Sportsbook

Tipico Lands Austrian Bundesliga Sponsorship

European igaming operator – Tipico Sportwetten has confirmed that it will become title sponsors for the Austrian Bundesliga. The deal will see the operator replace current sponsor, Austrian bookmaker tipp3, and is set to run for three years. The value of the sponsorship agreement has not been disclosed by the Austrian Bundesliga or Tipico. Tipico Sportwetten is set to gain …

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Bwin.party needs real change to avoid break up

Industry analysts have warned that Bwin.party will really need to show some signs of momentum this year if it is to withstand any pressure to break the company up into its constituent parts. The arrival of activist investor Spring Owl into Bwin’s shareholders last month saw speculation arise that the group would be better served by being split up and …

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Bookies Fund Wi-Fi at Cheltenham

UK Bookmakers have donated a vast sum of money in order to improve the Wi-Fi  network at the historic Cheltenham Racecourse. The group consisting of Coral, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power and bet365, have donated to the racecourse management in order to improve mobile access and connection for punters at the Cheltenham Festival. In previous race years certain areas …

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Turning point for Bwin.party after 19% drop in revenues

Bwin.party Chief Executive Officer Norbert Teufelberger believes that the group has reached a ‘turning point’ after suffering a ‘challenging year’. Total revenue for 2013 dropped by 19% from €801.6m (£671.5m) to €652.4m (£546.5m) which the company said reflected its shift in policy from ‘volume to value’, ISP blocking in Greece, migration losses and the full year impact of gaming taxes …

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INTRALOT launches mobile betting product

INTRALOT Italia has launched SportsMobile, its new mobile and tablet sports betting proposition which was first introduced at ICE Totally Gaming Expo in London last month. The new product enables mobile users to enjoy the excitement of pre-match and live sports betting, using the latest technology on mobile and tablet devices. SportsMobile uses HTML5 technological innovations by INTRALOT Interactive and …

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SBOBET supports football charity

Asian bookmaker SBOBET has donated £1,000 to a charity linked to football club West Bromwich Albion. The gambling operator donated the cash to the Albion Foundation and its ‘Walk the Albion Way’ challenge. SBOBET chairman Mr Wong Yew Choy said: “It is a special privilege to learn of the fantastic work by the Albion Foundation in the community. SBOBET as …

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BetAmerica.com Partners With Income Access

Legally licensed US igaming operator BetAmerica.com, has announced a strategic partnership with igaming marketing and partnership specialist technology – Income Access. Montreal based Income Access will aid BetAmerica.com, with the launch of its new affiliate marketing platform. The operator is legally approved to offer horse and greyhound racing betting to US citizens. BetAmerica.com, additionally offers a range of fantasy sports …

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Dyke – FA to Consider Betting Ban For Footballers

Greg Dyke, the Chairman of the English Football Association  (The FA), commented that  a complete ban of betting by  English Football registered players may be introduced. Speaking to BBC Late Kick Off North West, Dyke commented: “No final decision has been made, but it a complete ban is one of the things that’s being discussed,” Dyke told BBC Late Kick …

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Topping targets international diversification

Ralph Topping may have his sights set on retirement next year, but he is still setting targets for his company for long after he has left. The William Hill CEO told investors last week that the bookmaker should see 35-40% of its revenues come from its international operations by the end of 2017/beginning of 2018. International operations current supply 15% …

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Peter Rigby Joins Betfair Board of Directors

Betfair has announced the appointment of former Informa Plc CEO Peter Rigby to its Board of Directors, Rigby is set to replace long standing directors Mike McTighe and Fru Hazlitt who have stepped down from the board. Rigby joins Betfair having left his position of CEO at academic publishing and conferencing business Informa plc. He will serve as a non-executive …

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