The latest sportsbook news for the gambling industry, sponsored by Metric Gaming.


Paddy Power Pulls Dennis Rodman North Korea Sponsorship

SBC News Paddy Power Pulls Dennis Rodman North Korea Sponsorship

Irish sports betting operator Paddy Power  has announced the withdrawal of its sponsorship of former Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons basketballer Dennis Rodman trips to North Korea in response to “recent events” in the communist Republic of North Korea. Mr Rodman returned from his third trip to North Korea on Monday, ten days after it was revealed by foreign news …

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Betsson Group ­­acquired sports betting brand – has sent out a player communication announcing that the operator would no longer be accepting wagers on any of its products from region outside of –, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. As of the 2nd of January 2014, NordicBet customers outside of the above mentioned territories will not …

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William Hill To Stick With Gibraltar

SBC News William Hill To Stick With Gibraltar

Gaming operator William Hill has confirmed that it wants to keep its operational base for its digital betting service in Gibraltar, despite the impending UK Gaming tax clampdown which is set to cost the operator millions of pounds. William Hill, the UK’s biggest gaming brand, set up operational offices in Gibraltar, allowing it to market and acquire British gamblers, whilst …

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Bet-at-home Extend Schalke 04 Partnership

SBC News Bet-at-home Extend Schalke 04 Partnership

iGaming operator Bet-at-home has confirmed the extension of its sponsorship agreement with popular Rhineland based Bundesliga football club Schalke 04. Bet-at-home will continue to be the football clubs official betting partner, an agreement that has been in place since August 2011. the extension will see the partnership continue for another two Bundesliga seasons – 2014-15 to 2015-16. Schalke 04 are one …

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Paddy Power Acquire Hacketts

SBC News Paddy Power Acquire Hacketts

Irish gaming operator Paddy Power has announced the acquisition of independent bookmakers – Hacketts, who currently operate nine betting shops in the Irish regions of Limerick, Dublin, Clonmel, Templemore and Tullamore. The deal is set to be finalized in 2014 The acquired betting shops are set to be re-branded and re-decorated in the Paddy Power. The acquisition of Hacketts betting …

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Mybet Appoint Sven Ivo Brinck as Chief Executive.

German gaming operator Mybet Group, operator of sports betting brands –, mybet and totobet has appointed former Tipp24 lotteries senior executive Sven Ivo Brinck to replace Mathias Dahms as the Groups Chief Executive. Brinck joins the mybet group after more than ten years service to Tipp24, the Hamburg based online lottery brokerage, Brinck held various senior positions during his …

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Profit Surge Sees Betfred Plan Expansion

SBC News Profit Surge Sees Betfred Plan Expansion

The Manchester Evening News newspaper has reported that gaming operator Betfred is preparing to further expand after a strong performance in 2014, which has seen the company record a profit surge of almost £70 million (€83 million/$114.3 million). The Manchester based newspaper reports that Betfred posted a record revenue of £8 billion, a 16.5% increase on the  £6.7 billion revenues reported by …

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Olybet – Granted Gaming Licence in Lithuania

Last Friday the 13th of December 2013, Olympic Entertainment Group, the holding company of Olybet sports betting brand was granted a sports betting and gaming license allowing the operator to offer and promote gaming products to Lithuania citizens. Olybet are set to target the region by opening sports betting cafes and offering customer sports betting services online Olympic Entertainment Group, …

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New Jersey Governor Fights For Sports Betting

New Jersey Governor Republican Chris Christie stated that he would ask the US Supreme Court to permit sports betting to take place in authorized New Jersey state casinos, after a federal appeals court said late Friday it would not rehear the Governors re-appeal for sports betting . US professional sports leagues and the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), have previously …

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