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Marathonbet – Top of the kop with Liverpool FC betting partnership

Marathonbet has announced that it has become the official regional betting partner of Liverpool FC. The partnership represents Marathonbet’s biggest investment in UK marketing and promotion of its brand. The three year deal will see the Marathonbet brand promoted throughout Liverpool’s 45,500 capacity Anfield stadium. The bookmaker further confirmed that it would have access to club players and Liverpool legends …

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Betsson announces record quarter performance as Magnus Silfverberg departs as CEO

European igaming group Betsson AB continues its year-on-year expansion recording its highest revenue quarter performance ever. Reporting on Q2 2015 revenues the operator recorded a 14 uplift to SEK 860 million (£64.5 million) up from Q2 2014 SEK 752 million. The Stockholm listed operator would announce growth on all core metrics, as the company recorded a net income of SEK …

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Betway continues Talksport Bingham & Quinn partnership

Betway has confirmed its renewal its sponsorship of the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT. The deal sees Betway remain the official betting partner of the iconic programme hosted by Georgie Bingham and Micky Quinn until July 2016. On air Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7am to 11am, the show will feature Betway’s Alan Alger discussing the latest odds and will include a number of giveaways …

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888 takes lead in the battle for £898.3m bwin.party

888 Holdings has trumped rival bidder GVC Holdings by agreeing a deal to buy fellow operator bwin.party for £898.3m. The deal was announced to the stock market this morning. It’s a huge achievement for the casino operator, given that before the announcement 888 had a market capitalisation of approximately £570.8m. 888 believes that the deal will provide significantly enhanced scale, …

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Portuguese online gambling bill sees operators exit market

The 28 June introduction of the Online Gambling Bill by Portugal’s Council of Ministers has seen the announcement of market exits’ by 888, Betfair and bet365. All three operators sent market exit communications to players, affiliates and media partners this week in order to inform them of their decision to no longer offer services and to detail account withdrawal procedures. …

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Brian Kavanagh – HRI – No delay for the implementation of Irish betting bill

Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)  Brian Kavanagh has stated that there will be no delay to the implementation of Ireland’s new betting tax framework, which mirrors closely the UK’s POC system introduced last December. Kavanagh backed his statement, despite the UK POC being referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA). …

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BetVictor launches in-house developed Cash-Out service

BetVictor follows competitors Betfair, Sky Bet, William hill and bet365 as the latests bookmaker to install a cash-out functionality to its betting product. Launching this week, the facility will initially be available across all channels to UK customers for pre-event and in-running in five of the most popular football markets; the Win-Draw-Win, Correct Score, Both Teams To Score, The Win …

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Brazil approves draft legislation for licensed sports betting

Brazil’s Senate has progressed draft legislation 671-2015 which will look to introduce regulatory provisions and a national framework for fixed odds sports betting. Current Brazilian gambling legislation allows for wagering on land based lottery, bingo and licensed horse racing events. Brazilian media sources have commented that the draft legislation was progressed due to the Senate’s raising concerns regarding the popularity …

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Chroma Sports upscales Brighton operation

Sports engagement digital developer Chroma Sports has relocated its Brighton headquarters, tripling capacity and doubling its South Coast workforce. Chroma, which also has offices in London and Sydney, will base its leadership team, plus its UK centres for design, innovation, technology and project management, at the new 7,500 sq ft home. The Brighton offices will also house ‘Chroma Labs’, the recently …

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ESSA Report: Tennis triggering integrity concerns

Tennis has triggered the most betting integrity alerts over the past quarter, accordinding to ESSA‘s second quarterly integrity report which details the level of suspicious betting activity detected on the markets of some of the world’s major regulated betting operators. Overall, during the second quarter of 2015, ESSA members raised 73 alerts of which, after detailed examination, 23 were found …

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