Sportsbook

Winner launches new UK website with West Ham United

Winner.com has llaunched a UK focused portal, Winner.co.uk ahead of the introduction of the new UK gambling regulatory regime on 1 October. Winner.co.uk will specifically cater for UK igaming customers, Winner management reported that all UK player accounts have been migrated to the new sites. The new UK website was launched this weekend, with Winner management further announcing a betting …

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UKGC revokes BetButler’s operating licence

The Gambling Commission has announced that it has revoked BetButler’s remote operating licence ‘having considered all the available information’. Given that the website stopped operating at the end of August, the Commission’s actions is unlikely to have too much of an effect other than to mark the card for other regulators should those behind the operation pop up elsewhere. The …

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Scotland vote demonstrates the prediction power of betting markets

The Scottish referendum result marks the fifth time in a row that the Betfair Exchange has correctly predicted a significant political outcome as the NO vote confirmed what the Exchange had been pointing to for several months. Betfair had consistently called the NO vote as around an 80% chance to win, with the YES campaign around a 20%, despite opinion …

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Appeals halt German sports betting licensing process

The Administrative Court of Wiesbaden has temporarily halted the German Hesse Ministry plans of issuing twenty federal sports betting licences. The Court of Wiesbaden had received appeals from numerous unsuccessful applicants challenging the Hesse Ministry’s processes with regards to the issuing of sports betting licensing. On 3 September 2014, The Hesse Ministry had awarded twenty operators with provisional sports betting …

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888 Sports launches BetWatchWin live streaming

888 announced the release of its live streaming sports betting service, BetWatchWin, which will be available to UK and Ireland customers through sports betting brand 888 Sports. The sports streaming service will be provided via sports right agency Sportsman Media Group. 888 sports will be allowed to stream live tennis, European Basketball, Ice Hockey and football. The operator has made …

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Fortuna Entertainment appoints Widerstrom as CEO

Czech gambling and sports betting operator Fortuna Entertainment Group, have appointed Per Widerstrom, ex Managing Director of Gibraltar based Gala Interactive, as new Chief Executive Officer. Widerstrom replaces Radim Haluza, who will stay with the operator in an advisory role in order to ensure a smooth corporate transition for Fortuna and its management. Fortuna Entertainment announced that it had hired …

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Scots independence would bring big questions over gambling law

Paul Petrie, director at Scottish sportsbook McBookie.com, discusses the Scottish Independence Referendum Other betting firms have mixed views on the outcome – William Hill suggesting 80% of bets for YES and Betfair suggesting the opposite. What’s McBookies’ take on the vote? 95% of the bets we have taken have been on a Yes vote. The opinion polls have the contest …

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Betfair pays out on Scottish NO

Although public opinion polls suggest that the Scottish Independence Referendum outcome is too close to call, betting operator Betfair has announced that it will payout its Scottish Independence Market on customers who voted for a Scottish No. Throughout the independence campaign, Betfair’s political markets have not reflected public polling on the matter.  Last week the operator published at set of …

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Paul Cope – Predict The Six – Debut Season

A novel Premiership based football betting game titled Predict The Six  is in its debut season, and things have started well. The football jackpot game is a simple one; a player selects six players they believe will score in a Premiership weekend. It costs just £1 to play and the jackpot is broadcast on the main page, it’s a weekly …

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Betclic partners with ACF Fiorentina

  Serie A club ACF Fiorentina have announced sports betting and gaming company Betclic as one of their lead sponsors. In addition to the customary shirt and stadium branding, the deal will include a number of social and digital media initiatives designed to engage the Florence club’s fan base. Financial terms were not disclosed. Betclic joins a Fiorentina commercial portfolio …

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