Sportsbook

Sportingbet joins the Virtual Football League

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, has launched its Virtual Football solution with GVC Holdings‘ flagship website sportingbet.com, meaning the product has now been incorporated by more than 50 operators worldwide. “We are delighted that GVC Holding has decided in favour of our solution to integrate virtual football into the Sportingbet website”, says Managing Director of Sales, Erik …

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Sky Bet to stream live football matches

Sky Bet are set to trail live football match streaming, using Simplestream TV content streaming services. The operator are set to stream fifteen football matches this May, which will allow customers access to the play-off matches in England’s Sky Bet-sponsored Championship League 1 and League 2. The short-term deal will began with Yesterdays Championship play-off clash between Brighton & Hove …

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Calum Macaulay talkSPORT – Outside the box – opportunities away from TV

Calum Macaulay, Managing Director of Talksports  tells the Betting on Football audience how to built multi-content and multi-channel brand. Whilst the majority of UK Radio broadcasters have witnessed a decline in revenues and audience, Talksports Radio have grown in all areas of coverage  and content, with over 3.5 million listeners tuning in everyday, making it the most popular sports radio …

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Boylesports to become new sponsor of Irish Greyhound Derby

A deal has been struck which will see the Irish bookmaker, BOYLESPORTS, become the new sponsor of the Irish Greyhound Derby until at least 2016. The agreement with the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) will also see Boylesports become the official betting partner of the IGB. The owner of the independent bookmakers,JOHN BOYLE, said of the arrangement; “Every year we examine …

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BOF Blog – David Clifton – How will the new licensing laws effect sponsorship?

David Clifton MD of CliftonDavies opens the Betting on Football (BOF) Conference by telling the BOF audience that change is imminent for UK operators, and that the legal and regulatory landscape for gambling operators will change drastically in the next months. Clifton states that legislation will be implemented by August 2014, currently the new amendments to the Gambling Bill are …

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Betfair promotes Sylvie McDermott to Product Management Director

Betfair announced the promotion of  Sylvie McDermott to the newly created role of Product Management Director. McDermott will be responsible of Product management operations for across all Betfair product inventory, including product delivery and maintenance. McDermott will report to new Chief Operating Office Mark Brooker, who joined Betfair in April 2014. McDermott has been promoted from her position as Head …

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William Hill in search of new Australia CEO as Sullivan leaves

William Hill has confirmed the departure of its Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Sullivan, who agreed to leave the company on Monday. William Hill announced that Group of Director of Operatins James Henderson would take temporary charge of the regions operations, while it looked for Sullivan’s replacement. Sullivan retained his position as CEO of William Hill Australia, following the operator …

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Strong Q1 opening for bet-at-home

bet-at-home posted a record 138% year on year increase in  earnings before tax (EBT), reporting a strong opening for 2014 financial performance of the Betclic Everest subsidiary brand. The German based operator, who had witnessed a tough 2013, saw its EBT rise to €8.3 million (£6.8 million) for the opening business quarter of 2014 (period ending 31st March 2014). The figures posted …

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Premier League clubs face £90m Asian betting clampdown

Asian facing football sponsorship  deals by sports betting operators have come under threat from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as it ruled that from August it would grant licences only to operators that are “a British facing business and either currently transact with British consumers or have a clear business plan for doing so” Barclays Premier League football clubs may …

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Last chance to vote

Today is the last chance to vote for the Betting on Football Awards, being held at the Octoberfest Pub in Fulham on Thursday evening. The title of Best Football Bookmaker is being duked out between Bet365, BetVictor, Paddy Power, Pinnacle Sports and SkyBet at the Betting on Football Awards on 8 May (click here to view finalists case studies). Voting …

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