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bwin.party denies rumours of plans to sell assets

Amid business rumours that igaming operator bwin.party were looking to sell various business assets of their igaming network, bwin.party senior management issued the below statement to quash the rumours. “Since his appointment as Chairman last month, Philip Yea has been working with the executive management team on ways in which the Group can increase shareholder value, however we can confirm …

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Winner migrates to Playtech’s multi-balance wallet

 Playtech has announced the successful migration of online gaming operator Winner to its new multi-balance wallet as part of the supplier’s Information Management System (IMS). Playtech said that the new single wallet eliminates the use of multiple accounts for the various products, with players able to enjoy a borderless multi-product experience across all products they are playing including casino, bingo, …

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750% increase in mobile World Cup bets

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Research on the digital behaviour of football fans shows that 65 per cent of UK football followers use their mobile phones to keep tabs on World Cup happenings. The study, from mobile sports betting platform BETFUZE, reveals that nearly half will also watch games in pubs across the country, with England supporters backing their team financially. Betting operator Coral predicts …

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Operators given September 16 licence application deadline

Online operators in white listed jurisdictions who wish to get a local licence in the UK ahead of the implementation of the point of consumption (POC) regulations have been given a deadline to apply of the 16 September by the Gambling Commission. The deadline has been set because the Statutory Instrument (SI) regarding transitional arrangements has been laid in Parliament …

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Poland to amend Gambling Act and allow foreign operators

The Polish Government drafted its first ever amendment on licensed online gambling. The amendment will look to be attached to Poland’s existing Gambling Act, and would remove various obstacles for foreign based sports betting and igaming operators to market products in the region. The amendment will remove existing legislations that require gambling companies to operate within Polish borders. This existing …

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Paddy Power chomps at Suarez opportunity

Controversial striker Luis Suarez looks set for a lengthy FIFA ban after an alleged bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in last night’s tie between Uruguay and Italy. Not one to shy away from the action, bookmaker Paddy Power was quick off the mark, with current odds leaning towards some kind of ban; 1/14 –To be banned for at least …

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bet365 criticised over inadequate money laundering controls

bet365 has been pulled up on its anti-money laundering and social responsibility measures by the UK Gambling Commission. Following an investigation by West Yorkshire Police leading to the conviction of an individual for serious theft and money laundering offences, the Commission conducted its own investigation into potential weaknesses in anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility controls put in place by …

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Fun88 announces Burnley FC shirt sponsorship

Burnley FC has announced the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club’s history. The newly promoted Premiership Football Club has reunited with Asian-focused igaming brand Fun88. The sponsorship will see the Fun88 brand on the Clarets’ home and away shirts for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 English football seasons. It will be the second time Fun88 have sponsored Burnley FC, as …

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SBTech launches in-play fast markets

The provider of turnkey sports betting solutions SBTech has launched its ‘fast markets’ betting product, which offers players fast-paced and exciting betting options with outcomes settled in only one or five minutes. Fast markets give players an enhanced betting experience that allows them to predict whether a specific event such as a goal, corner, free kick, throw in or a …

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500.com takes on Betradar’s in-play minigames

Betradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data is pleased to announce the launch of its new In-Play Minigames product. In-Play Minigames offer a variety of real-sports game concepts with fastpaced betting cycles. With Asian sports lottery 500.com, Betradar’s first customer has already successfully launched Betradar’s latest gaming innovation. Betradar betting solutions are currently supplying in-play data for …

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