Tag Archives: Betfred

Betfred signs streaming and data deal with At the Races

Betfred has inked a multi-year turnover based streaming and data deal with At The Races (ATR), which will allow both parties to work aside one another to deliver digital content innovation. The agreement, set to start in January 2020, will cover the delivery of streaming and raceday data, which ATR sells as a licensee for its racecourse rights holders across …

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Betfred hires Bryan Bennett as US operations lead

Betfred has advanced its US market ambitions by appointing Bryan Bennett as the bookmaker’s first US Chief Operations Officer (COO). Bennett, a seasoned executive in US gaming, sports and digital enterprise strategies, confirmed via LinkedIn that he had joined the UK betting outfit, leading its initial US market drive. Bennett is the former VP of Marketing for RocketPlay a developer of …

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Finalists announced for Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Representatives from six different bookmakers will duke it out for the prestigious Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year next month as the competition announced its eight regional champions. Independent bookmakers Jenningsbet and Toals Bookmakers have managers on the shortlist, alongside Betfred, Paddy Power, William Hill and three from GVC Group’s Ladbrokes and Coral operations. Selected from a shortlist of …

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Alizeti enters ‘new era for the Tote’ after finalising takeover

The UK Tote Group, the consortium of racing-backed investors formerly known as Alizeti, has revealed that it will begin a ‘new era for the Tote’ after confirming the completion of its acquisition of the UK’s pool betting operator for horse racing, making the group the sole owner.  Outlining its plans for brand development, the Group has placed a particular focus upon the modernisation …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Betfred penalty raises multi-market concerns

The announcement by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) that Gibraltar-based Betfred.com is the most recent recipient of a hefty financial penalty for AML failings has served to raise once again the question why so many overseas-based remote operators have run into such problems with the UK regulator. In the Betfred case, it has not just been a case of concern …

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Betfred Gibraltar to pay £322,000 after UKGC AML investigation

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Betfred’s Gibraltar trading subsidiary ‘Petfre’ has been forced to pay £322,000 as part of a ‘regulatory settlement’ having been found to have ‘shortcomings in the application of its AML controls and its policies and procedures.’  The Gibraltar unit is due to make the payment in lieu of a financial penalty following an investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The UKGC investigation …

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GiG appoints HooYu to harmonise KYC lifecycles

Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed HooYu, developer of digital identity verification systems to revamp its customer compliance and KYC frameworks, improving player experience and engagements. Focusing on smoothing customer onboarding disciplines, HooYu is tasked with enhancing GiG’s all-around KYC capacities and processes, at all points of a customer’s lifecycle. Updating stakeholders, Mark Weston, Head of Payments at GiG commented: …

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Tom Byrne, HBLB: Horseracing gets race-by-race betting data boost

News that five of the UK’s top operators had committed to a ten-fold increase in voluntary levy to GambleAware made big news in July, but a major deal for horse racing announced the following week – involving four of the same five – passed with considerably less fanfare. Tom Byrne, Operations Manager at HBLB, tells us more. The horseracing sector …

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Betfred safeguards marketing arm with GiG comply

Stockholm listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), announces Betfred as the latest industry tier-1 incumbent to partner with its GiG comply software. Betfred is set to strengthen compliance dynamics across its digital marketing inventory, integrating GiG Comply provisions, safeguarding regulatory demands by monitoring third party marketing activities. Helping operators adhere to diverse marketing compliance standards across multiple jurisdictions, GiG Comply is …

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Playtech registers Ceuta business subsidiary

Spanish news source eldiario.es has reported that FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has formed a subsidiary unit within Spain’s autonomous city of Ceuta. Playtech the leading technology and systems supplier of tier-1 European gambling firms, is reported to have filed ‘Playtech Services Ceuta Sociedad Limitada’ with Ceuta’s business registry, disclosed by the city’s regulatory bulletin. As yet it remains …

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