Sportsbook

Paddy Power open Copenhagen Zoo Euthanasia Market

Controversial bookmaker Paddy Power is set to face more  media backlash  and animal rights protests regarding the opening of its latest betting market. The Irish operator  has opened up betting on which animal is likely to be killed next at Copenhagen Zoo, in what may just be the Irish bookmaker’s crudest sports betting market yet. Last February the bookmaker came …

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Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

David Clifton, director at Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and speaker at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference, asks whether the time has arrived for a Judicial Review of the looming remote gambling changes? Now that Royal Assent in respect of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is looming and the 15% point of consumption tax has been confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget …

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BOF Interview: Bernard Marantelli talks betting innovations & starting up

Ahead of the upcoming Betting on Football Conference on May 8,  SBC caught up with session speaker Bernard Marantelli CEO and founder of Colossus Bets. Colossus Bets is a football pool betting operator offering guaranteed jackpot prizes and consolations for easy to play correct scores and correct outcome predictions. Bernard Marantelli set up Colossus Bets to bring lottery-sized prizes, with interactive fractional cash-in …

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Ladbrokes launches Playtech casino services

Ladbrokes announced the launch of its Playtech powered igaming casino, edging the operator to the complete migration to Playtech’s full igaming services suite. Playtech will supply Ladbrokes online casino with access to all the software developers slot inventory, additionally Playtech have also designed a Ladbrokes live dealer casino room, which will be catered especially for the operator. Ladbrokes will no …

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Morgan Stanley Lowers US igaming estimates

Investment bank and corporate financiers Morgan Stanley lowered its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market on Tuesday to $3.5 billion by 2017, down from a previous forecast of $5 billion. The Wall Street firm cited worse-than-expected technical issues in its projection, but said it’s optimistic about the new industry’s long-term prospects. It forecast an $8 billion market by 2020, …

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William Hill rids itself of grey area igaming markets

iGaming and sports betting operator William Hill announced that it was to restrict player access from selected ‘grey area’ regions, as the operator looks to strengthen its regulatory oversight. William Hills digital gaming division will no longer accept payments and wagering from players and IP’s from the below listed regions William Hill sent a corporate communication to its affiliate and …

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English match fixing trio plead not guilty to charges

English professional footballers Michael Boateng , Hakeem Adelakun  and Moses Swaibu, pleaded not guilty  to criminal charges made against them on football match fixing and bribery grounds.  The three man had been arrested by UK Police and  UK anti corruption  taskforce, with regards to investigations on suspicious betting activity The three professional footballers appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday …

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Arbitrage specialists Yobetit appoint Nikolai Livori as CEO

Malta based betting arbitrage bookmaker – Yobetit has announced the appointment of Nikolai Livori as CEO. Livori will step up to take charge of the operator, from his previous position as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). As CTO of Yobetit Livori was a key figure in developing the operator’s home grown arbitrage betting platform, which debuted to the igaming public in …

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Boylesports sponsor 2014 Irish Grand National

Fairyhouse Racecourse announced today that Boylesports will sponsor the 2014 Irish Grand National, which takes place at the Ratoath venue on Easter Monday, April 21st 2014. Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker will take over the reins as official sponsors of one of Ireland’s most historic steeplechase races, which has been run at Fairyhouse since 1870. Commenting on the new sponsorship, General Manager of …

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GTECH Reorganise US Management team to focus on Tech convergence.

GTECH S.p.A. has reorganised its Americas management team to meet its customers’ growing needs for an integrated offering across multiple gaming channels, including lottery, VLT, commercial casino, and interactive gaming. It has also created a new Lottery Management Services structure to meet lotteries’ increasing needs for greater efficiency and reliable profits through private or outsourced management services provided by GTECH. The new management team, …

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