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KPMG opens Alpari to takeover bids

More than 50 companies have shown interest in acquiring all or parts of failed forex and spread betting operator Alpari UK. London business news sources report that Alpari’s Japanese and Russian trading arms are of particular interest to potential buyers of the company. Alpari who entered administration under auditor KPMG on 20 January, hope that the takeover interest from buying …

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Martin steps down as CEO of 666Bet

Barry Martin CEO of sports betting operator 666Bet has resigned from his position leading the UK betting market newcomers. The news of Martin’s decision to relinquish the operators CEO position was first reported by industry news source EGR Magazine on Friday 22 January. EGR Magazine reports that Martin has decided to take up a new consultancy role under KPI Gaming …

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Paddy Power’s Ginola FIFA bid in breach of FIFA candidate rules

  Former French international footballer David Ginola’s Paddy Power backed attempt to take over as FIFA president from Sepp Blatter could be scuppered by the sporting body’s election candidate rules. Ahead of Thursday’s presidential election candidate deadline, FIFA issued a candidate guideline and ethics code for entry One regulation, designed to protect the integrity of football, states: “Persons bound by this …

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Sky Bet pushes for 2015 recruitment drive

Sky Bet senior management have revealed that the Yorkshire based operator is on recruitment drives, as the operator looks to expand its services and presence in 2015. Due to the rapid expansion of Sky Bet over the last 12 months the new positions have been created in a range of departments across the business, including technology, product development, marketing and …

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AGA – $3.8 billion to be wagered illegally on Super Bowl XLIX

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has estimated that $3.8 billion will be wagered illegally on the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX (Feb 1). The gambling trade association stated that betting on the event through illegal betting services would be 38 times greater than Nevada casinos accepted wagers. At present Nevada is the only US state that allows sports wagering on individual matches. …

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DCMS to publish UK gambling advertising results following leaked cabinet correspondence

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will speed up the publishing of its results into the review it conducted into UK gambling advertising. The DCMS faced criticism from senior Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander who had raised concerns regarding UK public and consumer exposure to gambling advertisement. UK newspaper the Daily Mail published leaked cabinet correspondence between Alexander and …

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STATS dominates fantasy sports projections

STATS  sports technology, data and content company, has been recognized for the accuracy of its fantasy football and baseball projections by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) in a head-to-head competition among industry leaders. The FSTA Accuracy Contest is run by FantasyPros and awards were presented at the FSTA’s annual winter conference last week in Las Vegas, NV. STATS’ fantasy …

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Fanduel generates $37 million in Q4 2014 revenues

Fantasy sports operator FanDuel announced a record breaking $37 million in revenues for its final quarter 2014 performance (up 13% on Q4 2013 -$29.6 million). The Edinburgh founded company which offers daily fantasy sports prizes has witnessed increased player numbers and player activity, as the Fanduel created high coverage partnership with US sports franchises and released a mobile game apps. …

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Unibet appoints Peter Staunton as Australian GM

European igaming and sports betting operator Unibet has appointed former Centrebet Head of Operations Peter Staunton as General Manager for its Australian business division, as the operator looks to expand its presence in the burgeoning but competitive Australian igaming market. Industry news source EGR Magazine reported that Staunton had begun his role at Unibet Australia last week, replacing outgoing GM …

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Senet Group launches ‘WHEN THE FUN STOPS, STOP’

A high impact TV campaign on the risks of gambling and how to stay in control starts on Friday, 23 January. The £2m campaign from the Senet Group, the new gambling marketing and industry watchdog. The TV Campaign branded ‘WHEN THE FUN STOPS, STOP’ aims to raise awareness and detection of problem gambling and its causes. The Senet Group campaign …

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