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bet365 launches Italian focused website – bet365.it

bet365 further outlined its plans for European expansion with the launch of bet365.it. The operator will enter the licensed Italian igaming market, offering customer’s casino, poker and betting products on desktop and mobile platforms. Senior management at the Stoke based operator had been studying the possibilities of entering the Italian igaming market, however the operator’s entry had been held up …

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Hong Kong Bureau will not block unlicensed gambling sites

Hong Kong gaming regulators will not follow the recently implemented Singapore measures relating to the blocking of access to unlicensed online gambling sites. The Hong Kong Bureau of Home Affairs told local media outlets, that it did not intend to follow Singaporean practices with regards to the policing and monitoring of online gambling in the region. The Bureau wished to …

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GVC Holdings reports strong H1 2014 performance

London FTSE listed GVC Holdings Plc reported a strong start to H1 2014, with the operator seeing gaming wagers up 38% to €694 million / £546 million (H1-2013: €502 million / £395 million) The increase in player wagering helped the operator report improved net gaming revenues of €105 million / £83 million (up 44% on 2013 H1 – €73 million …

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666Bet sponsors Anthony Joshua’s WBC Title Fight

666Bet has signed a sponsorship agreement with Matchroom Boxing for Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua MBE’s first title fight against Dennis Bakhtov. The WBC International Heavyweight title takes place as part of Matchroom’s ‘Moment of Truth’ event at London’s 02 Arena on Tuesday 11thOctober. 666Bet will have their logo displayed in around the ring, including on the centre canvas and the two …

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Betway becomes title sponsor of World Cup of Pool

Sports betting operator Betway has agreed terms with Matchroom Sport to become title sponsors of the upcoming World Cup of Pool (23-28  September, Mountbatten Centre Portsmouth) The ninth addition of the tournament will feature  32 two player teams competing in a six day straight knock-out tournament. Matchroom Sport sport has confirmed some of the biggest names in international pool will be competing, …

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Winner launches new UK website with West Ham United

Winner.com has llaunched a UK focused portal, Winner.co.uk ahead of the introduction of the new UK gambling regulatory regime on 1 October. Winner.co.uk will specifically cater for UK igaming customers, Winner management reported that all UK player accounts have been migrated to the new sites. The new UK website was launched this weekend, with Winner management further announcing a betting …

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UKGC revokes BetButler’s operating licence

The Gambling Commission has announced that it has revoked BetButler’s remote operating licence ‘having considered all the available information’. Given that the website stopped operating at the end of August, the Commission’s actions is unlikely to have too much of an effect other than to mark the card for other regulators should those behind the operation pop up elsewhere. The …

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Scotland vote demonstrates the prediction power of betting markets

The Scottish referendum result marks the fifth time in a row that the Betfair Exchange has correctly predicted a significant political outcome as the NO vote confirmed what the Exchange had been pointing to for several months. Betfair had consistently called the NO vote as around an 80% chance to win, with the YES campaign around a 20%, despite opinion …

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Appeals halt German sports betting licensing process

The Administrative Court of Wiesbaden has temporarily halted the German Hesse Ministry plans of issuing twenty federal sports betting licences. The Court of Wiesbaden had received appeals from numerous unsuccessful applicants challenging the Hesse Ministry’s processes with regards to the issuing of sports betting licensing. On 3 September 2014, The Hesse Ministry had awarded twenty operators with provisional sports betting …

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888 Sports launches BetWatchWin live streaming

888 announced the release of its live streaming sports betting service, BetWatchWin, which will be available to UK and Ireland customers through sports betting brand 888 Sports. The sports streaming service will be provided via sports right agency Sportsman Media Group. 888 sports will be allowed to stream live tennis, European Basketball, Ice Hockey and football. The operator has made …

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