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Colossus Bets player offered £324,477 cash out

Football pools jackpots betting operator Colossus Bets,  announced that the last surviving player in the weekend’s £1,000,000 HDA15 Football Jackpot has been offered £324,477 for 100% of their live ticket with just two legs left to go. Having played through Betfair, one of Colossus Bets’ B2B partner sites, the player was made the offer of £324,477 for the ticket following Stoke’s 1-0 victory …

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Atul Bali joins Metric Gaming as corporate advisor

Metric Gaming LLC, have announced the appointment of Atul Bali as corporate strategy advisor, as Metric Gaming looks to expand its business and technology services in the coming months Mr. Bali is the President of the Games Division at RealNetworks Inc., having previously served as the President & CEO of Aristocrat Technologies Inc.  Prior to joining Aristocrat, Mr. Bali served as …

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Sergei Efimenko – Favbet – Thinking East

With numerous  Western European igaming markets reporting revenue declines in 2014, SBC caught up with Favbet Chief Operating Officer Sergei Efimenko to discuss Eastern European sports betting growth and how to create a betting audience in Eastern European markets. Sergei Efimenko discusses market intricacies, social and economic impacts that effect the regions gambling markets. Giving SBC readers real insight into …

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GTECH forms steering committee for IGT integration

GTECH SpA Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala announced via a corporate video that GTECH senior management had begun to plan the integration of recently acquired International Game Technologies (IGT), in what will become one of the gambling industry’s biggest technology operators. Sala stated that the board of GTECH, had created a steering committee in order to aid the process of …

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Snooker governing body launch match fixing investigation

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has launched an investigation into irregular betting patterns in a qualifying match involving Irish amateur player John Sutton  A statement released over the weekend read: “On Wednesday, the WPBSA Integrity Unit received an early warning notification from partners in the betting industry of unusual betting on the match between Jamie Burnett and John Sutton …

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mybet continues restructuring with Italian sale & UK exit

mybet Holdings, holding company of mybet.com have completed a further round of  corporate restructuring with the announcement of the operators exit from the UK betting market and the sale of its Italian business division. This week, the German operator issued a statement to players and media partners that it would no longer be accepting UK wagers on its products. mybet …

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General Court of the EU upholds the Danish tax regime for online gambling

The General Court of the EU issued a ruling at first instance in the Danish State aid case (and upheld the European Commission’s decision, confirming that the Danish regime instituting a lower tax for online gambling is compliant with EU state-aid rules. In doing so, the Court found that the applicants did not demonstrate that they were directly and individually …

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William Hill US opens Tahoe sportsbook with Hard Rock Hotels

William Hill has announced the agreement of terms with the Seminole Tribe Florida owners of the Hard Rock  Hotels & Leisure and Casino Lake Tahoe to operate a sportsbook in the casino’s South Lake Tahoe complex. The deal will see William Hill expand its US retail betting operations within the states of California/Nevada, with the integration of the sportsbook inside …

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Celeb betting site flashbitch.com partners with Coral

UK novelty and celeb betting blog  have chosen Coral in an exclusive  partnership. Flash Bitch is a TV blog with a primary focus on reality television and related betting. An edgy, controversial and sarcastic tone provides a commentary to the latest look at reality television from a tongue-in-cheek perspective while directing its readers to Coral’s latest odds and regular100% exclusive enhanced …

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Point of Consumption delayed until November

The controversial Point of Consumption licensing regime, due to come in on 1 October, has been delayed for a month in order to give the judge presiding over the Judicial Review time to consider the arguments. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been a vocal opponent to the proposed Point of Consumption laws, suggesting they are contrary to …

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