Sportsbook

bet-at-home posts improved H1 2014 performance

European sports betting and igaming operator bet-at-home published its 2014 H1 financial report. The operator posted a yearly increase of 27.9% in gross gaming revenues, to €53.1 million (£42.33 million). Improved gaming revenues were supported by improved company net revenues, which increased by €1.9 million to €9.3 million (£7.5 million). Representing a 25.5% increase on first half 2013 performance of …

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Digital transition sees Ladbrokes’ profits cut in half

Ladbrokes has seen its profits halve in the first six months of the year as the bookmaker suffered a transitional period for its digital business. Profit after tax dropped by 49.8% to £23.7m for the period, with huge drops in operating profit for UK Retail (down 21.3% to £57.6m), European Retail (down 32.0% to £6.6m) and digital (down a whopping …

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Russell Young appointed Commercial Director of Betfred.com

Betfred has announced the promotion of Russell Young from Head of Commercial Management, to Betfred.com Commercial Director. Young will replace Rakesh Chablani who has recently been promoted to the position of Managing Director of Betfred’s digital business. Young’s appointment, which was announced to operator staff members last Friday, will see him take on commercial responsibilities and performance of Betfred.com brands. …

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Matchbook.com signs Brentford betting partnership

Online and mobile betting Matchbook.com has announced a new betting partnership agreement with newly promoted Champioship side Brentford FC. As part of the agreement the Matchbook.com logo will be prominently displayed on Brentford’s home and away kit for the upcoming 2014/15 campaign. In addition, there will be extensive Matchbook.com advertising at Griffin Park including the branding of the stadium roofs with …

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William Hill takes on record political wager

A William Hill customer has gambled £600,000 on a NO vote in the upcoming Scottish Independence Referendum. The company said the punter staked a record political bet of £400,000 in June, when the odds were 1/4, but has since returned to the same Hill’s branch in Surrey and added an extra £200,000 to his wager, this time at odds of 1/6. He stands …

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Finnplay launches new operator FantasyBet

Tailored digital gaming solutions Finnplay, today announced the launch of daily fantasy sports operator FantasyBet using Finnplay’s BillFold platform to run their fantasy gaming engine. FantasyBet is targeting the high growth in live fantasy sports games across Europe in time for the new English Premiership football season. A combination of innovative daily fantasy sports features such as ‘Flash Mode’, which …

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Sportradar to monitor Thai Premier League

Sportradar has penned an agreement with the Thai Premier League to monitor betting during the 2014 season. The association builds on the organisation’s existing partnerships in the region with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Football Federation Australia (FFA), and will see Sportradar scrutinise betting behaviour and patterns for all 380 games of the campaign, including those games that were completed earlier in the year. Speaking about …

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Celtic reprieve causes problems for bookmakers

Celtic Football Club’s unexpected reprieve from Champions League elimination is causing some bookmakers a headache as curious punters get in touch to see if their previously losing bets are now, in fact, winners. Celtic lost on Wednesday night 2-0 to Legia Warsaw in the CL qualifier, with an embarrassing 6-1 loss on aggregate. However the Polish side brought on a …

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666Bet unveiled as new Leyton Orient FC shirt sponsor

New online bookmaker  666Bet will be the new  shirt sponsor of London football club Leyton Orient for the 2014-15 campaign. The record sponsorship deal for the Club will see the 666Bet company logo printed on the front of the home and away shirts from the first game of the season. 666Bet is a fully registered online gambling website. Its goal is …

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Coral & Betfair stung by false match

Sports betting operator Gala Coral and betting exchange  Betfair is voiding bets on a football match after being notified that the event did not take place. The betting  operators had taken wagers on a friendly match between Spain’s Ponferradina SD and Freamunde of Portugal. Ponferradina had withdrawn from the fixture and had been replaced by another football team who played …

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