Sportsbook

EC recommendations get gambling industry support

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has welcomed the recent EC recommendations designed to help Member States provide a high level of consumer protection for online gamblers. The recommendations, the follow-up of the 2012 Action plan designed to pave the way for a comprehensive framework on online gambling in the Internal Market, are already largely part of the industry’s normal practice …

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Swedish football the key for Europe’s top tipster

Swedish punter ‘Zami‘ has just won €10,000 and the title of bettingexpert Tipster of the Year after outperforming  more than 1,500 other tipsters who give their tips for free on bettingexpert.com. How does it feel to win the very first bettingexpert Tipster Of The Year award? It feels great to be the winner of the bettingexpert Tipster of the Year …

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Bwin sportsbook picks up the slack

Bwin.party has reported a mixed quarter, with sportsbook performance filling in for a drop in poker and casino business. The company revealed that, since the end of June, volumes and gross win margins from the FIFA World Cup have been strong and overall the tournament performance has been in-line with management’s expectations Bwin’s sports betting operation in Italy became the …

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Second quarter of record growth from GVC

GVC Holdings has revealed that trading during the World Cup was up 61% on the same period last year, with an average net gaming revenue per day of €736,000. The firm, which owns the Sportingbet brand, said that trading over this thirteen day period was assisted by the favourable results in the latter stages of the World Cup which resulted …

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Betfred announces new agency for marketing makeover

London based creative media agency, Brothers and Sisters publically announced that it had won the competitive pitch for Betfred online gambling services. Brothers and Sisters will be charged with creating new campaign and media strategies for the Manchester based bookmaker and refreshing the Betfred brand digitally. Media news source CampaignLive estimated the Betfred media budget to be more than £5 …

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Sporting Index hails highly profitable World Cup

After a difficult start in the group games, leading sports spread betting company Sporting Index bounced back in the knockout stages and ended up well ahead of punters on this summer’s World Cup. Generally speaking, Sporting Index do well when there are low-scoring games, so the first round of group matches, with an average of 3.06 goals per game, left …

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Vincent van ‘t Riet – Mbolo.nl- Dutch gambling reform throws up winners & losers

The die is finally cast. The Dutch Council of Ministers (cabinet) has given state secretary Fred Teeven the go ahead for his gambling reform. Last Friday, Teeven finally got the approval he sought after on three main issues: online gambling, lottery reforms and privatisation of the state owned Holland Casino. But Teeven is not home and dry yet. Or to …

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Titan Bet’s Russ Yershon: Time for post-World Cup retention strategies

Russ Yershon, UK sports manager for Titan Bet, believes that we have entered the most important time for bookmakers – the ‘retention window’ for the new customers attracted by the World Cup. “Brazil 2014 is over and with it the reason customers were flocking to your website. So what now? It’s just not good enough to say: “Thank you, and …

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Spreadex sees annual profit rise of 30%

Spread betting and fixed odds operator Spreadex has seen profits rise by nearly 30% according to the latest financial accounts filed at Companies House. The firm, which offers sports betting and financial trading from one account, posted profits before tax of £18.5m from turnover of £35.4m for the year ending 31 May 2014. Spreadex, originally formed in 1999, has seen …

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Sportradar reaches ISO bar

Sportradar‘s  Security Services have been officially certified ISO 9001. The Security Services support sports and law enforcement stakeholders worldwide as they seek to preserve the integrity of sporting competitions via two pillars: the Fraud Detection System which is dedicated to monitoring global betting behaviour and detecting betting-related match-fixing; and the Fraud Prevention Services which provide education programmes, products and consultancy …

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