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No consistency in mobile KPIs

SBC News No consistency in mobile KPIs

For more than three years now the online gambling industry has declared the mobile channel its key growth driver. Although the mobile business is becoming more and more important, operators do not have consistent reporting standards (KPIs) regarding their mobile revenues, at least not yet. In its latest Online Gambling Quarterly report (Q1 2014) MECN‘s researchers also found that not …

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Paddy Power & Trinity Mirror set to launch betting app

SBC News Paddy Power & Trinity Mirror set to launch betting app

Strategic partnerships between UK news publishers and igaming operators continue as Paddy Power announced the proposed launch of sports betting app with Trinity Mirror Plc the publishing company for the Daily Mirror and the Sunday People. Paddy Power continues the recent trend in UK sports betting that has seen The Sun announce a Partnership with BetVictor and The Guardian online …

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Winamax to launch French sportsbook

SBC News Winamax to launch French sportsbook

French igaming operator Winamax has announced plans to support its French online poker room with the proposed launch of a Winamax sportsbook. The operator will look to diversify its gaming portfolio and improve company revenues by broadening its product range and services to include online sports betting for French igaming customers. The decision to launch a new sportsbook was undertaken …

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Ader looks to shake up bwin.party with board replacements

SBC News Ader looks to shake up bwin.party with board replacements

Activist Investor Spring Owl, the investment vehicle that acquired 5.3% stake in igaming operator bwin.party , put fourth their selection of board representatives it feels will drive the operators performance forward. Spring Owl, headed by  investment and equity banker Jason Ader are currently the operators second largest investor after purchasing its bwin.party shareholdings at the start of 2014. Spring Owl’s …

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Macleod Miller Resigns from BACTA

SBC News Macleod Miller Resigns from BACTA

BACTA, the largest trade association for the gaming industry has announced the resignation of Chief Executive – Leslie Macleod Miller. Macleod Miller has resigned from the association after a 10 year tenure, he will relinquish his position from the 1st May 2014. BACTA released a statement on the resignation of Macleod Miller which commented “After 10 years I am ready …

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Net Entertainment games live on SkyVegas

SBC News Net Entertainment games live on SkyVegas

Slot developer Net Entertainment‘s award winning games have been launched and are now available to Skyvegas.com’s player base. Björn Krantz, Chief of GMO and MD at Net Entertainment Malta Ltd, said: “It feels great to be in live operation with Sky Betting and Gaming, a well reputable and recognized player in the UK market. I am confident that our best …

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Mark McGuinness: Could iBeacons be used to communicate to sports bettors?

SBC News Mark McGuinness: Could iBeacons be used to communicate to sports bettors?

SBC Business writer Mark McGuinness of Mainstream Marketing & Communications looks at the potential for the industry to harness one of the latest developments – the iBeacon. Our industry is encountering momentous change on a daily basis. In fact our digital lives are changing so much. We don’t even know it’s happening as they way in which we connect and communicate …

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Mark Brooker steps up as Betfair COO

SBC News Mark Brooker steps up as Betfair COO

Betfair have confirmed the promotion of Mark Brooker to Chief Operating Officer, Brooker steps up from his previous position as Director of Sports Betting. Brooker has been involved within Betfair operations for more than five years, looking after sports betting initiatives and corporate development for the operator. Betfair’s appointment of Brooker, will see him become responsible for the performance and …

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Voting opens for Best Football Bookmaker

SBC News Voting opens for Best Football Bookmaker

The title of Best Football Bookmaker will be duked out between Bet365, BetVictor, Paddy Power, Pinnacle Sports and SkyBet at the Betting on Football Awards on 8 May (click here to view finalists case studies). Voting for the award, which is sponsored by BetConstruct, is now open at   http://www.sbcnews.co.uk/bettingonfootball/awards The winner will be decreed by the weight of votes …

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Sportradar and SportAccord Agree on MoU

SBC News Sportradar and SportAccord Agree on MoU

Sportradar and SportAccord signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the 2014 SportAccord Convention to harmonise their prevention and education approaches on Sports Betting Integrity. Sportradar are the world’s supplier of sports betting related data and statistics. The company assist sports federations, state authorities and law enforcement agencies around the world fight betting related match-fixing by providing sophisticated technical solutions for …

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