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Bookmakers place Corbyn at the front of Labour Leadership race

As the Labour leadership race enters its last full month of campaigning with ballots sent out to party members on 14 August, UK bookmakers have placed far left candidate Jeremy Corbyn as frontrunner to win the party leadership. Corbyn who did not register with many bookmakers as a contender for party leadership in May, leads bookmaker markets at 6/4, followed …

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Peter Greenhill joins Equiom as Head of e-Business

Former Isle of Man CEO of e-Gaming Development and Director of e-Business Peter Greenhill has joined international trust and corporate services provider, Equiom, as Head of its e-Business division. Based at Equiom’s Isle of Man office,Greenhill is set to take up his new role from October 2015, as  e-Business leader he will be tasked with driving forward and planning strategy for  Equiom digital service offerings, supported …

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ESL strikes with 24/7 esport channel on Twitch

The world’s largest organised eSports body, the ESL, has launched the industry’s first 24/7 Counter Strike channel via popular streaming platform, Twitch. It will be integrated fully into tv.eslgaming.com (ESL media directory), and will primarily offer coverage of the ESL ESEA Pro League’s weekly Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The ambitious long term plan is to gradually introduce new channels which’ll cover …

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FanDuel expands mobile development capabilities with KotiKan acquisition

Following last week’s announcement of its $275 million Series E venture round funding, daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has confirmed the acquisition of Scottish app development studio KotiKan. FanDuel who stated that it would use its raised funds to further develop in-house development and delivery competencies, acquired the Edinburgh based mobile development studio who have worked on FanDuel mobile …

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Ader’s Springowl tells GVC Holdings to increase its bwin.party bid

New York activist investor Jason Ader has suggested that GVC Holdings Plc will need to increase its 122.5p per share offer in order to succeed in its takeover bid for bwin.party Entertainment. Ader’s investment fund Springowl, which owns 5.2% of bwin.party, has stated that GVC Holdings and its bid backer Cerberus Capital Management will need to up its offer to …

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Ladbrokes launches tailored digital platform designed by Playtech

Ladbrokes has announced the launch of its single unifying digital platform, developed by igaming technology provider Playtech. The platform aims to improve player engagement on Ladbrokes digital inventory by enhancing product layouts,  optimising customer journey and providing faster load times. Ladbrokes management stated that the new platform will be aimed at tailoring to the customers needs and choices.  Operationally Ladbrokes …

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Winamax extends French Football coverage

Ahead of the start of a new Ligue 1 football season on Friday 7 August, French licensed online gambling operator Winamax has confirmed exclusive partnership agreements with football clubs FC Nantes and Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice (OGC Nice).   Winamax confirmed that it had reached one year betting partnership agreements with both clubs. OGC Nice will additionally display Winamax branding …

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DraftKings enters ‘Unicorn Club’ with $300 million Series D funding

The US tech industry has branded the birth of another ‘Unicorn’ as daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings announces that it has raised $300 million (£195 million) in series D funding. 21 Century Fox’s Fox Sports division contributed the majority of the rounds funding capital, other investors included venture capital firms Atlas Ventures, Kraft Group and Raine Group. This latest …

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GVC Holdings ups bwin.party takeover bid to £1 billion

Following last week’s announcement that it would consider its options regarding its acquisition bid for bwin.party entertainment, GVC Holdings has tabled a £1 billion takeover offer to snatch the operator from 888 Holdings. Having ended its bwin.party special purpose acquisition vehicle with Toronto Listed Amaya Inc which offered an initial£908 million for the operator. GVC has secured deal funding for …

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DraftKings scores exclusive MLS fantasy partnership

Following last week’s announcement that it would spend $250 million on Disney ESPN inventory over the next two years, US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings continues to ramp up its marketing coverage by announcing an exclusive partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS). The MLS will become the fifth professional sports league/body to become an official partner of DraftKings joining the …

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