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666Bet to Keep Metro Play brand and add sports betting product

Following last weeks undisclosed purchase of DMG Media’s subsidiary online gambling brand Metro Play, 666Bet Chief Executive Barry Martin has announced that 666Bet will sustain the Metro Play brand and its services. Barry Martin further announced that Metro Play would soon feature a 666Bet run sports betting platform, as its new owners look to increase vertical offerings to Metro Play …

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Breon Corcoran – sustainability key to Betfair’s future performance

Following the positive results published in its opening Q1 2015 results, Betfair Chief Executive Breon Corcoran outlined that the operator would focus on product refinement and operational sustainability in order to continue Betfair’s improved financial performance. The operator report increased net gaming revenues of 30% to £117.3 million (Q1 2014: £90.4 million). Betfair further reported that all gaming verticals had witnessed …

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Paddy Power, Stonewall & Arsenal FC launch Gay Rights in Football TV Campaign

This weekend saw the launch of UK wide co-marketing campaign ‘The Changing Room’. The campaign sees Paddy Power, join forces with Arsenal Football Club and Stonewall sexual rights charity, in order to change attitudes and combat homophobia in English Football. The campaign created by creative agencies Lucky Generals and M2M, asks the UK sporting public to support the gay/lesbian rights …

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SBOBET & Mansion exit UK betting market

 Asian focused betting operators Mansion and SBOBET have announced that they will no longer accept wagers from UK customers; the move sees both operators withdraw operations and marketing from the UK ahead of new industry regulations. Both operators will stop betting services to their UK player bases as of the 15th of September, the day before the UK Gambling Commission …

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Betfair shareholders divided over executive pay & rewards

Following its annual general meeting, nearly a third of Betfair shareholders voted against rewarding the operators executive management. The clash over executive pay comes in the week that Shareholder and corporate governance adviser Pirc had recommended that Betfair investor’s reject the operator’s interim report and accounts at the general meeting, due to the operator’s dividend misconduct over the past three …

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William Hill strengthens social media protections

William Hill has strengthened its player protection initiatives by launching a social media age verification filter. The operator has launched its new initiative to coincide with new changes to UK gambling laws, as the bookmaker aims to promote responsible gaming and best practice throughout its operations. William Hill will monitor engagement on social media channels to ensure that the operator …

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Colossus Bets sponsors BiG Sports Dinner Auction

The BiG Sports Dinner taking place at The Dorchester on Wednesday, September 10th, has got the support from more sponsors. Colossus Bets is to become the Auction Sponsor for the event, which will see some great sporting memorabilia auctioned off as well as providing a £2,000 pool bet donation. MyClubBetting has offered to be ‘goody’ bag sponsor, Paypoint has come …

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Eurobet launches new website & marketing campaign

Gala Coral Italian sports betting subsidiary Eurobet has announced the launch of its biggest marketing campaign to date. The Italian sports betting brand are set to target new customers to its recently revamped website, as the operator looks to bring a fresh approach to its marketing, communications and brand coverage. Eurobet Sports Betting Director Carlo Di Maio, revealed to EGR …

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Betfair posts record quarterly revenues & profits

Betfair plc posted its opening Q1 2015 financial performance for the three month period ending 31 July 2014. The London listed operator posted a strong opening which saw net gaming revenues up 30% to £117.3 million (Q1 2014: £90.4 million).  Its sports betting division posted a 30% net revenue increase to £83 million (Q1 2014 £64 million), igaming divisions further …

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Perform Group rejects Access Industries + £700 million offer

Sports data and media rights firm, Perform Group PLC is set to reject the £702 million final offer made by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries this Monday.  Perform Group’s management and board felt that the offer underrated the company’s future value and potential. Monday 2 September, saw investment conglomerate Access Industries, owners of 42.5% of Perform Group issue a cash buyout …

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