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Boylesports sponsor 2014 Irish Grand National

Fairyhouse Racecourse announced today that Boylesports will sponsor the 2014 Irish Grand National, which takes place at the Ratoath venue on Easter Monday, April 21st 2014. Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker will take over the reins as official sponsors of one of Ireland’s most historic steeplechase races, which has been run at Fairyhouse since 1870. Commenting on the new sponsorship, General Manager of …

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GTECH Reorganise US Management team to focus on Tech convergence.

GTECH S.p.A. has reorganised its Americas management team to meet its customers’ growing needs for an integrated offering across multiple gaming channels, including lottery, VLT, commercial casino, and interactive gaming. It has also created a new Lottery Management Services structure to meet lotteries’ increasing needs for greater efficiency and reliable profits through private or outsourced management services provided by GTECH. The new management team, …

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UK Bookies take £20 million weekend football hit

The week that saw the British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announce a triple tax whammy for UK gambling and sports betting operators, took a further turn for the worse as bookmakers reported an estimated £20 million hit on the weekends English and Scottish Premier Leagues results. The weekend of the 22nd of March saw all 13 UK football …

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Belgian Gambling Commission allowed to target players with fines & prison sentences

In a drive to target unlicensed igaming operators, the Belgian Gambling Commission (BGC) has updated the country’s Gambling Act, passed in 2011. New amendments issued to the Gambling Act of 2011, will allow Belgian authorities to prosecute Belgian players wagering on unlicensed igaming operators.  Belgian players who choose to wager on unlicensed igaming operators could face severe fines of up …

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Dafabet to sponsor Snooker World Championship

Online sports betting operator  Dafabet has been announced as the title sponsor of the upcoming snooker world championship in Sheffield, England. It will be the first time the sports betting operator has sponsored the event, which takes place from 19th April to 5th May and will offer a record top prize of UK£300,000. Dafabet are currently sponsors of English Premier …

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Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

The UK’s main gambling trade associations have joined forces to establish the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) – a new body that formalises the responsible gambling work that the associations carry out.  The IGRG provides a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling in the British gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it will also provide …

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ASA warns Paddy Power over future ad campaigns

Paddy Power has been warned over its future conduct by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following its investigation into the bookmaker’s newspaper advert in The Sun on Sunday around the Oscar Pistorius trial. The advert, which offered ‘money back if he walks’, promoted a market on whether the South African Olympian would be found guilty or not of the accusation …

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BETEGY Predicts Tomorrows Football Results on Twitter

Sports bettors on Twitter can now find out football results before they happen with the launch of@askbetegy.The new proposition from BETEGY, a sophisticated online and mobile prediction tool that accurately forecasts outcomes of matches and a range of betting markets, provides instant responses via Twitter, where sports events are among the most popular discussion topics. During the 2013 Champions League final …

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RGA ire at Treasury ignorance on remote tax

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has restated its view that (i) a rate of 15% for the new point of consumption tax is too high; and (ii) the regime still does not appear to make allowances for bonuses and incentives. This heightens the risk that British licensees will lose significant market share to black market operators and that this will …

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Crown Resorts looks to purchase remaining stake in Betfair Australia joint venture

Australian news sources have speculated that Crown Resorts is set to acquire the remaining 50% stake of its joint venture with sports betting exchange Betfair for control of Betfair Australia . The casino operator will buy out Betfairs stake in Betfair Australia, a joint funded venture between both parties which launched in August 206, under the licence of the Tasmanian …

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