Sportsbook

Betfred plan mobile first strategy for Aussie market entry

Betfred announced plans to launch its brand in Australia, applying a mobile first strategy to its marketing and operations, as it aims to establish itself in the market. Betfred believes that utilising mobile channels for the Australian igaming market will create a point of difference between them and their competitors. Luke Brill Managing Director of Betfred Australia, announced that the …

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Austrian match fixing players charged

Former footballers Dominique Taboga, Sanel Kuljic and ‘several other people’ have been charged in connection with the Austrian match-fixing scandal which came to light last year, state prosecutors said on Monday. Reuters reported that prosecutors in Graz said that they would not give any further details for the time being while investigations continued. Taboga was initially hailed as a whistle-blower …

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Paddy Power extends Callcredit ID service contract

Paddy Power has extended its contract with Callcredit Information Group to use its ID verification package for a further two years. The Irish bookmaker will continue to use Callcredit’s CallValidate in order to check the identity of players signing up to its online betting service. The solution provides validation of a customers’ name, address and date of birth details, whilst …

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Unibet strengthens horseracing ties

Sportsbook Unibet is putting further investment behind racing by becoming ARC’s official starting stall sponsor for 2014. The new sponsorship will see Unibet branded starting stalls at ARC’s portfolio of racecourses across the length and breadth of the country. In addition, over 90 stall handlers will also wear Unibet branded clothing throughout the year. This sponsorship will run alongside Unibet’s freshly announced official betting and …

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Unibet to sell off Kambi Sports Solutions

Swedish listed igaming operator – Unibet is set to offload its 95% stake in sports betting service provider Kambi Sports Solutions. The operators senior management are set to take the decision to financially separate its B2B division, as it believes separation away from Unibet operations will aid Kambi Sports future growth within the online sports betting market. Unibet are set …

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BetVictor partner with Skylab to launch – BetVictor TV

Manchester’s digital innovation agency Skylab, has partnered with leading gaming company BetVictor to launch BetVictor TV in time for the prestigious Grand National horse race. BetVictor TV or ‘BVTV’ uses Skylab’s innovative MediaTank online video platform that essentially allows BetVictor to become a broadcaster. BVTV already includes snooker, featuring Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump and John Higgins at the 2014 Welsh …

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Sportradar publishes in-depth paper on match fixing

Sports data provider Sportradar has released an in-depth paper on the issue of match-fixing, suggesting solutions and championing the idea of federations working with monitoring systems and law enforcement to combat the threat. The company’s security services division has been compiling the paper for the past eight months, with the intention of it becoming the most “informative and explanatory” discussion …

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Mexico’s Logrand goes online with CG

Casino games and software developer CG Technology has penned a licensing agreement with the Logrand Group, Mexico’s leading entertainment and gaming operator.  The move sees CG Technology, formerly Cantor Gaming, authorise the use of its sportsbook system, which includes mobile sports wagering and wallet functions, at eight Logrand Group casinos in Mexico, including Jubilee casino in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, the country’s largest casino. …

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Strong sports betting performance sees GVC Holdings profit double

Multinational gaming group – GVC Holdings, operators of igaming brands – Betboo, Casino Club and Sportingbet posted a strong 2013 performance. The company issued its audited results for its 2013 financial performance. 2013 highlights, saw the company post an increase in total revenues of 69% to €180.6 million (2012: €107.1 million). Revenue performance was further supported by a 148% year …

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FA wants total ban on football betting for players

The Football Association has proposed that from next season any player in league football and the top four tiers of the non-league system will be banned from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any football match or competition anywhere in the world. The changes to FA Rules from the start of the 2014-15 season would also see a worldwide prohibition …

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