Sportsbook

ARJEL – Brazil 2014 aids French betting markets

The Brazil 2014 World Cup has aided a recovery in the French igaming market, with the market posting year on year growth for the second quarter of 2014. French gambling regulators L’Autorité de Régulation des Deux en Ligne (ARJEL), stated that the market had seen revenues rise 10% on 2013 figures to € 180.5 million (£142 million). Higher wagering had helped …

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Rob Painter – SkyBet – On Sponsorship

With the English football season starting on the 9th of August, SBC caught up with SkyBet Marketing Director Rob Painter, to discuss football betting sponsorship. In June 2013 SkyBet became the title sponsors of the English Football league, a deal which has seen the SkyBet brand covered through multiple channels. Rob Painter has worked with some of the UK biggest brands as …

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Happy returns for UFC Dublin

UFC Fight Night Dublin proved to be a major coup for bookmakers and TV audiences, with Conor McGregor’s bout becoming the highest rated sports event on 3e. Paddy Power said the series, which returned to the capital’s O2 Arena after a five year absence, was their biggest ever turnover on a UFC event by a country mile, aided by McGregor’s involvement. PR Manager Feilim MacAnIomaire commented: “UFC has been …

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Liverpool FC and Scandinavian operator ComeOn! link up

An initial two season regional sports sponsorship deal has been struck between Liverpool FC and the Scandinavian online casino operator ComeOn!. 188Bet is the club’s official gaming provider and will remain as such as this new agreement is an altogether different set up. Part of the agreement stipulates that ComeOn! is able to advertise and promote its link with Liverpool …

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Matchbook.com exits Canada

Sports betting exchange Matchbook.com, issued a statement to their Canadian player base announcing that the operator would no longer accept wagers from Canada. The betting exchange operator, has requested all Canadian players to begin to withdraw funds from their Matchbook.com accounts. In an email sent to players, the operator stated that from Wednesday the 23rd of July, it would no …

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Mcllroy Snr collects £100,000 winnings thanks to Rory’s Open victory

Gerry Mcllroy’s fatherly faith paid off at the weekend as he won a £100,000 payout after placing a bet (odds of 500/1) a decade ago on his son, Rory, to win the golf Open title. The £200 bet was placed in 2004 and stipulated that Rory must win the award within ten years. As such there was double delight on …

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BetClic Everest to review Gibraltar operations

Senior management of French igaming and sports betting operator – BetClic Everest Group are set to undertake a review of it Gibraltar based igaming operations. The operator is set to review its current group operational logistics, with a view to optimise its corporate framework and organisational structure. Currently BetClic Everest Gibraltar operations manage the groups sport trading and administrative functions. …

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Numis suggests bwin.party sell-off could aid company value

London Financial stock brokerage and corporate advisor Numis Securities issued a statement suggesting that underperforming igaming operator bwin.party, should look to sell corporate assets in a view to raise its market value. The corporate advisor, noted that the operator could potentially sell igaming assets and services at twice the  current market capitalization. The statement made by Numis Securities saw shares …

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Daniel Schwartzkopff – BetVIP.com – The Bitcoin Game

Exploring new products and business innovation within the sports betting industry, SBC interviews Daniel Schwartzkopff –  founder of BetVIP.com, which claims to be the sector’s first licensed Bitcoin-only sportsbook. The digital currency operator takes wagers and pays out winnings exclusively in Bitcoin, offering odds on thousands of pre-match and in-play markets. It holds a gaming license in Curacao and only accepts …

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William Hill appoints Isaac Ward as Commercial Director of TomWaterhouse.com

William Hill have announced the appointment of Isaac Ward ex Paddy Power’s Head of iGaming, as Commercial Director of William Hill-owned Australian igaming brand TomWaterhouse.com Ward will return to his native Australia to take up the role, which begins in January next year and is currently on gardening leave following his departure from Paddy Power, where he has worked for the past …

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