Sportsbook

Sportsbet loses injunction against Tripp’s BetEazy

Paddy Power Australian owned Sportsbet lost its Victoria Supreme Court injunction over employee poaching by operator BetEazy. Having heard the representative cases of both operators, the appointed judge, granted favour to BetEazy regarding the hiring of customer services manager Kelli Carpanini. Sportsbet lawyers claimed Carpanini breached her six-month non-compete period by commencing work for BetEasy last month and had sought …

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Maxymiser Soundbite – iGaming Sector – Getting Ready for Brazil 2014

With the football World Cup in Rio offering a fantastic potential revenue boost, Tim Axon, Head of Gaming, Maxymiser, insists betting companies need to get their mobile Big Event Betting strategies in shape – and fast. Trying out new content and ideas at Cheltenham and the Grand National could be the key to re-engaging customers, increasing average customer value and …

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Matchbook – Partners with Right To Play

Online betting exchange Matchbook has announced a special partnership with the leading international sport development charity – Right To Play. Following the announcement of the partnership, Matchbook further announced that all commissions generated by its betting exchange on April 1st will be donated to the charity. CEO Mark Brosnan commented: “As an exchange community we’re delighted funds can be raised …

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Mybet Post Poor 2013 Results

German sports betting and igaming operator – Mybet published a €5.4 million (£4.46 million) loss for 2013. A company statement issued by the operator commented described its 2013 performance as a “deeply unsatisfactory “12 months”. The operator saw an earnings fall of 150%, as Mybet incurred losses from several of its divisions. Revenue declines had been driven by poor performance …

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Paddy Power open Copenhagen Zoo Euthanasia Market

Controversial bookmaker Paddy Power is set to face more  media backlash  and animal rights protests regarding the opening of its latest betting market. The Irish operator  has opened up betting on which animal is likely to be killed next at Copenhagen Zoo, in what may just be the Irish bookmaker’s crudest sports betting market yet. Last February the bookmaker came …

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Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

David Clifton, director at Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and speaker at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference, asks whether the time has arrived for a Judicial Review of the looming remote gambling changes? Now that Royal Assent in respect of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is looming and the 15% point of consumption tax has been confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget …

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BOF Interview: Bernard Marantelli talks betting innovations & starting up

Ahead of the upcoming Betting on Football Conference on May 8,  SBC caught up with session speaker Bernard Marantelli CEO and founder of Colossus Bets. Colossus Bets is a football pool betting operator offering guaranteed jackpot prizes and consolations for easy to play correct scores and correct outcome predictions. Bernard Marantelli set up Colossus Bets to bring lottery-sized prizes, with interactive fractional cash-in …

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Ladbrokes launches Playtech casino services

Ladbrokes announced the launch of its Playtech powered igaming casino, edging the operator to the complete migration to Playtech’s full igaming services suite. Playtech will supply Ladbrokes online casino with access to all the software developers slot inventory, additionally Playtech have also designed a Ladbrokes live dealer casino room, which will be catered especially for the operator. Ladbrokes will no …

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Morgan Stanley Lowers US igaming estimates

Investment bank and corporate financiers Morgan Stanley lowered its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market on Tuesday to $3.5 billion by 2017, down from a previous forecast of $5 billion. The Wall Street firm cited worse-than-expected technical issues in its projection, but said it’s optimistic about the new industry’s long-term prospects. It forecast an $8 billion market by 2020, …

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William Hill rids itself of grey area igaming markets

iGaming and sports betting operator William Hill announced that it was to restrict player access from selected ‘grey area’ regions, as the operator looks to strengthen its regulatory oversight. William Hills digital gaming division will no longer accept payments and wagering from players and IP’s from the below listed regions William Hill sent a corporate communication to its affiliate and …

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