Sportsbook

Brian Mattingley –sports betting is a big opportunity for 888

Speaking to industry and financial analysts at the 888 Holdings’ ‘Earnings Call’ on Tuesday 5 August, CEO Brian Mattingley and Chief Operating Office Itai Frieberger gave further insight into the operators ambitions with regards to its sports betting product – 888 Sports. 888 Gaming’s Emerging Offering channel, which incorporates its 888Sport sportsbook, saw an increase of 15% to $7m for the second …

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World Cup worth £16m to Unibet

Swedish-based operator Unibet generated gross winnings of £16m during the World Cup, according to the firm’s interim results, with £9.5m generated in June and £6.5m in July. Almost half of Unibet’s turnover during the World Cup came from live betting, a figure much lower than the operator’s usual operations. While Unibet had a comprehensive pre-match offer with over 350 bet …

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Doubling up down under

A year after acquiring tomwaterhouse.com, William Hill Australia said it has nearly doubled operating profit. The group’s interim results for the first six months of the year record gains in wagering, unique actives, and new accounts. Cost per acquisition was down 36 per cent during the same period. William Hill Australia now accounts for seven per cent of total revenue, …

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SIS strengthens its content streaming capabilities

Broadcaster Satellite Information Services (SIS) has established an ongoing relationship with Level 3 Communications Inc., one of the largest content delivery network providers in the world. The firms describe this as ‘a significant agreement between two market leaders’ and facilitates the delivery of SIS’s existing and future rights-based streamed betting content services over a global network. This relationship emphasises SIS’s …

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William Hill has great potential in digital world

William Hill‘s new Chief Executive Officer James Henderson has proclaimed that the firm’s potential in the digital world is both exciting and challenging. He explained: “What excites me most is the potential for the business both in the UK and internationally as well as potential in both the digital world and on a multi-channel basis. We have an outstanding team …

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Sky Bet launches “Are You In?” campaign

Sky Bet the sports betting subsidiary of British broadcaster BskyB announced the launch of a new digital and broadcast marketing campaign – “Are You in?” Focusing on the upcoming start of the 2014/2015 English Football  Season (Commencing August 4), the new multi-channel and multi-content marketing campaign will feature Sky Sports News presenters Jim White and Natalie Sawyer. The campaign was …

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BetVictor annointed best value bookie for football punters

Oddschecker data from across the 2013/14 football season has revealed BetVictor to be the bookmaker offering better prices, more often, when betting on the sport. The analysis shows that BetVictor tops the bookmaker table, having offered better value on Match Odds markets than the median price across Oddschecker’s panel of bookies, 71% of the time. More specifically, the data highlights …

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William Hill ‘well-positioned’ for point of consumption tax

New William Hill CEO James Henderson believes that the UK’s biggest bookmaker is well placed ahead of the introduction of the point of consumption licensing later this year. Speaking at the firm’s interim results, Henderson was quite bullish about Hill’s position, certainly compared to some of its competitors. He commented: “I think the numbers are strong. The underlying growth, even …

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Supabets signs Ghana’s first ever betting sponsorship deal with Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC

Ghanaian Football League Champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC have announced the first ever sponsorship between a Ghana professional football club and a bookmaker. The football club announced that it had signed a three year betting partnership with African focused sports betting operator – Supabets – http://www.supabets.com.gh/Sport/Default.aspx Kumasi Asante Kotoko senior management announced that the new deal with Supabets was worth …

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FA launches video explaining betting ban

The FA has embarked on an education and awareness drive as its newly strengthened betting rules come into force ahead of the 2014-15 season. As from this month, players, managers, club employees and match officials are not allowed to place any bet on any football matter. This includes not just domestic matches and competitions in England but any football worldwide. …

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