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Boylesports to become new sponsor of Irish Greyhound Derby

SBC News Boylesports to become new sponsor of Irish Greyhound Derby

A deal has been struck which will see the Irish bookmaker, BOYLESPORTS, become the new sponsor of the Irish Greyhound Derby until at least 2016. The agreement with the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) will also see Boylesports become the official betting partner of the IGB. The owner of the independent bookmakers,JOHN BOYLE, said of the arrangement; “Every year we examine …

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BOF Blog What’s the best way to promote your football product to the masses?

SBC News BOF Blog What’s the best way to promote your football product to the masses?

Rob Painter, Marketing Director  of SkyBet  and Iain Webb, Partnerships Manager of Fulham Football Club discuss Football Club betting sponsorships and marketing.  The panel gives insight into brokering football sponsorship agreements with sports betting operators, their concerns on future restrictions of gambling advertisement and mistakes witnessed  when negotiating partnerships with English Football Clubs. SBC Session Notes Painter opens the panel …

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BOF Blog – David Clifton – How will the new licensing laws effect sponsorship?

SBC News BOF Blog - David Clifton - How will the new licensing laws effect sponsorship?

David Clifton MD of CliftonDavies opens the Betting on Football (BOF) Conference by telling the BOF audience that change is imminent for UK operators, and that the legal and regulatory landscape for gambling operators will change drastically in the next months. Clifton states that legislation will be implemented by August 2014, currently the new amendments to the Gambling Bill are …

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Tabcorp CEO criticises online bookmakers

SBC News Tabcorp CEO criticises online bookmakers

David Attenborough, CEO of TABCORP, has openly slammed online-only bookmakers in Australia over the relatively low rates of tax they pay, the minimal contributions they return to the racing industry, and their reliance on extending credit to their customers. Tabcorp is the major operator of retail TABs in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria in Australia, and in these locations, …

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Betfair promotes Sylvie McDermott to Product Management Director

SBC News Betfair promotes Sylvie McDermott to Product Management Director

Betfair announced the promotion of  Sylvie McDermott to the newly created role of Product Management Director. McDermott will be responsible of Product management operations for across all Betfair product inventory, including product delivery and maintenance. McDermott will report to new Chief Operating Office Mark Brooker, who joined Betfair in April 2014. McDermott has been promoted from her position as Head …

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William Hill in search of new Australia CEO as Sullivan leaves

SBC News William Hill in search of new Australia CEO as Sullivan leaves

William Hill has confirmed the departure of its Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Sullivan, who agreed to leave the company on Monday. William Hill announced that Group of Director of Operatins James Henderson would take temporary charge of the regions operations, while it looked for Sullivan’s replacement. Sullivan retained his position as CEO of William Hill Australia, following the operator …

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Adelman steps down from Ladbrokes General Counsel

SBC News Adelman steps down from Ladbrokes General Counsel

Ladbrokes PLC have confirmed that General Counsel and Company Secretary Jonathan Adelman has stepped down with immediate effect. Adelman first joined the bookmaker in August 2008 after a spell as vice-president and senior counsel of hotel and resorts chain Hilton. Adelman has operated a as key figure in the Ladbrokes organisation, helping the operator helping the operator in UK and …

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Strong Q1 opening for bet-at-home

bet-at-home posted a record 138% year on year increase in  earnings before tax (EBT), reporting a strong opening for 2014 financial performance of the Betclic Everest subsidiary brand. The German based operator, who had witnessed a tough 2013, saw its EBT rise to €8.3 million (£6.8 million) for the opening business quarter of 2014 (period ending 31st March 2014). The figures posted …

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Premier League clubs face £90m Asian betting clampdown

SBC News Premier League clubs face £90m Asian betting clampdown

Asian facing football sponsorship  deals by sports betting operators have come under threat from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as it ruled that from August it would grant licences only to operators that are “a British facing business and either currently transact with British consumers or have a clear business plan for doing so” Barclays Premier League football clubs may …

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