Sportsbook

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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Free bet promotions an easy target as operators hide real inefficiencies

  A look at the free bets and bonusing player incentive debate amid the challenges of UK Poc on igaming operators The UK online gambling industry is set to undertake its first operational month under the new taxation imposed by the Point of Consumption (PoC) tax. Throughout 2014 the PoC and its definite revenue impact has driven industry agenda, commentary …

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New Zealand Racing sets to tackle remote betting

New Zealand Racing Minister Nathan Guy identified tackling remote betting by national consumers as his number one priority. Addressing the New Zealand Racing Board’s annual meeting, Guy stated that his administration would look to tackle the growing numbers of offshore online betting operators targeting New Zealand’s consumers. In order to curb remote betting, Guy and the Racing Board of New …

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Coral announces title sponsorship of Bad Blood Tyson Fury Vs Dereck Chisora

Coral today announced that it has signed up to be the “Title Sponsor” of this Saturday’s BoxNation boxing card at The ExCel, London, featuring the hugely anticipated heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora. Saturday’s BoxNation event, titled “Bad Blood”, also features a compelling clash between Chris Eubank Junior and Billy Joe Saunders, and is being broadcast live on Box Nation’s subscription-based …

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Reuters reports on bookmaker’s social responsibility plans

Global news resource Reuters has reported on the UK betting industry and its attempts to tackle problem gambling using an algorithm developed by Harvard scientists. The algorithm monitors win-loss responses, average stakes and betting frequency which bookmakers intend to use this to pinpoint risky behaviour. A similar system has been introduced by some state operators in Canada. At Harvard Medical …

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Football Pools refreshes brand & image with Someone London

Sportech’s Football Pools has turned to creative marketing and branding specialists Someone London to help refresh its image and attract a new audience to its football pools product. In its last financial statement, Sportech revealed that although the Football Pools had maintained revenues and product margins, it had seen a decline in its number of active customers. Sportech management have …

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666Bet to undergo product overhaul with BetConstruct

UK sports betting newcomers 666Bet are set to undergo an overhaul of its igaming and sports betting product inventory. Industry news source EGR Magazine revealed that the operator is set to migrate its sports betting product to the BetConstruct platform. Utilising BetConstruct technology provisions the operator will boost its product inventory with a new sportsbook layout, a mobile product offering …

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