Sportsbook

Sam Cooke – A New Deal: The £4bn Premier League

In six months time the greatest, and most lucrative, TV rights battle will begin as various parties vie for the right to broadcast matches from the golden goose that is the Premier League. The current deal runs until the 2015-16 season, and when the auctions begin early next year firms will bid for various packages featuring three year contracts. These …

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ECJ to investigate Swedish online gambling laws

Swedish online gambling laws will face the scrutiny of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), after European Commission (EC) stated that Sweden did not comply with European business practices and legislation. At present state owned gambling operator Svenska Spel, has exclusive rights to offer online gambling services in Sweden. The EC stated that Sweden had breached European business regulation concerning …

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IOM operators prepared for POC

Peter Greenhill, the CEO of e-Gaming Development at Isle of Man’s Department of Economic Development, has belied any sense of panic around the UK’s point of consumption laws, which are now due to come in on 1 November. In a piece by IOM Today, Greenhill suggested all the jurisdiction’s operators were well prepared for the change. He said he did …

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France-Pari on a roll for three consecutive quarters

French operator France-Pari has announced that it has made a profit for three consecutive quarters. During the third quarter 2014, the company’s revenues grew up to €4.1 million compared to €3.2 million for the same period in 2013. Company EBITDA for the quarter amounted to €115,000 and net income to €70,000. Cumulative revenues for the first three quarters of 2014 …

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bwin.party sees improved betting performance, as other verticals decline

European igaming operator bwin.party reported increased revenues of 2% for its Q3 2014 performance. During the period ending 30 September, bwin.party recorded increased total revenues of €148.7 million (£118.5 million) up from 2013: €145.7 million. Sports betting proved to be bwin.party’s leading vertical generating an 11% increase in net revenues of €58.8 million (£46.7 million) up from 2013: €52.9 million. …

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Criminals spend more time avoiding detection by bookmakers than fixing matches

Declan Hill, a journalist and academic who specialises on the topic of match fixing, has warned the gambling industry that it is playing a cat and mouse game while trying to detect match-fixing activity, and the mouse has the edge. Speaking to this month’s Betting Business magazine ahead of his appearance at the Malta iGaming Seminar in November, Hill said …

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Lega Pro renews Sportradar match-fixing monitoring contract

Italy’s Lega Pro has renewed its long-standing partnership with Sportradar, ensuring that the  provider of match-fixing support and services will continue to both monitor the Lega Pro leagues with its renowned Fraud Detection System (FDS) and provide its educational Fraud Prevention Service (FPS) workshops until the end of the 2017-2018 season. To underline this commitment and the importance of the …

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Titanbet.co.uk agrees multi-content marketing deal with The Sun

Titanbet the sports betting subsidiary brand of igaming software services provider Playtech has signed a multi-content marketing deal with UK newspaper The Sun, to promote Titanbet’s UK sports betting brand Titanbet.co.uk The Titanbet.co.uk brand will feature on The Sun Sports Saturday football betting preview written by journalist Andy Tothams.  The sports betting brand will also feature throughout TheSun.co.uk website and …

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Betfect launches social betting network with Ladbrokes

Sports betting and social technology start up Betfect launched its social betting network in partnership with Ladbrokes. The social sports betting social network is currently in BETA mode. The start-up aims to combine sports betting with social networking engagement features, allowing community members to follow members, shed insight and strategy and share betting knowledge. Ladbrokes customers will be allowed to …

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Vermantia launches virtual cycling product

Vermantia, an innovative and fast growing gaming content provider has launched its brand new virtual game, Cycling. Cycling  is a technically advanced,  fixed-odds betting game, offering  a variety of  simple and complex  bet types. The gaming  experience is also enhanced with a spectacular virtual velodrome with dynamic lighting, a vibrant atmosphere, and eventually, the illusion and passion of a real …

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