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Purple to be Her Majesty’s Royal Ascot lucky colour

The Queen should plump for a purple hat at tomorrow’s Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day if she wants to see her horse Peacock in the winner’s enclosure, after a sartorial study of Her Majesty’s Ascot outfits revealed this to be her lucky colour. Sky Bet traced the last 15 years of royal attire worn at the summer’s premier racing and fashion …

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Oddslife expands into Ukraine with Football.ua social partnership

Social sports and gaming technology company Oddslife has secured another major European media partner as the social sports market continues to evolve. Football.ua, the leading sports website in Ukrainian market, has signed a long term deal with Oddslife for its white label social sports and gaming platform, which will enable it to offer users of its website the excitement of …

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Betfair – 2015 an excellent year following profits & revenue jump

Betfair governance has named 2015 (year end 30 April) as an excellent year, as the operator saw full year top line metric growth on all key performance verticals. Posting 5 consecutive quarters of double digit growth, Betfair would record corporate revenues of £476 million up 21% on FY 2014 £393 million. The operator would further record a boost in EBITDA …

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My Club Betting secures Copa America broadcast sponsorship

My Club Betting has teamed up with Premier Sports to become the Official Broadcast Sponsors for the South American Copa América football championships. Premier Sports will broadcast  26 matches live tto UK viewers. The games will be shown on SKY channel 428, Virgin 551, TalkTalk 526 and in HD via the Premier Player online. MyClubBetting.com/Copa is your first stop for a superb array of …

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ECJ to investigate Hesse Ministry sports betting licensing procedures

Germany’s slow progress on the integration of its online sports betting framework, is set to face the scrutiny of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), following criticism aimed at the Hesse Ministry of Interior and Sports (HMDIS) processes from numerous stakeholders. The ECJ is set to launch an investigation into the legislation process, which is thought to have collapsed following …

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12BET scores Swansea City betting partnership

Having gained its  UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) operator license, Isle of Man and Philippines-based online sportsbook 12BET  has confirmed it has become the Official Betting Partner to Swansea City AFC for the 2016/2017  English Premier League season. The deal will see 12BET promoted throughout the Swansea City Liberty Stadium and the football clubs digital inventory. 12BET, have previously utilised football shirt sponsorship to …

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Betfair CFO Alex Gersh details corporate turnaround to Financial Director

Ahead of the release of Betfair’s Full Year 2015 financial performance results this Wednesday, Betfair CFO Alex Gersh gave in-depth insight to financial auditing business publication Financial Director on the operator’s turnaround since its 2012 corporate restructure. Gersh detailed to Financial Director how Betfair’s newly established executive team under CEO Breon Corcoran had transformed Betfair from its post 2011 IPO …

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bettingexpert – Wolfsburg beats Manchester United as tipsters’ most exciting team

Games featuring German Cup winners Wolfsburg were predicted to be the most exciting matches last season, according to some of Europe’s best tipsters. Using data extracted from the vast bettingexpert.com tipping network, Wolfsburg’s matches were predicted to contain over 2.5 goals in almost 95 per cent of the tips, with only 5.66% of tips predicting fewer than 2.5 goals. The …

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Smarkets appoints first marketing chief

European betting exchange Smarkets has appointed Alexander Wheldon as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The new role was created to expand on Smarkets’s growth over the past year and support development of its primary UK customer base and help the business enter new markets. Smarkets has grown considerably over the past year, showing 400% YOY growth. With pre-tax …

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DraftDay daily fantasy sports to be operated by Sportech Digital

Technology investment fund MGT Capital Investments (MGT) has confirmed the sale of daily fantasy sports operator DraftDay to newly formed business Random Outcome USA for a deal value of approximately $7 million. DraftDay, who are currently the third biggest US daily fantasy sports operator will be sold to its new venture owners, for $4 million cash and a further $3 …

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