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OpenBet surpasses Grand National record with 62,000 bets-per-minute

OpenBet, an omni-channel provider to the sports betting industry, handled 22 million sports bets on the day of the Grand National race across all channels. The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 62,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday 9th April 2016, an increase of 27% from 2015. In addition, OpenBet processed a total …

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Denmark split on the sale of Danske Spil

Members of Denmark’s cabinet are split regarding the potential sale of state-owned gambling operator Danske Spil. Last week Danish news sources’ reported that ruling conservative-liberal party Venstre were considering the potential sale or break-up of Danske Spil assets. At present, it is reported that Venstre and gambling stakeholders would prefer to sell-off Danske Spil’s online gambling assets to the private …

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Bookies back to winning ways after lucrative National meeting

Just three weeks after a ‘worst ever’ Cheltenham Festival, Aintree’s Grand National meeting proved to be pay-back time for bookmakers. According to experts from bettingexpert.com, the bookies raked in an estimated £16.50 per person over the three days. Ladies Day (8 April) was the poorest day for the punters, as not one favourite managed to win a race, leaving bookmakers’ …

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Betfair sees ‘greatest cash-out of all time’ as punter nets £53,000

Betfair’s trading team has declared that it has witnessed its ‘greatest cash-out of all time’, as a punter this weekend pocketed £53,000 from a potential £1.5 million accumulator. The football punter had placed an incredible 22 match accumulator on this weekend’s football matches (listed below). Betfair detailed that the punter had nerves of steel, as he had been offered a …

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Sky Betting and Gaming unveils internal promotions

Leeds-based independent online gambling company, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G), have announced a number of significant internal promotions across all major divisions: Sarah Merrick has been promoted to Director of Gaming Trading Performance Steve Birch has been promoted to Commercial Director, Sky Bet Paul McCormick is promoted to Director of Sports Betting Technology Lee O’Donnell is promoted to Director of …

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SeanieMac confirms new site plans with ApolloBet

SeanieMac has confirmed that it will be launching a new online platform this August after closing down its betting service with Boylesports.  The existing SeanieMac platform stopped accepting bets on April 1st but a statement on the site reassures customers with any money left in their account that they will have funds returned to their registered card in due course. …

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BetStars joins UK racing’s ABP Scheme

Amaya Inc sports betting subsidiary BetStars has confirmed that it has joined UK racing’s Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme. The BetStars brand which launched in the UK this January, will join 32Red, Betfair, BetVictor, bet365, SeanieMac and Sky Bet as an ABP partner. BetStars who recently added UK racing markets to its betting platform, will commit to contributing a percentage …

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Research claims footballers under-perform because of gambling

A PHD study undertaken by Graeme Law at the University of Chester claims that professional football players are under-performing due to worries relating to gambling losses. Law detailed his data and analysis  at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Birmingham, stating that players gamble as a way of relieving boredom and use online betting sites to conceal gambling partners from their …

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William Hill reveals support for Charles Martin in IBF title fight

William Hill, the proud sponsors of Martin vs Joshua, have reported a swell of support behind ‘Prince’ Charles Martin to retain his IBF World Heavyweight title at the 02 on Saturday night. The bookmakers initially made the St Louis native a 5/1 shot to win the bout, but hundreds of bets ranging from £10 to £5000 have resulted in his big fight …

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Paddy Power – Panama Papers…Who’s next?

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson stepped down from his post this week but its highly unlikely that he’ll be the only high profile casualty of Panama PaperGate. Accordingly Paddy Power has opened a betting market on who it believes will be the next to step down with Argentine leader Mauricio Macri and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko the joint favourites at 8/1. Macri …

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