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Irish Bookmakers Association warns of job losses if Bill is delayed

 500 jobs and over €16 million (£13m) could be lost if delays in implementing Ireland’s Betting Amendment Bill are allowed to continue. In a three page briefing document presented to members of the House of Deputies and Senate, the Irish Bookmakers Association said if the bill fails to be passed before summer break, jobs will be lost on 1st September …

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Irish Champions Weekend launched in the UK

Irish Champions Weekend has been launched in the British market with a promotional presence at the Chester May and York Dante Festivals. The drive is part of a strategy to target UK punters, capitalising on a large and enthusiastic flat race following. The team comprises Horse Racing Ireland, Leopardstown, and the Curragh Racecourse, in a joint venture. HRI’s Racecourse Marketing …

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A BET A Signs Portable EPOS Deal With Betway

EPOS supplier A Bet A Technology has penned a deal allowing Betway to activate its sponsorship of the Premier League Darts with betting facilities at each venue. A Bet A, who service operators in the UK and Ireland as well as 22 global territories, has provided the bookmaker with a portable EPOS system that captures both on and off-site wagers.Their technology, …

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UEFA issues red card against match fixing

Football governing body UEFA has continued its hard-line stance on match fixing and fair play, warning players at the European U-17 Championship in Malta, of the perils of manipulating and influencing incidents and results. Disciplinary Inspector João Leal addressed the current Netherlands team, one of the favourites to win the competition, and discussed how match-fixing includes trivial bets on the …

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Australia faces potential tsunami of sports corruption

Victoria Police have called on Australian sporting bodies and integrity units to examine the threat of sport corruption in the region. Victoria Police called this urgent meeting in the wake of Operation Starling which disrupted an illegal gambling cartel targeting a suburban Australian Soccer club. Experts monitoring international match fixing syndicates are warning authorities that corruption will undermine the quality …

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9-timer comes in to finish off Paddy’s season

Paddy Power may be forced to cancel its summer vacation to Brazil, after one shrewd punter landed a €577,000 (£470,000) accumulator on the final day of an enthralling 2013/14 Premier League season. The operator’s blog and Punting Hall of Fame reveals that a Leinster customer staked €1,000 (£815) on a nine-fold, including seven wins and two draws in the Fulham …

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Patrick Kennedy to step down as CEO of Paddy Power

Paddy Power Chief Executive Officer Patrick Kennedy  is set to step down from his role in April 2015. Kennedy will have served Paddy Power as CEO for nine years, having been appointed to the position in January 2006. Commenting on his planned departure, Kennedy noted that ‘change is good, both for the company and the individual’. Kennedy further commented “ …

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Codere given 48 hour bankruptcy lifeline

Spanish gambling operator Codere SA has been granted a 48 hour extension to solve its corporate debt restructure with creditors, as the operator looks to avoid entering bankruptcy protection. In a meeting between Codere bondholders and senior facility lenders, Codere had been granted a further 48 hours, to its existing May 10 insolvency deadline. Codere SA had been seeking new …

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Glynn receives Ladbrokes shareholder backing

Ladbrokes annual general meeting  saw company shareholders show their support for CEO Richard Glynn, despite the continued struggling performance of the gambling operator. The meeting saw just 68.55% of available voting rights used, nevertheless 99.9% of the votes counted were in favour of Glynn remaining at the helm of Ladbrokes. Glynn had stated that the operator had undertaken the first …

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INTRALOT boss recognised by Greek business

INTRALOT Group CEO Constantinos Antonopoulos has been announced ‘Manager of the Year 2013’ at a special ceremony in Athens, in the presence of politicians, prominent public figures, and members of the business community. “Manager of the Year” is an institution that was founded in 2002 by the Hellenic Management Association, in order to honour managers whose vision and outstanding performance …

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