Sportsbook

TonyBet awarded UK Gambling Licence.

Lithuania operated sports betting firm TonyBet.com has announced that it has secured a UK Gambling Licence. TonyBet will be allowed to offer igaming and online sports betting services legally to UK consumers. TonyBet founder Antanas Guoga – better known as professional poker player Tony G – commented on securing a UK Gambling Licence. : “We are delighted to be regulated in …

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BetVictor launches ‘Inside Track’ campaign with Sven Goran Eriksson

Gibraltar based bookmaker BetVictor this weekend launched its new TV marketing campaign featuring former England national football team manager Sven Goran Eriksson and BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson. The TV marketing campaign ‘Inside Track’, was aired this weekend during the Tottenham Hotspurs vs Everton Premier League match on Sky Sports (30 November). The TV Campaign featured endorsement of BetVictor’s sports …

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POC to have minimal impact on Isle on Man

Peter Greenhill Head of e-gaming for the Isle of Man Economic Development Department, stated that the Isle of Man’s governance remained positive, ahead of upcoming changes to the UK igaming market with the introduction of Point of Consumption Tax (1 December 2014) Peter Greenhill stated “The effect of POC on the Isle of Man online gaming sector will be minimal …

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Playtech appoints Hilary Stewart-Jones as Deputy Chairman

iGaming technology provider Playtech have appointed former DLA Piper Senior Partner Hilary Stewart-Jones as Deputy Chairman with immediate effect. Stewart-Jones joined Playtech from law firm DLA Piper in October 2013 as Non-Executive Director. A qualified solicitor Hillary-Jones has consulted various igaming operators on governance and legal matters. Stewart-Jones has a tacit understanding and knowledge of igaming law and operations, having …

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France PMU joins Essa

French racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has joined international Sports betting integrity body, ESSA. “As an early warning system, ESSA’s ability to provide intelligence on irregular or suspicious betting activity is considerably enhanced by the PMU becoming a member of our association. I’m looking forward to working closely with the PMU as we continue to strive for new and …

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Fred Done to chair CardOne Banking

Fred Done founder of BetFred, the UK’s largest independent bookmaker has been appointed Chairman of online finance and banking start-up CardOne. CardOne allows for easy access to funds for online customers and small businesses. The Chester based company currently handles currently £600 million customer transactions from 20,000 online banking accounts. Commenting on his appointment as Chairman, Done stated “Having invested …

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Alger joins Betway team as media relations lead

Betway have appointed Alan Alger as Sporting Events & Media Relations Manager. Alger has extensive experience in the betting world having started off as a trader with City Index and SpreadEx before becoming PR Manager at Sportingbet in October 2002. He moved onto Blue Square in June 2007 where he was PR Manager for six years. ​Most recently Alger headed up …

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Anna Kriens Night Games wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year

‘Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport’ by Australian investigative journalist Anna Kriens has won the £26,000 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. The panel of judges described Kriens book as an intelligent and open-minded examination of sports impact on society, culture and politics. Night Games investigates the rape trial brought against, …

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Ladbrokes seeks new Public Relations agency

Ladbrokes is seeking a new Public Relations agency to handle corporate communications and public affairs of the publically traded gambling operator. UK marketing news sources have stated that Ladbrokes has sent out an agency brief to potential PR agencies it views capable of handling of handling numerous aspects of its corporate communications. Marketing consultancy and pitch specialists the Recommended Agency …

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Tatts Group to merge all operations under UBET brand

Australian gambling operator Tatts Group is set to unify all its regional operations under the brand UBET. The operator’s senior management announced that it would be launching the UBET brand throughout all product verticals in Q1 of 2015. Tatts Group currently operates multiple retail and online betting verticals, including Tabonline, Queensland TAB, UniTab and TattsBet operations. The brands will be …

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