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bet365 retains kings of money-back offers title for August

Bookmaker bet365 held onto its Bookmaker of the Month award for August while Paddy Power regained its Money Back Offer of the Month title from Stan James in rankings devised by leading online betting service and affiliate Freebets.com. The return of the domestic football season and three major horse racing meetings in the calendar, Glorious Goodwood, York’s Ebor Festival and the …

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Stan James refutes sale speculation

Online bookmaker Stan James has denied reports that its Gibraltar operation is about to be sold off. Chief executive Denis Kelly told the Racing Post that there was no for sale sign outside the door, but that a bid at the right price would be considered. The imminent introduction of the point of consumption tax in the UK has seen …

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UKGC extends B2B licensing deadline

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has extended the licensing deadline for software providers by two months, in order for igaming technologies and services/provisions providers to comply with upcoming changes to UK gambling laws. The UKGC has extended its licensing deadline from the 31st of January to the 31st of March 2015, the deadline extension will allow for technology and provisions …

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Point of Consumption legal challenge to be heard next week

The Judicial Review into the Point of Consumption licensing regime due to be implemented in the UK on 1 October will have a full hearing next week. The application for a review has come from the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) which has objected to the measures in the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and associated Gambling Commission …

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Not a game of passing the buck but definitely more to play for – the Senet Group

Gambling Consultant Steve Donoughue takes a look at the attempt of bookmakers to replicate the alcohol industry’s Portman Group. Yesterday saw the launch of the Senet Group by the big 3 Bookmakers and Irish upstart Paddy Power. For those of you who missed it, which is odd because it got some good news coverage, the Senet Group will be an …

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Gibraltar – Stan James sale imminent

Gibraltar news sources stated that Stan James’ corporate management have held talks with a number of rivals over a sale of its betting and gaming assets. The news sources did not identify the biding parties involved, however a deal for the operator is now said to be imminent, with a Malta licensed operator  said to be close to finalising an …

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CEO’s show support for industry standards commissioner – The Senet Group

The chief executives of Britain’s  top four leading gambling operators have shown unity and support, for the launch of independent gambling advertising standards commissioner – The Senet Group. The independent initiative set up in order to co-operate with UK advertising standards authorities and government regulators, in order to bring clarity to gambling advertising practices and to avoid any future clampdowns …

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Industry bodies publish report on sports betting commercial & integrity issues

In the week when Ministers from around 50 countries are expected to sign a new match-fixing Convention in Switzerland, the regulated betting industry, represented by the ABB, EGBA, ESSA and RGA has published a report entitled Sports Betting: Commercial and Integrity Issues to help inform the wider debate. The author Jason Foley-Train updates the 2010 report he produced while on secondment (to the betting industry) from the UK Department for …

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666Bet opens new Asian HQ in Taipei City

Barry Martin CEO of recently launched online sports betting operator 666Bet announced that the company had opened a new Asian focused business division in Taipei City, the capital of the Chinese Republic of Taiwan. Speaking to online gambling news source EGR Magazine, Martin stated that 666Bet would be set to launch an Asian focused sports betting product in the coming …

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Harry Parkes – VisualDNA – The Psychology Blueprint

SBC starts this week interviewing Harry Parkes, Product Director for WHY Analytics from VisualDNA, on Big Data impacts within igaming’s value chain and how Predictive Analytics can help operators make smarter more informed decisions throughout their operations. An experienced, retention, digital data and analytics veteran, Harry Parkes has consulted various sectors on optimizing operational digital data in order to create in-depth …

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