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Paddy Power copes best with Cheltenham Gold Cup traffic

Paddy Power coped best with the extra website traffic during Gold Cup day at Cheltenham last week, according to Capacitas, a company that specialises in preventing websites from crashing. As reported in iGaming Business, Capacitas said that the conversion rate of a website degrades when page load time exceeds two seconds. Research from Capacitas showed that around the time of the …

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Andy McCue exits Paddy Power Betfair

Newly merged Paddy Power Betfair has confirmed that Chief Operational Officer (COO) Andy McCue has decided to step down from his leadership role at the FTSE 100 listed operator. The announcement of McCue’s departure will surprise many industry commentators, who had predicted that McCue would likely succeed Breon Corcoran as CEO of Paddy Power Betfair in the near future. McCue …

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Ladbrokes expects Special K to shine this weekend

Kell ‘Special K’ Brook goes up against Kevin Bizier in Sheffield this weekend and Ladbrokes are anticipating a routine win for the IBF welterweight champion. Brook’s record (35-0-0, 24 knockouts) speaks for itself and the 29 year old has his eye on a showdown with Amir Khan after this one. First up though is Bizier who has a record of 25-2-0, with 16 knockouts. …

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Sports Betting Academy partners with Sportcast

Sports Betting Academy is proud to announce Sportcast as a training partner. Sportcast have been making waves in the world of sports betting through combining cutting edge technology and innovative data science with real sports expertise to deliver a competitive edge. Sportcast have lent an experienced team of PhD statisticians, developers and odds compilers to support the Sports Betting Academy course, …

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GVC Holdings PLC announces the appointment of Liron Snir as CPO

GVC Holdings PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Liron Snir to the newly created role of Chief Product Officer. Liron, the former Vice President of Product and Strategy of Playtech PLC, is recognised as one of the foremost product and technology experts in the online gaming industry over the last sixteen years. As Vice President of Customer Relations for over …

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bettingexpert research: ‘Millions in misery for bookmakers at Cheltenham 2016’

Leading European betting player portal bettingexpert.com has analysed the four days of Cheltenham Festival 2016 wagering, in what has been dubbed ‘the worst ever Cheltenham’ by UK bookmakers. Publishing detailed analysis of betting trends at Cheltenham 2016, bettingexpert has estimated that bookmakers were approximately down £3.21 per punter. With tens of millions of wagers taken over the course of the …

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Ladbrokes aims for high coverage with Frankie Dettori as new brand ambassador

Ladbrokes has unveiled legendary champion jockey and TV personality Frankie Dettori as its new brand ambassador. Popular sporting figure Dettori will become the face of Ladbrokes new marketing and brand initiatives. Ladbrokes marketing stated that it wanted to fully integrate Dettori’s unique character and personality within its brand. The operator is aiming to create a distinct ambassador partnership with higher …

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Industry technology fund Optimizer Invest appoints Carla Maree Vella as CEO

Malta-based venture capital firm Optimizer Invest has confirmed the appointment of Carla Maree Vella as its new Chief Executive Officer. Vella joins the investment fund from Nasdaq Stockholm-listed European betting operator Betsson AB, where she served as Managing Director of the Betsson.com brand (2015-2016). As Optimizer Invest’s new CEO, Vella will play a key role in identifying new venture investments …

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iGaming Business announce full conference schedule for BeTS Amsterdam Conference 2016

Industry publisher iGaming Business are pleased to announce the full conference schedule for the Betting Trends and Strategies Conference 2016. BeTS 2016 takes place on 9th June 2016 at the RAI in Amsterdam as part of the iGaming Super Show. BeTS 2016 is the only dedicated sports betting conference that focuses on the latest opportunities, trends and strategies in the …

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OpenBet partners with BCLC to launch Sports Pools

OpenBet has partnered with The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to launch Sports Pools on PlayNow.com, British Columbia’s gambling website. OpenBet has worked closely with BCLC since they launched their initial online gaming offering in June 2010, when it delivered Canada’s first online casino on OpenBet’s leading platform and centralised account (Player Account Management). Since then, OpenBet and BCLC have continued …

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