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Svenska Spel CEO urges Swedish government to ensure “healthy & safe” market conditions

Having recorded year on year performance declines, Lennart Käll CEO of Swedish state owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has urged the government and national regulator Lotteriinspektionen to introduce new regulations and policies that will toughen Sweden’s gambling framework. Svenska Spel reported a 2.4% net gaming revenue decline to SEK4.3 billion (£330 million) for the opening six months of 2015. The …

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William Hill announces launch of £50 million Prem Predictor competition

Gearing up to the start of a new Premiership football season, William Hill has announced the launch of its £50 million Prem Predictor jackpot. UK William Hill customers will be able to predict the final positions of all 20 Premier League clubs for their chance to win £50 million. Cost per prediction will be charged at £2, selections will be …

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William Hill – WHLabs delighted with quality of accelerator applicants

Issuing an update on its industry accelerator programme, William Hill has stated that it has been delighted with the level and quality of the applications it has received. In June the operator announced that it had opened strategic start-up accelerator programme WHLabs in London and Tel Aviv in order to target future market growth and product innovation. William Hill is …

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Dead Trigger 2: eSports tournament released by Cashplay and Gamblified

Cashplay and Gamblified are two fast-growing platforms which, together, offer enhanced versions of games with the added perk of real money gaming. Founded in 2012, Cashplay is an eSports tournament provider with its HQ in Prague, whilst Gamblified is another young company, also based in the Czech Republic. As a development firm it focuses its efforts on modifying games to …

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BetBright gains Virtual Sports inventory with Betradar

Sports and betting data services provider Betradar, has confirmed that Irish online bookmaker BetBright will integrate its Virtual Sports portfolio. The content partnership will see BetBright expand its sports betting content with a range of Betradar games including Virtual Football for its mobile and desktop channels. BetBright customers now benefit from the most realistic betting products in the market. The …

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Tim Howkins steps down as IG Group CEO

Financial spread betting operator IG Group Plc has today announced that Tim Howkins is to step down and as its CEO and director following the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for October.Peter Hetherington, a Board member since 2002 and currently Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of Interim Chief Executive, subject to regulatory approval. The news of Howkins …

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GVC considers options regarding bwin.party bid

GVC Holdings is considering its options regarding its takeover bid for bwin.party Entertainment, after the FTSE listed operator announced last Friday that it had agreed a deal with acquisition competitor 888 Holdings. In a statement GVC governance commented that there was no certainty that it would make a fresh bid for bwin.party. GVC who had created a special purpose vehicle …

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PokerStars eyes fantasy sports product launch ahead of new NFL season

PokerStars appears to be gearing up for the launch of its US daily fantasy sports (DFS) product in time for September’s start of a new NFL Season. Last week the Amaya Inc owned poker brand contacted former US players to participate in a DFS survey as it tried to gather market information. At present the operator has not outlined any …

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Fantasy iTeam launches Mirror Fantasy Football iTeam app

Fantasy iTeam (FIT app) the market-leading fantasy football mobile app, has launched the Mirror Fantasy Football iTeam app for the upcoming 2015/16 Premier League and Champions League seasons. The app is free for players to download the app and create their iTeam where they can challenge their friends by setting up private leagues. Mobile users can also take part in head-to-head challenges, join …

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eSports – Pro Gaming League acquires DK Squad

Since its launch in 2013 the Pro Gaming League (PGL) has fast become a major eSports organisation in North America. It offers a truly international platform on which gamers can come together to socialise and compete to win cash, points and prizes in their chosen games. PGL are celebrating after the recent announcement that they’ve acquired DK Squad, a mobile …

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