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Betfair – Chocolate Digestives & Chocolate Hobnobs priced as ‘World Cup of Biscuits’ market favourites

Betfair has priced Chocolate Digestives as its current 6/4 market favourite to win BBC’s Comic Relief 2017 ‘World Cup of Biscuits’. Presented by ‘Pointless’ co-host Richard Osman, this year’s Comic Relief show (starting 7 pm BBC Channels) seeks to find out and settle all debate on ‘which biscuit is king’. Starting today with a 32 biscuits head-to-head first knockout round, ... Read More »

‘Flying Finn’ Häkkinen joins Unibet Ambassadors

Ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2017 Formula One season (Australian Grand Prix – 26 March), European bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group) has appointed former F1 World Champion racer Mika Häkkinen as its new Brand Ambassador. Known as ‘the Flying Finn’, Häkkinen is considered one of F1’s greatest ever drivers having secured back-to-back world championships in 1998 & 1999. The twenty-time ... Read More »

Bet On Brazil leverages power of big data with Hello Soda

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Bet On Brazil, an online betting subsidiary of Argyll Entertainment, is gaining real-time insights into its customers’ behaviours and personal preferences via Hello Soda. Hello Soda’s unique big data and multilingual analytics solution, PROFILE, enables Bet On Brazil to leverage the power of big data by harnessing its customers’ online footprints. This analytics engine helps to verify identity, reduce the ... Read More »

Wyjście…William Hill withdraws all services from Poland

FTSE-listed William Hill has become the latest industry operator to fully withdraw its services from the newly regulated Polish online betting market. This week the bookmaker confirmed its market withdrawal to customers and media partners stating that it would shut down its Polish betting services on 1 April. The bookmaker has asked its marketing partners to stop all campaigns and ... Read More »

GVC appoints former Virgin Group Exec Will Whitehorn as Senior Independent Director.

Following the presentation of its full-year 2016 results, the governance of FTSE-listed GVC Holdings (GVC) has further confirmed the appointment of Will Whitehorn as Senior Independent Director. A UK business veteran Whitehorn has held various leadership positions within Virgin Group, have been founding director of Virgin Games and acting as President for the Virgin Galactic space program. As a GVC ... Read More »

Enlarged GVC Holdings posts full-year 2016 profits of €93.8 million

The governance of GVC Holdings (GVC), finishes its first year as a FTSE-listed enterprise declaring 2016 as a ‘transformative year’ for its business, in which the enlarged operator has successfully integrated the acquired assets of bwin.party Entertainment. Presenting its full-year 2016 results, GVC would declare combined ‘pro-forma’ group wagering of €4.5 billion. Its high wagering levels were driven by an enlarged ... Read More »

Betfair – TV debates favour Macron as France 2017 hits £8 million mark

Betfair politics reports that France’s two-and-a-half hour Presidential TV debate (21 March) has favoured ‘En Marche’ candidate Emmanuel Macron who is now priced at 5/8 (61% chance of winning) to become France’s next leader. Updating its ‘France 2017’ market, Betfair politics is still seeing plenty of support for far-right ‘Front National’ leader Marie Le Pen who has seen her odds ... Read More »

Full Service…mybet launches new IT platform revamping betting & casino offering

As announced last week, Frankfurt Xetra-listed European online bookmaker mybet Holdings has launched its new IT platform (date 21 March), which will revamp its sports betting and online casino product offering. Nearly two years in development, mybet’s IT platform represents the operator’s biggest ever infrastructure commitment. Following its official launch, mybet governance stated the platform would support an ‘enormously enlarged ... Read More »

Itai Frieberger – 888’s technology dynamics will meet future consumer multi-faceted demands

Presenting investors 888 Holdings full-year 2016 financial results, Chief Executive Itai Frieberger has stated that following a ‘fantastic year’, 888 now enters a crucial period in its existence as the company vows to compete in a ‘multi-faceted arena’. Updating corporate shareholders, Frieberger detailed that 888’s 82% profit increase was a testament to the firm’s governance strategy, focusing on a ‘continued ... Read More »

Australia Parliament passes amendment bill shutting down online poker & in-play services

Having today passed the ‘Gambling Amendment Bill 2016’, Australia’s federal parliament has closed a number of regulatory loopholes thus outlawing online poker and in-play sports betting. Since November 2016, the Australian Senate has been reviewing the propositions of the Amendment Bill, which sought to ‘bridge the loopholes found in the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001’. The restructuring of Australia’s gambling ... Read More »