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Osage offers ‘promotional play’ via GameAccount

SBC News Osage offers 'promotional play' via GameAccount

GameAccount Network plc,  developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B gaming software and online gaming content, has agreed a partnership with Osage Casinos to launch a ‘promotional play’ online casino. Osage Casinos is owned by the Osage Nation, and comprises 7 casino properties in the State of Oklahoma. GameAccount Network formed a strategic partnership with Konami Gaming, Inc., in January 2014 …

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Trinity Mirror & Racing Post launch – MirrorFreeBets portal

SBC News Trinity Mirror & Racing Post launch - MirrorFreeBets portal

The Trinity Mirror  news group and UK betting specialists the Racing Post have announced a media partnership to launch the Mirror Free Bets – http://mirrorfreebets.com/ . The newly launched website is a paid per performance portal (affiliate betting site), designed to give  readers better insight and knowledge on sports betting combined with the best value betting offers from selected UK …

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Japan Gaming Congress to highlight marketing challenges of engaging with domestic consumers

SBC News Japan Gaming Congress to highlight marketing challenges of engaging with domestic consumers

The introduction of casino legislation in Japan will lead to the development of a raft of creative agencies hungry to win the marketing budgets of integrated resort offerings, according to Chris Wieners, managing director of the Macau based HOGO Marketing. Wieners, whose session at May’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) is entitled ‘Finding your customer – unique challenges and opportunities that …

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Ladbrokes on course for full Playtech migration

SBC News Ladbrokes on course for full Playtech migration

Richard Glynn Chief Executive of Ladbrokes briefed staff that the operator was on  course to deliver its full migration to Israeli igaming software developer’s product portfolio and player management solution. Ladbrokes will integrate Playtech’s systems before the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. The operator aims to drop its current software and player management solutions, in favour of Playtech’s Information Management …

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More footballers arrested in fixing probe

SBC News More footballers arrested in fixing probe

The National Crime Agency’s investigation into spot-fixing in UK football has stepped up a level with the agency arresting 13 footballers this week. Six of the men were originally arrested back in December in connection with an investigation into individuals suspected of Conspiracy to commit acts of Bribery and Money Laundering relating to conduct during football matches. They were interviewed …

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Over half the country betting on the National

SBC News Over half the country betting on the National

Over half (55%) of UK adults will be hedging their bets on this Saturday’s Grand National, according to a survey of 2,000 UK adults commissioned  by online payments company Skrill. According to the survey, punters will place, on average, £10 each trying to pick a winner at Aintree this weekend, suggesting that bets on the Grand National could top £270m …

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Paddy Power target breaking even on Italian market

SBC News Paddy Power target breaking even on Italian market

Paddy Power management expects its Italian focused operations to break even this year, despite suffering loses of €16.8 million (£13.8 million) in 2013. The betting has operated its Italian betting and igaming services since 2012, the operator is yet to post profits for its operations in the region. In 2012 the operator posted loses of €14.7 million (£11.56 million) Paddy Power management …

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30% increase in transactions at Cheltenham

SBC News 30% increase in transactions at Cheltenham

Payment provider DataCash has analysed the betting transactions it carried out during the 2014 Cheltenham Festival and discovered a 30% increase in transactions compared to 2013 and up 123% since 2010. In total, over £74.6 million was spent in 2.77m transactions during the four day period across all currencies, including £63.8 million in GBP alone, representing 85% of the total. …

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UK Gambling Commission strengthens Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice

SBC News UK Gambling Commission strengthens Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice

New changes to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) were published this week by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). These changes are set to come into effect on August 1 2014, and will relate to anti-money laundering and widening the scope for detecting suspicious betting patterns which may relate to match fixing. The changes that are set to be …

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