Sportsbook

Paddy Power pays out on City winning the title

Ahead of this Sunday’s eagerly awaited derby clash, bookmakers Paddy Power have already taken the bold decision to pay out on City winning the title. With an eight point lead at the top of the table, many pundits believe that a City victory at Old Trafford on Sunday will all but end the title race, however Mourinho’s United side come …

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Ontario looks for partners to help achieve online betting expansion

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is searching for a company to help expand online and mobile sports betting in the Canadian province, the National Post has reported. The expansion, which is largely focused on sports betting, will allow people to place live bets during games, something currently unavailable through OLG. It also opens the door for the likes …

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mybet goes full service for Ghana

Updating the market, Frankfurt Xetra-listed European sports betting operator mybet Holdings SE has announced that it will expand its services for the Ghanaian market, allowing Ghana betting consumers to bet at mybet.com To date, mybet has operated retail betting services in Ghana through a B2B partnership with a local business partner. Its successful African market venture has seen mybet increase …

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Paddy Power Betfair Joins the ‘All-in Diversity Project’ as founding industry participant

FTSE listed betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has announced that it has partnered with industry workplace diversity program ‘All-in Diversity Project’, as the company seeks to lead the sector in employee equality and inclusion directives. The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver new benchmark and best practices for diversity in the global betting …

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Anger as European Commission drops all gambling infringement proceedings

The gambling industry has been left out in the cold by the European Commission, which has announced today that it will be focusing its time and effort on only the most serious infringements of EU law – meaning that all the currently pending infringement proceedings involving gambling have now been dropped. Challenging EU law has been a very active area …

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Scientific Games clears William Hill hurdle in pursuit of NYX Gaming

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has released a statement, detailing that it will move to acquire William Hill’s entire 6.8 million ‘ordinary shares and convertibles’ holding in acquisition target NYX Gaming Group. The Nasdaq gambling technology firm, clears a major hurdle in its $630 million pursuit of Toronto TSX-listed NYX (first announced September 2017). Last November, William Hill governance stated to …

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Monster Call… GVC leads £3.9 billion Ladbrokes Coral merger talks

FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning informed that it has entered ‘detailed discussions’ to form the ‘UK’s largest online and retail betting operator’, as the company continues merger negotiations with Ladbrokes Coral Plc. Updating the market, a GVC-Ladbrokes-Coral combination is valued at £3.9 billion, with GVC presenting a combined cash and shares offer – value range from …

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NSoft announces link-up with Superbet Poland

NSoft has confirmed the release of its products to Superbet Poland following the securing of a Polish retail betting license. Three new games have been launched for Superbet Poland through NSoft’s SEVEN platform: Greyhound Races, Virtual Motorcycle Speedway and Live Betting MTS, allowing customers to to engage and enjoy the full NSoft experience. NSoft’s content and technology are delivered throughout …

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Sporting Solutions launches ‘operations smart’ RMS vertical with Danske Spil as first client

Industry market provisions and data supplier Sporting Solutions (part of the Sporting Group), has today announced the launch of its new vertical ‘Risk Management Services (RMS)’. The service is launched with Danish state-owned operator Danske Spil as the first client to utilise Sporting Solutions RMS. Detailing the launch, Sporting Solutions development specifies that RMS covers four critical functions for operator …

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Unibet terminates Dutch KNWU cycling sponsorship

Dutch news sources have reported that the Netherlands National Cycling Association (KNWU) and European bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group Plc) have chosen to mutually terminate their existing sponsorship agreement. Estimated to be worth approximately €1 million per year for the KNWU, in 2016 Unibet marketing agreed to become the main sponsor of the KNWU racing team jersey, with the partnership beginning in …

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