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bet365 introduces partial cash-out mechanism

bet365 are  set to be the first bookmaker to launch a partial cash-out mechanism, which will be integrated with its sports betting product. The new betting innovation will allow customers to close a portion of their active bets, while allowing to keep the remainder open. The operator has attached the new innovation to its popular cash-out function. The partial cash-out …

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RGT tenders for remote problem gambling research

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has issued an invitation to tender for a new programme of research into remote gambling behaviour. The programme provides total funding for relevant research projects of up to £500,000 to be delivered over a period of 18 months. The Responsible Gambling Trust is an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, and …

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Paddy Power awards £20 million account to Beattie McGuinness Bungay

London creative advertising agency Beattie McGuinness Bungay (BMB) has won the Paddy Power £20 million advertising account following a pitch process assessed by marketing consultants Oystercatchers. In November 2010 Paddy Power marketing of its creative and brand direction after three years of working with agency Crispin Porter & Bogusky After a three month search process, Paddy Power have announced the …

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bwin.party in advanced discussion with potential buyers

Having announced no corporate growth in its 2014 full year performance this Wednesday, bwin.party governance has revealed that it has received several offers from interested parties in buying its business divisions or all of the Company. Non-Executive Chairman Philip Yea stated that the company was in advanced discussions with potential buyers, but neglected to give further insight on how many …

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Ghana FA reports players over match fixing allegations

A group of Ghana Premier League (GPL) players have been accused by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) that they bet on their sides to lose matches. GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi stated that his association were taking the matter very seriously as it was a “very dangerous development for football in Ghana”. Last week former GPL manager Mohammed Gargo, stated that …

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William Hill launches first Australia TV campaign

Following the re-brand of the acquired Sportingbet.com.au to ‘William Hill Australia’, William Hill management announced the launch of its inaugural Australian TV campaign ‘it’s your call’. The TV advert debuted on Monday, and will be supported by further multi-channel campaigns promoting William Hill Australia. William Hill has pledged to spend a £5 million on Australian marketing activities in 2015. The …

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Pendleton & Betfair target riding Cheltenham 2016 Foxhunter Chase

Betfair plans to turn Britian’s most successful female Olympian Victoria Pendleton into a Cheltenham Festival jockey, as the multiple Olympic Gold medallist targets qualifying for the 2016 Foxhunter Chase. The operator has teamed Pendleton with legendary UK trainer Paul Nicholls with a view of qualifying for a Category A amateur riding licence which would allow the athlete to ride flat …

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bwin.party posts 2014 operating loss of €94 million

bwin.party reported declines in all full year 2014 top line metrics as the operator posted an operating loss of – €94 million (2013: €41 million). The operator disclosed that it had been impacted by a non-cash impairment charge on its poker business and other non-core assets of €104 million, which resulted in the 2014 operating loss. The operator recorded a …

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BetConstruct’s Game Store to help developers complete ‘last mile’

BetConstruct, the award-winning developer and provider of online and land-based betting and gaming solutions and services, has announced the launch of a new ground-breaking service called Game Store. Game Store allows game developers the opportunity to turn their creativity and technical expertise into hard cash and earn royalties from any and all of their games that get deployed on the …

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Kate Miller departs as PR Director of William Hill

William Hill PR Director Kate Miller has left the firm to join London based PR and communications firm Golin as Head of UK Media. Miller leaves William Hill after seven years’ service, working for the operator’s in-house public relations team. She has held several managerial positions within William Hills PR department including Head of Media Racing. Miller took the position …

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