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EastEnders whodunnit! Bookies fear Billy Mitchell plot leak

A rush of bets placed on EastEnders character Billy Mitchell (played by actor Perry Fenwick), has led to bookmakers questioning whether the soap opera’s live episode plotline has been leaked. On Wednesday bookmakers Ladbrokes, Boylesports and Paddy Power reported that they had been inundated with big money requests on Billy Mitchell to be revealed as the killer of Lucy Beale. …

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Betfair launches Cheltenham Tap Tap Boom’ campaign

In the build up to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, Betfair marketing has unleashed its latest multi-content campaign – ‘Tap Tap Boom’. The nationwide campaign which was launched today by Betfair, was created by marketing agency WCRS, and will feature on TV, Digital and press mediums. Betfair’s ‘Tap Tap Boom’ campaign will follow the operator 2014 campaign ‘This is Play”, which …

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Betfair TVG acquires HRTV network

Betfair Group plc  has today announced that its US subsidiary TVG has acquired the HRTV horseracing television network from The Stronach Group. As a result of the acquisition, TVG now has long-term television rights to the racecourses owned and operated by the Stronach Group. The television operations of the Stronach Group’s HRTV will be combined with Betfair’s TVG network. Following …

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Boylesports announces closure of London Offices

Following a full operations review, Boylesports governance has decided to close its London offices, as the operator moves its key operations to its new Gibraltar hub in the coming months. Boylesports released the following statement regarding the office closure “After considerable deliberation BoyleSports has decided to close its London office.“The move follows a lengthy review and comes at a time …

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Point of consumption transition gone ‘pretty smoothly’

UK Gambling Commission CEO Jenny Williams believes that the transition to the UK point of consumption licensing has gone ‘pretty smoothly really’. In an interview with John Hagan of the Harris Hagan law firm at ICE, Williams revealed that the regulator now believes it has total coverage of the UK market. She said: “Nearly all the 150 plus overseas operators …

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EastEnders ‘Who Killed Lucy Beale’ set to smash novelty bets market

EastEnders the UK’s most viewed TV soap opera’s latest ‘whodunit’ mystery storyline is set to grip the UK TV public. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this week the TV show will air its first ever ‘live episode week’, were the show’s climax will reveal the killer of Lucy Beale. EastEnders ‘live episode week’ has been described as the biggest event in …

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Nio Inc merges with Gaming Innovation Group

Scandinavian gambling and entertainment firm Nio Inc has agreed terms to acquire Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) operators of sports betting brand Guts.com, as the company looks to expand its online gambling services in the European market. Both companies have agreed to a corporate share exchange agreement, which will see the entire share capital of GiG exchanged for a share in …

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888 ends William Hill takeover talks

Israeli igaming operator 888 Holdings has revealed that it has ended takeover discussions with William Hill Plc. The operator stated that the negotiations had been terminated due to significant differences in value and pricing as William Hill offered 888 Plc 200 pence per share. 888’s shares jumped more than 20% last Friday after it said it had received a takeover …

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bwin.party shares tumble due to failed acquisition talks

Friday 13 February marked a black day for Gibraltar based operator bwin.party, who lost almost 20% of its FTSE value as news reached traders that corporate suitors were no longer interested in its business. The FTSE 250 listed igaming and sports betting operator would see its shares take a hit of 18.95P to 83.55p by end of trading on Friday …

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Shortt goes Random with Galea

Aideen Shortt has joined Random Consulting, an independent firm founded by Mario Galea dedicated to adding value to a wide range of companies in the gambling industry. In her new role of Partner Consultant, Shortt will bring 15 years of industry experience and established relationships, and her contribution complements the existing skillset in the company, reinforcing Random Consulting’s unique position …

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