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Colossus Bets wins Rising Star at EGR Operator Awards

Mega football jackpots  operator Colossus Bets  home of the £10,000,000 Colossus and the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, was last night announced as ‘Rising Star’ winner at the EGR Operator Awards. Colossus Bets is delighted to receive this recognition from the industry. Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets said, “It is a privilege to receive this award after …

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Tailorbet expands publisher network

Peer to Peer, customised sports betting network Tailorbet has announced that it has grown its sports betting publisher network to 35 high coverage partners since June. Tailorbet has agreed partnerships with well-known sports content websites including Squawaka, EPL Index, This is Anfield and Footytube.com The Isle of Man operator will soon launch its services for sports betting operators in the …

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Betclic Everest closes Gibraltar operations ahead of Malta merger

Following its July corporate strategy review French sports betting operator Betclic Everest will close its Gibraltar operations and relocate business functions to its Malta based operational centre. The sports betting operator ran Betclic sports trading and administrative operations from Gibraltar. It was strongly presumed that the operator would close its Gibraltar operations, in favour of merging its business operations with …

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Boylesports extends Irish Grand National title sponsorship

Boylesports has announced that it will extend its title sponsorship of the Irish Grand National for a further two years (2015-2016). The bookmaker’s title sponsorship will make the Irish Grand National into the most valuable jumps race in the Irish racing calendar, following the confirmation of a €25,000 increase in prize money to €275,000 for the race at the Easter …

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Online football betting on the rise in Nigeria

Concerns are growing in Nigeria regarding the growing popularity of European football betting and the expansion of digital sports betting operators targeting male consumers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has published a report stating that Nigerians of all age groups spend almost NGN 2 billion (£7.5 million) daily on betting. NAN further estimates that over 60 million Nigerians (population: …

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The7Stars wins £5.7 million Gala Coral media buying account

Gala Coral has appointed London  marketing agency The7Stars as its media planning and buying agency for Gala Coral Interactive brands – Coral Interactive, Gala Bingo and Gala Casino. The agency was awarded the account following a competitive pitch undertaken by Gala Coral marketing management.  The7Stars team will work with Gala Coral interactive teams to optimise media coverage and brand campaigns …

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Youbetme secures $2.7 million Series A funding

Social betting app Youbetme, has secured a Series A funding of $2.7 million (£1.6 million). Launched in January by founders Justin Jarman and Jason Neubauer, the app aims to make casual bets between friends easier to manage and more fun to take part in. Youbetme has labelled itself as the sporting handshake of the future. Youbet reports that the App …

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PWC expects no igaming agenda for South Africa

Accountancy firm PWC has stated that the South African government is unlikely to open and regulate its online gambling market, due to continued governmental stalling on the issue and concerns regarding gambling addiction. Nikki Foster Gambling Industry Leader for PWC South Africa, commented that South Africa’s government had been working to introduce online gambling regulations for the past decade, however …

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Unibet agrees Wi-Fi partnership with Celtic FC

Unibet and Scottish Premier League Champions Celtic FC have agreed an exclusive W-Fi and betting partnership. The agreement was brokered by sports media agency Sports Revolution and will allow Celtic supporters to access Unibet sports betting inventory at Celtic Park  stadium via the CelticLive app. The deal will give Unibet potential coverage to over 155,000 Celtic FC fans who have …

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Gala Coral 2014 earnings boosted 9.1% by improved retail and online performance

Betting and gaming operator Gala Coral, reported gross profits up  9.1% to £890.1 million for 2014 (2013 – £815.4 million), as the operator published its unaudited performance report (period up to 27 September). The operator recorded improved revenue performance of £1.239 billion for the opening nine months of 2014 (2013 – £1.091 billion). The company’s improved revenues and gross profits, …

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