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Consultation on betting shop planning changes launched

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched a technical consultation into proposed further planning reforms, outlining proposals for a wide range of changes aimed at simplifying and speeding up the planning process, although there are opposite repercussions for betting shops. The consultation is seeking views on the proposal to make a regulatory change to require a planning …

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GTECH sports betting boosted by World Cup


GTECH’s sports betting operations in Italy grew by 26.6% in the last quarter, which the firm has attributed to the FIFA World Cup, the introduction of virtual betting in the country and a stable payout percentage. Sports Betting saw revenues grow to €40.1m in Q2 from €31.7m for the same period in 2013, with turnover also jumping 22.9% to €218m. …

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Watchandwager adopts Income Access programme

WatchandWager, the California-based arm of Webis Holdings plc that enables customers from around the world to wager directly into global race track betting pools, has launched a new affiliate programme in partnership with affiliate software supplier Income Access. WatchandWager offers legal, licensed and regulated online wagering on horse racing and greyhound racing in the US. Offering more tracks than any …

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Commission issues application deadline reminder

With the UK’s Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act expected to come into force on 1 October 2014, offshore gambling operators – currently regulated overseas but transacting with consumers in Britain – wishing to continue to provide services in Britain beyond this date have been reminded that they have until 16 September to make an application and pay a fee to …

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Paddy Power hit by ‘historical data breach’

Paddy Power has revealed that some personal information relating to 649,055 customers was compromised during a cyber attack on their IT system four years ago. The Irish bookmaker is contacting certain clients in relation to what it deems “an historical data breach”. However, the group said no financial information or passwords were compromised in the incident and customers’ accounts are …

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Evolution Games heading for Mecca

Mecca has launched Evolution Games‘  Live Roulette as part of its mobile bingo offering. Mecca is Rank Group’s community-gaming brand for the British market with 96 bingo clubs in the UK and one of Great Britain’s most popular gaming websites with associated bingo apps. According to Mecca, mobile is their fastest growing vertical with the majority of the brand’s new …

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Betradar takes Live Channel online

Betradar has launched a new live streaming solution for global online and mobile sportsbooks.  Live Channel Online extends the existing portfolio of trading, gaming and front-end visualisation services with an entertaining and revenue-driving streaming solution. The combination of the live stream with Betradar’s range of live data visualisation widgets, plus its fast-paced in-play games, such as Soccer Roulette and In-Play …

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