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PokerStars launches Jackpot Poker app for Amazon TV devices

Amaya Inc online poker subsidiary PokerStars continues to diversify its multi-media channel output, by announcing that it has launched its free to play Jackpot Poker app for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick devices. The development of the Jackpot Poker app for Amazon, will allow viewers to access PokerStars social gaming app directly from their televisions via the Amazon …

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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 2

Following Part 1’s assessment of the key occurrences in the eSports industry from a business perspective in the opening six months of 2015, here’s more of the same for the latter part of the year. August Ashton Kutcher became the latest high profile investor in eSports as he joined billionaire Mark Cuban in investing in Unikrn. Kutcher has a successful …

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Gogglebox Scarlett’s the best bet for Celebrity Big Brother

A new year means a new edition of Celebrity Big Brother. This will be the seventeenth series. With January bringing the inevitable post-Christmas blues, taking a punt on which celebrity will win the Big Brother gong is one potential cure. Ladbrokes has Scarlett Moffatt, of Gogglebox fame, as the favourite to win at 7/2 whilst the likes of Dapper Laughs, Spencer Matthews and …

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Jorn Starck appointed as new Executive Director of Alderney gambling

Jorn Starck has been appointed as the new Executive Director of regulator Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). Starck replaces the outgoing Andre Wilsenach, who’s left the AGCC for an academic role at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Starck is currently the AGCC Director of Regulatory Operations, a position he’s held since 2014 having been promoted after he originally joined the AGCC …

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Platini and Blatter banned by FIFA ethics committee

Fifa’s ethics committee has banned both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for a period of eight years from ‘all football-related activity.’  The bans, which commence immediately, are in response to a payment made by Blatter to Platini in 2011. The amount was a reported two million swiss francs (£1.3m), and is also the subject of a criminal investigation by Swiss …

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Kenyan sports betting boom continues with mCHEZA launch

A partnership between global gaming company Intralot and Acumen Communications Ltd (ACL) has produced mCHEZA. This is the latest company to be launched in the expanding sports betting industry in Kenya. At the official launch in the capital city of Nairobi, a company spokesperson stated: “mCHEZA is a simple, fun and interactive platform on which fans can put their money on football …

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Oddslife appoints Alexandru Teodorescu as Chief Product Officer

Social sports and gaming platform provider Oddslife Ltd has announced the appointment of Alexandru Teodorescu as its Chief Product Officer (CPO). Teodorescu joins Oddslife from online betting software and platform provider EveryMatrix (2005 – November 2015) where he held a number of senior management roles focusing on both strategic and commercial initiatives. Reporting to Oddslife Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark, …

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BetVictor extends social content reach with Ball Street

BetVictor has teamed up with digital content sports network Ball Street to boost its social media profile amongst UK football fans. London based Ball Street is set to produce ‘The Weekender’ football show for BetVictor’s YouTube channel. Utilising multiple social media channels, The Weekender will produce original video content for the operator as the Ball Street platform aims to cultivate …

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