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Betradar introduces User Certification Program

Betradar supplier of sports and betting-related data has announced the launch of the Betradar User Certification Program. Betradar’s product portfolio is constantly growing and technology is evolving. As a result of the increasing importance of Betradar services to its over 400 clients in the betting industry, the company decided to introduce its own Betradar User Certification Program. “The certification program …

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William Hill pushes Sportingbet Australia rebrand

Targeting further expansion in the Australian online sports betting market, William Hill is set to rebrand its Sportingbet Australia business (sportingbet.com.au) to WilliamHill.com.au this week. Existing Sportingbet clients will be migrated to the global betting giant’s new local website, WilliamHill.com.au. New clients will also be able to sign-up through the site. William Hill acquired the Sportingbet Australia business, which included Centrebet, …

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NHL continues stance against Canadian sports betting

In response to Windsor West MP Brian Masse letter to the NHL governance asking for the support of Bill C-290, which will look to amend Canada’s Criminal Code regarding sports betting. The NHL has stated that it remains opposed to the introduction of single-sports betting in Canada. The response written by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated “We continue to …

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Pinnacle Sports sold to undisclosed buyers

Pinnacle Sports one of the oldest online betting operators has been sold to undisclosed buyers. The sale of the Curacao licensed sportsbook was overseen by Las Vegas based M&A firm Alternative Trading Partners (ATP), who advised shareholders on the sale of the controlling interest in the business. ATP have not disclosed any information regarding the buyers or the deal value …

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Sportsbet wins ‘Operator of the Year’ at EGR Australia Awards

Paddy Power owned Australian betting operator Sportsbet.com.au won ‘Operator of the Year’ at the eGaming Review Australia Awards, held at the Sydney Shangri-La Hotel. Sportsbet.com.au beat competition from Australian focused betting operators TAB and Tom Waterhouse (William Hill) and international operator Betfair to claim the ‘Operator of the Year’ title. The Paddy Power Australian sports betting subsidiary also took home …

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£80 million wagered on EastEnders Lucy Beale TV market

UK bookmakers have claimed that an astonishing £80 million has been wagered on the BBC EastEnders Lucy Beale ‘whodunnit’ TV special, as UK TV audiences tuned in to find out who was behind the TV characters murder. The wagering figures placed on the EastEnders live week TV plot line, celebrating the shows 30th anniversary has left UK bookmakers astounded, as …

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ESPN poll reveals 63% of pro athletes support legalised US sports betting

A US professional sportsmen poll conducted by ESPN News has revealed that 63% of athletes believe that sports betting should be legalised. ESPN conducted a set of betting related questions to a pool of 73 NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL players. 63% of the athletes questioned believed that sports betting should be legalised in the US, taking on-board an opposite …

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Favourit experiences rapid growth in UK market for social sportsbook

Favourit, the socially designed sportsbook which recently launched with technology partner EveryMatrix is experiencing rapid growth since its launch in November 2014. Outperforming internal expectations and targets, the team is now actively working on assessing new product and market opportunities. Working as an API technology partner with EveryMatrix, Favourit’s “social” user experience gives punters greater insight and interaction with unique …

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Catchpole & Gibson join bwin.party board

bwin.party governance has announced the appointment of Liz Catchpole and Barry Gibson as independent Non-Executive Directors with effect from 1 March. Catchpole and Gibson will succeed Rod Perry Chairman of Remuneration and Helmut Kern Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee, who are both retiring from the board after the conclusion of the firms 2015 General Meeting. Barry Gibson (63) is …

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SNAI goes live with sports streams

Italian sports betting operator SNAI has announced the launch of its new live sport streaming service SNAI Live, as the operator looks to bolster its in-play betting services and match competition from foreign bookmakers targeting Italy. SNAI LIVE is set to offer more than 500 live sports events per month, including live streams of football matches from Sweden, Germany and …

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