Sportsbook

Sky Bet sees record losses on weekend football results

Sky Bet has announced that it suffered its worst ever weekend as the 10 most popular football teams in Saturdays 3pm kick-off won their respective matches, making it a weekend to forget for the UK bookmaker. The bookmaker saw wins for heavily backed favourites Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Southampton. To add further to Sky Bets misery, unfavourable European football …

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EveryMatrix appoints Diane Dalli as new CFO

iGaming and sports betting platform and technology supplier EveryMatrix has announced the appointment of Diane Dalli as its new Chief Financial Officer. Dalli has taken up the role, and will directly report to company CEO Ebbe Groes. A 12 year industry financial management and services veteran Dalli joins EveryMatrix from gambling technology firm Evolution Gaming, were she served as Group …

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Chris Sheffield joins Penn National as digital gaming lead

Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced today the appointment of Chris Sheffield as Senior Vice President Managing Director I-Gaming, a newly created position at the Company. Mr. Sheffield joins Penn National from Betfred, a United Kingdom-based bookmaker, and will be responsible for setting the Company’s strategy as it prepares for the launch of online gaming initiatives across its portfolio. Mr. Sheffield …

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Paddy Power aims to reboot FIFA with David Ginola

FIFA has gained considerable bad press in the recent past, with head honcho Sepp Blatter shouldering much of the blame. It came to light in the past few days that the charismatic former footballer and model, David Ginola, has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next President of FIFA. Who else but Paddy Power have launched a …

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Thomas Murphy departs as William Hill General Counsel

William Hill has announced that Thomas Murphy General Counsel and Head of Business Systems has stepped down from his role. Murphy’s General Counsel role will be replaced by Michael Leadbeater Head of Commercial. Murphy departs from William Hill after seven years of service, having joined as company secretary in January 2007. Murphy will join online travel platform technology provider Travelport …

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Amaya ahead of schedule for PokerStars sportsbook launch

In its consumer business update Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars stated that it was ahead of schedule in the upcoming launch of its sports betting product. The operator expects to launch the product by Q1 2014 The sports betting product will initially launch within the PokerStars poker client within certain markets. PokerStars will gradually add more markets as well …

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FENGaming unveils new sportsbook platform

FENgaming, the respected igaming software provider, has announced the release of a new version of its sportsbook software and gaming platform, including a new bonus management tool. The sportsbook software is customisable for any market or regulatory regime, and the latest version has seen upgrades implemented across desktop, mobile and API. The software itself is designed to suit operators in …

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Tipico sponsors Valletta International Baroque Festival

European bookmaker Tipico has renewed its sponsorship of Malta’s Valletta Baroque Festival taking place from January 10 to 24. The Baroque led arts, music and cultural festival, will see numerous shows being staged throughout the Maltese Capital, and is considered one of the cultural highlights of Malta attracting thousands of visitors. Tipico a Malta based sports betting operator, has sponsored …

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South African Parliament set to review online gambling bill

Democratic Alliance Parliament Member Geordin Hill Lewis has set to revive South Africa’s remote gambling bill under the National Gambling Amendment of 2008. Hill Lewis will put the bill forward with its new amendments to South Africa’s Parliament when hearings re-open in February. The politician is optimistic of progressing regulated online gambling services for South Africa. The bill will look …

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Livesport.eu secures majority shares in Enetpulse

International sports media operator Livesport.eu has secured majority of the shares in Enetpulse, provider of live sports data and insights. Richard Hájek, Managing Director of LiveSport Holding, said: “LiveSport continues to adapt to the demands of the sports community in order to maintain our position as the leading sport live score company that can service every aspect of the requests of our …

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