Sportsbook

Kip Levin appointed CEO of Betfair USA & TVG

Betfair PLC  announced the appointment of Kip Levin as the new CEO of its U.S. businesses comprising TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, and Betfair Casino, its U.S. online casino gambling and poker operation currently available in New Jersey.  Mr. Levin will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the U.S. business operations, including the development and execution of regional strategies while …

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Gambling Bill receives Royal Assent

The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill received  Royal Ascent, reforming the 2005 Gambling Act. The passing of the bill will require all betting operators servicing UK customers to adhere to UK Gambling Commission practices and implemented laws.  Operators must also be fully licensed by the Gambling Commission in order to do business in the UK. Royal Assent is the name …

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Facebook & Gambling – Part 2 – Playing the Game

SBC’s Sam Cooke has taken a look at how the gambling industry has approached Facebook and how Facebook has handled the gambling industry. In this second of three parts, he examines the current status quo. So what is the current state of the relationship between the gambling industry and Facebook? This is a site which dwarfs all other social networking …

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EU Commission study challenges sports betting right

The regulated betting industry welcomes the main findings of a European Commission funded study on sports organisers’ rights in the European Union. The study ( link to study) finds that there is no legal basis nor rationale for an EU-wide right to consent to bets (ie “sports betting right”). The study also concludes that the French sports betting right, whereby …

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Betdigital awarded Alderney Core Service Provider Associates Certificate

Content and systems developer Betdigital has been approved for a Core Service Provider Associates Certificate by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The licence enables Betdigital to provide its services to Alderney-based online gaming operators. Betdigital passed the rigorous testing process and is in the perfect position to deliver its top performing content. High-quality content is created in-house and the portfolio …

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GVC Holdings targets Scandinavian growth with Betit Partnership

GVC Holdings, gambling operators of igaming brands Sportingbet, Casino Club and Betboo are set to enter the Scandinavian igaming market, with the announcement of a strategic joint venture partnership with Betit Securities Ltd. GVC Chief Executive Kenny Alexander had been eyeing the expansion of GVC betting services in new territories; at the start of 2014 Alexander noted that the company …

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188BET extends Liverpool FC Partnership

Online sportsbook and entertainment operator 188BET has extended its betting partnership with Liverpool Football Club until the end of the 2015/16 season. Commenting on the company’s affiliation with the Reds, Managing Director Nigel Singer, said: “Liverpool FC is one of the world’s most famous and historic football clubs and we are thrilled to be announcing our renewal off the back of one of their most …

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Betfred launches “more fun with its fingers” TV campaign

Betfred’s online operation, Betfred.com, has launched a new advertising campaign through BJL. “Have more fun with your fingers” will roll out across television, online, social and retail media channels,the campaign is set to run for 6 months in 2014. Betfred selected creative media agency BJL to design and create a unique concept to attract mobile casino customers to Betfred’s mobile casino …

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FREEBETS.com findings show significant drop in money back offers in April

FREEBETS.com have reported a significant slump in the number of total bookmaker offers available in April 2014 compared to March of this year. Total money-back offers from the 19 bookmakers analysed by the FREEBETS.com team were down from March’s high of 726 to 684. In contrast to March ─ a month dominated by four days of the Cheltenham Festival and a plethora …

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Football Pools doubles new player recruitment

Tote betting service provider Sportech has refinanced its bank debt and doubled new player recruitment within Football Pools, the firm today revealed. The UK based sports gaming company processes over $13 billion (£7.7bn) in bets annually, and has a presence in 30 countries throughout mainland Europe and North America. It recently opened a sports bar and betting venue in Connecticut, …

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