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BetConstruct furthers Spanish market presence with iJuego sports betting partnership

Multi-channel gambling technology provider BetConstruct has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to provide sports betting provisions for Spanish licensed online gaming operator iJuego (iJuego.es). iJuego a subsidiary of Spanish gambling group Comar Inversiones, SA will launch its tailored sports betting product utilising BetConstruct provisions, which will give the operator access to over 30,000 live sports events per month. …

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Ladbrokes promotes Paul Cherry to Australia Chief Executive

Ladbrokes Plc governance has announced that Paul Cherry will replace Dean Shannon as new Chief Executive Officer of Ladbrokes Australia. Cherry will take over leadership in February 2017, as Shannon steps down having served as CEO of Ladbrokes Australia since its inception in 2013. In its leadership announcement, Ladbrokes governance declared that Shannon would be maintained as a corporate advisor …

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Independent tribunal hears Baazov insider trading charges

Insider trading allegations made by Quebec’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) against former Amaya Inc CEO David Baazov and 12 close associates are being reviewed by an independent Montreal financial tribunal. The two-day hearing which began on Monday will review the charges made against Baazov and associates of creating a ‘sophisticated network’ executing insider trades on Canadian stocks over a six-year …

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Odds on Trump shortest to date after Hillary falls ill

The odds for Donald Trump to succeed Barack Obama as US President have now fallen to just 11/8 with Betway after Hillary Clinton fell ill on the campaign trail.  These are the shortest odds for Trump since the bookmaker opened this market.  Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s odds have lengthened from 2/5 to 8/15 as she was forced to cancel two full …

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William Hill – Frances Morris favourite to replace Sir Nicholas as Tate leader

Following last week’s announcement that Sir Nicholas Serota would step down as Director of Tate Galleries, William Hill has placed Tate Modern director Frances Morris as its favourite to take over leadership of the leading UK art institution. Serota leaves Tate, following thirty years’ service garnering multiple plaudits for championing modern arts in the UK and successfully expanding Tate institutions …

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Betfair Australia migrates to Northern Territory

Betfair Australia is set to migrate its business operations from Tasmania to the Northern Territory, following the state passing approved legislation and licensing provisions in April relating to services for online exchange wagering. The exchange operator, wholly owned by James Packer’s Crown Resorts, confirmed its decision to move to the Northern Territory last week, with the company reported to have …

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SpiffX – Punters confused by Liverpool’s early season form

With Liverpool FC facing Premier League champions Leicester City this Saturday (17:30 UK Time). Spiffx the alternative betting exchange analyses The Kop’s perplexing early season form, beating title contenders Arsenal but losing to EPL newcomers Burnley FC… ________________ One team we have yet to focus on this season is Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The team’s form has been a mixed bag …

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Smarkets on the Up with 1500% profits rise

Having filed its 2015 annual report (period ending 31 December), professional online betting exchange Smarkets has declared corporate profits of £5.2 million up 1568% on 2014’s corresponding £316,000. The London-based operator disclosed that its 2015 exchange wagers had hit the £1 billion mark, with Smarkets governance reporting year revenues of £10.4 million up 429% on FY 2014’s £1.95. Commenting on …

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Bookmakers KO Special K’s chances of making boxing history

UK bookmakers’ are giving Sheffield boxer Kell ‘Special K’ Brook a slender chance of beating Kazakh powerhouse Gennady GGG Golovkin, as the fighters meet this Saturday night at London’s O2 Arena. Coming into today’s weigh-in, Brook the IBF Welterweight champion has been priced by the majority of UK bookmakers at 5/1 versus firm favourite Golovkin’s 1/6 odds. Fighting for multiple …

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Quebec AMF accuses David Baazov of being part of a sophisticated insider trading network

Quebec’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has accused former Amaya Inc CEO David Baazov of being part of a ‘sophisticated’ network of insider traders, by which privileged information was exchanged for ‘kickbacks’. Presenting court documents, the AMF states that it has found six-years of insider trading evidence against Baazov and 12 close associates, including his brother Josh. The AMF who …

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