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US online gambling & betting efforts set to regroup in 2015

Efforts to liberalise the US online gambling market stalled in 2014 with no new states joining New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware in allowing online gambling services and regulatory policies. The lack of progress witnessed in 2014 has underwhelmed pro gambling campaigners and international operators eyeing market entry. Furthermore the poor revenue performance of the three online gambling states, has further …

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Bwin to sell its social business at a €7m loss

Bwin.Party is close to selling its social gaming business and is in continuing merger talks with other parties. In a pre-close trading update, the firm revealed that it is in ‘active discussions’ regarding the sale of Win, the group’s social gaming business, and that it expects to make a further announcement shortly. The company had announced a huge expansion into …

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500.com board restructure sees Jeffery R. Williams appointed as independent director

Chinese online sports lottery operator 500.com has announced the appointment of Jeffery R. Williams as new Independent Director. 500.com further announced that the appointment will see Williams join the operators Audit committee for the Board of Directors. Williams will become the first non-Chinese member of the 500.com board of directors. Williams has a deep knowledge of Asian banking and investment …

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Black Boxing Day as bookies take £30 million battering!

UK bookmakers had a Boxing Day to forget as they took a combined £30 million hit on Friday’s football fixtures, making it a very merry time of year for football betting punters. The football fixtures on Friday 26 December saw all betting favourites win their respective matches, as bookmakers cashed out thousands of pounds on winning bets and accumulators. Coral …

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William Hill CMO Kristof Fahy to depart in April 2015

UK sports betting operator William Hill, will be seeking a new Chief Marketing Officer as the company announced that Kristof Fahy would be leaving the company in April 2015. Fahy leaves the operator after five years’ service, having joined the company from Yahoo were he served as Vice President of  International Marketing. Having joined William Hill in January 2010, Fahy …

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BetBright sponsors Cheltenham New Year race meet

UK online bookmaker BetBright are sponsoring four races at Cheltenham for the first time on New Year’s Day. They are supporting the feature Grade Three £50,000 BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase over two miles and five furlongs plus the £20,000 BetBright On Mobile Handicap Chase over an extended three and a quarter miles, the Grade Two £32,000 BetBright …

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Roy Clements – STATS – Speed and accuracy the watchwords for STATS

Sports data, insight and analyses has become big business in 2014, with the sector witnessing several mergers and acquisitions. Now forming a vital part of sports betting operational value chain, Team SBC speaks to Roy Clements Managing Director of STATS Europe, on his companies European ambitions. Clements tells the SBC team, that his firm’s data on US sports is provided …

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666Bet migrates to BetConstruct’s sports betting platform

666Bet has completed its product migration to the BetContruct sports betting platform. Throughout last week the betting operator sent several communications alerting its player base that the Bet666 website would undergo a ‘scheduled upgrade’. The migration to BetConstruct’s platform, sees 666Bet drop Novigroup Ltd white label sports betting provisions. 666Bet CEO Barry Martin announced the operator’s decision to switch betting …

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STATS aiming for 10,000 in-play events

STATS, the sports technology, data and content supplier, is planning on a massive expansion of its in-play portfolio over the next few years, with the company planning on doubling the number of events that it covers. Roy Clements, managing director of STATS Europe, said that the company has big ambitions to expand its coverage of American sports. He explained: “STATS …

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Federation of Irish Sport calls for betting receipts tax to fund sports development

The Federation of Irish Sports has requested for the government to make additional tax reliefs for national sporting bodies in 2015. The Federation has further requested that the government allocate a portion of the betting tax receipts to sports development projects and development programs. The Federation made its suggestions, having published its annual review of Irish sports development. The review suggests …

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