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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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GamCrowd crowdfunds for itself

GamCrowd, the gambling-specific crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform that launched earlier this year, has followed its own advice and launched a crowdfunding campaign of its own. The company is looking to raise £200k for 10% of the Equity in the company on its own platform. CEO Chris North explained the reasoning behind the campaign: “We have been very keen from the …

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Paddy Power & the €1m Suarez gum shield

FIFA’s decision to place an immediate ban on Luis Suarez regarding ‘all football-related activity’ for his bite on opponent Chiellini did not just scupper Uruguay’s World Cup plans – it also prevented what would have been Paddy Power’s latest audacious marketing stunt. The Irish bookmaker had offered the Liverpool striker €1m (£792,000) to wear a special branded mouth guard during …

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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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32Red comes under fire after renaming Stewards’ Cup

Online gaming company 32Red’s intention to rename next month’s Stewards’ Cup has sparked a wave of protest from betting and sports circles. The Gibraltar based group will sponsor the six-furlong heritage handicap on the final evening of Glorious Goodwood’s five day festival, worth £100,000. But instead of preserving the historical title, the firm signalled its desire to rebrand the race …

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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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Greece’s OPAP offers redundancy scheme to 75% of staff

Greece’s betting monopoly OPAP has begun a voluntary redundancy scheme for about three-quarters of its staff to cut costs, one of its biggest unions said on Thursday.OPAP declined to say whether it was offering the scheme, which will mainly affect its retail network supporting services, according to a document outlining the program seen by Reuters. Greece sold a majority stake …

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RGA criticises Portuguese Government of creating “punitive taxes” and “unviable conditions”

Gambling trade association – Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has labelled the Portuguese Governments plans to implement a 8-16% revenue tax on sports betting operators as “punitive” and “unviable”. The association has raised concerns about Portugal’s current draft igaming proposal and its amendments, which are currently being reviewed by Portuguese parliament legislators. Portugal had planned to liberalise its sports betting market, …

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Onefootball integrates Sportradar feed

Sportradar has integrated its soccer data feeds into the Onefootball application for mobile devices. The cooperation with the world’s leading mobile football community, based in Berlin, started on June 1st 2014. With coverage of over 100 countries, 240+ soccer leagues and 40 languages, Sportradar provides the broadest soccer coverage in the market. From now on, Sportradar’s Live Scores, Live Sports Centre and Statistics solutions will be integrated …

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SIS streams to Betfred and Totepool websites

LBO pictures and data supplier SIS is using its digital streaming platform to provide a new service to both the Betfred and Totepool websites. SIS is delivering live pictures of the “Betfred Bonus Hour”, normally seen on Betfred TV in betting shops, to Betfred.com and Totepool.com. The Bonus Hour is a regular and popular Saturday morning feature on Betfred TV, …

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