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Isle of Man moves to tackle digital currencies

The Isle of Man is to take ‘specific actions’ aimed at helping protect businesses and customers utilising digital currencies and provide an environment for high-quality businesses in this rapidly emerging field who wish to operate here. The online gaming jurisdiction is looking to recognise digital currencies as a property, rather than a currency, and apply the appropriate anti-money laundering controls. …

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ESSA identifies 30 suspicious betting patterns in 2013

ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, has launched a new corporate identity following a recent rebranding in the lead up to the release of its 2014 integrity report. The new report has found that out of 148 unusual betting patterns identified by ESSA members in 2013, 30 were found to be suspicious and were subsequently referred to the relevant …

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Report sees gross win World Cup windfall for UK operators

The UK sports betting industry could see a £100 million World Cup 2014 windfall, reports corporate research and insights company Regulus Insights. The report commissioned by Sporting Index, predicts betting volumes to increase by 50% compared to betting figures for World Cup 2010. Mobile and in-play functionalities will lead the betting drive, as revenues and gross win generation are set …

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Pinnacle preparations for the World Cup

In an interview with bettingexpert’s Andrew Brocker, Phillip Hudson of Pinnacle Sports explains how the bookmaker is approaching the World Cup. World Cup betting is very different to a typical league or cup tournament. What are the key considerations in framing World Cup match odds? Qualification provides important data but doesn’t relate to the situational aspect unique to Brazil 2014, …

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William Hill signs up AC Jimbo for ‘Football Brasilia’

williamhill.com, Official England Supporter, has launched a brand new online show ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. The show – ‘Football Brasilia’ will be available on William Hill’s YouTube page throughout England’s involvement in this summer’s tournament in Brazil. The show will feature James Richardson’s legendary newspaper reviews, interviews with England legends and some of England’s World Cup Team …

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Sportradar partners with the Finnish Football League Association

Sportradar,  supplier of sports related data, is pleased to announce the new data partnership with the Finnish Football League Association (FFLA). Sportradar has signed a multi-year deal with the FFLA to become the “Official Data Partner of FFLA/ Veikkausliiga”. Sportradar thereby acquired the worldwide and exclusive right to collect and archive sports data of all matches of the Veikkausliiga and …

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bettingexpert lines up high quality World Cup content

bettingexpert.com, one of Europe’s largest media portals for sports betting and igaming enthusiasts, will provide expert insights from several leading European football journalists in celebration of the greatest event of the football calendar. The stellar line up of award winning football journalists, who will contribute exclusive content and commentary to the bettingexpert blog, include: Jonathan Wilson – European football correspondent …

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Betfair Launches “This is Play” TV campaign

Betfair has enlisted the help of a heroic octopus to launch “This is Play”, a new World Cup brand campaign, ensuring the memory of Paul the Octopus will swim on. The integrated promotion, which spans TV, digital and press, is dramatized by the giant sea creature that mirrors customers’ ability to use technology by playing four simultaneous games of table …

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BetVictor pulls out of Sun Bets partnership

BetVictor’s new management brought in under new sole owner Michael Tabor have terminated its negotiations with the UK’s Sun newspaper. BetVictor will choose to re-focus its energies on re-structuring company operations under new management, having been acquired by Tabor’s investment vehicle last May. The operator had agreed to partner with the Sun newspaper, in order to provide a white label …

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32Red re-launches sports betting product with Kambi

Igaming operator 32Red is set to revamp its sports betting offering, after soft-launching its Kambi Sports Solutions sport betting platform. 32Red Sport has been re-launched in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 32Red will target new and existing sports betting customers with a set of World Cup promotions. Furthermore the new sport betting product will be promoted through the …

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