement banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). The advertising compliance board for UK terrestrial and digital broadcast services, found the Bet365 digital and television advert promoting a ‘Free Bet Offer’ to be misleading to UK audiences. The television and online format displayed on UK TV public …

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Suspicious Olympics activity needs reporting

Licensed betting operators are being reminded to report any suspicious betting patterns on events at this month’s Winter Olympics to the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU). The reminder comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed its new monitoring tool will be operating during the winter games in Sochi that begin today. The “Integrity Betting, Intelligence System” (IBIS) …

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Betfair Appoint Leo Quinn

Sports betting exchange and igaming operator Betfair announced the appointment of Leo Quinn as Non-Executive Director. The publically traded operator stated that Mr Quinn will take up the position from March 5 2014. Quinn joins Betfair having served as CEO of defence and military contractor QinetiQ Group since November 2009, Leo Quinn has held key management position since 2001, having …

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Racecourse data licensing made easier

Fifty-seven British racecourses have announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The joint venture has been formed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC), and nine independent racecourses as shareholders. RDC has been assigned the PRD (Pre-Race Data) licence for a five-year term from Racing Enterprises Limited (REL). PRD is information on a racecard, such as …

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Rank identify Jumio as new partners

Jumio, Inc., the fast growing online and mobile credentials management company, have announced that The Rank Group , owners of leading entertainment brands Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, have signed a deal to use Jumio’s Netverify solution. Jumio’s Netverify will be integrated into the Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos sites so that players can be quickly verified without having to email or …

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First TV campaign for McBookie.com

Scottish bookmakers McBookie.com have embarked on a major TV campaign for the first time. The firm will be focusing on Scottish Television and has secured spots during STV’s coverage of the Champions and Europa League. The advert looks to prove that the firm understand Scottish punters more than other bookmakers, by having a sly dig at England’s chances of winning …

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New tipping programme covers sport and finance

Two City executives are launching an innovative web-based TV programme which will offer advice to punters playing the financial and burgeoning sports gaming markets. TipTV.co.uk  launched this week and has been devised by Square Mile veterans Nick ‘The Moose’ Batsford, a former trader and analyst; and financial and football industry PR David Bick. TipTV.co.uk is a free to view, daily …

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