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Ladbrokes goes LIVE with Playtech

The strategic partnership between Ladbrokes and Playtech technologies will see the operator distribute all Playtech’s Live gaming product inventory throughout Ladbrokes mobile and desktop verticals. Ladbrokes is set to distribute Playtech Live games via HTML5 and native versions for IOS and Android devices. As part of the strategic partnership, Playtech has enhanced the Ladbrokes online and mobile casino inventory by …

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Industry video explains new machine measures

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has published a video in which bookmakers explain the new measures that have been introduced onto betting shop gaming machines, more commonly known as FOBTs. In a statement, the ABB commented: “Even though problem gambling levels are at record low in England, we do acknowledge that some of our customers will have problems with …

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Betfair On Course For Top End Target

Igaming and sports betting exchange operators Befair stated that it was on course to hit its full year performance targets, following a strong third quarter performance. The operator had witnessed positive results with revenues increasing by 5% to £95.8m driven by a 12% increase in its regulated market operations. Betfair had also seen a positive impact on its EBITA earnings …

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Fourth year of growth for 32Red

Online casino operator 32Red has reported a fourth consecutive year of record revenues – up 21% to £35.6m – and underlying EBITDA – up 46% to £5.0m. Profit before tax was up 12% to £2.3m. Chief executive officer Ed Ware said: “This is our fourth consecutive year of delivering double digit growth in both sales and EBITDA underpinned by a …

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ASA Pulls Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius Money Back Campaign

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA),  has ordered Irish sports betting operator Paddy Power to remove its controversial ‘money-back’ campaign focused on the trail of South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. The controversial advert depicts a photograph of Oscar Pistorius superimposed on a statue of an Academy Awards Oscar (award). The advert communicates as its tagline “It’s Oscar Time. Money …

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Betfred becomes betting partner to the Grand National Festival

Betfred has been announced as the official betting partner of The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival next month, The three-year deal sees the Warrington-based bookmaker take sponsorship of three races – The Betfred Bowl Steeple Chase on Grand Opening Day, The Betfred Mobile Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase on Ladies’ Day and The Betfred TV Handicap Steeple Chase on Grand National Day. The …

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US business boosts Sportech

Sportech chief executive Ian Penrose said that the company remains ‘well positioned for future growth’ in the US market and that the company has entered 2014 with confidence. Penrose made the statement during Sportech’s preliminary results for the year in which revenue grew slightly to £110.3m, as did EBITDA to £26.0m, although adjusted profit before tax was slightly down to …

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Call for anti-problem gambling measures to be standard

The two main suppliers of gaming machines to betting shops in the UK have called for the new responsible gambling measures introduced this weekend to be extended to all gaming machines in all sectors. Inspired Gaming and SG Gaming have issued a joint statement calling for the mandatory introduction of these measures across all categories of UK gambling. The new …

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GTECH Wins Greek OPAP Tender

Former Greek state owned gaming operator – OPAP has selected gambling and lotteries software provider GTECH as its online gambling provider. OPAP had created a closed tender with selected pitches to software suppliers 888 Holdings, Openbet , Playtech and GTECH. GTECH is set to provide the Greek State operator with full digital gambling provisions and player management systems. The account …

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House Of Lords Ministers Attack Gambling Advertising

UK broadcasting standards regulator –Ofcom published its study on UK gambling advertisement and exposure. The regulator stated that British television had increased by 600 per cent since the deregulation of the sector in September 2007, growing from 234,000 to 1.4 million a year. Further research reported that gambling adverts had generated 30.9 billion views. The Ofcom research found that a …

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