Sportsbook

Russian media regulator restricts betting IP access

Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has begun blocking national IP access to a number of online betting and gaming websites. The regulator states that it has been granted direct permission by the Russian government to block access to international/remote operators deemed unlicensed by Russia’s authorities. Roskomnadzor officials further added that international operators had been warned previously of offering betting services to Russian …

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Key Accumulator Match: Liverpool vs Southampton

This weekend’s fixtures have got punters scratching their heads according to data from AccaTracker, the mobile app that helps users keep track of their multiple bets. Bets are being very evenly spread around on the Saturday, with the top five matches very close in terms of the number of bets they appear in. This may be down to the fact …

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William Hill becomes first ever betting partner of the Australian Open

William Hill Australia has announced that it has become the first ever betting partner of the Australian Open Tennis Championships. William Hill Australia CEO Tom Waterhouse confirmed the partnership to the media today, as the operator becomes the first betting partner of a tennis Grand Slam tournament. The operator agreed its partnership with Tennis Australia and will work with event …

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Nein! ECJ rejects Hesse Ministry sports betting rulings

As expected, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has stated that Hesse Ministry gambling regulations cannot prosecute unlicensed sports betting operators, due to the fact that German betting laws run contrary to EU business practices and policies. Thursday’s announcement marks a further setback for the progression of online betting in Germany. However several German regulatory stakeholders and industry bodies, had …

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Unibet – RWC 2015 to break all rugby wagering records

Despite host nation England not qualifying out of the group stage and no home nation’s side making the semi-finals, Unibet states that it had been delighted by Rugby World Cup 2015 trading. Detailing market performance Ed Nicholson, Head of Unibet UK Marketing Operations commented that RWC 2015 will likely become the bookmakers biggest ever rugby market. “We have been delighted with trading …

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Matchbook Traders Conference donates ticket proceeds to ‘Right To Play’ charity

The first annual Matchbook Traders Conference which took place last week saw sports enthusiasts  from across the globe come together to learn and share their experiences in sports trading, and  support Right To Play who were presented with a cheque of funds raised from ticket sales which has been accepted by Neil Child-Dyer, Partnerships Manager at the charity. With operations in …

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Increased player activity & positive acquisition sees Betsson hit record results for Q3 2015

European sports betting operator Betsson AB has announced a record revenue quarter for Q3 2015 (3 month period ending 3 September), with group revenues increasing to SEK 973 million (£75.5 million) up 24% on Q3 2014 corresponding SEK 782 million (£60.5 million). The operator continues its strong 2015 momentum, posting top line growth on all key metrics. Q3 Operating income …

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NCAA prohibits DraftKings & FanDuel of advertising on associated sports events

US sports network ESPN, reports that the NCAA the governing body of college sports in the US, has prohibited DraftKings and FanDuel from advertising during its associated events. ESPN obtained a communication addressed to DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and FanDuel senior executives Christian Genetski (Chief Legal Officer) and Matt King (Chief Financial Officer) requesting the operator to stop TV advertising …

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Paddy Power – Betfair merger enters phase 1 CCPC review

The planned £6.2 billion (€7.5 billion) Paddy Power/Betfair merger has entered its phase one probe by the Irish Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Since the merger was first announced on the 25 of August, Paddy Power and Betfair governances’ have been working together to submit the planned proposal to the CCPC. The CCPC will now review the operators’ plans …

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FSB Technology gains strategic investment from SportsMEDIA Technology

US-based real-time sports data integration, graphics presentation, and video enhancement solutions provider  SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT) has made a strategic investment in sports-betting platform provider FSB Technology (UK) Ltd. The seven-figure sum will allow FSB to further enhance its cutting-edge platform, which supplies tools for CRM, analytics, and mobile development. FSB’s modern technology is aimed at existing casino and sports-betting operators who want …

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