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Tatts Group wins trial for AUS $450 million payout from State of Victoria

Australian gaming group Tatts is set to be awarded more than $451m (£249.6m) in compensation, arising from the expiry of its gaming operator’s licence in August 2012. The Supreme Court of Victoria has found the State of Victoria liable, with an announcement regarding interest and costs expected in the coming days. A statement on the company’s website said: “Tatts welcomes the decision, which upholds an agreement …

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Sporting Solutions joins Euro State Lotteries and Toto association

SBC News Sporting Solutions joins Euro State Lotteries and Toto association

Sporting Solutions will join the European State Lotteries and Toto association (EL), the continent’s largest national lottery trade body, as an associate member this week. Their application for membership was ratified on June 4th by the General Assembly, the governing body of the European Lotteries, at its annual congress in Lisbon, Portugal. The decision is a milestone for Sporting Solutions, who …

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Igaming & Data Management – The Black Box Relationship

SBC News Igaming & Data Management - The Black Box Relationship

SBC’s Affiliate and Marketing  Correspondent Marc Pedersen asks why the industry is still so protective over player data that could be mutually beneficial. Speaking at the May Betting on Football Conference, Better Collective’s Head of Marketing Andreas Phillipsen, eloquently described igaming’s current data distribution between operators and marketing partners as ‘black box relationships’. These three words combined expertly to explain …

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Irish bookies waiting on EU approval for new betting law

SBC News Irish bookies waiting on EU approval for new betting law

The Irish Bookmakers Association has revealed that the Betting Bill is now with the Attorney General, but is sweating on EU approval. The group, which represents 70 per cent of bookmakers and independent providers, believes the retail betting sector is in severe decline, having witnessed the closure of 366 shops in the last six years, resulting in the loss of approximately 1700 staff. It …

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Greyhound Board goes to the Banks

SBC News Greyhound Board goes to the Banks

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain has appointed Simon Banks as Media and Communications Officer.  Banks is an experienced freelance journalist who has written for a wide range of national and business titles on a number of subjects including greyhound racing, general sport and gambling related matters. He is a greyhound owner and has a retired greyhound at home. He …

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Ray Lesniak – New Jersey sports betting still a reality

SBC News Ray Lesniak - New Jersey sports betting still a reality

New Jersey’s efforts to legalise sports betting are not over according to Senator Raymond ‘Ray’ Lesniak. The Senator who was a key member of the committee which brought forward the sports betting appeal to the Supreme Court, believes that the state of New Jersey could still offer sport betting through legal technicalities concerning gambling within the state. Last Monday, in …

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Talk to Paddy: Voice Control feature added to Paddy Power app

SBC News Talk to Paddy: Voice Control feature added to Paddy Power app

Paddy Power have the become the first sports betting operator to add voice controlled navigation to their sports betting app. The function, which will, at least initially, be exclusive to Paddy Power, has been delivered by the winners of this years Mobile Marketing Barca Starta competition, Capita Systems. This represents their first major client arrangement. Using the app customers will now be able to …

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KIRON enters Belgium with belgium123.be partnership

SBC News KIRON enters Belgium with belgium123.be partnership

 Kiron Interactive has agreed a deal to distribute its content in Belgium’s newly-regulated online market via NV Chip Amusement.Players of the Antwerp-based operator’s new site www.belgium123.be will now have the opportunity to watch scheduled action unfold via live video streaming. Steven Spartinos, co-CEO of Kiron, said he was delighted to sign a multi-year licensing deal in a vibrant, emerging market at such …

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Betfair becomes Bitefair in wake of Suarez ban

SBC News Betfair becomes Bitefair in wake of Suarez ban

FIFA has found an unlikely ally ahead of tomorrow’s Colombia v Uruguay encounter. Amidst Bitgate, Betfair will rebrand across all platforms to show its support for the ban imposed on embattled star striker Luis Suarez. The betting exchange said it encourages the “thrill, excitement and fair play of sport” and will be calling itself Bitefair. The rebrand went live today and …

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BetVernons goes Walkabout

SBC News BetVernons goes Walkabout

Gaming entertainment provider BetVernons has pencilled a deal to become the official betting partner of Walkabout bars. The partnership will last for an initial one-year period, with BetVernons having premium branding rights across Walkabout’s offline, digital and social media platforms. Simon Kaye, Chief Operating officer of Walkabout’s parent company iNTERTAIN, said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with BetVernons and …

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