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Paddy Power undertakes senior management reshuffle

A Paddy Power PLC senior management reshuffle has seen the appointment of  a new head of product, a new head of online operations and a new chief of its UK and Ireland retail, in a management shake-up designed to focus the company on its products and customers. In a statement, the Irish betting operator said Peter O’Donovan has been appointed …

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Sam Cooke – TV Sports Betting Ads – The SBC Pick

Everybody has a personal favourite TV advert (most likely by Honda, right?). Or there’s that Puma Valentines Day one. The vast majority though are, let’s face it, both shockingly bad, and instantly forgettable. Gambling adverts are common, and increasingly so with a reported 1444% rise since the deregulation of the sector in tv advertising in Britain in 2005. Previously, it …

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Betfair 2014’s share price winners

John Ficenec Questor Editor for the Daily Telegraph reports that Betfair Plc have proven to be sports betting’s stock market winners for 2014. Betfair stock has risen 37% in 2014 (FTSE – £14.85), whilst competitors Ladbrokes (FTSE – £1.19) and William Hill (FTSE – £3.48) saw respective share price declines of 35% and 11%. The Daily Telegraph financial journalist commented …

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Coral broadcasts Connect Card TV advert

Gibraltar based bookmaker Coral has launched its second TV advertising campaign featuring comedian impressionist Darren Farley and UFC model Carly Baker. The TV advertisement focuses on Coral Connect Card, which allows Coral customers to collect online winnings through their retail stores.  The advertisement features the tagline ‘Win Online. Collect On The High Street’ and music from 1990’s dance anthem ‘Gonna …

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EveryMatrix publishes EU interstate policy white paper

Igaming and online sports betting technology provider EveryMatrix has published a white paper on potential European Union wide igaming regulations and the current regulatory frameworks of its member states. EveryMatrix’s white paper aims to determine whether the European Union will try to incorporate amalgamated regulations, policies, laws, and business frameworks for online gambling and sports betting services operating within EU …

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Betfair focuses on B2B partnerships for smaller market entry

Breon Corcoran, Chief Executive of Betfair, has outlined that the operator will look to enter smaller international markets through strategic B2B partnerships. Betfair senior management will integrate the strategy following its August 2014 B2B model switch for the Australian sports betting market. Betfair had sold its Australasia betting exchange to casino and leisure operator Crown Resorts Limited. Speaking to EGR …

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bet365 forms data storage partnership with Basho

bet365 has partnered with NoSQL database specialist Basho Technology to handle its data storage and processing capabilities. The operator will deploy Basho’s RIAK 2.0 system, a cloud based data storage system, designed to gather and serve data requests in a low-latency manner. Following a review of its data storage capacities, bet365 chose to partner with Basho due to the company’s …

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Kansspelautoriteit opens application process for Dutch igaming market

Kansspelautoriteit the gambling regulator for the Netherlands has opened its online gambling application process. Operators interested in servicing legal online gambling services to Dutch consumers, have been requested to apply via the Kansspelautoriteit website. The Dutch regulatory will begin to asses first applicants for a regulatory Dutch igaming market. All applicants will be kept informed of their process and any …

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Betfair pays out £200 million to shareholders

Betfair delivered its shareholders an early Christmas present, as the operator paid out a £200 million cash return and introduced a 50% dividend increase. On Thursday, the operator had announced a record half year results for its corporate performance, recording EBITDA performance of £73.9 million up 51% on 2014 £48.9 million. The operator stated that its performance had been driven …

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UKGC – Commission licence needed by igaming software suppliers

Software providers across the globe are being reminded that they must apply for a Gambling Commission licence if the businesses they supply are licensed by the Commission. From 31 March 2015 Commission licensed operators are required to only source gambling software from Commission licensed software businesses. Software providers are being advised to apply for the relevant licence at the earliest …

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