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ComeOn! extends supplier partnership with SBTech

Igaming and sports betting technology supplier SBTech has announced the 3rd multi-year extension of their partnership with Co-Gaming Ltd, operator of leading Scandinavian brands ComeOn! and Mobilbet. The extended partnership deal will see SBTech providing Co-Gaming with a sports betting platform that’s fully compliant with the latest UK regulations, following the issue of a UK licence to SBTech from the …

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Shwartz takes EveryMatrix role as Vice President for Product Development

EveryMatrix has announced the appointment of Oren Cohen Shwartz, who it describes as ‘a brilliant new Vice President for Product Development’, in its quest to adapt to the changing dynamics of the iGaming industry and hire the most knowledgeable and highly qualified staff. Shwartz is a highly experienced executive manager in the online gaming, video and security industries, with a …

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XLMedia confident of strong 2015 as company reports earnings boost in 2014

London AIM listed igaming marketing and player acquisition specialist XLMedia published its year end 2014 financial performance recording top line metric growth on all key metrics. A successful 2014, saw XLMedia increase gross revenues by 47% to $50.7 million (FY 2013: $34.5 million). The operator was able to report EBITDA growth of 28% to $17 million (FY 2013: $13.3 million). …

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DGOJ adds Spanish new gambling advertising standards provisions

Spain’s gambling regulator the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), has pushed forward with amendments to the regulations of advertising and marketing of online gambling products to Spanish consumers. The regulator published amendments for online gambling advertising to be added its existing regulatory framework. Under the new terms all operators will have to market their products in accordance with …

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Betfair expands UK political commentary with Mike Smithson

Having announced the launch of its ‘Betfair Predicts’ mobile app last week, Betfair marketing has further expanded its political content by adding political betting blogger Mike Smithson to its team ahead of the UK General Election in May. Smithson a former Liberal Democrat politician and founder of popular politics blog PoliticalBetting.com, has been hired on a consultancy basis and will …

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666Bet Director arrested by HMRC fraud investigation

A director of troubled online betting brand 666bet was reportedly arrested last week by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the  National Crime Agency in connection with their joint investigation ‘Operation Bannock’ into money laundering and fraud. This weekend The Independent newspaper revealed that a further six people and had been arrested, as 13 properties in Chester, London, Guernsey and …

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BetConstruct agrees odds provision partnership with Gaming1

Gambling and sports betting technology provider BetConstruct has confirmed that it has agreed an odds provision partnership with Belgium focused operator Gaming1. Betconstruct will provide live odds provisions to Gaming1 brand Circus.be, which will gain access to a potential 20,000 markets. BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian welcomed Gaming1 to its services and provisions, commenting:- Gaming1 is a company that specializes in …

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GVC speculates at potential bwin.party acquisition

Following this week’s announcement of record breaking corporate performance with EBITDA earnings of €49 million, gambling investment firm GVC Capital has been speculated as a potential acquirer of operator bwin.party. Throughout 2014, bwin.party has been subject to speculation of a takeover or a sale of its individual business assets. This March bwin.party Chairman Philip Yea confirmed that the operator had …

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Disney eyes fantasy sports venture with DraftKings

The New York Business Journal reports that US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has opened discussions with Walt Disney Co, with regards to a potential venture investment that could see the Seattle based start-up valued at $1 billion. At present the US sports market is seeing a tug of war being fought between heavily backed fantasy sports operators DraftKings and …

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Betfair launches Betfair Predicts UK General Election monitoring app

Betfair has announced the launch its special Betfair Predicts app, which will aim to show how the Betfair Exchange  is monitoring the UK 2015 General Election. The app has been developed and designed by Betfair partner technology development firm Grand Parade. Betfair’s Exchange has a track record of calling political outcomes correctly; most recently calling a “No” vote at the …

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