Sportsbook

Goldbet appoints Michele Sprovieri as CEO

Austrian sports betting operator GoldBet Entertainment Ltd has appointed Michele Sprovieri as its new Chief Executive Officer. Sprovieri takes over leadership of the European focused bookmaker from outgoing CEO Tim Parker. An internal GoldBet senior appointment, Sprovieri began his new position on 20 November, having previously served as GoldBet Chief Technical Officer since 2012 GoldBet management announced the appointment to …

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Vermantia picks up Gold Award

Gaming supplier Vermantia has won the Gold Award in the category “Extroversion & Competitiveness in International Markets” at the E-volution Awards ceremony, organized by Boussias Communications, ELTRUN, the Laboratory of Electronic Commerce and Athens University of Economics and Business. Established in 2007, Vermantia specializes in the creation, management and delivery of innovative & immersive gaming content. Through its proprietary gaming …

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Perform Group de-lists from the London Stock Exchange

Sports data and media rights operator Perform Group today formally announced the delisting of its shares from the London Stock Exchange, following the acquisition of a majority shareholding by Access Industries. Access Industries has confirmed that it now holds, or has been offered, a total of 87% of Perform Group shares. Perform Group will continue to execute its growth strategy …

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Paddy Power undertakes senior management reshuffle

A Paddy Power PLC senior management reshuffle has seen the appointment of  a new head of product, a new head of online operations and a new chief of its UK and Ireland retail, in a management shake-up designed to focus the company on its products and customers. In a statement, the Irish betting operator said Peter O’Donovan has been appointed …

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Sam Cooke – TV Sports Betting Ads – The SBC Pick

Everybody has a personal favourite TV advert (most likely by Honda, right?). Or there’s that Puma Valentines Day one. The vast majority though are, let’s face it, both shockingly bad, and instantly forgettable. Gambling adverts are common, and increasingly so with a reported 1444% rise since the deregulation of the sector in tv advertising in Britain in 2005. Previously, it …

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Betfair 2014’s share price winners

John Ficenec Questor Editor for the Daily Telegraph reports that Betfair Plc have proven to be sports betting’s stock market winners for 2014. Betfair stock has risen 37% in 2014 (FTSE – £14.85), whilst competitors Ladbrokes (FTSE – £1.19) and William Hill (FTSE – £3.48) saw respective share price declines of 35% and 11%. The Daily Telegraph financial journalist commented …

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Coral broadcasts Connect Card TV advert

Gibraltar based bookmaker Coral has launched its second TV advertising campaign featuring comedian impressionist Darren Farley and UFC model Carly Baker. The TV advertisement focuses on Coral Connect Card, which allows Coral customers to collect online winnings through their retail stores.  The advertisement features the tagline ‘Win Online. Collect On The High Street’ and music from 1990’s dance anthem ‘Gonna …

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EveryMatrix publishes EU interstate policy white paper

Igaming and online sports betting technology provider EveryMatrix has published a white paper on potential European Union wide igaming regulations and the current regulatory frameworks of its member states. EveryMatrix’s white paper aims to determine whether the European Union will try to incorporate amalgamated regulations, policies, laws, and business frameworks for online gambling and sports betting services operating within EU …

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Betfair focuses on B2B partnerships for smaller market entry

Breon Corcoran, Chief Executive of Betfair, has outlined that the operator will look to enter smaller international markets through strategic B2B partnerships. Betfair senior management will integrate the strategy following its August 2014 B2B model switch for the Australian sports betting market. Betfair had sold its Australasia betting exchange to casino and leisure operator Crown Resorts Limited. Speaking to EGR …

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bet365 forms data storage partnership with Basho

bet365 has partnered with NoSQL database specialist Basho Technology to handle its data storage and processing capabilities. The operator will deploy Basho’s RIAK 2.0 system, a cloud based data storage system, designed to gather and serve data requests in a low-latency manner. Following a review of its data storage capacities, bet365 chose to partner with Basho due to the company’s …

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