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Playtech Invest 3% Stake in Ladbrokes

Israeli based igaming software and technology provider Playtech has informed shareholders that it has acquired a 3% stake in troubled igaming operator Ladbrokes Plc. According to UK newpaper the Daily Telegraph ,The Playtech board informed shareholders that it had purchased its stake at a value of (US) $38m, calming speculation that Playtech would acquire outright Ladbrokes. Playtech controlled by Israeli …

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William Hill Face Tough 4th Quarter For 2013

iGaming operator William Hill published third quarter 2013 results that saw the company drop £20m below set expectations for company performance in the year. William Hill saw operational revenue increase by 10%, nevertheless net operating profit was down 31% on set targets. William Hill have warned investors that there is no certainty whether the company will be able to make …

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BET365 Headline Newbury Racecourse Hennessy Heritage Festival

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The Racecourse Newbury today announces that bet365 has become the new headline sponsor for the Hennessy Heritage Festival, signing a new long term agreement. Headquartered in Stoke and with a worldwide customer base of over ten million, bet365 is the world’s largest online sports betting company. They will sponsor races across the three days including the Grade Two bet365 Long …

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SBC Interviews Rory Anderson CEO of 12BET Europe

The SBC team catches up with Rory Anderson CEO of 12BET Europe, to discuss 12BET plans for the European Market, cultural betting differences between Asia and Europe and igaming football marketing. Rory joined 12BET in January 2010 with a remit to grow the European business from scratch.  Before joining the company Rory had spent the past seven years working in …

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Slovak Football Rocked By Match Fixing Allegations

Slovak football has been rocked this weekend by allegations concerning four active and three former Slovakian professional football players regarding football match fixing and having ties with Asian-based match fixing groups. This past weekend saw the arrest of 16 people with ties in Slovak football in a  Slovak and Czech police joint task-force to stop corruption in regional sports. Slovak …

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William Reeve Set To Leave Paddy Power

William Reeve the Head of Operations for Irish igaming operator Paddy Power has announced that he intends to step down from his current position, in order to pursue personal commercial opportunities outside of igaming. Reeve had held the position of Head of Operations for the Dublin based operator for just over one year, prior to his operational role Mr Reeve …

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bwin.party Announce Business Overhaul to Support New Business Strategy

The bwin.party board have warned that 2013 year revenue would fall by up to 17 percent as senior management look to shrink its operations and concentrate on fewer markets and optimize it’s revenue streams. The igaming operator will now look to focus its operations in regulated markets and potential US regional markets, as the country looks to open legislation on …

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BetTech Partner With Ugandan operator 256Bet

BetTech Gaming  the provider of  technology solutions to the gaming sector, has secured a partnership with Uganda-based land and online betting operator 256Bet. The South African company will provide its flagship BetTech Sports product to significantly upgrade and re-launch 256Bet.com alongside the introduction of a brand new mobile betting verticals for the African focused sports entertainment company. A further wide …

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Examining The Debate on Sports Integrity & Regulation of Gaming in Brazil

Despite Brazil’s ban on most forms of gambling, betting is a popular pastime amongst Brazilian football-fanatics. The estimated size of the un-licensed sports betting market is unknown, but exponential growth is anticipated during the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016. With an intensified betting activity in an un-licensed and un-monitored environment comes a higher risk of …

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Betfred.com stops Australian Player Registrations.

iGaming operator Betfred yesterday announced publicly that its online sports betting and igaming operations would no longer accept registrations/sign ups  from Australian user IP’s. Betfred yesterday sent communications to Australian customers and to media partners operating in the region. The communications sent out by Betfred commented that the igaming operator wanted to comply with new Australian regulations regarding online gaming. …

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