Sportsbook

32Red’s Ed Ware: making betting more interesting

On the back of 32Red‘s impressive six month results, announced earlier this week, SBC caight up with CEO Ed Ware to ask a few more questions about performance. Can you provide any colour on the performance of 32RedSport? What are your ambitions for this channel? It is very early days with the performance of 32Red Sport and I wouldn’t want …

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HRI publishes 2015 calendar

Horse Racing Ireland has released next year’s fixture list, with the total number of meetings remaining unchanged at 349. The key points and changes are as follows: Leopardstown’s two-day meeting in January has been split up so that the fixtures will now be run on successive Sundays (18th & 25thJanuary), with the Boylesports Handicap Hurdle the feature race on Sunday 18th and the BHP Insurance …

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Marc Pedersen – iGaming Super Show – New faces, but not many new ideas!

With the iGaming Super Show revealing today that it has grown the B2B side of the event, SBC’s affiliate correspondent Marc Pedersen recounts his experience from an affiliate and media partner perspective. One of the interesting developments from the Igaming Super Show in Amsterdam last month was the emergence of lots of new brands showing off their services at the …

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OLBG.com extends Cheltenham Mares’ Hurdle Race sponsorship

Online sports betting affiliate OLBG.com has announced that it will extend its sponsorship of the Mares’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham Festival. The extension of the deal will see OLBG.com sponsor the hurdles race for a further five years (sponsorship ends 2020). Cheltenham Festival organisers, announced that the Mares’ Hurdle had been upgraded to a Grade One race, this will mean …

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Interwetten Sports agrees Lotus F1 partnership

Lotus F1 Team will feature the branding of online entertainment company Interwetten Sports for this week’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The sports betting provider has taken the prestigious sidepod placement for their promotion, as the team tackles the tortuous twists of the Hungaroring in the final race before the summer shutdown. Matthew Carter, Lotus F1 Team CEO said: “We are delighted …

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Sky Sports signs up for racing data

Sky Sports Digital Media (SSDM) is now a distributor of official British horseracing Pre-Race Data (PRD), joining Press Association, SIS and Timeform as partners with the Racecourse Data Company (RDC). RDC – a joint venture with 57 racecourses set up to licence and control PRD – has licensed SSDM to use the data, which is generated by Weatherbys and is …

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IG Group reports yearly growth

Financial spread betting operator IG Group posted full year or year growth, reporting net trading revenues of £370.4 million (€468.5 million/$632 million), up 2.4% on the £361.9 million achieved in the previous year. The spread betting operator posted net revenues of  in £194.7 million up 1.3% on 2013 figures (£192.2 million) The FTSE 250 company, which has a market capitalisation …

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Dutch regulator appoints Pot to board of directors

Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch gambling regulator has announced the appointment of economist Joop Pot to its board of directors. Pot is expected to take up his new position in November of this year. Joop Pot will replace former board member Paul Tang, who had been granted an honourable discharge by Kansspelautoriteit. Pot has worked within numerous Dutch governmental departments including the …

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ARJEL – Brazil 2014 aids French betting markets

The Brazil 2014 World Cup has aided a recovery in the French igaming market, with the market posting year on year growth for the second quarter of 2014. French gambling regulators L’Autorité de Régulation des Deux en Ligne (ARJEL), stated that the market had seen revenues rise 10% on 2013 figures to € 180.5 million (£142 million). Higher wagering had helped …

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Rob Painter – SkyBet – On Sponsorship

With the English football season starting on the 9th of August, SBC caught up with SkyBet Marketing Director Rob Painter, to discuss football betting sponsorship. In June 2013 SkyBet became the title sponsors of the English Football league, a deal which has seen the SkyBet brand covered through multiple channels. Rob Painter has worked with some of the UK biggest brands as …

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