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GAMING1 debuts fully responsive casino & sportsbook products

GAMING1 has launched the first fully-responsive version of its managed casino and sportsbook platform to meet the growing demand for mobile betting and gaming. The website provides players with a consistent look and feel on whatever device or operating system they use and offers licensees the opportunity to create a bespoke user experience. Belgian market leader Circus recently became the first …

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Betfair appoints Johnny Devitt as new Chief Marketing Officer

Betfair has appointed Director of Online Marketing Johnny Devitt as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Industry news source EGR Magazine, confirmed the appointment of Devitt who will take over marketing and branding initiatives for Betfair. The operator had created the senior management role following the departure of former Brand Director Mark Ody as Betfair merges online marketing and branding responsibilities under …

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Spanish Ministers stop Real Madrid & Barcelona from negotiating individual TV rights

Spain’s Council of Ministers has banned Real Madrid & Barcelona from exclusively negotiating their television rights deals, in the upcoming and future La Liga broadcast licensing negotiations. The two biggest football clubs in La Liga (Spain’s premier football division) will be forced from 2016 to share in a collective TV Rights pool which will be distributed and controlled by La …

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FSB Tech appoints Richard Bosley as Senior Project Manager

Sportsbook platform provider FSB Technology  Ltd has appointed Richard Bosley to be its Senior Project Manager as part of a new recruitment drive. Bosley, who previously worked at Sportlobster and OpenBet, will oversee the provision of Dafabet’s new website and help deliver a number of others as they go live in 2015. His role will include building the project team, …

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666Bet back up as Gambling Commission issues update

The Gambling Commission has issued  a statement containing information is for consumers and businesses who have transacted with Metro Play Limited trading as www.metroplay.com and www.666bet.com. What is the current situation on customer withdrawals from Metroplay and 666Bet? The Commission understands the current position to be: Metroplay casino customers:   Website is live. Facility available for customers to request withdrawals. Customer …

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Portugal approves Online Gambling Bill for 28 June

Portugal’s Council of Ministers have approved the passing of the nation’s Online Gambling Bill, which is set to commence on 28 June. The bill will bring a legislative framework for all forms of online gambling under the monitoring of Portuguese gambling regulator Santa Casa de Misericordia de Lisboa. Portuguese ministers have assured the public that the gambling bill, is line …

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ESSA reveals 24 suspicious betting patterns in Q1 2015

Industry integrity organisation ESSA has launched its 2015 Q1 Integrity Report. This is the first quarterly report to be issued, replacing the previous annual report. ESSA Chairman Mike O’Kane stated: “I am delighted to welcome our readers to ESSA’s new quarterly integrity report. We have long promoted an open, transparent and evidence-based approach and we hope that this report, and …

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Webis Holdings MD Garry Knowles steps down

Garry Knowles is to leave Webis Holdings after 10 years at the Isle of Man firm. The group, which until recently operated Betinternet.com, announced his departure yesterday, with almost immediate effect. In an announcement to investors, it said: “The board of Webis announce that by mutual agreement, Garry Knowles will step down as Group Managing Director and terminate his employment …

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UK wagering uplift sees Kambi open 2015 strongly

Sports betting software supplier Kambi Sports Solutions announced Q1 2015 revenues of €10 million up 29% on €7.7 million Q1 2014, as the supplier looks to expand its European sports betting services in the coming months. NASDAQ listed Kambi, the former B2B division of Unibet Plc, reported an operating profit of €800,000 (Q1 2014 -€100,000) with net margins maintained at …

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Tabcorp enters eSports market with Unikrn partnership

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp is set to enter the burgeoning esports market, by announcing a global partnership with eSports entertainment provider Unikrn. The partnership will see the launch of  a new eSports platform  where gamers can placy and safely bet on organized, sanctioned multi-player video game competitions from around the world. At launch, Unikrn will provide access to live viewing, live discussions …

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