Sportsbook

Worldpay gives insight into Cheltenham Festival transaction spikes

International payments provider Worldpay  today reveals insight into the the massive spikes in transactions Britain’s online bookies enjoy during the Cheltenham Festival. Worldpay’s data from the 2014 Festival shows that the number of transactions processed by Britain’s online bookies increased by a whopping 34.1% as racing fans rushed to place bets in the hope of a big pay out. This led to …

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RaceBets integrates Skrill 1-Tap ahead of Cheltenham 2015

Skrill, today announces that online bookmaker RaceBets.com has added Skrill 1-Tap to its mobile and desktop offerings. With the 2015 Cheltenham Festival around the corner, RaceBets customers can now benefit from a convenient and secure payment process when placing bets at the jewel in jump racing’s crown and at race meets across the world. Skrill 1-Tap connects with Skrill’s Digital …

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Finland – growing concerns regarding impact of remote gambling operators

Finnish politicians and regulatory members have expressed concern regarding the impact of remote gambling operators on the country’s gambling market. Amongst the concerns are that the current Finnish gambling framework does not have the capabilities of monitoring remote gambling operators and protecting Finland’s consumers. News source YLE.fi has estimated that Finland’s gambling industry generates some €1.7 billion in revenues per …

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GamCrowd & Innvotec launch sector seed enterprise scheme

Experts from the gambling industry have teamed up with Innvotec Limited, an FCA authorised UK Alternative Investment Fund Manager, to launch the first Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) aimed at the sector. The GamCrowd 2015 SEIS Fund (the Fund) opens for investors’ commitment on Monday 9 March – a day before the start of Cheltenham Festival, where hundreds of millions of pounds …

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STATS enters daily fantasy sports projections

Sports data and insight/analysis operator STATS, has announced a new product aimed at the fast growing daily fantasy sports industry. Starting with baseball and expanding into other sports later this year, STATS is introducing a robust package of daily fantasy tools to its media clients, including projections for every player that will enable value plays, optimal lineups and player rankings. STATS’ …

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Tipico set to become FC Bayern Munich betting partner

European sports betting operator Tipico are set to replace Bayern Munich long term partner bwin.com, as official sports betting partner to the Bavaria football club who are current Bundesliga champions. The Malta based operator is preparing to step in as official sports betting partner to Bayern Munich, as bwin senior management have confirmed that it will not renew its existing …

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Greece – Syriza targets online gambling for additional tax revenues

The Financial Times, has leaked a letter from Greece’s far left governing party Syriza to Jeroen Dijsselbloem Head of European Union financial interstate body Eurogroup, outlining potential reform proposals for Greek tax revenues. The letter composed by Syriza Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis proposes seven reforms which have been considered, as the country’s new government seeks to meet conditions for its …

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SBTECH granted UK licence

Multi content igaming technology provider, SBTech has been granted a remote operating licence for the supply of gambling software and technology  for  the UK online gambling market. SBTech announced that it had  obtained its license after the UK’s Gambling Commission (UKGC) approved its software for service provision for UK betting and igaming operators. Under new UK laws all igaming B2B …

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Titanbet UK backs AP McCoy for Cheltenham 2015

Titanbet.co.uk are giving customers a free £10 bet for every day AP McCoy rides a winner at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. The Festival will be the 19-time Champion Jockey’s last following a glittering career that has seen him triumph in three Champion Hurdles, two Gold Cups, and a Champion Chase so far. To celebrate, Titanbet.co.uk are offering his fans £10 to …

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Stalled Irish betting bill to be passed into law

Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan reported on Thursday that the country’s stalled online gambling tax bill has been sent to President Michael Higgins to sign into law. The Irish Betting (Amendment) Bill, will clear the way for Ireland to impose tax charges on several online betting operators targeting Irish consumers. The betting charges will see a 1% tax imposed on …

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