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BetVictor launches horseracing Smart Card product

Online bookmaker BetVictor has launched a new Smart Card product which will offer punters the opportunity to access a continuous stream of live horse racing data.  The new product, developed in collaboration with BetVictor’s data partner, Timeform, is hoped to offer more up-to-date information on races, updating the traditionally static information provided 24 hours before each race with updates, tips …

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CheckdMedia extends sponsorship of Altrincham FC

Confirming an extension to its current sponsorship agreement with the club, CheckdMedia has stated that it will be sponsoring National League North side Altrincham FC for a second season.  The collaboration between the duo has previously involved a number of collaborations, in addition to CheckdMedia offering access to exclusive content.  Altrincham director Lawrence Looney celebrated the new partnership. He commented: …

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888 Holdings’ Guy Cohen on purchases, PASPA and poker

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Guy Cohen, SVP, Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, discuss his company’s BetBright deal, operating in the newly regulated US sports betting market, and making plans to restore poker to its former glory. SBC: You have been on an acquisition spree lately. Can you explain the philosophy behind this, particularly regarding your BetBright purchase? GC: Sport was the missing link …

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Genting ‘Forty Five’ rebrand sees Kensington property return to its roots

Genting UK will refurbish and rebrand its ‘Cromwell Mint’ casino after renaming the property as the ‘Forty Five Kensington’. One of the oldest casino properties operated by Genting, the Cromwell Mint is set to undergo a multi-million-pound refurbishment which will see it transformed into a ‘world class gaming venue’ featuring a ‘first-class dining facility’ at the heart of London’s South Kensington …

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2019 realities see Catena Media diversify strategy and verticals

Publishing its interim H1 2019 results (period ending 30 June), Catena Media Plc said it is ‘working hard to adapt to new market conditions’ facing all industry incumbents. The Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing network reported tough Q2 2019 trading, facing seasonal adjustments, regulatory headwinds and ‘high casino pay-offs’. The tough set of factors see Catena post a flat H1 2019 revenue …

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New ‘Bet Regret’ sees GambleAware ask bettors to rethink behaviours

Targeting UK football fans, this weekend industry charity GambleAware launches the next phase of its ‘Bet Regret’ safer gambling campaign, which will encourage audiences to reconsider their gambling habits. Launching new Bet Regret marketing inventory, GambleAware will accompany the campaign with the tagline of ‘Think Twice or You’ll Bet Regret it’. GambleAware has run its Bet Regret campaign since February …

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Betfred deepens commitment to rugby with Women’s Super League

Betfred has strengthened its support for UK rugby, extending its sponsorship of Rugby League to include the women’s game for the first time, as the inaugural title partner of the burgeoning Women’s Super League (WSL). The newly announced deal will run alongside the recent extension of the Betfred Super League partnership until the end of the 2021 season – and sets up a …

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Boylesports to strengthen UK presence with further acquisitions

Boylesports is in talks to complete its second phase of UK acquisitions, which is hoped to strengthen the Irish independent bookmaker’s presence outside of Ireland.  The gambling operator had previously taken over 13 betting shops in the Midlands area earlier this year after acquiring the Wilf Gilbert chain of stores, however Boylesports has since confirmed that it is in talks …

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Camelot revamps National Lottery ‘retailer hub’

National Lottery operator Camelot has revamped its ‘retailer hub’ (www.tnlretailerhub.co.uk) adding new functionalities and tools to improve communication with its merchants. The relaunched hub has been optimised for all mobile verticals, allowing Camelot point-of-sale merchants to be better informed with news alerts, game/draw information, terms and conditions, promotions and updates on further upcoming National Lottery inventory. The hub will feature a …

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Digital confidence sees GVC up 2019 profits guidance

A combination of continued online growth and better than expected UK retail performance has allowed FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings to upgrade its full-year corporate guidance. Citing market share gains across all major territories, the group recorded group ‘pro-forma’ revenues of £1.8 billion up 5% on corresponding H1 2018’s £1.7 billion. During the trading period, GVC’s enlarged multi-regional online …

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