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William Hill rids itself of grey area igaming markets

iGaming and sports betting operator William Hill announced that it was to restrict player access from selected ‘grey area’ regions, as the operator looks to strengthen its regulatory oversight. William Hills digital gaming division will no longer accept payments and wagering from players and IP’s from the below listed regions William Hill sent a corporate communication to its affiliate and …

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English match fixing trio plead not guilty to charges

English professional footballers Michael Boateng , Hakeem Adelakun  and Moses Swaibu, pleaded not guilty  to criminal charges made against them on football match fixing and bribery grounds.  The three man had been arrested by UK Police and  UK anti corruption  taskforce, with regards to investigations on suspicious betting activity The three professional footballers appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday …

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Arbitrage specialists Yobetit appoint Nikolai Livori as CEO

Malta based betting arbitrage bookmaker – Yobetit has announced the appointment of Nikolai Livori as CEO. Livori will step up to take charge of the operator, from his previous position as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). As CTO of Yobetit Livori was a key figure in developing the operator’s home grown arbitrage betting platform, which debuted to the igaming public in …

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Boylesports sponsor 2014 Irish Grand National

Fairyhouse Racecourse announced today that Boylesports will sponsor the 2014 Irish Grand National, which takes place at the Ratoath venue on Easter Monday, April 21st 2014. Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker will take over the reins as official sponsors of one of Ireland’s most historic steeplechase races, which has been run at Fairyhouse since 1870. Commenting on the new sponsorship, General Manager of …

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GTECH Reorganise US Management team to focus on Tech convergence.

GTECH S.p.A. has reorganised its Americas management team to meet its customers’ growing needs for an integrated offering across multiple gaming channels, including lottery, VLT, commercial casino, and interactive gaming. It has also created a new Lottery Management Services structure to meet lotteries’ increasing needs for greater efficiency and reliable profits through private or outsourced management services provided by GTECH. The new management team, …

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UK Bookies take £20 million weekend football hit

The week that saw the British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announce a triple tax whammy for UK gambling and sports betting operators, took a further turn for the worse as bookmakers reported an estimated £20 million hit on the weekends English and Scottish Premier Leagues results. The weekend of the 22nd of March saw all 13 UK football …

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Belgian Gambling Commission allowed to target players with fines & prison sentences

In a drive to target unlicensed igaming operators, the Belgian Gambling Commission (BGC) has updated the country’s Gambling Act, passed in 2011. New amendments issued to the Gambling Act of 2011, will allow Belgian authorities to prosecute Belgian players wagering on unlicensed igaming operators.  Belgian players who choose to wager on unlicensed igaming operators could face severe fines of up …

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Dafabet to sponsor Snooker World Championship

Online sports betting operator  Dafabet has been announced as the title sponsor of the upcoming snooker world championship in Sheffield, England. It will be the first time the sports betting operator has sponsored the event, which takes place from 19th April to 5th May and will offer a record top prize of UK£300,000. Dafabet are currently sponsors of English Premier …

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Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

The UK’s main gambling trade associations have joined forces to establish the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) – a new body that formalises the responsible gambling work that the associations carry out.  The IGRG provides a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling in the British gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it will also provide …

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ASA warns Paddy Power over future ad campaigns

Paddy Power has been warned over its future conduct by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following its investigation into the bookmaker’s newspaper advert in The Sun on Sunday around the Oscar Pistorius trial. The advert, which offered ‘money back if he walks’, promoted a market on whether the South African Olympian would be found guilty or not of the accusation …

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