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RGT publishes self-exclusion survey

A survey of gambling operators and treatment providers has shown a consensus regarding the priorities for improving self-exclusion as a harm minimisation tool. The study, which surveyed perspectives from industry operators, has been published today by the Responsible Gambling Trust. It found that the majority of respondents from gaming businesses believe the industry needs to ensure self-exclusion is irrevocable within the …

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SBOBET denies link with corruption suspect Wei Seng Phua

Asian handicap gaming group SBOBET has strenuously denied allegations linking its name to a Wei Seng Phua, one of eight people arrested in the US for illegal online sports betting on the World Cup. His detention came after the FBI and the Nevada Gaming Control Board seized computer and electronic equipment in Caesars Palace, a luxury strip establishment on the Las Vegas Boulevard. However, amid recent speculation that …

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Lee Richardson- EIG Berlin Report Part 2 – World Cup 2014 – Further Match & Betting Insights

In the final part of this EIG Berlin special report Lee Richardson Chief Executive of Gaming Economics presents further insight on game and betting market impacts that effected industry performance during Brazil 2014. Gaming Economics is an independent gaming consultancy specialising in providing sound business guidance for operators, suppliers and investors within the international e-gaming and betting industry. To view part one …

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bet365 helps Trent Vale School set up Sierra Leone project

The latest news from the bet365 charitable foundation is that a donation of £230,000 has been made to help a school in Trent Vale set up a project for vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. St. Joseph’s College has had a long running partnership with Sierra Leone, and since 2007 has been sending groups of teachers and students to help schools …

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West Brom nets 666Bet & bet365 betting partnerships

West Brom have bolstered their survival chances with a host of shrewd summer signings and sponsorship deals ahead of the upcoming 2014/15 Premier League season. Online sportsbook providers 666Bet and bet365 have been unveiled as premium club partners. The Baggies, who finished one place above the relegation zone in May, announced the partnerships on their official website. 666Bet has been welcomed as the club’s platinum Asian gaming partner. …

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Tom Galanis – GameOn – Customer Acquisition 2015

Team SBC catches up with igaming industry player acquisition and marketing veteran Tom Galanis, Director of igaming marketing specialists GameOn Marketing, to discuss future impacts and potential blocks with regards to igaming’s marketing value chain. Tom gives insight into how operators will be forced to rethink operations and marketing strategy as new regulations and constraints come into play. Tom Galanis …

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Tom Waterhouse appointed as CEO of William Hill Australia

William Hill has appointed Tom Waterhouse, as Chief Executive Officer of William Hill Australia. Waterhouse is expected to take charge of the bookmakers Australian igaming division by the end of the July. The operator had been seeking to appoint a CEO for its Australian operations, former Sportingbet Australia Managing  Director Michael Sullivan had been overseeing regional operations for the bookmaker. …

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EC seeks improved igaming player protections from EU

The European Commission (EC) has made several customer safety and protection recommendations to the European Union (EU), in the publishing of its Commission Recommendations on European online gambling services. The Document fully titled ‘Principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and for the prevention of minors from gambling online’, recommends the EU to set additional …

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bwin.party set to further cut costs

Under a new revised corporate strategy, bwin.party are set to undertake €10 million (£7.8 million) of cost cut measures, which senior management of the operator believe will help meet its end of year targets and additionally boost shareholder value. bwin.party’s trading statement published on Tuesday said the operator had benefited from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but the statement …

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Ladbrokes hails Brazil 2014 betting business

  The World Cup in Brazil left bookies feeling bright despite three of the fancied teams making the semi-finals and a lack of shock results as the knock-out stages progressed. Pre-tournament, Mobile betting was expected to be the key battle-ground for operators and the reality was no different.  Ladbrokes’ David Williams believes the main disappointment was England’s failure to capture …

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