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Pirc asks for Betfair investor veto

Shareholder and corporate governance adviser Pirc has recommended that Betfair investor’s reject the operators interim report and accounts at the upcoming general meeting (Thursday 4 September). Pirc management recommended these actions after The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) had called for a review of Betfair auditing and corporate governance, following several breaches of dividend misconduct over the past three …

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SG Gaming partners with Carrigill Bookmakers

 SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games Corporation,, has signed a four-year contract with Carrigill Bookmakers, a long-standing independent. The new long-term partnership, which makes SG Gaming Carrigill’s machine provider of choice, will see SG Gaming supply infinity and vision cabinets to all Carrigill shops. In addition, Carrigill will benefit from SG Gaming’s comprehensive support programme for independents, which includes marketing …

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Entries for Irish Champions Weekend almost double 2013 level

Initial entries for the Premier Handicaps on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September are well up on previous years. A total of 193 entries have been received, boasting a combined value of €600,000 (£474,702). The corresponding races in 2013 attracted 100 entries. 36 have been received from Britain and one from France. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Petingo’ Handicap, to be …

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Hesse Ministry issues twenty sports betting licences

After months of deliberation and reassessment of its gambling and sports betting regulatory framework, The Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sports (HMDIS) has awarded its first set of federal German sports betting licences. The governing body confirmed that it had approved twenty sports betting operators who applied to the Hesse Ministry for permission to promote sports betting services under …

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BAC moves to the Barcelona International Convention Centre

The Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC) will be returning once again to the Catalan city on the 23rd – 26th October 2014. Conference organisers, iGB Affiliate, have announced that the conference will be moving to a new venue for 2014, the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB). “We are extremely excited that the show has grown to the extent that we have to move …

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Camelot revamps National Lottery digital inventory

Camelot operators of the UK National Lottery, have announced the release of a new online lottery platform, which will be supported with the launch of a newly redesigned National Lottery website. The migration to a new online lottery platform, had seen Camelot shut down its online lottery services over the weekend. Camelot had re-launched its online website last night, with …

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Codere reports €64.6 million in losses for H1 2014

Spanish and Latin American focused gambling operator, Grupo Codere reported operational losses of €64.6 million (£51.4 million) for the first half of 2014. The loses attributed by Codere during the period will be absorbed with the recorded losses of €74.7 million (£60.1 million) for H1 2013 performance. Codere reported company turnover of  €656.6 million (£520.8 million) down 15% on H1 …

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Playtech acquires Aristocrat Lotteries

Playtech developer and licensor of software and services for the gambling industry, has entered into an agreement with global content and systems provider Aristocrat Leisure Limited to acquire Aristocrat Lotteries for ?10.5 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments and satisfaction of closing conditions. It is anticipated that closing will occur shortly. Once complete, the acquisition will position Playtech’s land-based …

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Jason Trost – EIG Berlin Interview – Product Independence

Innovation of igaming’s products lines, value chains and services will be key theme at this year’s EIG Berlin Expo.  Team SBC & EIG caught up with Smarkets Founder & CEO Jason Trost to discuss the values of producing technology in-house, product independence and innovation blocks and factors. Smarkets is an online betting exchange platform challenging the bigger exchanges in the …

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Jog For Jockeys raises €25,000 for fund

Almost 800 people took part in the annual Jog For Jockeys charity fundraiser on Sunday August 24th at the Curragh Racecourse, raising €24,661.80 (£19,512) – the highest amount reached since 2010. Former Jockey Stephen Hunter was first across the line in the 10km race with an impressive time of 34:48. James Tyrell won the 5km chase in 18:02. Brian Hayes was the first jockey …

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