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GBGA questions Gambling Commission advertising policy

A new law that establishes the Gambling Commission as the industry’s global regulator threatens the safety of consumers online and is unlawful, claims the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association. The GBGA, which represents Gibraltar-based online gambling operators, instructed law firm Olswang to write to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid MP, the Attorney General, Dominic …

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Pinnacle Sports: Brazil bigger than Euros and South Africa combined

Phil Hudson, Acquisitions Manager at Pinnacle Sports, discusses his firm’s decision to open up the World Cup Final to $1million bets. Do you anticipate the World Cup Final to be your biggest ever betting market? Yes, we fully anticipated volume to exceed both Euro 2012 and World Cup in 2010 combined, with live and mobile components of that making significant …

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‘Own goal’ ad is no such thing

There’s a certain distaste at the glee with which people are proclaiming that the The National Council on Problem Gambling in Singapore has scored an ‘own goal’ because its advertisements across the World Cup have ‘tipped’ Germany to win.  The advert features lots of children discussing who they want to win the tournament, with the kicker at the end being …

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Ladbrokes forms social responsibility committee

Ladbrokes are set to create a new social responsibility committee, which will have the purpose of helping their board to oversee the establishment of a socially responsible approach to providing betting and gaming to the bookmakers’ customers. This announcement was first made by the bookmaker in February this year. John Kelly, the Senior Independent Director, will chair the committee whilst …

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Paul McNea – BETFUZE – Blending social intelligence with mobile sports betting

SBC catches up with BETFUZE C0-Founder and CEO Paul McNea, to gain more insight into how his new platform is leveraging mobile  and mass social data to create better engagement and value for the  sports betting customer Paul is a regular speaker and Sports and  betting events around Europe and is a member of a number of industry steering groups …

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Focus on stadium naming rights – part 3 – The End Game

With six Premiership clubs now enjoying commercial stadium deals it’s perhaps a surprise that the other top clubs are yet to do so. It is however not for want of trying; as far back as 2009 Chelsea openly admitted they were considering selling off the Stamford Bridge name and were reportedly hunting a deal in the region of £10m a …

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GameAccount introduces new international commercial team

Led by Commercial Director Daniel Lindsay, who joined GameAccount in September 2013 and has over 19 years gaming experience with companies including TCS John Huxley and Aristocrat Leisure Limited, the new team comprises; Sara Di Finizio ,Country Manager Italy, alongside Commercial Managers Federica Faggiano  and Camilla Folkeson. Underlining the strength of the team, Daniel Lindsay said: “We have recruited from …

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Russia to study the legalisation of online poker

Russian First Deputy Minister Igor Shuvalov has order the Russian Finance and Economic Development Ministry to study the potential legalisation of online poker in the country. Russian business news source Kommersant, reported that senior Russian government ministers had been impressed with financial reports projecting that the government could raise a $145 million in annual fiscal revenues from online poker. Acting …

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James Henderson: ‘I’m a great believer in multichannel activity’

The William Hill website is hosting an interview with new CEO James Henderson. Here is a transcript of what he had to say. You’ve been introduced today as William Hill’s CEO designate. What are your thoughts about taking over the top job? I’m absolutely delighted to be able to take over the job at William Hill, especially in its 80th …

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Euromat announces Nick Harding as chief representative of BACTA

European Gaming and Amusement Federation: Euromat, has announced the appointment of Nick Harding, CEO of gaming low stake operator  Praesepe as the chief representative of  British Amusement Industry – BACTA Harding  has over 30 years experience in the gambling sector said: “I’m passionate about the gaming entertainment industry so I’m pleased to be more closely involved with EUROMAT as the voice of …

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