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Paddy Power–Betfair aims for £25 million savings through labour reductions

UK newspaper The Sunday Times has reported that the merged enterprise of Paddy Power – Betfair will look to implement £25 million in cost savings in 2016 by significantly reducing headcount. In September Paddy Power and Betfair governances’ had outlined a co-synergies’ savings target of £50 million, should their proposed merger receive its approval. A circular published this weekend details …

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Howe did they do that? Bournemouth be praised – AccaTracker Analysis

In the most exciting game of the weekend, Junior Stanislas grabbed two late goals (87th and 97th minutes) as the Cherries twice came from behind to rescue a point against Everton. Team FA’s app Accatracker, which allows users to keep track of their football bets, revealed that it wasn’t just Eddie Howe that was rescued by this late brace. Bookmakers …

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Contagious Gaming appoints Craig Loverock as CFO

Updating the market Toronto listed igaming platform provider Contagious Gaming has announced the appointment of Craig Loverock as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Secretary effective immediately. Loverock joins Contagious, as the company looks to complete its CAD $7.2 million (£3.6 million) acquisition of Digitote (first announced in September). Contagious governance updated that it had entered a definitive …

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Oddslife appoints Alexandru Teodorescu as Chief Product Officer

Social sports and gaming platform provider Oddslife Ltd has announced the appointment of Alexandru Teodorescu as its Chief Product Officer (CPO). Teodorescu joins Oddslife from online betting software and platform provider EveryMatrix (2005 – November 2015) where he held a number of senior management roles focusing on both strategic and commercial initiatives. Reporting to Oddslife Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark, …

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Australian sporting bodies’ back in-play betting

As Australian regulators undertake a review of the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act (IGA), the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS) which represents leading national sports bodies has urged the government to lift its ban on in-play betting. COMPPS, seven members include the codes of Australian Football, Cricket Australia, NetBall Australia, Tennis Australia and the National Rugby League. The …

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BetVictor extends social content reach with Ball Street

BetVictor has teamed up with digital content sports network Ball Street to boost its social media profile amongst UK football fans. London based Ball Street is set to produce ‘The Weekender’ football show for BetVictor’s YouTube channel. Utilising multiple social media channels, The Weekender will produce original video content for the operator as the Ball Street platform aims to cultivate …

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GVC appoints Shay Segev to lead bwin.party merger integration as new COO

GVC Holdings has announced the appointment of Shay Segev as its new Chief Operating Officer. Segev will be in charge of leading the operators merger integration with bwin.party Entertainment, which it acquired in August for £1.1 billion. The appointment of Segev the former Chief Operations Officer of Playtech Plc, represents a major coup for GVC. Segev who had worked for …

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Betsson Malta employee accused of €153,000 affiliate fraud

The Judiciary of Malta (crime court) is hearing the ongoing trial of former Betsson Senior Affiliate Manager Christiaan Alexander Van Dalen, who has been accused of defrauding his former employer of €153,000. Dutchman Van Dalen (41) has been accused of falsifying commission based traffic said to be referred to Betsson from ‘fake’ websites he created and managed as affiliate manager …

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Key Accumulator Match – Bournemouth v Everton

Punters are expecting more south coast pain this weekend when Everton visit Premier League newcomers Bournemouth, according to data from Team FA’s AccaTracker app. The Cherries have not been getting the results of late, despite some impressive team performances, as the side’s long term casualty list is biting hard. In contrast Roberto Martinez has seen his side really play into …

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Sporting Index launches new responsive mobile website

Sporting Index has launched an adaptive and responsive mobile site which creates a seamless user experience on all devices. The new mobile and tablet site features partial cash-outs, a dedicated in-play area, quick filters and improved functionality to manage open bets. Key feedback from clients has been addressed, including the addition of a bet slip which for the first time enables …

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