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Gala Coral hires James Bunn as Interactive Finance Director

Gala Coral has confirmed the appointment of James Bunn as its new Finance Director for its interactive business division. Bunn joins Gala Coral from competitor Ladbrokes were he served as FD from 2012 – 2015. Bunn will assume the responsibilities of former interim FD Paul Meehan who has been appointed by the operator to the group role of Deputy Finance …

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Ladbrokes signs Brisbane Roar shirt sponsors for one-off match

Australian A-League side, Brisbane Roar, will play Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool FC in a friendly on July 17th. Bookmakers Ladbrokes have secured a deal to be the A-League club’s front shirt sponsors for the clash. Ex-Australian international John Aloisi was recently appointed head coach at the club, and this match will be one of his first undertakings.Only a limited number of …

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Danske Spil acquires 60% stake in Swush fantasy sports

Danish state owned igaming operator Danske Spil has announced that it has acquired a 60% stake in Scandinavian fantasy sports operator Swush. Danske Spil will use the acquisition of Swush to bolster its digital product offering, as it looks to scale up its operations for the licensed Danish online gambling market. Both parties already have an active relationship with Swush …

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Bookmakers fail to call Greek Euro Referendum

2015 has not been kind to UK bookmaker’s ambitions to be the best political indicator, as for the second time this year betting markets have failed to call a political outcome correctly. Last week UK bookmakers favoured a YES verdict on Sunday’s Greek referendum. A confident Paddy Power who had offered 2/7 for a Greek Yes, announced that it paid …

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Sky Bet auction raises £47000 for Rett Syndrome charity

Football fans from across the country have helped Sky Bet to raise £47,748 for  neurological disorder charity Reverse Rett, following a month-long auction featuring over 700 items of signed memorabilia from every club in the Sky Bet Football League. The Sky Bet Auction invited fans from across the country to bid on a piece of their club’s history from the 2013/14 …

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FanDuel targets development expansion with new Glasgow City offices

Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel is set to expand its product development and delivery capabilities by employing a further 200 software specialists for its new Glasgow city offices. In December 2014, the Edinburgh founded operator announced that it would open a new development office in Glasgow City Centre. The fast growing company has doubled its Scottish workforce in the past …

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bet365 Australia deploys controversial ‘click to call’ live betting mechanism

bet365 (Australia) is the latest online bookmaker to adopt the controversial ‘click to call’ wagering service, which is currently being investigated by Australia’s Federal Police with regards to breaching live betting regulations. The operator follows Ladbrokes Australia and William Hill, who implemented the wagering mechanism in April. Both operators have stated that ‘click to call’ betting features fall within the …

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Chroma Sports aims to unearth future industry products with launch of creative hub

International digital developer Chroma Sports, whose clients include Sky Sports, Racecourse Media Group and News UK, has launched a creative tech hub designed to unearth a new generation of digital sports products. ‘Chroma Labs’ is a centre for innovation where both employees and client partners can submit their creative ideas to Chroma’s product teams, which are then brought to life …

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William Hill forms data & compliance partnership with Featurespace

William Hill has partnered with Cambridge based risk management, data and compliance solutions provider Featurespace The partnership will see William Hill and Featurespace deploy a range of sophisticated machine learning analytics and technical expertise to interpret data and achieve greater consumer insight. Featurespace’s machine learning approach automates these processes to cut operational costs while gaining customer insight. Betting operators utilise a …

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188BET appoints Karl Riley as Marketing Director as operator eyes new market expansion

188BET has confirmed the appointment of former Gala Coral and BetVictor Marketing Director Karl Riley as its new Head of Marketing for UK, Europe and Latin American regions. Riley will be charged with leading 188BET marketing initiatives in new territories as the operator looks to expand its presence and coverage beyond its core Asian betting markets. Riley will be based out …

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